Courtney T. Henderson

Courtney T. Henderson: Attorney with Billam & Henderson, LLC


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 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

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. He was further selected as one of the Nation's Top Attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015 & 2016.

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 reared 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 (71)

  • 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
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Extradition
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Defense
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Diversions
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Forfeiture

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
913-721-6194  Phone
785-979-6428  Phone
913-782-4030  Phone
913-782-4831  Fax
University Attended:
Kansas State University, B.A., College of Business Ambassador, Golden Key, Honors Program Graduate, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2004, United States District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2003, United States District Court, District of Kansas; 2004, Missouri; 2003, Kansas
National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Kansas Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member of the Board of Directors); The National Trial Lawyers; Johnson County Bar Association
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (23 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/16/16 in Criminal Defense

    Courtney T. Henderson is well respected by his peers and our Judges. He handles some of the most difficult Criminal cases in our community in a highly ethical, professional and efficient manner.

    Courtney T. Henderson is well respected by his peers and our Judges. He handles some of the most difficult Criminal cases in our community in a highly ethical, professional and efficient manner. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 06/06/16 in Criminal Defense

    Very strong ethic standards and extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense.

    Very strong ethic standards and extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense. Read less

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