Douglas Horn

Horn Law Firm, P.C.
19049 E Valley View Pkwy Ste J
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 795-7500

Douglas R. Horn, is Founder and Lead Attorney of The Horn Law Firm, P.C.. With over 25 years of experience as a Kansas City based personal injury lawyer, Horn handles a wide-variety of matters with an emphasis in cases involving head, neck, back injuries, fractures and orthopedic trauma, injuries requiring hospitalization/surgery, and wrongful death claims. Horn represents clients in Missouri, Kansas, and throughout the Midwest. Although a majority of Horn's cases involve car, truck, and motorcycle collisions, he has a track record of success in representing persons seriously injured or killed in industrial and work related accidents, recreational accidents, medical/medication error, and other catastrophic events. Access Horn's track record here. Horn is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which recognizes America's top trial lawyers and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his private practice, Horn regularly lectures in the area of personal injury law and litigation, including recent national web-casts in the areas of brain injury litigation, personal injury damages, and handling distracted driving cases. Horn also devotes a significant amount of his work and resources to driver safety advocacy. In 2011, Horn founded Drive By Example, a public service organization dedicated to addressing America's top driving safety priorities, including distracted driving prevention and teen driver protection. Using the Drive By Example platform, Horn has developed a series of driving safety programs to reduce the types of collisions that result in serious injury and roadway fatalities. As a driving safety advocate, Horn is a frequent contributor to media outlets, including TV, radio, print, and on-line, encouraging drivers to adopt safe driving habits and behaviors. Horn also leads The Horn Law Foundation Fund which provides charitable support to a number of non-profit organizations, including Mother's Refuge, The Women's Clinic of Kansas City, and other local charities that contribute to raising the community quality of life. He serves on the Mother's Refuge Board of Directors and as an Advisory Board Member for the Truman Heartland Foundation. Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Horn earned his B.A. degree from Wittenberg University and his J.D. degree from Capital University Law School. Upon graduation from law school, Horn was a Staff Attorney at Citicorp Acceptance (now Citi). Horn also practiced insurance defense and construction law before starting Horn Law. Keep up with Horn's professional activities at Horn Law News. Driver Safety Work During the course of Doug's legal career, which includes participating in hundreds of accident investigations, Doug has gained elevated insights into the driving behaviors that cause vehicular collisions. Doug has used his legal experience to devote a significant amount of work to the advancement of driver safety, particularly in the areas of teen driver protection, distracted driving prevention, and traffic fatality reduction. Drive by Example   To support his efforts to advance driver safety, Doug developed  Drive by Example,  a comprehensive driver safety communications program that helps traffic safety stakeholders reduce the types of collisions that cause serious injury and traffic fatalities. Based on a clear concise, and memorable message to 'drive alert, buckled, and cautious',  Drive By Example  influences drivers to adopt the safe driving habits and behaviors that protect themselves their passengers, and others on the roadway. Advancing Driver Safety As a driver safety advocate, Doug Horn is actively engaged in the following efforts to promote safe driving and improve the driving culture. 1. Teen Driver Protection. Using 'Drive by Example' to bolster teen driver safety through high school and parent engagement initiatives. 2. Distract Driving Prevention. Spearheading traffic safety campaigns that decrease the number of distracted drivers. 3. Driver Safety Alerts. Keeping driver safety high on the public consciousness by posting driver safety alerts, tips, and information. 4. Media Appearances. Frequently contributing to media outlets, including TV, radio, print, and online, in the following traffic safety areas: “ Distracted Driving Epidemic/Prevention “ Teen Driver Safety/Protection “ Traffic Fatality Reduction “ Traffic Safety Technologies “ Motorcycle Safety/Accident Prevention “ Missouri Driver Safety Laws/Legislation For more information on these driving safety initiatives visit Below are links to several of Doug's media appearances: Local attorney launches campaign to reduce texting and driving crashes