Attorney/author Lance C. Hendrickson has been a contributing writer and columnist for publications across the U.S. such as The San Antonio Current (Texas), Connect Savannah (Georgia), The High Plains Reader (Fargo, ND), and the Norton-Lakeshore Examiner (Michigan); he also served as a member of the Muskegon Chronicle’s reader-advisory panel. Mr. Hendrickson has practiced law since 1993, focusing early in his career on complex commercial litigation, major felony defense, and federal Indian law. He was elected to his hometown school board in Hesperia Michigan in 1997, and was the Democratic primary winner in Michigan’s 101st State House district in 1996 and ’98. Later professional life in six states found him representing about a dozen different Indian tribes in various governmental and gaming-related matters. But back home in West Michigan these days he mostly smokes cigarettes, drinks beer, suffers through a lifelong love/hate relationship with the Detroit Lions, takes on select legal matters for clients he likes, and writes about whatever comes to mind on a given day.