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Michael Scott Henderson

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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INJURED? DEATH OF A LOVED ONE? 100% DEVOTED TO HELPING YOU RECOVER COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LOSSES.

Michael Henderson has been honored as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Injury Trial Lawyers from 2016 through 2020.

Michael served as President of the Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County, the local chapter of the statewide trial lawyers association.

Michael has been inducted into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society recognizing those lawyers who attain high distinction and excellence in legal education.

Michael graduated in the top 2% of his class, receiving his Juris Doctoral degree from the prestigious McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA in 1994.

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.

Michael lives in Santa Rosa California with his wife and three children.

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Location

Henderson Law
400 College Ave
#A
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Reviews

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Posted by Noah | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciate the follow through as stated!
Being in a lawsuit is truly no fun, most aren't familiar with terms used, the process, and realistic expectations of results. Mr. Henderson, upon first meeting him was very thorough and set the expectations as to what would become of my actual result(s). He made sure to never over-promise and/or likewise under deliver. Although my case resulted in a favorable settlement for my case, I have no doubt this was more to do with whom I chose as my representation...Mr. Henderson. I would advise anyone looking for a candid, detail oriented, and trustworthy legal counsel; to look no further than Henderson Law.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
Everything as Promised
Jason and I are very appreciative of you help through the process of settling our auto accident claim. Everything was done as promised, on time and thoroughly!
Posted by Jon | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Choosing The Henderson Law Firm was the best decision my family and I ever made. Michael and all of the Henderson Law Firm staff were extremely helpful. They all truly cared about me, my family and how we were all suffering from my injuries I had received. They all fought hard for us. Decision making was easy for me because of how I was kept informed and given the proper information to make the right decisions. We eventually settled our case avoiding going to court. My family and I never imagined the outcome of the settlement being so successful and are so pleased. Thank you so much to Michael and all of the Henderson Law Staff. Jon and Julie
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Posted by Kristy | October 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 out of 5
Although our case did not squarely fit into Michael’s normal realm of personal injury, he welcomed us to his caseload and assisted us in finding what we felt was justice in a complicated case. When seeking an attorney of any kind, it is likely an emotionally charged and difficult time. Michael has a calming presence and straightforward approach. He was clear about expectations and process which was very helpful and appeased my anxiety. Michael and his staff were knowledgeable, thorough and most importantly- honest and responsive. I never had to wait to hear from him. He kept me apprised of status at all times. He was straightforward, diligent and steadfast in getting us a fair judgment. Adrienne was also extremely responsive and helpful and had the same thoughtful approach to communication. I am satisfied with the outcome of the case and would highly recommend Michael.
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Posted by Rene | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michael Henderson is a wonderful honest attorney, he keeps you informed and up to date on your case. I was vey pleased with the outcome of my injury claim. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
A great choice.
Michael Henderson helped me with a personal injury case in which my own insurance company refused to cover my medical costs after my car was hit by an uninsured motorist. I was hesitant to seek legal help, but Michael's professionalism, straightforward approach, and honesty put me at ease through the process, which was quick, easy, and successful. The case settled for the maximum amount with minimal stress on me. I'm very happy I chose Henderson Law and would recommend it to anyone else seeking legal assistance. You have a strong, reliable, respectful advocate in Michael Henderson.
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Posted by Paul Van Hoomissen | October 22, 2013
Very good attorney
I have worked with Michael several times. Because of his knowledge and professionalism, I have referred people to Michael.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2013
Excellent Lawyer helped us resolve a very difficult case with the highest level of consideration and expertise.
I was referred to Mr. Henderson's firm Teal Montgomery and Henderson, by a friend who had a positive outcome from settling a similar case of birth injury, resulting in severe cerebral palsy. Upon discovering that the statute of limitations had run out for my son's birth injury case, the team at Teal law did everything in their power to gain a settlement for my son and his lifelong needs. This was a very complicated and arduous case and they put immense time and energy into discovering everything they could and finding the very best experts to be witnesses on trial if need be. I was overcome by gratitude by the fact that they were able to take on the legal and medical aspects of this very complicated malpractice suit and gain a reasonable sum of money that will help our family and my son more than I can explain here. When the case was settled I looked up the Teal Law website and read Mr. Henderson's profile which says that he is a dedicated advocate. This is not an exaggeration or just words. Mr. Henderson, his associates and the entire staff worked constantly on our case, showed real understanding of what our family's needs are, and always answered all of my calls, questions and concerns with nothing but the utmost respect and consideration during the entire process. They informed me on all matters, and explained everything in a way that I could really understand, even having no previous experience with depositions or mediations. In the end the feeling that I did everything I could for my son, didn't give up and found reasons and resolutions for what happened during the birthing process are worth more than any amount of money. That was only possible because of the dedication, knowledge and expertise that the team at Teal Montgomery and Henderson brought to the case. All I can say is that these guys are the real deal. They actually are lawyers who care about their clients, know what they are doing and are doing it for all the right reasons. Amazing!!! Without a doubt would I refer Michael Henderson and his associates at Teal Law to my closest friends and family, and without a doubt would I hire them again if I was to need a lawyer. I can't believe it but I may even miss them!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2013
The Best!
Michael and his staff were wonderfully supportive, knowledgable and effective in resolving my car accident case. Everyone made the process less intimidating, and got a result that I was very happy with.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Henderson Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Teal Montgomery & Henderson
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Jackson, De Marco & Peckenpaugh
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Best Best & Krieger
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Great Distinction
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wylie v. Town of Windsor and Private Condo Owner
  • $197,000
  • Rocha v. Mertz
  • $1,500,000
  • Ewing v. Chu
  • $265,000
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Associations

  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Court for Northern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Federal Court for Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Law and Motion Facilitator
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Settlement Conference Panalist
  • Sonoma County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif
  • 1994
  • Member
  • Tranyor Society
  • 1994
  • Moot Court - Top Oral Finalist
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi - Client Manuals
  • California Property Insurance: A Millennium Overview
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Week 2016
  • Equality Under the Law: A Promise Kept?
  • 2016
  • Law Week
  • The First Amendment: Free Speech Protection in the Era of Social Media & Cyber-Bullying
  • 2014
  • Law Week
  • The Right to Trial by Jury
  • 2011
  • Briefing Breakfast
  • Employee Privacy Rights: The Legal & Practical Implications of Employer Drug Testing
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
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"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Mar 26
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Feb 19
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Michael. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for someone who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly regarded lawyer. Mr. Henderson is an experienced attorney. I endorse him as a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Santa Rosa Personal injury Lawyer Michael Scott Henderson
Michael Scott Henderson
Personal injury Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 29 years
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