NAAG Roles

Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development

Robert Henke began his public service career with the State of Indiana in 2007, working with the Indiana Department of Child services (DCS). While at DCS, Robert first served as trial counsel and then as deputy general counsel over trials and appeals. When the DCS appeals section was moved to the Indiana Office of the Attorney General in July 2013, he then served there as the director of the child services appeals unit and continued to advise DCS on both appellate and trial matters. In November 2023, Robert moved back to DCS as its Final Agency Authority. Prior to his public service he practiced in the private sector in Chicago and Northwest Indiana as a litigator in diverse areas of law such as admiralty, commercial-corporate, eminent domain, and insurance defense. For over ten years he was a contributing writer for Matthew Bender (for such works as Bender Forms of Discovery, The New York Trial Guide, and The Illinois Trial Guide). He additionally clerked in both the Federal and Indiana court systems. Robert also served at two universities as an adjunct professor, teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes in writing, ethics, and business law. Since 2013, he has served as a faculty member with NAAG training department.