Bryce Hensley is one of the Founding Partners of Stinar Gould Grieco & Hensley (SGGH) and co-manages the firm’s Mass Tort practice group overseeing cases involving toxic exposures, institutional sexual abuse, defective products, personal injuries, and wrongful death. Bryce’s expertise, skill, and dedication have been praised by his hundreds of clients, his fellow lawyers, and the judges he regularly appears before. Along with representing SGGH clients, Bryce has also been entrusted by lawyers from around the country to serve as Local Counsel for their clients in cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Prior to founding SGGH with his partners, Bryce practiced at one of the largest personal injury law firms in Illinois, representing individuals injured or killed by the negligence and wrongful conduct of others. He was the youngest partner in the firm’s 25-plus-year history, achieving the honor in less than six years of practice.

In that time, Bryce spearheaded his firm’s representation of over 400 clients in litigation involving over $1.25 billion in recoveries for injured individuals. These included the $800 million settlement over the October 1 shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas and over $450 million in settlements surrounding companies’ emissions of toxic chemicals in Illinois.

Bryce’s expertise and success in representing injured individuals have resulted in his nomination and appointment to leadership roles in complex litigation. In 2019, Bryce was appointed by the Circuit Court of Cook County as the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in the Willowbrook Ethylene Oxide Litigation, which resulted in a global settlement exceeding $450 million for over 870 Plaintiffs diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses from toxic air emissions from local sterilization facilities.

Bryce’s advocacy skills are renowned, as he has won numerous high-stakes motions and appeals in state and federal courts. Most notably, in December 2022, in the Willowbrook Ethylene Oxide Litigation, Bryce responded to a series of motions that threatened to resolve the entire case against his clients. Bryce won all of the arguments, and the case was resolved weeks later in his clients’ favor. In December 2018, he argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and reversed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against his client, eventually resulting in a settlement for his client. (Lewis v. City of Shreveport, et al., 765 Fed. Appx. 93 (5th Cir. 2019)).

In November 2023, Bryce was one of just four alumni featured in Chicago Kent College of Law’s Magazine dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the school’s nationally-ranked Trial Advocacy Team—a program producing over 400 lawyers in the last four decades. In 2020, Crain’s Chicago Business recognized Bryce as one of its “20 in their 20s.” He has been consistently recognized as a “Rising Star,” “Emerging Lawyer,” and “One to Watch” for years by national legal publications.

Bryce graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was bestowed admission into the Order of the Coif and the Bar & Gavel Society. He was also selected as the Captain of Chicago Kent’s Trial Advocacy Team, helping them achieve a #3 national rank. In 2016, he was one of 16 law students in the country selected to attend the prestigious Top Gun Trial Competition at Baylor University. He was also voted the Best Advocate at the Tournament of Champions in Berkeley, California—the most selective invitational trial competition in the country.

Professional Organizations

  • National Trial Lawyers (NTL), Member
    Top 40 under 40
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
    Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group, Chairman
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Member
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Trial Advocacy
    Volunteer Coach

Publications, Speaking Engagements & Legal Presentations

  • AAJ Trial Magazine, An Elevated Risk, June 2023
  • Decalogue Tablets, Close to Home: Your Unfriendly, Neighborhood Carcinogen, Summer 2019
  • Best Lawyers Magazine – Business Edition, Warning Signs (Mass Shooting Lawsuits), Summer 2019