Dana A. Henkel

Dana A. Henkel

Missoula, Montana
Dana Henkel obtained her J.D. from Southern Methodist University in May 2012. In 2009, Ms. Henkel graduated magna cum laude from Montana State University-Northern in Havre, Montana obtaining a B.S. in Business Administration, and a B.A., in Liberal Studies. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Henkel played basketball for MSU-Northern and was recognized with Academic All-Conference and Academic All-American Honors.

While in law school, Dana served as a legal intern for the Federal Trade Commission and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  In her final year of studies at SMU, she worked as a legal research assistant for the former Dean of the SMU law school, C. Paul Rogers III, where she assisted him in researching complex legal issues, including in the realm of antitrust and business competition law.

Prior to joining Terrazas Henkel, P.C. in 2015, Ms. Henkel practiced in Great Falls, Montana in the areas of civil litigation, employment litigation, estate and trust litigation, insurance defense, family law, and criminal defense.

Ms. Henkel's practice areas include Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Employment Litigation,  Estate and Trust Litigation and Property Law. She also currently serves as a Federal Defender on the Criminal Justice Act Panel (CJA) for the District of Montana.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate and Real Property

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2012


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Montana State University Northern, Havre
    • B.A. & B.S. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration and Liberal Arts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DRI, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Faure Holden Attorneys at Law, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Missoula County Self-Help Legal Clinic, 2015
  • Great Falls Montana Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission, 2013 - 2015
  • Missoula Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Montana, Board Member