Christian G. Henry is Of Counsel in our office in Athens, Georgia, and he specializes in government liability, government contracting, general liability, construction, business litigation, insurance coverage and a variety of appellate matters.
With nearly two decades of litigation experience, Henry has tried numerous jury trials in the superior and state courts of Georgia, and dozens of non-jury trials. He has also handled over 30 appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Henry’s experience extends to nominations for U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, Justice on the Georgia Supreme Court, Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals and Judge of the Superior Court for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.
He has also been the County Attorney for Georgia’s Morgan County for nearly 15 years, a role equivalent to being general counsel for a 200-person enterprise that includes advising county commissioners and staff on all matters of county business, rules and regulations.
An active member of the State Bar of Georgia, Mr. Henry is the secretary of the Local Government section and he has served as president of the County Attorneys section of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. He is also a member of the Georgia Municipal Association.
Mr. Henry holds a Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Georgia.
While in law school, he was a member of the Cumberland Law Review and a Scholar of Merit for Contracts II. He also taught legal research and writing to first-year law students as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow.
Mr. Henry lives in Madison, Georgia, with his wife and two children. He is a Deacon at Madison Baptist Church, and has served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Madison.
J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1997
A.B., Political Science, University of Georgia, 1993
State Bar of Georgia, 1997
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1998
Court of Appeals of Georgia, 1998
United States District Court, North District of Georgia, 1998
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2002
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circut, 2016
Insurance Bad Faith Claims in Georgia, Lorman Education Services, June 6, 2002.
State Bar of Georgia, Member 1997 – current
Local Government Law Section, 2002 – current; Secretary, 2017-18
Ocmulgee Bar Association, Member, 2002 – current
Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 1997 – current
Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), Member, 2005 – current; President, County Attorneys Section, 2015-16
ACCG – General County Government Committee, Member, 2005 – current
ACCG – Legal List-Serv Protocol Committee, Member, 2012 – current
Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Member, 2006 – current