Courtney T. Henderson

Courtney T. Henderson

Attorney Partner at Billam & Henderson, LLC since 2005
Location:
Olathe, Kansas
Phone:
913-712-0555
Fax:
913-782-4831
Email:

Courtney T. Henderson, a partner at Billam & Henderson, LLC, has practiced criminal defense during his career in courts throughout Kansas and Missouri. He served as an Assistant Deputy Defender for the 10th Judicial District in Johnson County, Kansas prior to co-founding Billam & Henderson, LLC. During that time he gained invaluable experience on complex criminal litigation. Mr. Henderson has continued to expand his areas of practice to include juvenile defense, high-profile criminal cases and appeals. Mr. Henderson co-authored a book on Juvenile Defense Strategies published by Aspatore Books. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 trial lawyers in Kansas by The National Trial Lawyers since 2012.

Mr. Henderson has defended clients against allegations involving drugs, weapons, domestic violence, sex offenses and violent crimes in both adult and juvenile courts for several years. His reputation and knowledge resulted in being named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers for criminal defense since 2013 and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. He was further selected as one of the Nation's Top Attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015.

Mr. Henderson is a member on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and continues membership in The National Trial Lawyers, the Johnson County Bar Association and his state bar associations. He serves as a trusted judge pro tem for the 10th Judicial District Court in juvenile and criminal courtrooms. He acts as a mentor attorney in the area of criminal defense in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and volunteered his legal services for Birthday Blessings KC, a local non-profit organization that provides free birthday services for children in need.  He was honored as a Top Lawyer by the Global Directory of Who's Who and maintains a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO.

Mr. Henderson was born and raised in Kansas on his family farm. He earned his B.S. from Kansas State University in Business Administration as a College of Business Honors Program graduate. He followed by then receiving his J.D. from the University Of Kansas School Of Law in 2003.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI / DWS
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence Crime
  • White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Civil Contempt for Child Support
  • Criminal Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: College of Business Honors Program Graduate

Published Works

  • Inside the Minds: Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies, Aspatore, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Global Directory Of Who's Who (Top Lawyer), 2015
  • Nation's Top Attorneys, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • 2012 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • 2011 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Perfect 10.0 AVVO Rating
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Nation’s Top Attorneys, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating Review
  • Nation's Top Attorneys - The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • 10th Judicial District Public Defender's Office, Assistant District Defender, 2004 - 2005
  • Johnson County District Attorney's Office, Legal Intern, 2002 - 2003
  • Western District of Missouri U.S. Attorney's Office, Legal Intern, 2001 - 2002

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Theta