Christopher M. Henderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

Brothers & Henderson, P.S.
 | 2722 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-536-2446
Fax: 206-324-3106
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Schools & Education (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Christopher M. Henderson is an attorney with Brothers & Henderson, P.S. where he handles cases involving all aspects of elder and disability, guardianship, estate planning, probate, special education, estate disputes and TEDRA cases. He represents both individual and professional clients in the greater Seattle, Everett and Tacoma areas where he prepares end-of-life planning documents, advises attorneys and professional fiduciaries regarding special needs trusts and settlements, and advises clients in matters related to federal and state benefits.  Mr. Henderson is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

In 2016 and 2017, he was named a Seattle Five Star Financial Service Professional, and he was appointed as a group member to the Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.  He is a frequent speaker on topics related to his practice areas to both general audiences and attorneys and professional fiduciaries.  

Mr. Henderson graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in symbolic systems in 2000. At the University of Washington School of Law, he then earned his Juris Doctor in 2008. While in law school, he was selected as a student to attend the Transnational Intellectual Property Seminar in Italy and was associate articles editor and symposium editor for the Washington Law Review for a special edition devoted to the rights of the disabled on the international stage.

Mr. Henderson is on the advisory boards for Full Life Care, the Alzheimer’s Association chapter for Washington and Northern Idaho, and End of Life Washington.  He is also a member of the Washington Academy of Elder law Attorneys, the Washington State Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Tacoma-Pierce Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member) and the Guardianship and Elder Law Section of the King County Bar Association where previously served on the executive committee.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (30%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

Schools & Education (20%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Guardianships & Conservatorships

Focus Areas

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

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About Christopher Henderson

Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.brothershenderson.com/christopher-m-henderson/

Honors/Awards:

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star award, 2014-2017
  • Seattle Five Star Financial Service Professional 2016, 2017
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Transnational Intellectual Property Seminar in Rome, Italy Selected Student, Judicial Extern Washington State Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Working Interdisciplinary Networks of.Guardianship Stakeholders for Washington State – Long Range Planning Committee
  • King County Council (past)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • National Academy for Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member
  • Washington, 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and Elder Law Section, Member
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Executive committee, Past member
  • King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-Chair of Benefit Luncheon (2017)
  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group
  • End of Life Washington, Advisory Committee
  • Full Life Care advisor, Member
  • End-of-Life Washington, Member
  • State Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group, 2014-2015
  • Board of Directors, Western Washington chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Guardianship and Alternatives”, “Introduction to Trusts”, Author and Presenter at Staff Training for State Chapter of a National Advocacy Group for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors, Seattle, Washington 2011
  • Legal Voice, Reviewer - Handbook for Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources (2016)
  • Introduction, Framing Legal and Human Rights Strategies for Change: A Case Study of Disability Rights in Asia, 83 WASH. L. REV 435-438 2008
  • “Case Law Update: Medicare Set Asides”, Co-Author of Presentation at Medicare and the Personal Injury Claim, Washington State Association of Justice CLE, Seattle, Washington 2012
  • “Preserving Family Assets When Qualifying For Medicaid”, Author and Presenter at Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care, National Business Institute, Seattle, Washington 2011
  • “Introduction to Guardianship and Conservatorship”, “Introduction to Medicare and Medicaid”, Presenter at Elder Law: Basics of Elder Law From A-Z LawReviewCle, Seattle, Washington 2012
  • “Medicaid Estate Recovery”, Author and Presenter at Medicaid Update 2014, National Business Institute, Seattle, Washington 2014
  • “Fundamental Principles of Will Drafting”, “Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment”, Presenter at Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, National Business Institute, Seattle, Washington 2012
  • “Guardianship and Alternatives 101”, Author and Presenter at ARC of King County Workshop, Seattle, Washington 2013
  • “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Mental Health Advance Directive”, Author and Presenter at 11th Annual Palliative Care, Conference, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 2013
  • “Autism 205: Legal Planning for Individuals with Disabilities”, Co-Author and Presenter, Part of Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Class Series, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington 2013
  • Alzheimer’s Association Public Policy Town Halls, Panel Member, Renton, Bremerton and Seattle, Washington 2013
  • “Drafting Wills for Families including Guardianships and Trusts for Minors and Special Needs”, Author and Presenter at Personal Estate Planning for the 99%, King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington 2013, 2014, 2015
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury – What’s to be Done?”, Author and Presenter at Parent Advocacy Training, Seattle University School of LawSeattle, Washington 2014
  • “Planning with Special Needs Trusts”, Author and Presenter, King County Bar Association – Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2015
  • “Clients in Need: Dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity”, Author and Presenter at 12th Annual Law of Lawyering, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, Washington 2014
  • “Advanced Planning and Legal Supports”, Author and Presenter, Washington State Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Lacey, Washington 2015
  • “Advanced Planning and Legal Supports”, Author and Presenter, Alzheimer’s Association, Seattle, Washington 2015
  • CLE Co-Chair at Advanced Issues in Guardianship: New Paradigms for Your Guardianship Practice, King County Bar AssociationSeattle, Washington 2015
  • “Accommodating Allergies in Schools”, Author and Presenter, The 14th National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, 2015
  • University of Washington School of Law, Co-taught the disability law course
  • Handbook for Washington Seniors: Legal Rights and Resources, Legal Voice Reviewer, Seattle, Washington, 2016
  • “TSC Transition Age: Education, Employment and Housing”, Author and Presenter, TSC (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex) & LAM (Lymphangioleiomyomatosis) Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2016
  • CLE Co-Chair at S.S. Guardianships: A Three-Hour Tour of APS, Family Law, Representing AIPs and Beyond, King County Bar Association, Seattle, Washington, 2016
  • “Special Needs Planning for the High Net Worth Family”, Author and Presenter, Bernstein Private Wealth Management, Seattle, Washington, 2017
  •  Framing Legal and Human Rights Strategies for Change: A Case Study of Disability Rights in Asia 83 Wash. Law. Rev. 435 (2008)
  • University of Washington School of Law, Symposium editor, Washington Law Review

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Bachelor of Science, Symbolic Systems, 2000, 2000
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2722 Eastlake Ave E
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98102

Phone: 206-536-2446

Fax: 206-324-3106

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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