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A criminal justice system that is honest, fair and effective is one of
America's most important institutions. History teaches us that the
strength of our constitutional democracy is found within the rights
afforded those of its citizens who are accused of the worst of
offenses. So it was with wisdom and foresight that the founding fathers
of our country saw fit to enact the 6th Amendment to the United States
Constitution which guarantees the right to a speedy trial judged by an
impartial jury; the right to be notified of the nature and
circumstances of the alleged crime; the right to confront witnesses;
the right to find witnesses who will speak in favor of the accused; and
most importantly the right to have a lawyer who will be a vanguard to
all of these rights. That is the great privilege and honor which I am
afforded in doing this work.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    27 years
  2. Unspecified: 20%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Alexander. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffery Kirk Rubenstein

    Alec is one of the brightest and most aggressive attorneys that I know. He is a True Believer (look it up)


    Jeffery Rubenstein Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Alec Henderson

9 los norrabos
Orinda, CA, 94563


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Not Guilty Verdicts in numerous serious casesJuriesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Alexander Henderson2006 - 2008
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender1988 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bay Area Military Law Panel-NLGAssociate Attorney2009 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2009 - Present
The State Bar of Californiamember attorney1988 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
NA076076 Ryan S. / Felony Posession of FirearmFelony charge reduced to misdemeanor/Time Served
BA321665 Bruno A./ Felony Carrying firearm in vehiclePlea Agreement/Dismissal
BA306578 James K. Home invasion robbery/rape/forcible oral copulationRetained for preliminary hearing only
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oakland TribuneMehserle Protester Settles Felony Case2010
Redding Record SearchlightFamily Tree Medical Marijuana Co-op Fights BAck2010
Cannabis NewsMedical marijuana Co-op Fights Back2010
Spike TV/ ManswersHow to tell a hooker from a cop2008
Alternative ChannelAn open letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger on Gay Marriage2008
Los Angeles TimesMurder Charge Dropped in Rampart Tainted Case. by Matt Lait and Scott Glover2000
Los AngelesTimesA LOOK AHEAD * The three strikes law has shaped the justice system in many ways. by Greg Krikorian1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of California - Los AngelesLinguisticsOther - Bachelors1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
November Meeting/Bay Area Miltary Law PanelProtecting Military Service Members from Unlawful Pretrial Punishment2009
Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Judges ConferencePresiding over Civil Contempt Hearings1997
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Washington State ConventionVoluntariness of Confessions in Juvenile Cases1991
Los Angeles County Bar Association ConventionVoluntariness of Confessions in Juvenile Cases1991