Hahn & Hahn LLP Mourns Passing of Former Partner William K. Henley

November 13, 2023

Hahn & Hahn LLP Mourns Passing of Former Partner William K. Henley

LOS ANGELES – November 13, 2023 – Hahn & Hahn LLP is heartbroken by the loss of former partner and dear friend William "Bill" K. Henley, who passed away recently.

“Having known him for more than four decades, I know of no one who was more dedicated, loyal and committed to Hahn & Hahn and its values of integrity, honesty and respect than Bill Henley,” said Partner Dale Pelch.

Bill joined the firm immediately upon his graduation from the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings) in 1969 and devoted his entire 50-year legal career to serving the clients of Hahn & Hahn. As the head of the firm's Litigation practice group, Bill focused on advising employers and corporations in all varieties of litigated matters before retiring in 2019.

Bill was also a member of the firm's Executive Committee and the E&O Committee during his tenure at Hahn & Hahn.

As a supporter of his local community, Bill was also actively involved in various leadership roles with youth organizations. He served as President of the Board of Five Acres Boys' and Girls' Society, Trustee of the Children's Center at Caltech and Director and General Counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, San Gabriel Valley Council. Bill was also a Member of the Board of Directors at Scripps Home and Secretary at the Big Santa Anita Canyon Historical Society.

Bill is remembered by his colleagues as a brilliant lawyer, a gifted storyteller and a good friend to all who were fortunate enough to know him, said the firm's Administrative Coordinator Sue Endacott.

Recently retired Partner Scott Jenkins, who worked closely with Bill, also expressed his thoughts on Bill's legacy at the firm.

“Bill was particularly good at mentoring new lawyers, always stressing the importance of reviewing carefully and understanding completely the applicable legal codes,” Jenkins said. “He set a noble example for the lawyers and staff which continues to serve the firm today.”

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