The Arapahoe County Bar Association unanimously elected Burg Simpson shareholder Thomas W. Henderson as secretary of the organization this week.
“I’m honored and humbled that my fellow members of the Arapahoe County Bar Association have elected me onto the officer track of the Board of Directors – starting as the Secretary. After having the privilege of serving on the Board as the co-chair of the Access to Justice Committee for the last three years, I’ve had the opportunity to see first-hand what a devoted, creative and energetic group of attorneys and judicial officers make up the Arapahoe County Bar Association,” Tom said. “I look forward to continuing the proud legacy those before me have established, and to adding to it going forward. I hope to continue growing the ACBA by reaching out to all attorneys in Arapahoe County, young and not so young, doing all that we can to keep the doors to our courthouses open to all who live in Arapahoe County, and to helping foster a spirit of collegiality and respect in our bar by providing more and varied opportunities to get to know each other in relaxed and fun settings.”
Today, Tom fights insurance companies for policyholders, holding them to the promises articulated in their policies. He’s familiar with those promises since he spent the first 20 years of his career representing those insurance companies.
Tom’s experience on both sides of the insurance agent’s desk serves his clients well because he knows how carriers operate. Tom represents both individuals and businesses who are struggling to get their claims paid. For consumers, this includes auto, uninsured and underinsured motorist, homeowners, renters, liability, property, health, disability, and life insurance claims. For businesses, this includes auto, liability, property, lost profits, directors and officers, professional liability and construction insurance claims. These claims can range from a few thousand dollars to millions.
The Arapahoe County Bar Association opened its doors in 1958 as an affiliate of the Colorado Bar Association with 41 member attorneys and judges. In less than a decade, the membership had more than doubled to 102. By 1979, the ACBA incorporated as a nonprofit. Today, the organizations boasts more than 1,000 members.
In addition to its continuing education programs, community service, and public education projects, the ACBA also works cooperatively with other organizations in the legal community. In particular, the ACBA has a history of working closely with the judges and administration of the 18th Judicial District to promote accessibility of the justice system. The ACBA takes pride in the fact that it was a compelling influence in the construction of the new Arapahoe County Justice Center which opened in 1989.