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Bill Van Horn has been serving the people of Colorado for decades. Bill originally came to Colorado from Iowa to enter the Air Force Academy as a young cadet. He returned to Colorado after years in the active duty Air Force to earn a law degree from The University of Denver Law School. Bill continued to serve our country in the Air Force Reserve retiring in 2004. During Bill’s early law career he was a law clerk to a Federal Judge, and a former Senior Litigation Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bill moved into the area of family law and is recognized as a prominent, and highly respected professional in his field. He formerly practiced with the firm that writes the book on Colorado Family Law prior to opening his own practice.

Bill is married and he and his wife, Penni, have five adult children, two daughter-in-loves, and one grand-daughter. They attend Mile High Calvary. 




Colorado Bar 1987

Section on Family Law Member

Section on Juvenille Law Member

Section on Military Law Member

First Judicial District Member


U.S. Court of Military Appeals





1998 Air War College


1987 University of Denver JD

    1986-1987 Managing Editor Transportation Law Journal


1974 United States Air Force Academy

    B.S. International Affairs


Associations, Boards, Community Commitment:


Church Counsel: Peace with Christ Lutheran

Sunday School Teacher: Calvary Chapel South Denver

Aurora Republican Board

Christian Legal Society Board

Summit Ministries Presenter


Colorado Bar Association

Legal Services Volunteer

   Denver Rescue Mission

   Salvation Army

West Point Parents Club 2010 Class Representative


Rocky Mountain Family Counsel Board


Haven Ministries Board


Center for Wise Public Policy Member


Christian Legal Society


Mile High Calvary

   Childrens Registration Volunteer


Practice areas


  1. Uncontested Divorce: 25%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Divorce: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Atchley Lamb

    Bill is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on several matters, and he is honest, smart, and an excellent advocate. He is a credit to the family law bar.


    David Lamb Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Steven Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Mr. Van Horn brings nearly 30 years of polished legal experience to the table. He truly cares for each of his clients and carefully listens to understand each client's unique situation. He is the utmost professional... providing timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to his clients.


    Timothy Wilson Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Van Horn Family Law, PC

9491 South Johnson Court
Littleton, CO, 80127


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and PrincipalVan Horn Family Law, PC2009 - Present
AttorneyMcGuane & Hogan, LLP2005 - 2009
AttorneyScheffel and Associates2002 - 2005
Senior Litigation AttorneyU.S. Department Of Justice1991 - 1996
Law ClerkUnited States Bankruptcy Court, Colorado1989 - 1991
Senior Manager/Operational Plans OfficerUnited States Air Force1970 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Van Horn Family LawPresidentN/A
Christian Legal SocietyN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
United States Air Force AcademyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1974