Address: 707 West 34th Street, Austin, TX 78705
Lawyer Firm: Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
|Areas of Practice||Personal Injury|
Kevin Henrichson Represents Victims of Serious Accidents
In 2017, Kevin Henrichson was named a “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly Magazine. Candidates for Super Lawyer recognition are evaluated on twelve indicators of Professional Achievement and Peer Recognition, and only 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected. He was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014, a distinction which only 2.5% of attorneys in Texas earn. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are chosen by Thomson Reuters.
Kevin Henrichson grew up knowing that he wanted to follow in the family tradition of serving the public as an attorney. His father, Preston Henrichson practices law in the same building that his grandfather, EG Henrichson practiced for more than 40 years.
“I was enamored with my father’s career because it seemed like he was always doing something important,” Henrichson recalls. “I just thought that was inspiring to watch.”
Henrichson learned at a very young age that good lawyers do more for their clients than just provide legal advice.
“I remember when I was a kid, on my dad’s building it said, ‘Attorneys and counselors,’” Henrichson said. “I really didn’t understand that then, but I’ve learned that there really is a counselor element to the practice of law for my clients. Many times, they need to have someone to hold their hand through the process. There is so much anxiety if they are out of work and have financial stress. So there’s a lot of counsel that goes into being a good plaintiff’s lawyer, not just legal counsel.”
In 1997, after obtaining an undergraduate degree in finance from Texas A&M, Henrichson went straight to St. Mary’s University School of Law. He wrote for the St. Mary’s Law Journal and won first place in the school’s mock trial competition. During law school, he interned for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Henrichson graduated at the top of his class in 2001.
Trial Experience and Notable Cases
With his strong academic performance, Henrichson had a range of employment options after getting his J.D., and he knew he wanted to get trial experience as soon as possible. He came to Austin and joined a solo practitioner who let him do just that—in his first year practicing law, Henrichson tried five jury trials by himself and won them all.
A year later, he joined Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP and has been focusing his practice on serious personal injury litigation ever since. He has handled many noteworthy cases. For example:
He obtained the second largest jury verdict ($8.2 Million) in Texas for a motor vehicle accident in 2011. This reflects the jury’s verdict at trial and not the amount actually recovered by the client. The case was settled after trial for a confidential amount. He received the first jury verdict in Williamson County for civil damages for aiding in the concealment of an abducted child. He recently obtained a settlement ($883,942 to client after attorney’s fees and case expenses) on behalf of a bicyclist who seriously injured when struck by a car. Liability was disputed and advanced accident reconstruction was used to prove the case.
Success From Tireless Preparation
To Henrichson, the most important key to success as a trial lawyer is tireless preparation.
“Before you go to trial, there’s nothing fun about it,” he says. “You’re working all day and all night for weeks in order to be prepared. Once you walk into the courtroom, you have pre-planned every step of the trial. And then it’s fun. It’s really, really fun to be able to try a case after you’ve prepared for so long and worked so hard.”
Outdoor Activities and Family Time
Henrichson says that nothing in life is quite like trying a difficult case in court. But he also enjoys outdoors activities—boating, hiking, fishing—and family time, which includes raising a young daughter with his wife, Kate Henrichson.
Henrichson is a Barrister in the Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court and a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and the Austin Bar Association.
He is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of Texas, and the United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.
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