Judge Henson is now of Counsel with The Law Offices of Matarazzo & Lubcher. Judge Henson served as a Workers’ Compensation Judge for over 20 years. During his Judicial service, Judge Henson was a Supervising Judge of the Toms River Vicinage and an Administrative Supervising Judge for multiple Vicinages throughout Southern New Jersey.
Judge Henson was elected by his colleagues and fellow Judges as President of the New Jersey Association of Workers Compensation Judges (NJACW) in 2018 and held that position until his retirement in September of 2021. At the time of his retirement, Judge Henson was the longest full time sitting tenured judge in the Workers Compensation Court. Judge Henson served under four different Labor Commissioners and three Chief Judges of the Workers’ Compensation Court, during his 20 year career on the Bench.
Judge Henson started his career as an assistant Ocean County prosecutor and earned the Supreme Court designation of Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Judge Henson served as a solicitor for multiple municipalities and was an approved defense attorney for the joint insurance fund. He has extensive trial experience in criminal and civil matters at the State, County, and local levels.
Judge Henson is an active member of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court. Judge Henson is a Master of the Bench.
Judicial decisions of note.
Supreme Court case Cooper vs. Barnicle establishing that on the road employees are covered in Workers Compensation when traveling for coffee during a break.
State decision Strader vs. NJ Turnpike Authority. This was a case of first impression in the Country that established that diesel fumes and other airborne particulates caused the petitioner’s lung cancer.