Michael’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury, and trust and estates disputes. He has handled all aspects of civil cases, from pre-litigation through settlement and trial preparation, and he has obtained favorable results for his clients through mediation and dispositive motion practice.

As a law student, Michael was a member of the University of Utah’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, receiving the best brief award in the Intermountain Region in 2019. Michael also served as a Note & Comment Editor on the S.J. Quinney Law Review, was a Fellow for the Stegner Research Center, and received several CALI and Outstanding Achievement Awards for receiving the highest grade in a course. During law school, Michael served as an intern for Justice Constandinos Himonas at the Utah Supreme Court and Judge Scott Matheson at the Tenth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Trust and Estates

Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah

Publications

  • Michael Henderson, Applying Tort Law to Fabricated Media Content, 5 UTAH L. REV. 1145 (2018)
  • John Ruple, Michael Henderson, Caitlin Ceci, Up For Grabs: The State of Fossil Protection in (Recently) Unprotected National Monuments, GEO. ENVTL. L. REV. ONLINE (Oct. 5 2018)

Education

  • University of Utah, History, (2014)
  • J. Quinney College of the Law, J.D., (2019)
    • Order of the Coif
    • College Award Recipient
    • William H. Leary Scholar
    • J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Scholarship
    • Alonzo W. Watson Scholarship