ABOUT OUR FIRM

In May 2013, Bill Henn and Kevin Lesperance formed Henn Lesperance PLC with the sole purpose of zealously representing defendants in complex civil litigation. This has primarily involved providing legal services to government entities (namely county road commissions), healthcare providers, and insurance companies. We started with two attorneys, one paralegal, and the idea that “it’s not the size of the firm in the fight, but the size of the fight in the firm,” to paraphrase Mark Twain.  And, fight we did. In the first five years we won eight straight jury trials and prevailed on numerous appeals before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

In no uncertain terms, we attribute our successes to the active participation and support of our clients, new and old. Together, Henn Lesperance PLC has steadily grown to meet your growing needs. Since opening, we have grown to eight attorneys, three paralegals, and three legal assistants. As your needs have expanded, so have our services. For example, pre-suit consulting (e.g., providing formal legal opinions, contract review and health law services) is now an important part of our practice.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We firmly believe that the best offense is a smarter defense. Our attorneys bring individualized attention and care as well as a wealth of experience to each one of our assignments. We treat our clients like members of our own family, recognizing the difficulties and concerns that come with defending a lawsuit and striving to put our clients at ease while zealously defending them. We are not afraid to take cases to trial and beyond, with a number of cases being argued before the Michigan Supreme Court, but we also work tirelessly to resolve each case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Our clients appreciate that we only do defense work because it means they can be confident we will always be on their side.

We stay in constant communication with our clients, keeping them up-to-date on the progress of a case and making sure they are the first to know of important developments. Henn Lesperance has the resources, technology, and experience of a large law firm, but the flexibility of a smaller firm, which allows us to build relationships with each of our clients and tailor our representation to best fit the requirements of a particular case. We listen to our clients’ needs, respond to our clients’ requests, and treat our representation of each client as a privilege, not a right. Our firm regularly forms ongoing partnerships with institutional clients, providing representation and counsel whenever the need arises.