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Michael Scott Henderson

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Michael lives in Santa Rosa California with his wife and three children. He has specialized in representing clients with injury and death claims for 20 years. He received his Juris Doctoral degree from the prestigious McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA in 1994. Graduating in the top 2% of his class, Michael was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society recognizing those lawyers who attain high distinction and excellence in legal education.

Michael devotes his legal skills to representing people whose lives have been changed by personal injuries, disabilities and the deaths of loved ones. He is known for his compassionate care of his clients, fierce devotion to justice in their cases, and skillful representation in the settlement and trial of their claims.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    22 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 10%
    22 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    22 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Henderson Law

400 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law and Motion FacilitatorSonoma County Superior Court2014
Settlement Conference PanalistSonoma County Superior Court2013
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1994
MemberTranyor Society1994
Moot Court - Top Oral FinalistMcGeorge School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHenderson Law2014 - Present
PartnerTeal Montgomery & Henderson2002 - 2014
AttorneyJackson, De Marco & Peckenpaugh2000 - 2002
AttorneyRobins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi1996 - 2000
AttorneyBest Best & Krieger1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100Member2016 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma CountyMember2002 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Federal Court for Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMember1997 - Present
Federal Court for Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma CountyPresident2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walters v Cortright$150,000
Bruce v. Syers Properties$600,000 settlement
Family v Pizza Company [confidential settlement]$700,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi - Client ManualsCalifornia Property Insurance: A Millennium Overview2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Week 2016Equality Under the Law: A Promise Kept?2016
Law WeekThe First Amendment: Free Speech Protection in the Era of Social Media & Cyber-Bullying2014
Law WeekThe Right to Trial by Jury2011
Briefing BreakfastEmployee Privacy Rights: The Legal & Practical Implications of Employer Drug Testing1998