Kathleen Mullins Henderson
A Dedicated, Trusted Attorney

Kathleen Mullins Henderson is a Kenwood native with an unparalleled appreciation for Sonoma County and its people. She is an experienced civil litigator knowledgeable in advising clients in varied areas of law including: business, constitutional law, contracts, real property, and family law. Following her passion for helping people resolve everyday issues, Kate now focuses her practice on family law, and trusts and estates.

Kate graduated from Empire College School of Law where she served as a mediator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic. She also served as an editor of Empire Law Review and co-authored and published the article “I Can’t Promise I’ll Try, But I’ll Try to Try: Current Changes in California’s Water Planning Policies for Large-Scale Land Developments” (3 Empire L. Rev. 45 2008).

Prior to attending law school, Kate attended U.C. Davis where she graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nature and Culture. She continues to remain passionate about environmental preservation and is a founding board member of the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation. On any given day you might find Kate mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking in one of the many local Sonoma County parks.

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California
    • Honors: Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution clinic
    • Law Review: Empire Law Review, Editor
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Nature and Culture
Published Works
  • I Can’t Promise I’ll Try, But I’ll Try to Try: Current Changes in California’s Water Planning Policies for Large-Scale Land Developments, 3 Empire L. Rev. 45, 2008
Honors and Awards
  • Super Lawyers 2012, Rising Star
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • California Bar Association
  • California Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Continuing Education Committee, Co-chair
  • American Inns of Court, Richard M. Sangster Chapter
Pro Bono Activities
  • Vice President, Santa Rosa Parks Foundation
  • Board Member, Legal Aid
  • Founding Board Member, Santa Rosa Parks Foundation


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After being filed with divorce papers, I called Kathleen and left her a message regarding my circumstance. She promptly returned my call and was extremely helpful and concerned regarding my case. It was a breath of fresh air that someone finally cared and understood. I ended up meeting with her later that day and when I walked in still extremely emotional she looked at me and I felt like she understood. I explained my situation and told her that I was most concerned for my two children. She also understood that from a personal level also. Kate always tried to make sure that I understood that it really was the communication between my ex and I that would most likely solve this. She also completely understood and reminded me that all this anger from him was feelings of hurt. Kate was there for me emotionally and answered all my questions regarding the case at anytime. She was even willing to talk to me on weekends and from home. Kate is professional, caring, and I will always be thankful to her for helping me in one of the worst times is my life.

~ N.W. , Santa Rosa, CA