Lisa M. Henderson


lhenderson@mvplaw.com
(314) 621-1133
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Admitted to Practice:
  • Missouri, 2005
  • Illinois, 2006

Education:
  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2005
  • B.S., Missouri State University, 2002

Ms. Henderson is a shareholder with the firm and is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Missouri.  She focuses her practice exclusively on workers compensation defense, and represents insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers.  She regularly tries cases in both Illinois and Missouri, and has successfully argued before the court of appeals and the Commission in both Illinois and Missouri. 

 

Ms. Henderson has been successful in various Illinois and Missouri cases.  In the case of Ian Johnson v. ARI Environmental, the Illinois Court of Appeals confirmed the circuit court's full denial of the claim and benefits.  The Court of Appeals cited Ms. Henderson's cross examination of the opposing party's witness as the basis for the denial, as she was able to convince the witness to change his opinion and testify in favor of the defense. 
 
In the case of Dennis Moore v. Material Works, the Illinois Commission accepted Ms. Henderson's argument that an employer/insurer should be entitled to reimbursement of payment of medical expenses when it's later discovered the payments were made erroneously.  This was a significant win because this case now provides precedent to argue for reimbursement to employers and insurers.
 
In the case of Jackie Rogers v. Dillard's, Ms. Henderson argued for, and was awarded, a complete denial of all benefits for a disputed Missouri work injury.  At trial, both claimant and a witness for the claimant testified as to the alleged injury and damages.  Despite the two witnesses on behalf of the claimant, the judge entered an award of a full denial of benefits.
 
Ms. Henderson also is a frequent lecturer and presenter on Missouri and Illinois workers compensation issues and case law.  In 2012 she presented on behalf of the Missouri Bar on Ethics in the Legal Practice.  She has also provided presentations for the Missouri Self Insured Association's yearly conference, and has spoken at various CLE seminars as well.

 

Ms. Henderson is also a published writer, as her publication Sex Offenders; You Are Now Free to Move About the Country was published in the UMKC Law Review.  She also served as Lead Note and Comment Editor on the UMKC Law Review.  After graduation, Ms. Henderson continued her legal writing.  In 2011 she co-authored a chapter in a textbook about the legal issues associated with people who are HIV positive and living with AIDS.  She authored a piece in the American Bar Association Spring Newsletter about the Erosion of the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine.  She is also a syndicated columnist, and writes a column about the funnier parts of practicing law.  Her column is published in various newspapers across the nation.

 

Ms. Henderson is also an avid animal lover and an active volunteer with Stray Rescue of Saint Louis, a non-profit no-kill rescue shelter that rescues abandoned and abused street animals.  She provides weekly training for volunteers at the shelter, and works at the shelter cleaning kennels and walking dogs.  She is also involved in Stray Rescue's fundraising events and their education program with the community.  She speaks at local schools on behalf of Stray Rescue, and works with educating children about the proper way to treat and care for animals.

 

Ms. Henderson is active in local government as well.  She worked with the City of St. Peters to change their local ordinance which prohibitted residents from having foster dogs.  Her proposed legislative changes were enacted by the City of St. Peters in October 2011, and her proposed changes are currently law in that city.  She was listed as a Rising Star by Thompson Reuters┬« Super Lawyers publication.  Her article on the Erosion of the Exclusie Remedy Doctrine was published in the ABA/TIPS Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law Committee Spring 2013 Newsletter.

 

Ms. Henderson also works with Shelter in Place, a charity that helps extremely low income people with their daily struggles and financial burdens.  She is also involved with Wishing Well, which is a charity that helps grant wishes to chronically ill children in the St. Louis area.  She lives in St. Louis with her husband Matt, and her three dogs.



Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation

Accomplishments:
Served as the Lead Note and Comments Editor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review.
Authored "Sex Offenders: You are Now Free to Move About the Country", UMKC Law Review Journal.
Co-wrote a chapter in HIV/AIDS Reference for Mental Health Professionals
Authored a piece in the American Bar Association Spring Newsletter about The Erosion of the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine


Professional Organizations:
The Missouri Bar
Young Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis