Stephen P. Horn


AV® pre-eminent peer review rated
by Martindale Hubbell

Phone 816-410-4642


Practice Areas
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense and Coverage
  • Employment Law
Experience with SBG

Mr. Horn has been with the firm for his entire legal career which began in 1987. He has represented individuals and entities in state and federal courts on a wide range of issues including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, insurance defense and coverage, workplace violence, security services, construction defects, contract disputes, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, and lender liability.  He also practices in the areas of professional malpractice, products liability, general tort litigation and Qui Tam (“whistle blower”) litigation.

In the employment law area, Mr. Horn has represented employers and claimants in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Kansas Commission on Human Rights, as well as state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. Those proceedings include claims arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Executive Order No. 11246, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act, and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination. His responsibilities have also included assisting clients in the formation and review of employment forms and handbooks, and providing guidance to employers on a wide range of issues including employee discipline and termination, minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and drug testing.

Educational background

Mr. Horn received his undergraduate and law degrees respectively in 1984 and 1987 from the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he was a member of the University of Missouri Law Review.

Special achievements, recognitions or accolades

Mr. Horn was honored in 2014 by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly for winning the  largest defense verdict judgment in the state of Missouri in 2013.  He also was a recipient of the 1997 Pro Bono Award from The Missouri Bar. Mr. Horn has been active in the community through his work with local organizations including the Volunteer Attorney Project and the Northland Elks Lodge. He also served on the board of the Midwest Ear Institute.


Mr. Horn is licensed to practice in Missouri and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri and the District of Kansas. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.