Dave HendricksonAttorney, Court Martial Defense
Company Spotlight: David S. Hendrickson
David S. Hendrickson is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and an Associate Attorney for Bilecki & Tipon LLLC. His service to his country and his devotion to the men and women who protect it has earned him decorations, honors, and a reputation as a fighter both inside and outside the courtroom.
Mr. Hendrickson first enlisted in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman (0311) in 1997. He deployed with the I Marine Expeditionary Force in 2003 as an NCO, and led Marines under the command of Major General James N. Mattis during Operation Iraqi Freedom I.
During this time, Mr. Hendrickson earned a Combat Action Ribbon and a Navy/Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation for his courage under fire and his extraordinary heroism in conducting the longest sequence of coordinated combined arms overland attacks in the history of the Marine Corps. Mr. Hendrickson and his team would advance nearly 800 kilometers under sustained and heavy combat, ultimately destroying nine Iraqi divisions.
After serving honorably in the Marine Corps, Mr. Hendrickson pursued an education at the University of Utah, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. He went on to attend law school at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California, where he achieved academic honors in Federal Income Taxation and Trial Advocacy, as well as local and national awards in Moot Court.
Upon graduation from law school in 2009, Mr. Hendrickson was selected to serve in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) during the most selective period in the organization’s history. He gravitated toward military justice, and was selected early to serve as a Trial Counsel (military prosecutor) in the Army’s busiest jurisdiction at Fort Hood, Texas.
From 2011-12, he deployed to Afghanistan with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Thereafter, when he wasn’t serving in positions as a trial attorney, Mr. Hendrickson stayed close to military justice by acting in advisory staff roles in levels of command from O-6 to O-9.
From 2015-17, Mr. Hendrickson served as a Trial Defense Counsel in the Pacific Rim, defending clients charged with some of the most serious offenses, including murder, rape, sexual assault, and aggravated assault. During this time, he achieved case dismissals with over half of his assigned cases, and never lost a jury trial.
Mr. Hendrickson has received an outpouring of gratitude from his former clients, and was praised by one service member as being “called to greatness,” for his exemplary work in the courtroom. It’s this aggressive advocacy and dedication that landed Mr. Hendrickson a position at one of the most exceptional court martial defense firms in the U.S. today, Bilecki & Tipon LLLC.
Mr. Hendrickson is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family and boating.