James J. Horning

Firm Affiliation: 
Senior Associate

Mr. Horning joined WLB in October 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horning worked for seven years as a civil litigator defending various companies involved in asbestos toxic tort product liability litigation in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Horning has participated in numerous oral arguments and ADR proceedings in the trial courts of all three jurisdictions. Mr. Horning has assisted as local, regional, and national coordinating counsel for asbestos litigation and helped manage hundreds of asbestos claims. Mr. Horning has additional experience defending general casualty claims and investigating suspected insurance fraud. Presently, Mr. Horning’s practice is focused on case management, motions practice, and trial preparation for asbestos cases in Delaware.

  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Delaware, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2008
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2009
  • University of Delaware B.S., Business Administration 2000
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law Juris Doctor 2007
Publications, Seminars & Lectures: 
  • Prepared written materials: Breaking the Supply Chain, Defense Research Institute Asbestos Medicine Seminar 2016
  • Prepared written materials: Asbestos Litigation CLE: Overview & Hot Topics in Delaware 2016
  • Presenter: CLE regarding Errors & Omissions Coverage & Professional Responsibility 2015
  • Presenter: Asbestos Litigation CLE: Overview & Hot Topics in Delaware 2014
Individual Accomplishments: 
  • Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Star since 2014. Only 2.5 % of New Jersey lawyers are selected as Rising Stars. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Arbitrator, Civil Trial Division, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Trial Defense Verdict, A&E Demir v. Verizon (Delaware), 2014
  • Trial Dismissal after Plaintiff’s Case in Chief, Pusan v. Grayling Corporation (Delaware), 2016
Personal Information: 
  • Married with 3 children
  • FAA-licensed Private Pilot with Tailwheel Endorsement, FAA Wings Proficiency Award Recipient, coach and volunteer for Delaware Swim, Newark American Little League, Kirkwood Soccer Club, and Christ the Teacher School.
Primary Office: 
(302) 4219935
(302) 4219935