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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Workers Compensation: 20%



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  • Jay Allan Goldstein

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve for many years. I find him to be very knowledgeable in his field and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Steve to any clients seeking counsel in Steve's areas of expertise.


    Jay Goldstein Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Lanan Battan

    I have worked with Steve for more than 30 years. His dedication to his legal work and the community, and his integrity, are exemplary. You should have the utmost confidence entrusting him with any legal matter in the areas in which he practices.


    Paul Battan Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Henderson Law Group PLLC

1800 Cooper Point Road S W Building 1
Olympia, WA, 98502-1179


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
President's Citation for outstanding serviceWest Olympia Rotary2014
Service Above Self AwardWest Olympia Rotary2010
Bigleow Award-Lawyer of the YearThurston County Bar Association2002
Boss of the YearThurston County Legal Secrataries Association1990
Outstanding Service AwardThruston County Bar Association1990
Boss of the YearThurston County Legal Secrataries Association1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHenderson Law Group PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerHenderson & Shelton2005 - 2013
PartnerStephen J. Henderson Lawyers1992 - 2005
PartnerBuzzard, Glenn, and Henderson1975 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationDiscipline Hearing Officer2003 - Present
Judicial Qualifications CommitteeMember1988 - Present
W. Olympia RotaryMember1986 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Thurston-Mason County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1999 - 2002
Disciplinary BoardMember1997 - 1999
W. Olympia RotaryPresident1992 - 1993
Thurston-Mason County Bar AssociationPresident1991 - 1992
S.W. Washington Estate Planning CouncilPresident1989 - 1990
Thurston-Mason County Bar AssociationMember of Board of Trustees1988 - 1993
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial District Counsel1986 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zachary v. MankeSettlement for $1.2 million
Smith v. Sheltonmultiple defendendants settled for $2.7 million
Barko v. U.S.Settled for $2.6 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College for Financial PlanningFinancial PlanningCertified Financial Planner1984
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Pacific Lutheran UniversityN/AMA - Masters1972
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969