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.
NOTABLE PERSONAL INJURY VERDICTS & RECOVERIES
$2,500,000 gross settlement in complex trucking collision resulting $1,900,000 gross settlement in tire defect action $900,000 gross settlement of compromised default judgment obtained by multiple plaintiffs in toxic tort exposure $865,000 gross settlement in trucking accident case resulting in a three level back fusion surgery for a fork lift operator $687,000 jury verdict in wrongful death award for mother and estranged daughter of decedent $500,000 gross settlement resulting from police brutality $490,000 gross settlement with trucking carrier in complex low impact collision with farm equipment $480,000 gross settlement in trucking accident $206,000 jury verdict for tow truck and pedestrian collision
Obtained a take nothing judgment in commercial trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty action Successfully represented multiple oil & gas companies in complex damages dispute Obtained a judgment for Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations in a commercial dispute Negotiated return of home after bank foreclosure and imposition of IRS tax levy
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
All Courts of the State of Texas U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
American Association for Justice Texas Trial Lawyers Association Dallas Trial Lawyers Association Dallas Bar Association
The University of Texas, B.A. Government 1993 Columbia University, M.S. Journalism 1994 The University of Texas, J.D. Law 1996