David Henderson

David Henderson

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David Henderson is an Of Counsel at Ellwanger Law. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, civil rights attorney, and communications consultant with more than 20 years of experience in high-profile cases. He has tried over 70 jury cases to a verdict, ranging from civil cases to human trafficking to capital murder. He has also helped devise courtroom strategies for hundreds of proceedings. As part of his longstanding dedication to ending systemic injustice, Henderson has written op-eds regarding anti-riot laws and qualified immunity.


  • Henderson was invited by the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association to provide continuing education courses for thousands of attorneys across the state.
  • He served as faculty at TDCAA’s semi-annual Trial Skills Course, which is essentially boot camp for all Texas prosecutors. 
  • He was one of TDCAA’s most highly-rated speakers from his first presentation.
  • He joined Toastmasters International in 2007.


  • During his time at the DA’s Office, Henderson was named local Criminal Justice Member of the Year and received the President’s Award for outstanding service from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
  • In 2010, he was named World Champion of Public Speaking in a competition of more than 30,000 elite speakers from 113 countries.