Brandon Henderson Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney
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Brandon Henderson

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Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyer in Cleveland

When it comes to trusted, experienced, and compassionate counsel, you can rely on Attorney Brandon Henderson at our firm, HMW Law. In his years of experience, he has provided clients with personal attention and professional dedication. His work ethic has allowed him to understand every detail in his clients' cases, giving him the opportunity to consistently approach a defense strategy with confidence.

Attorney Brandon Henderson has proven time and again that he is equipped to handle criminal defense and DUI / OVI matters.

Representation You Can Trust

Attorney Brandon Henderson founded his own law firm, Brandon J. Henderson Co. L.P.A., in 2003 after his experience working for a multitude of law firms during law school. In 2011, Justin Weatherly became partner, and together they formed a formidable team.

If you are looking for representation to handle your criminal defense or DUI / OVI case in Cleveland, Attorney Brandon Henderson is ready to assist you. With a strong work ethic and professional approach, his experience in trial advocacy has proven to be successful for many past clients.

Contact our Cleveland defense firm for the tenacious counsel you need during this difficult time. Call (216) 220-6776 for a free evaluation!

Awards & Accolades


  • The American Academy of Trial Attorneys - Premier 100 Trial Attorneys
  • Founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–Board of Directors
  • Order of Barristers - National Honor Recognizing Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Regional CLE Committee- Co-chair

Certified Training

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Certified Training
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Certified Training
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Certified Training

Featured Publications

  • Authority Magazine: Interview on the 5 things you need to become a top lawyer in your field. (2022)
  • Pursue the Passion: Press pitches about what to major in for law school. (2022)
  • CB Nation: Press pitches revealing why entrepreneurs started their businesses. (2022)
  • Legal Reader: Guest blogging on the importance of ethics in criminal law. (2023)
  • IdeaMensch: Interview about Brandon Henderson. (2023)
  • Optimize My Firm: Podcast appearance (PIMM #44). (2023)
  • Starter Story: Interview about HMW Law. (2023)
  • Carol Roth: Press pitches on creative ways to grow your small business customer base. (2023) Link
  • Pursue the Passion: Press pitches on careers where you can help others. (2023)
  • Law Venture: Guest blogging on the dangers of using ChatGPT for lawyers. (2023)
  • Legal Desire: Press pitches on social justice, overcoming barriers, and unleashing opportunities with law. (2023)
  • Legal Reader: Press pitches on utilizing the law to advance social justice, insights from US attorneys. (2023)


Aside from the accolades, Brandon J. Henderson graduated from Ohio University with honors and with his bachelor's degree in Business with a double-major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Business Administration. While attending law school at Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Henderson earned several accolades and was recognized for excellence in trial advocacy. He spent time on the Jonathon M. Ault Trial Team, where he was captain and led them to the Regional Finals of the NITA National Trial Competition. He also received top honors and scholarships, including:

  • Deloitte & Touche Accounting Scholarship
  • Ohio University Dean's Scholarship
  • Membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society – Top 15% in his class
  • Membership in the Honor fraternity Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Membership (and former Chair) in the Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Organization
  • AIOTL 2023
  • NADC
  • AATA
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • AVVO CD 1
  • AVVO CD 2
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers - 2022 Litigator of the Year

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Proof of Our Success

Read Our Client Testimonials
  • Brandon is hands down the best attorney I've had.

    “He is extremely personable, and competent and will work his butt off to achieve the best result in a stressful situation.”

    - Zach
  • Each case has ended with better than expected results.

    “Brandon will be honest and up front about your situation while passionately defending you and your rights.”

    - Joe
  • I am happy & grateful to know he is always in my corner.

    “I have referred him to anyone that I have come into contact with that is in need of a top defense attorney, and they have all thanked me for bringing them to him.”

    - Charles
  • He is a hardworking "client first" attorney!

    “His expertise and belief in his clients are two of the most important qualities you can expect from Mr. Henderson!”

    - Sally
  • Brandon Henderson and his team handle their business

    “Brandon Henderson and his team handle their business if and when I needed a great lawyer I would get in touch with the firm.”

    - Michael
Damn Right, We Fight!

We are passionate about what we do, and that drive, coupled with our winning attitude, allows us to move forward with cases at full force. Our Ohio lawyers don't back down from a challenge – no matter how complex it is. We explore every legal option to ensure we leave no stone unturned as we focus on protecting our clients' rights and best interests.

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