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Dan Biles

Justice Dan Biles

appointed 2009

Justice

Justice Dan Biles is a native of El Dorado. He earned a journalism degree at Kansas State University and worked as an Associated Press reporter in Topeka while attending law school at Washburn University School of Law. He was an assistant attorney general, attorney for the Kansas State Board of Education, general counsel for the Kansas Turnpike Authority, and worked in private practice before being appointed to the Supreme Court.

 

Current term

January 2017–January 2023

Appointed to the court in January 2009 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius

 

Judicial experience

2009-present, justice, Kansas Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court liaison for electronic case filing and electronic case management in district and appellate courts, access to justice, and the Kansas Bar Association's federal courts committee

 

Previous professional experience

Adjunct professor, Washburn University School of Law

Visiting professor, Kansas State University

1985-09, partner, Gates, Biles & Shields, Overland Park, Kansas

1980-85, assistant attorney general, litigation division, Attorney General's Office

1975-80, reporter, Associated Press, Kansas

 

Education

Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1977

Kansas State University, B.S., journalism, 1974

 

Professional memberships and activities

Kansas Bar Association

Johnson County Bar Association

Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

National Council of State Education Attorneys

  • Past chairman

 

Awards and honors

Douglas F. Bates Distinguished Service Award, National Council of State Education Attorneys

 

Community, civic, and charitable activities

Board member, Community Living Opportunities Inc.

Advisory board member, Johnson County Housing Coalition

 

Additional information

He has three daughters.

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