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Honorable Dan Biles
Justice, Kansas Supreme Court 2009-

Hon Dan BilesDan Biles was born August 12, 1952, in El Dorado, KS. He became a justice in March 2009, after working in private practice for 24 years in Overland Park, KS. His practice emphasized administrative, trial, and appellate work on behalf of individuals, corporations, and various state, county, and local government agencies. Justice Biles represented the Kansas State Board of Education as its private attorney from 1985 until his appointment to the Supreme Court. He also served for five years as general counsel to the Kansas Turnpike Authority while in private practice.

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. Prior to working in private practice, Justice Biles served five years beginning in 1980 as an Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Division, in the office of Kansas Attorney General Robert T. Stephan. Previously, Justice Biles had been a writer for The Associated Press in Topeka, reporting on state legislative hearings and sessions, the Kansas Supreme Court, Governor's office, state agencies, and various state and federal political campaigns. He also was 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 e-filing) within the Kansas appellate and district courts, as well as electronic case and document management systems. This multi-year effort promises to greatly improve court efficiencies across the state and generate cost savings through the electronic processing of court cases, and the reduction of paper files and personnel time.

Among his professional organizations and activities prior to joining the court, Justice Biles was on the board of directors of Community Living Opportunities Inc., a Kansas not-for-profit corporation serving more than 300 children and adults with severe developmental disabilities in residential, day programs and case management. He also served as an advisory board member of the Johnson County Housing Coalition, a Kansas not-for-profit organization providing low cost housing and more affordable homeownership in Johnson County for low-income residents. He is a member of Friends of the Schielfelbusch Life Span Institute, the largest of several research centers at the University of Kansas, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons of all ages, primarily those with disabilities. Justice Biles is a past chair of the National Council of State Education Attorneys, which is connected to the National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, D.C. In 2009, Justice Biles received the state education attorney's Douglas F. Bates Distinguished Service Award.

Justice Biles and his wife, Amy McCart, Ph.D., who is an associate research professor at the University of Kansas, Beach Center on Disability, are parents to three daughters.

Cases (those available online) before Justice Biles:

  • 109303 -– State v. Gilbert
  • 109208 -- In re N.A.C.
  • 108130 -- State v. Taylor
  • 107905 -- State v. De La Torre
  • 107904 -– State v. Bowen
  • 107133 -- Pfeifer v. Federal Express Corporation
  • 107673 -– State v. Pettay
  • 106946 -- State v. Nelson
  • 106646 -- State v. Gibson
  • 106214 -– State v. Maestas
  • 106166 -– State v. Williams
  • 106111 -- State v. Brown
  • 106093 -- State v. Lewis
  • 106056 -- State v. Floyd
  • 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
  • 105401 -- State v. Prado (dissenting)
  • 105384 -- State v. Cheffen
  • 105077 -- State v. Smyser
  • 104983 -- State v. Roberts
  • 104899 -- State v. Martin
  • 104858 -- State v. Cheeks (dissenting)
  • 104565 -- State v. Harris
  • 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)
  • 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)