James J. Horning

James J. Horning

Senior Associate
Wilmington, Delaware

Mr. Horning joined WLB in October 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Horning worked for 7 years as a civil litigator defending various companies 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 3 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, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation for asbestos cases in Delaware.

Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability Toxic Tort Defense
  • Insurance General Casualty Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2009
  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Univ. of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Business Management & Operations Management


  • Asbestos Litigation: Delaware, Insurance Society of Philadelphia
  • Errors & Omissions & Professional Coverage, Insurance Society of Philadelphia

Pro Bono Activities

  • Delaware Swim Team, 2012 - 2018
  • Newark American Little League, 2014 - 2018