Marsha Tamika Henderson is a well-known reputable lawyer within the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Her passion for justice has propelled her to live her life as a voice for the voiceless and strong support for the disadvantaged as an activist.
She was born to Josephine Alice Matthew and Oral Everson Jeffers on the 31st day of March 1978 in Basseterre, St. Kitts. She lived in the McKnight area, but later moved to Market Street with her family at an early age. Ms. Henderson is a natural leader. As a child she attended the Maranatha Church, in Salt Pond Alley, where she led the youth group and often spoke at the Youth Fellowships and Women’s Group. It was at church that she started working with vulnerable boys at the Harris’ Home, now called the New Horizon Rehabilitation Centre, an initiative she continues today. This was the first in a host of advocacy ventures that Ms. Henderson has engaged in throughout her career.
Ms. Henderson attended the Basseterre Junior High School and Basseterre High School respectively where she graduated with the class of 1996. She then enrolled with the first batch of students at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College at the Arts and Science General Division and pursued studies in Accounts, Economics and English Literature. It was at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), that Ms. Henderson started honing her advocacy skills as a member of the Debating and Literary Society. Her membership ignited a passion within her that she began to live out with devotion and eventually served as the President for the society in her last year at CFBC. Ms. Henderson was one of a few students who advocated and negotiated with the then Government on behalf of the student body for the continuation of the payment of examination registration fees for students sitting “A” level examination.
In 2002, Ms. Henderson graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws Degree and in 2004 with a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. She was admitted to practice as an Attorney at-Law at the Eastern Caribbean Court, St. Christopher and Nevis Circuits in November 2004. She is the founder and principal of Henderson Law Chambers where she operates her own practice since January 2010. Marsha Henderson has dedicated her entire life to fighting for others who are unable to effectively fight for themselves. She continues today to advocate for the vulnerable boys and girls throughout the Federation, and single working mothers on a regular basis. She is a fierce defender of the common man and woman. Her main areas of practice are in civil litigation, criminal litigation, and family law. She is the mother of a vibrant nine-year-old boy and enjoys exercising and reading during her spare time.