F. Ewin Henson III

Upshaw Williams

Greenwood, Mississippi 38935


Automotive Disputes, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Insurance, Negligence, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice

Mr. Henson was born in Charleston, Mississippi, admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1974; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi 1974; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi 1993; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1977; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1981.  Mr. Henson received his undergraduate education at Mississippi State University receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in History and Political Science in 1972.  His legal education was received at the University Mississippi where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1974 with distinction.  While in law school, Mr. Henson was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, the Moot Court Board and served as the Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President of the law school student body, as well as being named to Who’s Who Among American College and University Students in 1974.  After graduation from law school in 1974, Mr. Henson practiced law in Clarksdale until 1987 when he joined the firm.  While in Clarksdale, Mr. Henson was a member of the Coahoma County Bar Association serving as Secretary, 1979-80, Vice-President, 1980-81 and as President, 1981-82.  Since joining the firm and moving to Greenwood, Mr. Henson has been a member of the Leflore County Bar Association and is serving as Vice-President, 2009-2011 and as President in 2012.  He is member of the Mississippi Bar Association, and has been since 1974.  He has been elected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  Mr. Henson has been a member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association since 1984, serving as Director, 2007, North Regional Vice-President, 2008, Secretary-Treasurer, 2009, President Elect, 2010 and President, 2011.  He has been a member of the William C. Keady American Inn of Court, (Barrister).  Mr. Henson has been a member of the Defense Research Institute since 1984 and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, American Judicature Society, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, and the Mississippi Claims Association.

Primary Practice Areas

Mr. Henson’s primary practice areas are: insurance coverage issues and litigation, toxic torts, commercial litigation, general tort litigation, product liability, premises liability, professional errors and omissions litigation (other than medical), governmental liability, automobile liability and trucking cases.

He has conducted numerous programs and continuing education classes on insurance coverage, governmental liability and other topics for clients.  He has also been a speaker on lawyers’ professional liability issues at seminars presented in past years by the recommended liability carrier for the Mississippi Bar.  Mr. Henson is on the Mississippi Courts’ approved mediators list and has conducted mediations in insurance coverage, automobile liability, general Tort cases and nursing home liability.

Upshaw Williams is a full-service, regional law firm with offices in Greenwood, Jackson and Hernando, Mississippi. We take pride in our ability to provide our clients with superior legal representation throughout the entire state of Mississippi. Our team members have established the firm’s reputation among our clients, the judiciary and our peers for zealous, ethical representation of the highest quality to obtain successful results.

For more than 40 years, Upshaw Williams has thrived as a litigation-oriented firm, representing our clients from the justice courts of Mississippi to the United States Supreme Court. Founded on a commitment to innovative and entrepreneurial service, we offer the balance of size, reach and responsiveness to provide the service capabilities of a very large firm with the efficiency of a smaller one. Whether they are Fortune 500 companies, local small town businesses or individuals, our clients value our creative spirit, solution-oriented approach and unwavering commitment to the highest professional standards.

Our practitioners are preeminent litigators in all aspects of civil litigation and appellate matters. The primary practice areas of our team include all aspects of insurance defense and coverage; medical, other professional and governmental liability; railroad/ FELA, trucking and transportation defense; product liability and mass-tort defense; premises liability, workers compensation, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We also provide a wide range of legal services to individual clients in the areas of business law, domestic law and transactional matters.

With our team orientation and commitment to personal and individualized attention, Upshaw Williams stands ready to offer you insightful counseling, timely advice and positive outcomes in all legal matters. We look forward to helping you attain your goals and achieve success.

email [email protected]

phone 662-455-1613

fax     662-453-9245

309 Fulton Street Greenwood, MS 38930

PO Drawer 8230 Greenwood, MS 38935-8230