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Joseph Kenneth Henry

Personal injury Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   87 reviews

also known as Joe Henry

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2012
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About Joseph

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Joseph Henry is a partner in the firm specializing in trial law—specifically personal injury claims resulting from car accidents and commercial truck collisions, premises liability claims, and claims brought by victims of crime. Soon after Joseph joined forces with the law firm then known as The Law Offices of Troy P. Hendrick in 2015, Joseph became a partner, and the firm name became Hendrick & Henry Law. For more than five years, Joseph managed the firm’s busy defense and traffic practice and expanded the firm’s capacity to handle increasingly high demand for the firm’s services after a series of high-profile civil litigation cases involving the DeKalb Recorder’s Court over its mishandling of thousands of state misdemeanor charges.

Joseph grew up in the Atlanta area, attending Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County. His familiarity with the greater metropolitan area of Atlanta is one of his most important assets as a trial attorney. As a “native,” understanding the fabric of a culture and feeling comfortable operating within the local courtrooms amongst many lifelong peers has served Joseph very well. It has also given him the important ability to connect with jurors in a familiar setting.

Joseph was selected as a “Rising Star” in the 2022 Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine. Each year, only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to this list. He has also received the Client’s Choice Award on Avvo every year since entering private practice in 2015 and was added to the “Top 40 Under 40” list by The National Trial Lawyers.

As a top-ranked trial lawyer with over a decade of legal experience, Joseph has been involved in thousands of cases, gaining exposure to all types of trial settings. He has appeared in most of the courts in the many (159!) counties in Georgia for all types of cases. Joseph also has experience successfully representing those facing felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including winning jury trials for the wrongly accused. His current chief duties at the firm include civil litigation and overseeing and managing the firm’s Trial and Traffic Defense division.

Joseph began his legal career as a prosecutor in Gwinnett County. In this role, he acted as a gatekeeper of justice. There, he handled thousands of cases, gaining a great deal of trial experience. However, he eventually decided that his experience and heart were of far greater service to people rather than the government. This led him into private practice.

Growing up in Suwanee as an avid athlete and soccer star, Joseph was recruited out of high school to play soccer by Georgia State. Earlier in his life, when he wasn’t putting soccer balls in the back of the net, he was throwing strikes from the mound, or fly-fishing alongside his grandfather. After transferring to Georgia Southern University and completing his undergraduate education in Business Administration, he went on to become a criminal investigator with the Gwinnett County Solicitor’s Office. After this experience, he followed his dream to practice law and enrolled at the University of Miami. It was in law school at “The U” where he met his wife, Jolie, who is Of Counsel with the firm. The couple currently lives in the northern Atlanta suburbs with their son, Cruz.

