D. Keith Henson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
 | 165 North Meramec Avenue, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-727-2266
Fax: 314-727-2101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

State, Local & Municipal (40%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Civil Litigation (40%)

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Constitutional Law (10%)

Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Keith Henson

Admitted: 1984, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.pcblawfirm.com/attorneys/d-keith-henson/


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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


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

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, B.S. (Cum Laude), Major: History/Political Science
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Office Location for D. Keith Henson

165 North Meramec Avenue
Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-727-2266

Fax: 314-727-2101

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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