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Xakema L. Henderson
Biography

Xakema Henderson focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation. She has experience litigating a wide-range of complex issues, including products liability, contractual disputes, and state and federal appeals. She also has extensive experience in data breach and privacy class action litigation. Prior to joining Bell Nunnally, Xakema clerked for the Honorable Justice William W. Hood of the Colorado Supreme Court and then entered private practice in the litigation section of a national law firm.

Prior to law school, Xakema taught seventh-grade reading and writing through Teach for America in Houston, Texas.


Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2014
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2009
Representative Matters
  • Successfully defended major car manufacturer as first chair trial counsel in breach of warranty action
  • Successfully moved to dismiss putative nationwide class action in federal court
  • Defeated petition for certiorari review to Colorado Supreme Court in commercial real estate dispute
Noteworthy
  • ColoradoBiz, Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals, 2018
  • Law Week Colorado, Up and Coming Lawyers, 2017
  • Colorado Black Women for Political Action Honoree for Community Leadership in Law and Service, 2017
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinders Program, 2017
  • University of Colorado Law School Public Service Award, 2014
Activities & Memberships
  • 5280 High School, Board Member & Secretary, 2016 – present
  • Sam Cary Bar Association, 2012-2017
  • Florence Crittenton High School Legal Clinic, 2015 – 2017
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters Mentor, 2014 –2017