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Posted by Colin | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars is not enough to show how far above and beyond Mr. Henry goes for his clients. He earned me a Not Guilty verdict for DUI
Hiring Mr. Henry was the best decision of my life! I was going up against a stubborn prosecutor and an award-winning officer (2015 Officer of the Year from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety) who had NEVER lost a DUI trial in a county (Forsyth County) that is very pro-law enforcement and Mr. Henry earned me a Not Guilty verdict and saved my career! I didn't blow but displayed 6 out of 6 clues on the HGN test. 3 out of 8 in the walk and turn and 3 out of 4 in the one-leg stand. The prosecutor refused to settle for a reckless driving charge despite Mr. Henry's countless efforts so we were forced to take it to trial. Mr. Henry left no stone unturned. He dissected the dashcam video. Argued up the strong points and justified the negative moments in a very relatable way to the jury. His courtroom presence really helped turn the tide in my favor in a very tricky case that could've gone either way. The jury came back with a Not Guilty verdict in less than 2 hours which is almost unheard of for a DUI trial! That's how effective Mr. Henry was. The look on the judge's face said it all. He couldn't believe it. Leading up to the trial, Mr. Henry was in constant contact with me the entire way. He would call me with regular updates and was never more than a phone call or text away if I had any questions. We had several lengthy discussions that really helped put my mind at ease. When you are his client, Mr. Henry doesn't play by typical business hours. We even met Super Bowl Sunday just to make sure we were absolutely 100% prepared and on the same page before trial the following morning. Who does that? Mr. Henry, that's who. Whether it's working weekends, late nights, holidays, Mr. Henry will do whatever it takes to be the most prepared person in the courtroom and the results speak for themselves. If you're having doubts about hiring Mr. Henry, stop it. Stop it right now!! You will not find an attorney who is more hard-working and more knowledgeable than Mr. Henry and I challenge you to find an attorney who cares more about their client than Mr. Henry because you won't find one. It does not exist. You are not a client to Mr. Henry. You are a friend. Thank you Joseph! Thank you so much!!!
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Posted by William | March 22, 2021
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Best Lawyer I have ever Had (DUI charges into a Reckless Driving 3 ct)
When I got my DUI I was scared, helpless, and lost. I didn't know what to do or where to go. I had several lawyers contacting me after I received my charge, but I was skeptical. I had a friend recommend Joseph to me and after our consultation, I knew that he was the lawyer for me. He was easy to talk to and really helped me understand what my best options were. Being that English is not my first language I was nervous about miscommunication, but he made everything clear and concise to me so there was absolutely no confusion. He is very accommodating. I highly recommend Joseph as a lawyer and if I could I would give him ten stars. He is very professional and friendly. He was extremely persistent and fought for me until my DUI charges were lowered to Reckless Driving. It wasn't easy and it took a while, but he never gave up. My family and I are forever grateful for everything that you have done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
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Honest, high character and hard worker.
I’d give him 6 stars if I could. I’ve had a lot of experience with attorneys through my divorce and child custody and I feel like their goal is to bill you for as much time as they can without achieving my goal. It’s like a game they play. Mr. Henry was affordable, knowledgeable, charismatic and compassionate. He met me at court multiple times to request a continuance in an effort to give my case an advantage. I was very satisfied with the outcome and even more impressed with the time and effort he applied. I actually felt guilty and asked him if I could pay him more. Traffic, DUI, Speeding whatever your infraction, take my word and call him. I hired him blindly and got very very lucky.
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Posted by richard | September 21, 2019
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Professional, polished and personable. Genuinely cares about his clients.
Joseph Henry is a superstar attorney! He is not only knowledgeable and experienced in his field, he genuinely cares about his clients. This is evident in the way he takes time to listen to each question as he respectfully explains the best approach to resolve the situation and/or reduce the charge. He was extremely polished and professional as he navigated through the legal system, while helping to explain the process to me and calm my fears. When you contact Mr. Henry (and his staff) they respond quickly and gather the pertinent information needed in an efficient manner. Beyond that, Mr. Henry's honesty and integrity is an integral part of his success. It's evident that he is highly respected in his field as seen in his interactions and working relationships with the Georgia court systems. He took care of my ticket in the best manner possible and was able to spare me points on my license and ultimately saved me a fortune from potential insurance rate hikes, etc. I felt comfortable and confident throughout the entire process, knowing that Mr. Henry had my back! I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lexi | May 10, 2023
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Amazing
My experience was absolutely amazing with him. My case ended up being in a tiny county, and he did everything he could to figure out how to get me the results I was looking for. Overall, I couldn't have asked for any better.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Made my case incredibly easy
I was issued a Move Over violation in a speed trap county, 2 hours from the Atlanta Metro. The court failed to enter my ticket into their system for an automatic guilty plea in a reasonable timeframe, and ignored any traffic-related calls. I was very worried that I would have to spend a day in court, let alone the uncertainty of the penalty and the impact on my driving record. Mr. Henry's firm was able to negotiate the ticket down to a non-reporting violation, as well as a reasonable fine paid to the court, all remotely and with very little hassle. All things considered, I am very happy I decided to seek representation for this case, and would happily use them again. The time savings and reduction in impact to my driving record were very much worth the fee paid to Hendrick & Henry.
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Posted by David | March 16, 2023
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Speeding Ticket x 2
Joe Henry at the Hendrick & Henry firm handled two speeding tickets for me in the past two years. Joe got me the results he promised me on the initial call I had with him for both tickets faster than I even anticipated. He is an absolute expert with speeding tickets and I wouldn't call another lawyer to handle these cases ever again. His team is also top-notch and are excellent with their communication leaving you to have to do pretty much nothing the entire time. I highly recommend Joe Henry and his firm.
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Posted by Karl | February 1, 2023
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Stop Searching
I could never have asked for a better result in my case. I was doing 96/70 which is a super speeder offense. I wound up with a non reported 84/70 and did not have to drive 40 miles to appear. Totally satisfied!!
