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Henry York

Associate | San Francisco


Henry represents municipalities and public entities in state and federal courts in litigation matters. Henry has experience litigating a wide variety of public law issues including employment, public contracts, constitutional law, and police matters.

Work for Clients

Henry has represented the cities of Fairfield, San Bruno, Beverly Hills, Pismo Beach, Maywood, and Davis; as well as California Statewide Communities Development Authority, a joint powers authority.

Professional Experience

During law school, Henry served as a legal extern for Alameda County Counsel and San Francisco City Attorney; and as a judicial extern for the Hon. William H. Orrick, United States District Court, Northern District of California. Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2022, Henry learned the art of litigation at Plageman, Lund & Cannon in Oakland, CA.

Honors & Awards

Senior Notes Editor, Hastings Law Journal

CALI Award for Highest Grade in Administrative Law, Spring 2018

Professional and Community Affiliations

San Francisco Bar Association

Practice Areas


JD, University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

MA, Political Science, San Francisco State University

BA, Liberal Studies, San Francisco State University

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