Aggressive Advocates from Traffic, DUIs and Misdemeanors to Felonies
Being charged with a criminal offense can be one of the most difficult times in your life. Many questions may arise about whether you will spend time in jail, have a conviction on your record, lose your job or lose your license to drive.
With so much at stake, it is important to speak with a criminal defense attorney who is knowledgeable. At Billam & Henderson, LLC, our attorneys will work with you to defend what is most important to you. Our attorneys will answer your questions, address your concerns and zealously advocate for you.
Serious About Protecting and Assisting Clients
Our office is dedicated to protecting your rights, record, and reputation. We will offer you personal attention and aggressive legal representation in order to obtain the best possible outcome. We will discuss the information in your case that you need so you are informed and able to make the best decisions for your situation.
Our attorneys routinely argue for clients at bond hearings, preliminary hearings, motions to suppress evidence, motions for discovery, and conduct trials. Our attorneys have successfully argued for case dismissals, not guilty verdicts, reduced charges and beneficial plea agreements from people facing felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges.
108 E. Poplar St., Suite B
Olathe, KS 66061
8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
911 Massachusetts, Suite B2-A
Lawrence, KS 66044
Penalties for drunk driving have become more severe in recent years. With the potential for jail time and a mandatory fine, our state treats these offenses very seriously.
The loss of driving privileges can place a person in a hardship when dealing with transportation to work, for child care and in everyday life.
Our attorneys utilize their experience and training to handle these cases with vigor. Attorney Courtney Henderson completed the NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course taught by Walden, Platt & Associates in 2008. We use that experience in our defense preparation to avoid unjust convictions.
Clients have benefited from our representation and dedication in numerous traffic matters including
-Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including the administrative hearing, repeat offenders and felony DUI
-Driving while suspended or revoked
-Reckless and Careless driving
-Speeding tickets, no proof of insurance, no registration and seat belt violations
Let Us Work for You
It is crucial to protect yourself, your freedom, and your driving privileges immediately, contact our office for a free initial consultation to review your legal options.
Courtney T. Henderson, a partner at Billam & Henderson, LLC, has practiced criminal defense during his career in courts throughout Kansas and Missouri. He served as an Assistant Deputy Defender for the 10th Judicial District in Johnson County, Kansas prior to co-founding Billam & Henderson, LLC. During that time he gained invaluable experience on complex criminal litigation. Mr. Henderson has continued to expand his areas of practice to include juvenile defense, high-profile criminal cases and appeals. Mr. Henderson co-authored a book on Juvenile Defense Strategies published by Aspatore Books. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 trial lawyers in Kansas by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Mr. Henderson has defended clients against allegations involving drugs, weapons, domestic violence, sex offenses and violent crimes in both adult and juvenile courts for several years. His reputation and knowledge resulted in being named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers for criminal defense since 2013 and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2014 & 2015. He was further selected as one of the Nation's Top Attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015.
Mr. Henderson is a member on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and continues membership in The National Trial Lawyers, the Johnson County Bar Association and his state bar associations. He serves as a trusted judge pro tem for the 10th Judicial District Court in juvenile and criminal courtrooms. He acts as a mentor attorney in the area of criminal defense in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and volunteered his legal services for Birthday Blessings KC, a local non-profit organization that provides free birthday services for children in need. He was honored as a Top Lawyer by the Global Directory of Who's Who and maintains a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO.
Mr. Henderson was born and raised in Kansas on his family farm. He earned his B.S. from Kansas State University in Business Administration as a College of Business Honors Program graduate. He followed by then receiving his J.D. from the University Of Kansas School Of Law in 2003.
Bar Number: 21327
Bar Number: 56926
University of Kansas
Juris Doctor, 2003
Kansas State University
BA, Business Administration, 2000
Jason Billam has dedicated his career to defending clients charged with the most serious and complex crimes for over 15 years. Mr. Billam has represented countless high-profile clients including two notable Capital Murder cases: State of Kansas v. John E. Robinson (profiled in Time Magazine) and State of Kansas v. Darrell Stallings.
Mr. Billam began his legal career at Watson & Dameron, LLP learning a broad base of the law including civil, plaintiff's litigation, immigration, and criminal defense. Deciding to hone his skills as a criminal defense trial attorney, he joined the Johnson County Public Defender's Office in 2003 to expand his felony trial experience. Mr. Billam handled diverse felony cases including crimes of violence, white collar, DUI, domestic violence and theft.
In 2005, he joined with Courtney Henderson to co-found Billam & Henderson, LLC, a law firm devoted to advocating for people accused of crimes. Since 2005, Mr. Billam has advocated on behalf of hundreds of clients ranging from disorderly conduct to first degree murder. Mr. Billam has gained invaluable experience handling DUI and traffic matters in the city municipal courts in both Kansas and Missouri which he uses to benefit his new clients.
Mr. Billam has assisted the Lawrence Police Department in its Academy mock trial exercise on trial preparation and testimony and he remains a trusted pro tem judge by many 10th Judicial District Court Judges.
Mr. Billam is the Technology Chair on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He was a Super Lawyer's Rising Star from 2010 to 2012. He was a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers. He was recognized as part of the Nation's Top Once Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015. Closer to home, he served a two-year term on his local PTO, responsible for Playgrounds and Safety.
A local boy, Mr. Billam grew up in Olathe and has been in the Kansas City Metro area his entire life. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Emporia State University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2000.
Mr. Billam is a formidable violent crime attorney and successfully defends our clients in all aspects of criminal law at the State and Appellate levels in both Kansas and Missouri.