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Superstar!!
I am glad to have Mr. Joseph Henry as a trusted representative. He came through referral initially, and has lived up to the promise, and beyond. I typically call on Joseph once per year for speeding, and he has achieved success each and every time. I now have the pleasure of referring Joseph to any friend in need.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Top Atlanta Attorney
Attorney Joseph is a great, caring and knowledgeable person. He defended me in a speeding case. If your looking for the best in the legal field hire him.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2021
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Speeding ticket
My experience was wonderful! Everyone at Hendrick & Henry were professional and extremely accessible.
Posted by Debajit | April 20, 2021
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Traffic dispute
I utilized the services of Hendrick and Henry to settle a traffic dispute in GA. I was from out of state and on a vacation with my family when the incident happened. I engaged Hendrick and Henry right away upon return to my home state and all through they handled the matter with utmost professionalism. There was hardly anything I needed to do and they took care of everything while keeping me updated. I highly recommend Ben and his team at Hendrick and Henry.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 29, 2021
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The best lawyer I’ve hired so far
I have a bad driving record and didn’t think they would be able to help. He assured me he would get the charges lower to a non driving violation and he sure did. He stays in contact with you giving you updated for everything. I have also hired them for a second ticket because of the amazing service and customer care they provided.
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Posted by Jaycia | February 1, 2021
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Best traffic Lawyer in Georgia!
Hendrick & Henry Law Mr. Henry is the best defense lawyer for tickets in the state of Georgia. Mr. Henry, his team of lawyers, and his staff are all very personable understanding and work diligently to resolve your case with the court in your best interests. Traffic court is a beast. Call him ASAP! His retaining fees are well worth the investment to defend you. You won’t regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2021
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A miracle words can’t describe
We most definitely recommend Hendrick & Henry Law firm for your traffic ticket cases. We are most pleased with the speed of response from our initial service request, the professionalism of every team member we’ve had the pleasure of working with, the depth of knowledge they all possess. They have been in buisness long enough to know the system very well snd they’ve established good credibility in their domain and are well known for their work so if they represent you, you are highly likely to enjoy the best possible outcome for your situation.
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Posted by Ian | January 8, 2021
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He Resolved My Crazy Ticket With the Best Possible Outcome!
I received a nightmare ticket which I had no clue how to deal with: 117 MPH in a 70. I was also only 22 years old at the time and being an out-of-state driver receiving that monstrosity as my very first traffic citation (not to mention my first time ever being pulled over) was a very frightening and panic-inducing experience. I was looking at tremendous fines and a suspension of my license, but I ended up getting in touch with Joseph Henry and he was able to get my speed reduced to 84 in a 70 with no suspension, no points on my license, and no jail time OR court appearances! All I had to pay was the original fine and I never even had to pay the separate Georgia super speeder cost. He's very professional, friendly, communicative, and he's extremely knowledgable of how the courts, jurisdictions, and laws work. He did not settle for anything less than the best outcome and he secured a resolution that was better than anything I dreamed of getting. Hiring Mr. Henry was one of the best decisions of my life and I could not have found a better lawyer anywhere. I strongly recommend Joseph Henry for any sticky traffic situation or anything else you may have gotten yourself into!
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Posted by Dimitri | June 10, 2020
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He got the deal we were looking for!
As a Commercial Vehicle Operator, maintaining a clean MVR and obtaining NO CSA POINTS are as important assuring the general safety of motoring public. Somewhere along the road, I was pulled over for driving through a residential neighborhood (mind you I was more concerned than the vehicles alongside m) and ticketed with failure to obey a traffic control device. I honestly never saw even one device after making two separate turns which led me through the area where by that time being 80 feet in length after seeing the sign not only was it too late, but I was committed at that point. When the local Monty questioned me, I was sincere. A verbal warning was apparently not sufficient. After attempting to reach and speaking to various attorneys in the area, I felt the most comfortable with Mr. Henry based on the outcome he believed could be achieved. I couldn’t be more pleased with said outcome. Nothing will be reported. I can’t say that I will find myself such a situation again, but should such an event present itself, I wouldn’t call anyone else!
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Posted by Timothy | May 5, 2020
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Super Experience with the firm
What a great experience with the firm! Being out of state, I was concerned with responsiveness and attention to the appreciable traffic ticket received. I need not have worried! Hendrick & Henry were on it and communicative from the very start, resolved the situation favorably and at a fair fee. I strongly recommend the firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
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Helpful
Helped me with my very stressful ticket! Went to court for me and made a very difficult process much easier to deal with.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2020
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Former client
The Joseph Henry & Troy Hendrick law firm are an incredibly professional and competent team. Their diligence and excellent customer service gave me peace of mind, and they achieved results. I had a ticket going 100mph in a 70mph zone, and I was lucky enough to avoid license suspension, probation, and points on my license. This couldn’t have been achieved without their help.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner - Civil Litigation
  • Hendrick & Henry Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner - Head of Traffic Division
  • The Law Offices of Troy P. Hendrick
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Owner
  • The Henry Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Gwinnett County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Solicitor with Gwinnett County
  • University Of Miami School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Georgia Southern University
  • B.B.A.
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.N.
  • Guilty to speeding 90 mph/70 mph zone (under zero point order) and wrong class of license (not reported)
  • State v. P.L.
  • Client entered a plea to Speeding and Reckless Driving
  • State v. J.J.
  • Client pled Nolo Contendere to Reckless Driving, Guilty to improper/unsafe equipment, and Guilty to no proof of insurance, and the No Valid License charge was dismissed

Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Regular Member
  • 2014 - 2022
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (9)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joseph has been on both sides of the law. As a prosecutor, he diligently worked his cases and was tough in the courtroom. Now, his clients have the benefit of utilizing an outstanding young lawyer in their defense. Give Joseph a call. You will not regret it."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Henry is an excellent attorney that shows care and dedication to his clients. I am always impressed with the passion he has for his clients and providing the best representation. His experience as a prosecutor gives him a knowledge and expertise that few lawyers possess. I endorse this lawyer and would recommend him for any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is sharp, hardworking, and competitive-- three qualities that make for an excellent advocate in a world that needs more people like Joseph."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an honest, hard working attorney who always puts his client's best interest first. He is a zealous advocate in the courtroom and a worthy adversary at the negotiating table. Not only is he a GREAT attorney but more importantly a better man! You can count on him to take care of you and truly give you the time and energy your case deserves!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph Henry is a man of integrity. He cares for his clients and works zealously to achieve the best results. I refer my friends and family for all criminal defense matters."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an outstanding lawyer, the best traffic ticket and criminal defense attorney in Atlanta. I have recommended him to friends and colleagues for their traffic matters before; he is experienced and knows the law well. If you have gotten a ticket or been arrested, give Joseph Henry a call today."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Henry's office sits right next to mine. I often go to him to get legal advice. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and reputable. I would recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI or other traffic related matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joseph was a tough but extremely fair-minded prosecutor in Gwinnett County on a number of traffic and DUI cases I handled. I knew when he began working with me that he would bring the same determination and work ethic to representing clients, all the while remaining firm while being extremely respectful to opposing counsel. He's proven me right over and over again."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is among the best in his field. I would recommend him to a friend or a family member, and he would be the first person I called if I needed representation. He is truly dedicated to anything he sets his mind to, and that means the best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and respected Joseph Henry for several years. I often call him for advice on cases, or to bounce ideas off of. He is an excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is truly one of the most dedicated attorneys in Georgia. He genuinely cares about each one of his clients and always goes the extra mile. As a former prosecutor he brings so much valuable experience to the table, you know you're in good hands. I wouldn't hire anyone else!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joseph is an excellent advocate. He always is prepared and really has strong understanding of the law. I fully endorse this lawyer!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Henry is a lawyer that is dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He is well versed on all aspects of criminal law and criminal procedure. His previous experience in the Gwinnett Solicitor's Office has provided him with the intangibles to effectively represent clients on a wide range of criminal legal matters."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joseph is very knowledgable of the law, respects all parties involved in a matter and works diligently to reach a resolution without compromising the interests of his clients."
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Decatur Personal injury Lawyer Joseph Kenneth Henry
Joseph Kenneth Henry
Personal injury Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 11 years
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