Duane Horning

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Horning is an attorney with 20 years’ experience litigating complex business matters. For 12 years he has owned his own firm, California Business Law Group, PC. Mr. Horning was an associate at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, a predecessor of DLA Piper. For five years Mr. Horning served as Judge Pro Tem for San Diego Superior Court. Mr. Horning is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits, United States District Courts of the Central and Southern Districts of California, the California Supreme Court, and all other California Courts.

Mr. Horning’s law practice follows 14 years’ experience in business, real estate and government before practicing law. While attending law school at night, Mr. Horning served as the Acting Airport Manager at San Diego International Airport, Lindbergh Field, and managed commercial property and lease relationships for the San Diego Unified Port District. Prior to law school, Mr. Horning was a commercial real estate broker and developer in Phoenix, Arizona. He served as CFO and Vice President for Finance during the initial public offering of Sunrise Preschools, Inc., a regional preschool chain.

Mr. Horning graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He currently teaches there as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Mr. Horning earned his B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, with an emphasis in finance from Arizona State University.

Mr. Horning is the author of Rescuing Ukrainian Children, describing a ministry in which he is personally involved. Mr. Horning has traveled twice to Ukraine to assist this ministry. He publishes a blog, Notes From a Sojourner, at www.duanehorning.com.

Mr. Horning is a current and former member of numerous legal, civic and professional organizations where he has often held leadership offices. These include serving as Vice President of the San Diego Chapter of Christian Legal Society, Vice President, Board Member, Treasurer and Chair of the Real Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Housing Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation, Community Service Chair of the Downtown San Diego Breakfast Rotary Club, and membership in the Federal Bar Association, San Diego Intellectual Property Association, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court, and Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He serves in leadership and worship positions at his church, San Diego Faith Community Church, and enjoys sailing and standup paddle boarding on the coastal waters around San Diego. Duane and Cathy Horning have been married for 32 years, and are thrilled to be parents and grandparents to five children and nine grandchildren.