Jim Henderson is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Mr. Henderson has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, and he currently leads the firm’s Natural Resources Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Henderson specializes in oil and gas litigation matters, including royalty class actions, surface-use disputes, contract disputes between producers and purchasers, mechanics’ liens, and quiet title actions. He also represents clients in a wide variety of environmental matters, including CERCLA cost-allocation disputes, Clean Air Act citizen suits, and common-law land contamination cases. In regard to general commercial litigation, Mr. Henderson has represented a diverse range of clients, from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in matters ranging from construction defect claims, to product liability issues, contract and warranty disputes, and employment matters.
Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Henderson serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Resource Center Association and the Associate Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. He was a member of the 2021 class of the Leadership Denver program. Mr. Henderson previously served on the Mile High United Way Emerging Leaders Council Steering Committee and has been active in pro bono representation of clients, including through participation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s Civil Case Pro Bono Panel. Mr. Henderson currently serves as the Co-Pro Bono Coordinator for DGS.
Mr. Henderson is admitted to practice in the state courts of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, as well as the federal courts for the District of Colorado, the District of Montana, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Henderson also serves on the American Bar Association’s Environmental & Energy Litigation subcommittee. He has also been named among the “Ones to Watch” in the area of Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers, an annual guide by publisher Woodward/White Inc. Mr. Henderson has been named Future Colorado Star in Benchmark Litigation.
Mr. Henderson received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was the senior articles editor for the Denver University Law Review, a general editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review, and a member of the Moot Court Board. In addition, he interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Henderson was also awarded a Public Interest Law Group Fellowship to work with a human rights agency in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Prior to law school, Mr. Henderson served as an associate pastor at a church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He also attended graduate school at Yale University, where he served as a teaching fellow in the Political Science and International Studies departments.
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