Gulstrom, Henson & Petrie, PC

Gulstrom, Henson & Petrie, PC

Your Personal Advocate in Criminal Defense & Divorce-ID,Representing People Charged with Crimes in Idaho,Attorneys for Divorce, Custody, and Family Matters

Firm Overview

From our law office in Nampa, Idaho, Gulstrom, Henson & Petrie, PC represents clients throughout Southwest Idaho in a variety of family and criminal law matters. Established in 2001, we offer the knowledge and skill of four experienced attorneys, and a full support staff of paralegals and administrative assistants.

Example cases

Suppression / Firearms — Henson
Responding to call of domestic disturbance, officers arrive at motel and discover cache of weapons in room rented to convicted felon. Asserting numerous constitutional violations and striking down State's assertion of appropriate police conduct, Court suppressed all evidence seized and statements made, ultimately resulting in dismissal of charges.

Aggravated Battery - Henson
Defendant charged with striking man in face with 22 oz. beer bottle. After presenting evidence of defense of others jury acquitted defendant of all charges

Main Office
1009 West Sanetta Street
Nampa  ID  83651
  • (208) 463-0793
  • (208) 463-1030


Free Initial Consultation?
All initial consultations are free. The consultation will last as long as it needs to.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Criminal Offenses are typically flat-fee arrangements.
Hourly Rates
$150 to $200 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Kara, Laura and Michelle.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

To help a person who is facing criminal or family legal problems means the most important things to us are at stake. There is no more challenging or rewarding area to practice.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I find it very helpful when a client can come in to my office understanding legal terminology, processes and certain legal theories. It is always helpful when someone can educate themselves to better understand the process. However, I do not suggest that a person then represent themselves for any matter.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


Ryan Henson

I previously worked as a Deputy Prosecutor for Canyon County before going into business with Gulstrom & Henson, PC in 2004. I attended the University of Idaho, graduating class of 1996, with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. While attending the University of North Dakota to pursue my Juris Doctorate, which I received in May of 2002, I worked at the criminal defense firm of Larivee and Light, LLC, as well as externed for the King County Prosecutor's Office for the "Most Dangerous Offenders Project." I assisted in publishing the textbook of "Norwegian Comparative Law" (2001) with Professor Thomas Lockney, at the same time as I attended the University of Oslo, Norway. While in Norway I studied comparative law.

In the legal arena I have had experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. To know each side of a legal battle certainly gives me an advantage. I have also worked as an attorney defending insurance companies; giving a well rounded approach to my representation, ranging from the simplest to the most complex of cases.

We understand and communicate with our clients at their level of understanding when it comes to the legal system. No matter if it is your first court experience or your fiftieth, we ensure that your needs are being handled appropriately.

Personal interests:

My family and the great outdoors.

  • Bar Number: 6617
    Idaho , 2002
  • University Of North Dakota
    Juris Doctorate , 2002
    Grand Forks
  • University Of Idaho
    Bachelor of Science , 1996
  • University Of North Dakota
    Juris Doctorate , 2002
    Grand Forks
  • University Of Idaho
    Bachelor of Science , 1996

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