Dennis L. Horner



Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Workers’ Compensation


Bachelor of Business Administration, 1971
Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

Juris Doctorate, 1974
Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas


Wyandotte County Bar Association, 1974 to present; Board of Governors1987-1989
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1973 to present; Vice President of Membership, 1986-1987 Vice President of Education, 1989-1990; Treasurer, 1995-1996; Board of Governors, 1980 to present; Member of Workers Compensation Section, 1990 to present; ATLA Delegate 1995-1996, Vice-chair Workers Compensation Committee, 1997-1998; KTLA Workers’ Compensation Section Chair, 1999-2004
Workplace Injury Law and Advocacy Group, 1996 to present
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1976 to present
College of Workers Compensation Lawyers; Fellow, 2010-present


United States District Court
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


America’s Best Lawyers – 2014, 2015, 2016
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1982
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, 1966; Brotherhood Member, Order of the Arrow
National Honor Society, 1967

Dennis Horner has been practicing law for more than 42 years and specializes in personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation. He graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate in 1974.

A Fellow in the 2010 class of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Dennis is also a member of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, a national organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers who suffer the consequences of workplace injury and occupational illnesses, the Wyandotte County Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice and the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.

Dennis is a frequent speaker at Kansas Division of Workers Compensation Seminars, Kansas Bar Association Seminars and Kansas Association for Justice Seminars.

Dennis enjoys activities with his wife and daughter. Passionate about the outdoors, he enjoys fishing, hunting and shooting clay targets competitively. A competitor by nature, Dennis once competed in a BBQ smoking contest which included winning multiple championships.

Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration.


Do you have a favorite quote?

Success is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration.

How you got to where you are today?

Endeavoring to serve my client well and working hard to meet their expectations.

Most prized accomplishment?

I am privileged to assist injury victims.

Did you always want to be an attorney? If not, what other careers did you consider?

I initially contemplated engineering or architecture.

Why are you the best at what you do?

I attempt to outwork my opponent.