J. Brett Milbourn

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

  • Kansas

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC, 2018

  • Co-founded Walters, Bender, Strohbehn and Vaughan P.C. 1991 - 2018

  • Linde, Thompson, Langworthy, Kohn, and Van Dyke 1986 - 1991


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. 1986

    • Member, Energy Law Journal, 1984−1986

    • Recipient, John Rogers College of Law Scholarship, 1985−1986

  • University of Kansas, C.S. in Journalisim, 1983

    • Edwin L. Dennis Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar

  • The Kansas Bar

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Kansas Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 1999-2002

  • Johnson County Kansas Bar Association, President, 1997-1998

    • Board of Directors, 1992-1993

    • President, Young Lawyers Section, 1992-1993

  • Johnson County Kansas Bar Foundation, President, 2002-2003

    • Board of Trustees, 1997-Present

    • Silver Fellow

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Premier and Judicial Edition rating

  • Johnson County Bar Foundation “LEGACY” award winner 2015 “for ceaseless efforts to fulfil the mission of the Foundation”

  • Super Lawyer, Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal

  • Outstanding Service Award to Legal Profession and Public, Kansas Bar Association, 1996 and 2016

  • Twice Elected Member Tenth Judicial Nominating Commission, Johnson County, Kansas 2012 and 2016


  • Leadership Kansas, 2001

  • Leadership Overland Park, Kansas, 1991

  • Chair, Sunflower House Valentine Gala, 1998

  • Appointed to nominating panel by U.S. Senator to recommend Kansas Federal District Judge, U.S. Attorney for Kansas, and U.S. Marshall for Kansas, 2000

  • Past Chair (2007−2008) and Organizing Committee Member (2007−present) for the Johnson County Bar Foundation’s Annual “Legacy Celebration”—an event to raise money for the Foundation’s numerous charities

  • REACH Health Care Foundation Founding Board Member, 2003−2006

    • Legal Committee

    • Finance Committee