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39 Years Young

39 Years Young

Our law firm opened 39 years ago today. Much has changed since then. When I hung my shingle, I took whatever cases I could. I frequently represented oil and gas interests and other corporations. I am grateful that for a very long time, I have been able to devote my efforts to representing only individuals in disputes with companies, and helping humans in conflict with the government.

Lanita joined 38 years ago, and Shelly has been helping me for 31 years.

I still find the work challenging and I still enjoy it. I plan on continuing representing my fellow citizens in the courts for as long as I can.

– Mark

Lanita Henricksen: We Can’t Give Up

Lanita Henricksen: We Can’t Give Up

KFOR reports:

One day after his request for a stay of execution was denied, attorneys for Richard Glossip say they are not giving up.


On Monday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied Glossip’s request for a stay of execution.

“This is not it, we still have 48 hours at least to work on this case and we can’t give up because we have a man that’s going to be put to death,” Lanita Henricksen, one of Glossip’s attorneys said.

On Tuesday, Glossip’s attorneys that they would appeal the governor for a stay of execution along with filing for a re-hearing in the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Photo: Mark and Lanita Henricksen to the far right, with Brady Henderson from ACLU Oklahoma, Rev. William Tabernee of Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Sister Helen Prejean, and Bud Welch of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.

 

Henricksen Wins Case To Fund Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center

Henricksen Wins Case To Fund Canadian County Juvenile Justice Center

The Oklahoman reports:

A state supreme court opinion should settle the uncertainty over legal use of a Canadian County sales tax that funds the county juvenile center.

Issued Tuesday, the opinion affirms a county judge’s temporary order to continue funding the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center in El Reno with a 0.035 percent sales tax approved by voters in 1996.

Use of the funds came into question after an Oct. 31 attorney general’s opinion that said voters only authorized the construction of the building but not ongoing programs and services, except maintenance and janitors. …

“We will seek a final ruling that the attorney general’s opinion in this matter is in error and that the county must continue using the sales tax to fund operations until such time, if ever, that the voters change this tax,” said Mark Henricksen, an attorney representing the county sheriff and other stakeholders. …

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