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Bill Van Horn

Bill Van Horn


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Bill Van Horn has been serving the people of Colorado for decades. Bill was raised on a farm in Iowa, originally came to Colorado from Iowa to enter the Air Force Academy as a young cadet at age 17, graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1974, then flew as an electronic warfare officer on the B-52 nuclear bomber in Guam and the RC-135S Cobra Ball spy plane in Alaska. He was awarded the Airman’s Medal, the highest award given by the Air Force for peacetime heroism, for rescuing fellow flyers from their aircraft when it crashed and burned. He has flown missions that took him up close and personal to the borders of North Korea and the Soviet Empire. Bill returned to Colorado after years in the active duty Air Force to earn a law degree from The University of Denver Law School, he continued to serve our country by joining the Air Force Reserve, and flew for 20 years on the C-130 Lockheed Hercules, with combat flying time in three United States conflicts.

During Bill’s early law career he clerked for a Federal Judge, and was 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.

Bill and his wife Penni have five adult children, four daughter-in-loves, and five grand-children. Bill has attended a Tuesday sunrise Bible Study for several decades, loves to hike with his lab, Coal, stay informed about community and national issues, and play with the grands. Bill and Penni attend Red Rocks Church.


• 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


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

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
Haven Ministries Board
Center for Wise Public Policy Member
Christian Legal Society