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Steven C. Henricks

Senior Counsel
Licensed in Kansas & Missouri
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Trial Attorney

Commander of the Courtroom

Steven C. Henricks is a seasoned litigator, leader, and retired Army officer with an extensive and distinguished background in both the legal field and the U.S. Army. He brings a wealth of experience to our team, having successfully litigated and negotiated some of the most complex and challenging matters across various domains. His diverse career includes roles as a federal criminal judge, lecturer in trial advocacy, general counsel, prosecutor in a high-profile capital murder case, civil and appellate litigator, in-house insurance counsel, and special assistant U.S. attorney. Steven is a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bars and holds a TS-SCI security clearance.

Steven holds a Fellowship from the U.S. Army War College, an LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, a J.D. from The University of Kansas, and a B.A. in History & Political Science from Bethany College. His publications include articles in the American Intelligence Journal and the Military Law Review, reflecting his deep knowledge of national security and litigation issues. Steven's extensive military background includes serving as a Judge in the U.S. Army, where he excelled in various legal and leadership roles. His notable achievements include advising high-ranking military officials, prosecuting high-profile cases, and serving as a federal judge in criminal trials.

Throughout his career, Steven has demonstrated exceptional skills in trial and appellate litigation, oral and written advocacy, negotiations, and general counsel duties. His experience in national security and intelligence further enhances his capability to navigate and resolve the most challenging legal issues.

LICENSED IN: Kansas & Missouri

Steven’s “Why”

Steven thrives when helping our clients solve their most vexing legal problems in or out of the courtroom. His other passions include his family, his friends, his pets, reading of all sorts, and various athletics.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation / trial Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Negotiations 

Bar Admissions

  • State: Kansas and Missouri

Education
  • U.S. Army War College, Office of the Director of Nat’l Security, McLean, VA, Fellowship, 2016
  • LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, Charlottesville, VA. Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2002
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Juris Doctor, 1991, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
  • Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science, 1988
Previous Employment
  • United States Army, Fort Carson, CO & Fort Riley, KS, Circuit Judge and Chief Circuit Judge, July 2018- March 2024
    • Served as a supervising federal judge on active duty presiding over criminal trials in the U.S. Army.
  • United States Army, Fort Drum, NY & Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, General Counsel, September 2013-June 2015 & July 2016 – June 2018
    • Advised some of our nation’s top warfighting general officers (including in Afghanistan) while leading and managing legal offices of over 100 personnel. These offices provided a full array of legal services, ranging from criminal and civil litigation, ethics, administrative, labor, environmental, government contracts, military, and environmental law.
  • United States Army, Fort Cavazos (Hood), TX, Prosecutor • United States v. MAJ Hasan, November 2009-August 2013
    • Represented the United States in the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan, securing a conviction and appropriate sentence while leading and managing a legal team of fifteen and interacting with several federal agencies.
  • United States Army, Multiple Locations & Assignments, Judge Advocate, 1992- 1999, 2001-2009
    • Acting Chief, Defense Appellate Division
    • Group Judge Advocate, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    • Chief Prosecutor, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Task Force Band of Brothers, and 1st Cavalry Division
    • Defense Counsel & Senior Defense Counsel
    • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Yerektsky & Maher, Private Practice, 1999- 2000
    • Successfully represented attorneys sued for malpractice, Union Pacific Railroad, and other insurance defense matters.
  • Employers ReInsurance Corporation, In-House Counsel, 2000
    • Directed outside firms’ litigation and authorized seven-digit reinsurance payments.
Professional Organizations and Community Involvement
  • Kansas Bar Associations
  • Missouri Bar Associations
  • The Cormac McCarthy Society
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