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Honorable Dan Biles
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 2009-

Hon Dan BilesDan Biles is a native Kansan who practiced law for 29 years before being nominated and appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2009. He was born August 12, 1952, in El Dorado, Kansas. He began his career as a practicing attorney by serving as Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Division in the office of Kansas Attorney General Robert T. Stephan. He then worked in private practice for 24 years in Overland Park. His legal work emphasized administrative, trial, and appellate practice on behalf of individuals, corporations, and various state, county, and local government agencies. Prior to practicing law, Justice Biles was a writer for the Associated Press wire service in Topeka, reporting on state government.

Admitted to the Kansas Bar in April 1978, he is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law and Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 1974. He was also an adjunct professor of law at Washburn Law School teaching courses in communications law and trial techniques.

Justice Biles currently serves as the Supreme Court's liaison for implementing the judicial branch's electronic case filing system (commonly known as eFiling), as well as electronic case management and document retrieval systems. This multiyear effort is greatly improving court efficiencies across the state and generating cost savings through the electronic processing of court business, which contribute to reducing paper files and personnel time.

Before joining the court, Justice Biles served for many years as a volunteer director of a not-for-profit community organization serving more than 300 children and adults with severe developmental disabilities. He was also on the advisory board of the Johnson County Housing Coalition, a Kansas non-for-profit organization providing lower cost housing and more affordable homeownership in Johnson County for low-income residents. He was a member of Friends of the Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute, the largest of several research centers at the University of Kansas, which has as its mission to improve the quality of life for persons of all ages, primarily those with disabilities.

Justice Biles is the past chair of the National Council of State Education Attorneys, which is connected with the National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Justice Biles received the state education attorneys' Douglas F. Bates Distinguished Service Award.

Justice Biles is father to three daughters.

Cases (those available online) before Justice Biles:

