The Firm's Co-founder and Managing Partner, C. Richard Henriksen, Jr., having planned at a young age to enter the practice of law, began working for the firm when he was 16.
Richard worked for the firm during college and law school giving him a huge advantage in beginning his practice. His over 35 years of practice has been rewarding to him personally as he has assisted hundreds of individuals achieve their goals. He has also been active in Bar Associations.
He is currently on the governing board of the Utah Association for Justice, and has been since 1979. He served as its President in 1985, after only six years of practice. He is actively involved with the American Association for Justice as a Delegate or Member of its Governing Board, and has been since 1982. Richard has also been active in serving with the Utah State Bar.
Although Richard has had much success in trying and settling cases, recovering substantial verdicts and awards for his clients, he would consider his greatest achievement to give each individual represents a voice in the civil justice system. Richard is known for his strong work ethic, love of people and power of discernment.
In 2007, Richard received the Lifetime Service Award from the Utah Association for Justice, the highest honor bestowed in the Association for his dedication and service for over 30 years to the Association. In 2015, Richard received the Ambassador of the Year award bestowed by the American Association for Justice for his tiring work ethic to promote the ideals of the Association and its pursuit of civil justice within the State of Utah.
University of Utah (B.S., magna cum laude, 1976; J.D., 1979)
Utah Supreme Court, 1979
U.S. District Court, District of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Wrongful Death; Personal Injury; Workers Compensation; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Family Law; General Civil Litigation; and Business Torts.
Utah State Bar - New Lawyers Executive Committee, 1985; Bridge the Gap Committee, 1984-1985; Arbitration Panel Chair, 1994; Ethics Advisory Committee, 1990-1992.
American Association for Justice - Executive Committee, 1986-1987; Law School Programs Committee, 1980-1984 and Chair, 1985; Utah State Delegate, 1982-1988 and Chair, 1986-1987; Board of Governors, 1988-
Utah Association for Justice - Board of Governors, 1979- ; President, 1984-1985
Salt Lake County Bar Association
Western Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Board of Governors, 1983-
Public Justice Association Member
Richard and his wife, Elaine, have raised six children and have sixteen grandchildren. He is actively involved in community affairs, politics, schools, and Scouting. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting. He enjoys backpacking, hiking, cycling, SCUBA diving, and many other outdoor activities.