Joel Henry came to Montana in 1978 to be a fishing guide. While that might have made for a fun career, Joel went to Montana State for two Computer Science degrees, Virginia Tech for a PhD, and finally the University of Montana for a JD. Following a successful career as an academic, Joel worked for Michael Best & Friedrich, getting a taste of BIG LAW and not liking it a lot. He then joined Worden Thane where he built a practice based on putting relationships with clients first, multi-dimensional problem solving, and nationally unique skill set.
Joel integrates corporate and transaction work, with private equity securities offerings, intellectual property law, and all things technical to offer his clients unique solutions. Joel can work with clients from the creation of their business, through capital financing, IP protection through patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets, employment matters, contracting, and liquidation events. Joel may be the foremost expert in Montana on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology law. He also serves as an expert witness on litigation matters involving technology challenges, electronic discovery, and digital forensics. A significant area of his practice also includes complex, cutting edge legal matters around new technologies including artificial intelligence, GDPR and other data privacy laws, IT security, and data breaches. Joel enjoys the complexity at the intersection of law, business, and technology when he isn’t brewing beer, casting flies, tracking elk, or spending time with his family.