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D. Keith Henson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Clayton, MO

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
165 N Meramec Ave, Suite 110
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-727-2266
Fax: 314-727-2101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1984
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal, Civil Litigation: Defense, Constitutional Law, Employment Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., D. Keith Henson handles employment law and personal injury cases that involve matters such as premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, boating accidents and motorcycle accidents. In St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas, he is known for his personalized approach to every case that comes across his desk.

Over the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Henson has served on both sides of a case, representing victims of negligence as well as those accused of wrongdoing. This gives him unique perspective when working with a client, as he is able to anticipate how the other party may act. Additionally, he has the ability to determine when a case may be resolved outside the courtroom, and when it is in a client’s best interest to move to litigation.

In and out of court, Mr. Henson is successful in bringing matters to a favorable close. That is one of the reasons he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, and St. Louis Magazine repeatedly names him a Top Lawyer.

Mr. Henson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in history and political science from Southeast Missouri State University. He then earned a Juris Doctor with distinction in 1984 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was a member of the school’s law review.

When he is not with clients, Mr. Henson spends his time networking with other legal professionals. He is a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Practice Areas
  • 40%State, Local & Municipal
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Constitutional Law
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

About D. Keith Henson

First Admitted: 1984, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1994  
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Attorneys, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1986
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association, Member, 1993 – Present
  • Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • Defense Research Institute, 1995 – Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994

Educational Background

  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, B.S. (Cum Laude), Major: History/Political Science


  • Mahaney v. Warren County et. al, 206 F.3d 770 (8th Cir. 2000)
  • Rivers-Frison v. Southeast Missouri Treatment Center, 133 F.3rd 616 (8th Cir. 1998)
  • Labrayere v. Bohr Farms, LLC, 458 S.W.3d 319 (Mo. banc 2015)
  • Yates v. Butler County, Missouri, 929 S.W.2d 264 (Mo. App. S.D. 1996)
  • Maxwell v. Daviess County, 190 S.W.3d 606 (Mo.App. W. D. 2006)
  • Dillon v. Norfleet, 813 S.W.2d 31 (Mo. App. W.D. 1991)
  • Fields v. City of St. Robert, Mo., 88 Fed.Appx. 974 (8th Cir. 2004)
  • State ex. re. Ripley County v. Garrett, 18 S. W. 3d 504 (Mo. App. S.D. 2000)
  • Adams v. Shelby County Commission, 982 S.W.2d 708 (Mo. App. E.D. 1998)
  • Humane Society of Missouri v. Boshers, 948 S.W.2d 715 (Mo. App. E.D. 1997)
  • Walley s. La Plata Volunteer Fire Dept., 368 S.W.3d 224 (Mo.App. W.D. 2012)
  • Birk v. City of Jackson, 907 S.W.2d 181 (Mo. App. E.D. 1995)
  • McCoy v. Caldwell County, 145 S.W.3d 427 (Mo. banc. 2004)
  • Rogue v. Kaw Transport Company, 697 S.W.2d 254 (Mo. App. W.D. 1985)
  • Haun v. Macon County Sheriff’s Department, 30 S.W.3d 212 (Mo. App. W.D. 2000)
  • Singleton v. Cecil, 176 F.3rd 419 (8th Cir. Banc 1999)
  • Monk v. City of Mexico, 958 S.W.2d 35 (Mo. App. E.D. 1997)
  • Gibson v. Cook, 764 F.3d 810 (8th Cir. 2014)
  • City of Marston v. Mann, 921 S.W.2d 100 (Mo. App. S.D. 1996)
  • Landwersiek v. Dunivan, 147 S.W.3d 141 (Mo.App. S.D. 2004)
  • Kirby v. William C. Haast Company, Inc., 762 S.W.2d 470 (Mo. App. W.D. 1988)
  • Britton v. City of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 244 F.3d 994 (8th Cir. 2001)

Representative Clients

  • Star Insurance Company
  • Savers Property & Casualty Insurance Company
  • OneBeacon Insurance Company  
  • Travelers Insurance Company


  • St. Louis “Top Lawyers” – Municipal Law, 2008 – Present
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Review, Member, 1983 – 1984
  • Best Lawyers Municipal Lawyer of the year in St. Louis, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004 – Present
  • Super Lawyer in Missouri  
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Office Location for D. Keith Henson

165 N Meramec Ave
Suite 110
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-727-2266

Fax: 314-727-2101

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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