  • 114850 -- Pener v. King
  • 114827 -- Board of Johnson County Comm'rs v. Jordan
  • 114468 -- State v. Kingsley
  • 114336 -- State v. Lee
  • 114304 -- State v. Collier
  • 114135 -- KNEA v. State
  • 114032 -- State v. Donaldson
  • 114008 -- State v. Sims
  • 113990 -- State v. Holt
  • 113962 -- State v. Chapman
  • 113362 -- State v. Zwickl
  • 113130 -- State v. Parry
  • 112260 -- State v. Hachmeister
  • 112611 -- State v. Love
  • 112513 -- State v. McDaniel
  • 112417 -- State v. Williams
  • 112256 -- In re Care & Treatment of Ellison
  • 112250 -- State v. Smith
  • 111660 -- State v. Noyce
  • 111166 -- State v. Brown
  • 111006 -- State v. Alcala
  • 110962 -- State v. Horn
  • 110853 -- State v. Louis
  • 110656 -- Wiechman v. Huddleston
  • 110318 -- Doe v. Thompson (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 110280 -- State v. Redmond (dissenting)
  • 110149 -- State v. Corey
  • 109864 -- Armstrong v. Bromley Quarry & Asphalt, Inc.
  • 109796 -- City of Atwood v. Pianalto
  • 109706 -- State v. Fisher (concurring)
  • 109448 -- Hoesli v. Triplett, Inc
  • 109303 -– State v. Gilbert
  • 109208 -- In re N.A.C.
  • 108998 -- State v. Woods
  • 108716 -- State v. Daws
  • 108660 -- State v. Collins
  • 108859 -- Drouhard-Nordhus v. Rosenquist
  • 108666 -- Fawcett v. Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas
  • 108599 -- State v. Hudgins
  • 108570 -- State v. Aguirre (dissenting)
  • 108563 -- In re Care & Treatment of Thomas
  • 108130 -- State v. Taylor
  • 107905 -- State v. De La Torre
  • 107904 -– State v. Bowen
  • 107776 -- Whaley v. Sharp
  • 107422 -- State v. Funk
  • 107401 -- Kaelter v. Sokol
  • 107133 -- Pfeifer v. Federal Express Corporation
  • 107673 -– State v. Pettay
  • 107180 -- State v. Coones
  • 106946 -- State v. Nelson
  • 106696 -- State v. Brammer
  • 106646 -- State v. Gibson
  • 106368 -- State v. Page
  • 106214 -– State v. Maestas
  • 106166 -– State v. Williams
  • 106111 -- State v. Brown
  • 106093 -- State v. Lewis
  • 106092 -- In re Marriage of Traster
  • 106056 -- State v. Floyd
  • 105982 -- State v. Buser (dissenting)
  • 105934 -- State v. Kelly
  • 105931 -- State v. Sims
  • 105876 -- Sleeth v. Sedan City Hospital
  • 105785 -- In re Property Valuation Appeals of Various Applicants
  • 105588 –- State v. Neighbors
  • 107516 -- State v. Swint
  • 105401 -- State v. Prado (dissenting)
  • 105384 -- State v. Cheffen
  • 105183 -- State v. Moyer (joins the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 105077 -- State v. Smyser
  • 104983 -- State v. Roberts
  • 104899 -- State v. Martin
  • 104858 -- State v. Cheeks (dissenting)
  • 104565 -- State v. Harris
  • 104516 -- State v. Jones
  • 104504 -- State v. Qualls
  • 104485 -– State v. Santos-Vega
  • 104392 -– State v. Lloyd
  • 104245 -- State v. Smith
  • 104092-- State v. Wells (joins in the concurrence on the issue of prosecutorial misconduct)
  • 103915 -– Miller v. State
  • 103776 -- Continental Western Ins. Co. v. Shultz
  • 103509 -- State v. Lawson (concurring in the result)
  • 103487 -- Frazier v. Goudschaal – Johnson (concurring in part)
  • 103458 -- Campbell v. Husky Hogs
  • 103433 -- State v. Morningstar
  • 103289 -- State v. Marks
  • 103086 -- State v. Carlton
  • 103028 -- State v. Edgar
  • 102953 -- State v. Garza
  • 102835 -- State v. Anderson
  • 102749 -– State v. Powell
  • 102645 -- In re Tax Appeal of Fleet
  • 102598 -- Thoroughbred Assocs. v. Kansas City Royalty Co.
  • 103361 -- State v. Beaman
  • 102324 -- Village Villa v. Kansas Health Policy Authority
  • 102308 -- Brennan v. Kansas Insurance Guaranty Assn.
  • 102662 -- Simmons v. Porter
  • 102282 -- State v. Phillips
  • 102210 -- State v. Kelly (joins in the foregoing dissent)
  • 102129 -- State v. Ebaben
  • 102140 -- State v. Garcia (joins in the foregoing dissenting opinion)
  • 101940 -- Rinehart v. Morton Buildings, Inc.
  • 101860 -- State v. Campbell (dissenting)
  • 101766 -- Rucker v. DeLay
  • 101744 -- Smith v. Kansas Department of Revenue
  • 101653 -- State v Levy
  • 101635 -- State v. Plotner
  • 101624 -– State v. Sawyer (joins in the foregoing dissent)
  • 101622 -- State v. Daniel
  • 101613 -- State v. Harris
  • 101263 -- State v. Karson
  • 101183 -- City of Neodesha v. BP Corporation
  • 101146 -– Martin v. Naik (joins in the foregoing concurring and dissenting opinion)
  • 101137 -- Redd v. Kansas Truck Center
  • 101064 -- State v. Nelson
  • 101052 -- State v. Dennis
  • 101041 -- State v. McCullough
  • 101029 -- State v. Foster
  • 100997 -- Friends of Bethany Place
  • 100865 -- Martinez v. Milburn Enterprises, Inc. (concurring & dissenting)
  • 100846 -- Weber v. Board of Marshall County Comm'rs
  • 100766 -- State v. Burnett
  • 100704 -- State v. Stovall (dissenting in part and concurring in part)
  • 100512 -- State v. Berry
  • 100422 -- State v. Huffmier
  • 100396 -- State v. Jenkins
  • 100362 -- In re Care & Treatment of Ontiberos
  • 100359 -- State v. Garza
  • 100286 -- Foster v. Klaumann
  • 100248 -- Fischer v. State
  • 100215 -- Bates v. Dodge City Healthcare Group (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 100175 -- State v. Martinez
  • 100150 -- State v. Gilbert
  • 100112 -- State v. Longstaff
  • 100084 -- State v.Spotts
  • 100006 -- State v. Kelly
  • 99818 -- Miller v. Johnson
  • 99808 -- McAlister v. City of Fairway
  • 99788 -- State v. Morningstar
  • 97296 -- State v. Gleason (dissenting)
  • 99163 -- State v. Mitchell
  • 99123 -- State v. Anderson
  • 99609 -- Barnes v. Board of Cowley County Comm'rs
  • 99595 -- State v. Martinez
  • 99528 -- Mitchell v. Petsmart, Inc.
  • 99503 -- Adamson v. Bicknell
  • 99463 -- State v. Duncan
  • 99021 -- Ft. Hays St. Univ. v. University Ch., Am. Ass'n of Univ. Profs.
  • 98837 -- Rhoten v. Dickson
  • 98823 -- State v. Pressley
  • 98629 -- State v. Preston
  • 98750 -- Frick Farm Properties, L.P., v. State Dept. of Agriculture
  • 98419 -- David v. Hett
  • 98342 -- Davenport Pastures v. Board of Morris County Comm'rs (concurring)
  • 98023 -- Carrothers Construction Co. v. City of South Hutchinson
  • 97494 -- Unruh v. Purina Mills (concurring and dissenting)
  • 97296 -- State v. Gleason
  • 95800 -- State v. Cheatham
  • 90198 -- State v. Jonathan Carr (concurring in part and dissenting in part)
  • 90044 -- State v. Reginald Carr (concurring in part and dissenting in part)