Judge Henry Wansker

Henry B. Wansker joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2017. He now serves as Senior Lecturer. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of Wake Forest University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah and before all State and Federal Courts in those jurisdictions. He is a member of the Fourth and Tenth Circuit Bars as well as the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Judge Wansker is a former Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association (Treasurer), a past Chair of the Social Security Disability Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a former Member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as one of its Political Action Committee Trustees and a former Chair of its Disability Advocacy Section. He is also a former Member of the Board of Directors of the National Workers' Compensation Plaintiffs' Lawyers' Organization, the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group.  He has been listed among the membership of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1992. He was named one of Utah’s Legal Elite in the field of Health Law.

Formerly a partner in and later Of Counsel to the Laurinburg, North Carolina firm of Moser, Garner, Bruner and Wansker, P.A. and formerly in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the firm of Deseret Disability Law, Judge Wansker served with the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Columbus, Ohio from his appointment to the Federal Administrative Judiciary in May 2008, until his retirement in December 2015. As a lawyer and a judge, he regularly addressed as well as chaired continuing legal and judicial education conferences for twenty-five years.

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice


  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1978)
  • BA. in International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974)

Courses Taught:

  • Undergraduate courses
    • Administrative Law (PS 3660)
    • American Legal Systems (CJ 3050)
    • Criminal Law (CJ 3551)
    • Race, Reason and the Supreme Court (UCO 1200)
  • Graduate Courses
    • Public Corruption (CJ 5530)
Title: Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice
Department: wanskerhb@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2769

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
353C Anne Belk Hall


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