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Stephen has held numerous leadership positions in both the Thurston County and Washington State Bar Associations and earned the highest pre eminent rating for his legal skills in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
In addition to receiving the Thurston County Bar Association Bigelow Award for Lawyer of the Year for 2002, Stephen has also served as president of his local Rotary club.
He is currently serving as a hearing officer for the WSBA Disciplinary Board.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|President's Citation for outstanding service||West Olympia Rotary||2014|
|Service Above Self Award||West Olympia Rotary||2010|
|Bigleow Award-Lawyer of the Year||Thurston County Bar Association||2002|
|Boss of the Year||Thurston County Legal Secrataries Association||1990|
|Outstanding Service Award||Thruston County Bar Association||1990|
|Boss of the Year||Thurston County Legal Secrataries Association||1983|
|Partner||Henderson Law Group PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Henderson & Shelton||2005 - 2013|
|Partner||Stephen J. Henderson Lawyers||1992 - 2005|
|Partner||Buzzard, Glenn, and Henderson||1975 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Discipline Hearing Officer||2003 - Present|
|Judicial Qualifications Committee||Member||1988 - Present|
|W. Olympia Rotary||Member||1986 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Thurston-Mason County Bar Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1975 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Board of Governors||1999 - 2002|
|Disciplinary Board||Member||1997 - 1999|
|W. Olympia Rotary||President||1992 - 1993|
|Thurston-Mason County Bar Association||President||1991 - 1992|
|S.W. Washington Estate Planning Council||President||1989 - 1990|
|Thurston-Mason County Bar Association||Member of Board of Trustees||1988 - 1993|
|Washington State Bar Association||Special District Counsel||1986 - 1997|
|College for Financial Planning||Certified Financial Planner||1984|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Pacific Lutheran University||MA - Masters||1972|
|University of Washington||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Barko v. U.S.||Settled for $2.6 million|
|Zachary v. Manke||Settlement for $1.2 million|
|Smith v. Shelton||multiple defendendants settled for $2.7 million|
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