Age: 31

Profession: Attorney at Hensley Wells

Residence: College Place

Tyler Hensley is a partner at Hensley Wells, a law firm started by Hensley and his business partner Heath Wells in June 2020. They primarily focus on family law. 

Tyler Hensley

Tyler Hensley

Despite the challenges he's faced in his career, including starting the business at the height of COVID-19 and learning to run a business as a new lawyer, Hensley is passionate about helping kids and making sure they are well taken care of. 

"Every day presents its own challenges and every challenge has to be overcome," he said. 

"Understanding that I'm a normal person, the opposing party is a normal person, and the opposing attorney is a normal person who is just doing their job is necessary to bring down tension in any matter."

Hensley is a first-generation college student who did not grow up with excess wealth. 

He is married with two children and one on the way. Considering he is also self-employed, it's safe to say his life is busy. 

In 10 years, he would like to have at least three offices with at least 25 full-time employees, but he does not want to compromise on his goal of helping middle class and lower middle class families.

Hensley believes in doing what's best for the community regardless of financial benefit to the lawyer. 

"When we ... make sure that families and children are taken care of properly, then the entire community benefits not just immediately, but for years to come," he said. 

Brittany Anderson can be reached at 509-526-8324 or

Brittany Anderson is editor of the Explore section of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and Lifestyles magazine. A Walla Walla native, she enjoys exploring all the fun things to do in the community and bringing that information to you. When she isn’t working, she spends most of her time wrangling two small children and too many pets. She enjoys reading and art, including painting, cake decorating and photography. She has a B.A. in English from Washington State University with a minor in Spanish. 

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