A native of Germany, Norma Henning started her professional life in Public Affairs for the U.S. Army in Germany and came to the United States as an Army wife in 1986. She taught English and German in South Korea, had two children and then started her university studies in the United States, earning the Distinguished Journalism Graduate designation from the Hall School of Journalism at Troy State University in Alabama in 1993 and a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida College of Law in 1996, earning Book Awards in Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy.
She has been practicing law in Florida since 1996, concentrating on business and family immigration and foreign direct investment but never losing her passion for public interest work and advocacy. In 2003, the Federal Republic of Germany appointed Ms. Henning Honorary Consul for Western Florida, a position in which she gets to combine her interest in transatlantic relations and diplomacy with service to the substantial population of German nationals in Florida. After years with large law firms, she formed the Henning Law Firm, P.A. in 2006 where she concentrates on advising small and medium sized companies entering the US market. She is the recipient of the Silver Cross of Honor of the German armed forces and a graduate of the Civilian Leadership Course at the German Naval Academy.
Since Jan. 2017, Ms. Henning has worked with the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) as a civil rights and immigration attorney to bridge cultural divides, create better understanding and protect the rights of marginalized communities.