Teresa L. Hensley
Teresa Hensley has deep roots in Cass County, graduating from Raymore-Peculiar High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School in 1991.
Hensley is a former member of the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board (2003 to 2006). She is a former board member of the abuse shelter, Hope Haven (2006 to 2010). Hensley is a certified family law mediator. She has taught social studies at Leavenworth Public Schools in the Alternative Program and criminal law at William Jewell College.
She was appointed to the position of Cass County Prosecutor in January of 2005, was elected to the position in November of 2006 and again in 2010. She served as Cass County Prosecutor for 10 years.
Hensley received the 2010 Missouri Attorney General's Justice Award for Domestic Violence Prevention. She received the 2015 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Public Servant Award and was the 2016 Democratic nominee for Missouri Attorney General (the first woman from either party to be on the Missouri general ballot for that position). As prosecutor, Teresa initiated the Child Abuse Response Team, the Fire Investigation Team, and the DWI Task Force. She received the 2008 and 2014 Woman of the Year Award from Harrisonville Business Women, the 2008 Paul Harris Fellow Award from Harrisonville Rotary, and a 2010 and 2011 Appreciation Award for her presentations to the U. S. Marine Corp. Recruiting Services Families.
Teresa initiated and completed the first ever DWI Consensual Blood Draw MOA combining the efforts on the part of five Fire Districts of Cass County and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2009. She was a member of the Harrisonville Rotary (2005-2015), Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions (2005-20015), and Raymore Alderman and Planning and Zoning (1991). She has presented programs on Senior Protection, Women's Self Protection, Keeping Children Safe, and a High School Driving Program.
Except for her 10 years in the Cass County Prosecutor's Office, Teresa has practiced with her husband of 40 years in their law firm together in Raymore since 1991. Kenny Hensley has been a Missouri lawyer since 1979. Attorneys in the Hensley Law Office include Wyatt Roberts of 15 years and Nik Busch a recent hire.
- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
Current Employment Position
- Criminal Law
- Driving While Intoxicated/DUI and DWI
- Drug Charges
- Misdemeanors and Felonies
- Municipal and Traffic Violations
- Stealing, Burglary, and Shoplifting
- Assault and Domestic Violence
- Gun Cases
- Sex Crimes
- Murder and Homicide
- Juvenile Offenses
- Federal Charges
- Automobile Accidents
- Personal Injury/Slip and Fall
- Works' Compensation Claims
- Estate Planning
- Missouri, 1991