About the Firm

Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP is widely recognized as one of the most sophisticated firms specializing in the fields of estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, family law, civil and commercial litigation, tax controversy and planning, and international private client since 2001.

Each of the partners at Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP brings a depth of experience to his or her practice, with a typical tenure among the partners of more than 25 years.  Most of the Firm’s partners have experience practicing in large national law firms, accounting firms or government agencies, but all have chosen to employ their skills and experience in an environment that permits greater focus on the needs of their clients, a higher level of personal service and teamwork.

Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP partners are supported by a highly-skilled team of associates, paralegals and administrators.  Collectively, each member and employee of the Firm is dedicated to one purpose:  providing clients with the most sophisticated legal advice and the highest level of client service.



HCP congratulates Partner M. Katharine Davidson as the 2020 recipient of Best Lawyers – Tax Law by Best Lawyers.

Our People


Nancy G. Henderson is a Founding Partner, co-Managing Partner and the Chair of the Estate Planning Practice Group of Henderson, Caverly & Pum. Ms. Henderson is known nationally for her estate, gift and income tax planning knowledge and experience.


Kristen E. Caverly is a founding partner of Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP, and she is the Chair of the Litigation Group at the firm. Ms. Caverly provides advice, counsel and representation to Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP clients in estate and trust controversies, probate matters, contested guardianships and conservatorships, civil and commercial litigation, and business disputes.


Maria K. Pum is a managing partner and the Chair of the Commercial Law & Insolvency Group and leads the Civil & Commercial Litigation Practice Group.


HCP congratulates Partner M. Katharine Davidson as the 2020 recipient of Best Lawyers – Tax Law by Best Lawyers.

Lisa B. Roper became a Partner at the firm’s San Diego Office.  Lisa B. Roper advises the firm’s clients in estate and trust controversies, estate and trust administrations, probate, guardianships, and conservatorships.