Jeff was raised in Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in 1982. Following his undergraduate degree from Purdue, Jeff attended the first two years of law school at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, and completed his Juris Doctor degree at Stetson University. Jeff graduated law school at the top of his class in 1985.
Before becoming a personal injury attorney, Jeff worked as a defense lawyer for many well-known insurance and Fortune 500 companies. His experience in Workers’ Compensation Law expanded to include Disability Law and complex issues involved with Social Security Law. Over the years, Jeff discovered his talents and abilities were best applied in representing injured clients, rather than corporate insurance companies, so he began his exclusive practice of representing injured and disabled clients in 1995.
Jeff’s experience in representing large insurance and Fortune 500 companies has provided a huge advantage to his clients. He knows how insurance companies handle claims, and he knows the schemes and tactics used by insurance companies to minimize compensation for injured victims. Knowing how insurance companies defend cases, Jeff is prepared to vigorously represent his clients and he does everything he can to maximize compensation for them.
Jeff has exceptional skill and experience with Traumatic Brain Injury cases, which many lawyers find confusing and difficult. He is a long-time member (and former Board Member) of the Brain Injury Association of Florida and frequently provides lectures and educational presentations to members of the Brain Injury Support Group at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL.
He has extensive experience with complex medical evidence required in serious injury cases. Jeff has tried more than 100 disability-related cases and has received compensation for his clients in excess of $1 million. His success has earned him membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1 percent of all lawyers in the U.S. are members of this group.
Jeff is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Florida Supreme Court, Indiana Supreme Court, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Middle District of Florida as well as the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and all Florida and Indiana State trial and appellate Courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association and Clearwater Bar Association. In addition, he belongs to the American Bar Association’s Section on Tort and Insurance Law. Other memberships include the American Association of Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (Sustaining Member), Brain Injury Association of Florida (former Board Member), Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association and Palm Harbor Trial Lawyers Association.
Jeff and his family have resided in the Clearwater area since 1984. He has two children, Derek and April.
When Jeff is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.
The best!!! The Law Office of Jeffrey Hensley PA stuck by me through this long drawn out case and was always there to answer my questions!! Hopefully I never need this amazing team for anything else but if I do they will be my first call!
I am a Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange. Mr. Hensley helped me with my disability claim with the Veterans Administration. I had been stonewalled by the system, after trying on my own for almost two years. He helped me through a very difficult time and my case settled within several months once he took over. My wife and I cannot thank you and your firm enough for all that you did.
If you're looking for a good attorney this is the best place to go! Handled my claim fast. Thank you!! 5 Star's not enough!!