Daniel W. Van Horn the litigation department vice chair in the Memphis office of Butler Snow. He is an experienced trial attorney and litigator in complex commercial matters. He has obtained successful verdicts and arbitration awards for clients in unfair business practices, breaches of contract, intellectual property disputes, real estate litigation and insurance coverage cases, as well as disputes concerning closely held and highly regulated businesses.
Danny regularly tries cases and arbitrations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. He has tried an arbitration or case in 16 states and three foreign countries. He is known as a practical problem solver who has a keen sense of a client’s ultimate business objective and keeps that in focus throughout the life of the case.
Danny is AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and his work has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance Litigation and Mid-South Super Lawyers®. In 2020, Danny was named to the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar. He has served in leadership roles for the American Bar Association (Chair of the Section of Litigation 2022-2023) and Tennessee Bar Association (President 2011-2012). Danny has been recognized as a National Outstanding Eagle Scout.
In 2020, Danny authored an article for Law360: “Tenn. Ruling Has Broad Relevance to Damages Caps in State,” (Law360, March 9, 2020). He has been a frequent presenter on “Ethics for In House Counsel” and Tennessee law on covenants not to compete, trade secrets, and fiduciary duties.
Danny obtained his J.D. from Vanderbilt University and is admitted to the State Bars of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits.