Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information


Michael E. Hensley
Partner


mhensley@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602-263-1775
FAX: 602-200-7832

Education

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 1990

Arizona State University
College of Law
J.D., with Distinction, 1986

Best Oral Advocate,
Constitutional Law, 1985

Philip C. Jessup, International Law Moot Court Team - 1985
Regional Competition - Best Oral Advocate First Runner-Up

Arizona State University
B.S., Business Administration, 1980

University of Alaska, Anchorage

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1986
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit



Michael E. Hensley


Mr. Hensley has been with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since 1985, and a Partner since 1992. He concentrates his practice on general civil litigation and insurance defense litigation of all types, including life, health, disability and ERISA claims litigation, Bad Faith defense, professional liability defense, employment law and employee benefits law. Mr. Hensley received his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law in 1986. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hensley is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Life, Health, Disability and ERISA law sub-committee of the DRI, and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.  Mr. Hensley is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale and Hubbell, was selected to Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and was rated by Arizona Business Magazine as one of Arizona’s Top Lawyers for insurance and employee benefits.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (ERISA, Life, Health & Disability Insurance Subsection)
  • Horace Rumple Inn of Court (Barrister, 2001 to present)
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County (Judge Pro Tem)

Civic/Community Associations

  • A Stepping Stone Foundation (Board of Directors and President, 1999 to 2013)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Selected, Arizona’s Top Lawyers for Insurance and Employee Benefits by Arizona Business Magazine
  • Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Trustee Training: Trustee Fiduciary Obligations and Conflicts of Interest and Open Meeting Laws in an Electronic Age,” Presenter, Northern Arizona Employee Benefit Trust, February 2017
  • “Trustee Training: Trustee Fiduciary Obligations and Conflicts of Interest, Open Meeting Laws in an Electronic Age, and HIPPA Obligations for Employee Benefit Plans,” Presenter, Arizona Local Government Employee Benefit Trust, February 2017
  • “Trustee Training: Trustee Fiduciary Obligations and Conflicts of Interest, Open Meeting Laws in an Electronic Age, and HIPPA Obligations for Employee Benefit Plans,” Presenter, Rural Arizona Governmental Health Trust, February 2017
  • Trustee Training: Trustee Fiduciary Obligations and Conflicts of Interest and Open Meeting Laws in an Electronic Age,” Presenter, Cochise Combined Trust, January 2017
  • "Rapid Fire Drill  - AZ Case Law Updates," Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
  • "Managing the Maze, The Interplay Between ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation," Co-Presenter, Corvel's Educational Spring Seminar, April 2013
  • "Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act," Speaker, Northwest Arizona Employee Benefit Trust, March 6, 2013
  • "Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act," Speaker, Arizona Metropolitan Employee Benefit Trust, February 13, 2013
  • "Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act," Speaker, Rural Arizona Governmental Health Trust, February 20, 2013
  • "Construction Defect Tenders and Related Topics," Presenter, Arizona Insurance Claims Association, October 2012
  • "2009 Changes to the Family Medical Leave Act," Presenter, The Mahoney Group's Benefits Litigation Seminar, April 2009
  • "How to Defend a Life, Health and Disability Claim Under ERISA," Presenter, USLAW Network's ERISA Task Force Boot Camp, September 2007
  • "Claims Appeals, A Trustee's Primer," Presenter, Arizona Local Government Employee Benefit Trust, Cochise Combined Trust, Lake Havasu City Employee Benefit Trust and Rural Arizona Governmental Health Trust, February 2007
  • "The Winning Numbers Are: 8-10-15-2-8/70," Author, JS&H Reporter, Winter 2002
  • "Formal Service of Summons is Required to Start the 30-Day Period Under 28 U.S.C. Section 1446(b)," Author, ABA TIPS Health and Disability Insurance Law Newsletter, Fall 1999