Judge of the Circuit Court
Paul L. Henderson photo
Paul L.


Occupation: Attorney at Law

Occupational Background: Sole Practitioner, Paul Henderson, P.C., Medford, Oregon; Associate Attorney, Martial Henault, P.C., Medford, Oregon; Partner, Henderson & Nogg, P.C., Anchorage, Alaska; Sole Practitioner, Paul Henderson, Esq., Anchorage, Alaska; Law Clerk, M. Ashley Dickerson, P.C., Anchorage, Alaska; Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, Patterson, Ritner & Lockwood, Los Angeles, California.

Educational Background: Santa Monica High School; Santa Monica City College, Associate of Arts Degree; California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, History; Southwestern School of Law, Juris Doctor.

Prior Governmental Experience: None


Wife Mary Ann, sons Paul and John.

Professional and Community Involvement:

Oregon State Bar (1989); U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (inactive); California State Bar (1976-1990); Alaska Bar Association (1977-1990); U.S. District Court, District of Alaska (inactive); Classroom Law Project/ OSB High School Mock Trial Competition; Board, Rogue Valley Fellowship; Board, Grace Christian School Foundation; The Chamber of Medford/ Jackson County; Kiwanis.

A long-time Southern Oregon resident, Paul has handled a wide range of cases as an attorney during his 30 years in the justice system. He has spent most of the last 18 years practicing family law in Jackson County and helping his clients find solutions during difficult times. This experience, along with his dedication to family and community, has given Paul the knowledge, temperament, and skill to listen and rule fairly and competently when handling the matters entrusted to him.

Paul personally believes children are at the heart of our community and ensures that family values are maintained while he guides family members to make positive choices. He understands how strong families in turn benefit the community as a whole.

Paul's unique qualifications have earned him the support and respect of his peers, local business leaders, and the citizens of Jackson County. As Judge, Paul will bring integrity, knowledge and compassion to his position, and at the same time demonstrate the ability, wisdom and resolve to make tough but fair decisions.

(This information furnished by Henderson for Judge Election Committee.)