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.
January 2017–January 2023
Appointed to the court in January 2009 by Governor Kathleen Sebelius
2009-present, justice, Kansas Supreme Court
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
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
He has three daughters.