Michael Hensley 2018-03-05T12:35:02+00:00

Michael Hensley

PARTNER

    

mhensley@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.1775
FAX: 602.200.7832

Legal Assistant: Lisa Drapeau
602.263.1775
ldrapeau@jshfirm.com

Mike Hensley concentrates his practice on general civil litigation and all types of insurance defense litigation, including life, health, disability and ERISA claims litigation, bad faith defense, professional liability defense, employment law and employee benefits law.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member of the ERISA, Life, Health and Disability Insurance Subsection
  • Horace Rumple Inn of Court, Barrister, 2001-Present
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, Judge Pro Tem

Civic/Community Associations

  • A Stepping Stone Foundation, Board of Directors and Past President, 1999-2013

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2018
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers for Insurance and Employee Benefits, Arizona Business Magazine
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by 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 Corporation’s Educational Spring Seminar, April 2013
  • “Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act,” Presenter, Northwest Arizona Employee Benefit Trust, March 2013
  • “Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act,” Presenter, Arizona Metropolitan Employee Benefit Trust, February 2013
  • “Benefit Claims Appeals Under the Affordable Care Act,” Presenter, Rural Arizona Governmental Health Trust, February 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, JSH 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

Education

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 1990

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1986
Best Oral Advocate, Constitutional Law, 1985
Best Oral Advocate First Runner-Up, Regional Competition, Philip C. Jessup, International Law Moot Court Team, 1985

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, Ninth Circuit