Kathleen Mullins Henderson

Kathleen Mullins Henderson

Santa Rosa, California

Kathleen Mullins Henderson is a Kenwood native with an unparalleled appreciation for Sonoma County and its people. She is an experienced civil litigator knowledgable 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Trusts
  • Estates

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