David Henderson, Of Counsel
David Henderson is a seasoned trial lawyer who joined Ellwanger Law to fight for justice. David earned his BA in Plan II Honors and his law degree from the University of Texas. Afterwards, he joined the litigation section of one of Texas’s largest law firms. Though David enjoyed the intellectual challenges of complex litigation, he wanted to try cases; so, he joined the Special Crimes Division of the district attorney’s office.
David has tried over 70 jury cases to a verdict, ranging from civil cases to human trafficking to capital murder. David was so successful in court that the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association (TDCAA) invited him to train other attorneys across the state, including at TDCAA’s semi-annual Trial Skills Course. From his first presentation, David was one of TDCAA’s most highly rated speakers. Additionally, during his time at the DA’s Office, David was named local Criminal Justice Member of the Year and received the President’s Award for outstanding service from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
To improve his courtroom skills, David joined Toastmasters International. In 2010 he won its World Champion of Public Speaking after competing against over 30,000 contestants from 113 countries. Though he competed to become a better trial lawyer, David delivered his best speech outside the courtroom when he convinced Dr. Josephine Thinwa to marry him. She liked it so much that she etched a copy above their mantelpiece. When not in court, David enjoys teaching Bible classes with Josephine, serving on the Friends of the Dallas Public Library’s board of directors, and barbecuing as often as he can.