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Stephen J. Henderson

Stephen J. Henderson


Practice Areas

  • General Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning


Stephen Henderson has practiced law since 1975 and was a Certified Financial Planner for 25 years. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for attorneys who have obtained a verdict or settlement in excess of one million dollars.

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 served for many years on the WSBA Disciplinary Board.


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
    • M.A. - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A. - 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1975
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Associations

  • Thurston County Bar Association, Member, 1975
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1975
  • West Olympia Rotary, Member, 1986
  • Washington State Bar Association, Judicial Qual. Committee, 1988 to 1991
  • Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary Board, 1997 to 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1999 to 2002
  • Washington State Bar Association, Discipline Hearing Officer, 2003 to 2012
  • Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Member, 2013 to Present
  • S.W. Washington State Planning Council, Member, 1980

Representative Cases

  • State v. Irving, 601 P.2d 954, 1979, Wash.App. Div. 2, 1979126252


  • Boss of Year, Thurston County Legal Secretaries Association 1982-1983 and 1989-1990
  • Highest Pre Eminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Thurston County Bar Association Bigelow Award