Texarkana lawyer Craig Henry is announcing a run for County Court at Law judge of Bowie County.
Henry, a Republican, has practiced law in Texarkana and surrounding areas for nearly 30 years and has volunteered his time to serve by appointment as a special judge in Miller County and Little River County, Ark., district courts.
“I have always wanted to serve my community as a judge,” Henry said. “I wanted to practice law for a significant time to gain experience and learn important life lessons first.”
Henry moved to Texarkana from Marshall, Texas, as a 6-year-old. His desire to practice law began at a young age when he was introduced to the court system by his mother, Lonnie Jones, who served as clerk of Texas’ 6th District Court of Appeals in Texarkana.
Henry said that if elected, he hopes to create a veterans court which will seek better solutions for Bowie County residents who have served their country. Supporting and strengthening existing programs to address domestic violence is a goal of Henry’s as well.
Henry has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal 5th and 8th Circuit appellate courts, federal courts in the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and federal courts in the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas. Henry was licensed to practice law in Texas and Arkansas in 1990 and in Oklahoma in 1995.
Henry has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2005. He was chosen as a Lawyer of Distinction in 2017 and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honorary society that represents fewer than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Henry has been among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Henry is a life member of the NRA.
Henry currently practices with the Law Offices of Craig L. Henry. He worked full time while earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government in 1986. Henry worked part-time while attending University of Arkansas School of Law. He finished his law degree in 1989. Henry attended public schools in Texarkana, Texas, and graduated from Texas High School in 1981.
Henry, his wife Lisa, and their seventh grade son, Zane, are active members of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane. Henry is an assistant Scoutmaster and serves as service coordinator for Troop 16 of the Boy Scouts of America in Texarkana.