Geoffrey Justin HenleyMember
Geoff fights to win. Since his days as an assistant district attorney in 1997, Geoff has tried more than 100 cases to a verdict, and has racked up large victories in civil and criminal courts.
While attending the University of Texas School of Law, he clerked at the legendary Austin law firm of Minton, Burton, and Foster & Collins for two years. After passing the bar, the Dallas native moved to South Padre Island and joined the Cameron County District Attorneys’ Office in 1997. During his tenure at the district attorneys’ office, Geoff began as a misdemeanor prosecutor rising to become the Misdemeanor Supervisor, and then ultimately a First Chair Felony Prosecutor.
During his four years as a prosecutor, Geoff tried two capital murders, two murders, several sex offenses and a variety of drug and violent offenses, including a world-renowned animal cruelty case involving a fatal dog stoning. Texas Lawyer captured Geoff’s greatest achievement during this period, though, where he obtained a capital murder conviction in a case without a body or any forensic evidence indicating death. See Texas Lawyer, “Corpus Delecti Aids Prosecutor in Murder Case,” March 19, 2001.
In spring 2001, Geoff returned home to Dallas and formed Henley & Henley, P.C. with his brother, Hudson.