C. Richard Henriksen, Jr.
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. He has been on the governing board of Utah Association for Justice since 1979 and served as its president in 1985. He has been actively involved with the American Association for Justice as a Delegate or Member of its Governing Board since 1982. Mr. Henriksen has also been active in serving with the Utah State Bar.
Mr. Henriksen has had many cases resulting in numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of his clients. Mr. Henriksen is known for his strong work ethic, love of people and power of discernment.
In 2007, Mr. Henriksen received the Lifetime Service Award from the Utah Association of Justice.
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; Products Liability; Personal Injury Law; Workers Compensation Law; Family Law; General Civil Litigation; and Medical Malpractice.
Utah State Bar
New Lawyers Executive Committee, 1985; Bridge the Gap Committee, 1984-1985; Arbitration Panel Chair, 1994; Ethics Advocate Committee, 1990-1992.
American Association for Justice
Executive Committee, 1986-1987; Law School Programs Committee, 1980-1984 and Chair, 1985; Board of Governors, 1988- ; Utah State Delegate, 1982-1988 and Chair, 1986-1987
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-
Mr. Henriksen and his wife, Elaine, have raised six children and have six grandchildren. He is actively involved in community affairs, politics, schools, and Scouting. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting.