Our founder, Brady R. Henderson, has been practicing law in some of its most demanding areas for well over a decade.
Henderson is originally from Enid, Oklahoma, where both his parents made their marks in business, real estate, and banking. After distinguishing himself as a scholar, speaker, and debater, Henderson earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Letters and Political Science, with highest honors. After receiving a full scholarship to continue his education at the University of Oklahoma Law School, Henderson obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2006. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and served as Chapter President of the University of Oklahoma’s Eta Sigma Pi.
While still in law school, Henderson served as a volunteer law clerk and later licensed legal intern with his local district attorneys office, where he handled misdemeanor cases through all stages of prosecution and some felony matters. By the time he graduated law school, he had the rare experience of already having litigated over a dozen trials, and handling motions, hearings, and plea negotiations in hundreds of other cases.
Henderson then served as an Assistant District Attorney, initially assigned to Oklahoma’s Child Support Enforcement Unit, where he handled a demanding caseload of family law matters requiring establishment, modification, or enforcement of court orders to support children.
In 2007, Henderson was appointed to lead the office’s Domestic Violence Unit. In over four years of service he pioneered groundbreaking prosecutions of stalkers and other violent offenders, made major improvements in coordinated community response, victims’ services, and offender accountability and rehabilitation, and expanded the county’s integrated court system of family violence cases. In 2008 Henderson was awarded the inaugural Award for Excellence in Action Against Domestic Violence by the Oklahoma Attorney General and the state’s coalition of victim advocates. During this time, Henderson routinely was invited to speak, present, or train other prosecutors, attorneys, advocates, and law enforcement officers.
In 2011, Henderson left his role as a prosecutor to pursue a broader focus on civil litigation and civil rights law. He founded The Henderson Law Firm, PLLC, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For the next year he providing services to clients on a broad range of issues including everything from contract disputes to environmental law. However, his main focus was civil rights, which led him to be recruited and appointed to become Legal Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma in 2012.
At the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, Henderson filed and prosecuted groundbreaking civil rights cases against a variety of government institutions, officials, and businesses who failed to respect constitutional rights. Some notable cases include appellate open records showdowns with Oklahoma’s governor as well as former Attorney General and EPA Director Scott Pruitt, participating in the establishment of marriage equality in Oklahoma and several other states, the establishment and expansion of the parental rights for same-sex parents, successfully litigating an important battle over a legislative attempt to establish an official state religious monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma Capitol, and defending against Scott Pruitt’s attempt to prevent the decriminalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma. In lesser known and more frequent battles, Henderson successfully fought for religious freedom for Oklahoma Muslims, equal treatment of women in Oklahoma jails, reducing incarceration of the poor and people of color, and holding local officials accountable for abuse of office.
Henderson left his position with ACLU of Oklahoma in December 2018 in order to move with his family to Bayside, Wisconsin. He established Cream City Law, LLC to help clients from throughout Wisconsin protect their rights and property with competent, experienced, and affordable representation and legal guidance. Henderson continues to litigate important cases in Oklahoma in the areas of free speech, human trafficking, public accommodations discrimination, government transparency, and prisoner’s rights.
State Bar of Wisconsin
Oklahoma Bar Association
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
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