Much of Katherine's work as an attorney and policy advocate is focused on ensuring:
- limited, accountable government
- Government accessibility
- medical freedom
- 2nd Amendment Rights
- Pro-Life and Children's Rights
For years, Katherine handled family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate, landlord/tenant, contracts, business affairs, civil litigation, driver's license restoration, and collections and garnishments. However, as her passion grew for defending the Constitution, protecting the rights of children, and utilizing tools of dispute resolution in various situations, she focused the law firm into a more specialized, tailored practice. Today, Katherine works as a Public Defender representing clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges in Ionia County. She also serves as Senior Legal Counsel at the Great Lakes Justice Center, focusing on legislative advocacy and trial work involving medical freedom issues, as well as Amicus briefing on Constitutional rights issues in appeals cases in Michigan and US Federal Courts.
Prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement are important parts of our Constitutional Republic. However, it is also essential that individuals understand their rights and know how to effectively advocate for them, or have an attorney advocate on their behalf. This is the role Katherine provides when serving as a Public Defender in Ionia County. Every defendant has a Constitutional right to understand their rights, the charges against them, and to effectively participate in their own defense. With this in mind, these important links are provided for your reference:
Even more important is for individuals to understand their rights in the medical context, and to have access to unbiased scientific information relating to common medical treatments. It is with this in mind that Katherine has focused most of her efforts as Senior Legal Counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center on medical freedom issues. In this role, Katherine works closely with Michigan Vaccine Choice in disseminating information on medical procedures and our rights regarding them. While the work done on this issue involves a variety of Constitutional provisions, elements of case law, and statutory provisions, much of the work involves the rights codified in MCL 333.9215. As MCL 333.9215 in its entirety states,
Vaccine choice issues crop up in many areas of our lives, thus Katherine's work will be quite concentrated at this time. In partnership with Michigan Vaccine Choice, Katherine identifies key bills in our state legislature, for which she then provides issue analysis and legislative testimony. Katherine will later begin taking on court cases of various types involving vaccine choice issues within the scope of GLJC's constitutional rule of law mission.
There is a wealth of information on this seemingly concentrated topic, so it's important to have some place to start. In addition to the link above for Michigan Vaccine Choice and the Great Lakes Justice Center, these links are also important:
Michigan Public Health Code
Michigan Public Health Code part 92 Immunization
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights HHS enforces federal laws that protect conscience and the free exercise of religion and prohibit coercion and discrimination in health and human services.
- (1) A child is exempt from the requirements of this part as to a specific immunization for any period of time as to which a physician certifies that a specific immunization is or may be detrimental to the child's health or is not appropriate.
- (2) A child is exempt from this part if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child's school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization.
Although Katherine's main focus as Senior Legal Counsel at the Great Lakes Justice Center is on medical freedom issues, GLJC focuses on several important issues. The Great Lakes Justice Center is part of Salt & Light Global, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, where our key issues are:
- protecting freedom of religion
- defending freedom of speech
- fighting for the sanctity of life
- preserving the family
- safeguarding education, and
- holding government accountable
As culture strays further from the truth, it increasingly attacks those who defend it. The Great Lakes Justice Center was founded by Professor William Wagner. He assembled a team of attorneys, like Katherine, to respond to the constant attack against Truth in our culture. Whether it be for a local township board, or all the way in the United States Supreme Court, the goal of the Great Lakes Justice Center is to Defend Truth and Protect Liberty. We do this work to speak truth on behalf of the persecuted and the most vulnerable. We champion the cause of the defenseless and oppressed through:
- Litigation and Legal Representation.
- Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.
- Expert Policy and Issue Analysis.
- Watchdog Fact-Checking.
All work done through Katherine Henry, P.C. is done on a flat fee basis, unless agreed to otherwise in writing. Payment methods accepted are: Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Cash, Certified Check, Money Order. Office hours are by appointment, and calls and emails are answered as timely as possible.