Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson
Speaker, Writer,
Political & Legal Analyst

Deputy Chief of Staff,
Public Safety Director
City and County of San Francisco



In his career as a speaker and on-air personality, Paul Henderson has made over 400 on-air appearances as an on-air legal and political expert. Mr. Henderson regularly contributes to MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and many other television and radio news broadcasts. He is currently the on-air legal analyst for CBS News. California Lawyer Magazine recently named Mr. Henderson one of the most astute legal minds in California, a distinction shared among only seven other “luminaries in the legal field”. Current TV references him as one of their “finest political minds.”

Paul Henderson was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director by the Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, in March, 2011. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Henderson serves as a principal advisor to the Mayor and is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic policy and administration among various cabinet and supervisory officials of the local government. The City of San Francisco has over 27,000 employees, and Mr. Henderson is responsible for managing the various city departments that provide direct support to the Mayor on major issues affecting the city with an emphasis on the criminal justice system and local, state and federal partners.