Professor Dennis R. Honabach joined Chase College of Law as dean and a professor of law in 2006. Since stepping down from the deanship in 2013, he continues to serve as a professor of law.
Prior to coming to Chase, he served as dean and professor of law at Washburn University School of Law, and as president, dean, professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurial Law Center at Western State University College of Law. He previously held faculty appointments at Vermont Law School, Rutgers University–Camden School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia School of Law.
Professor Honabach is co-author of D&O Liability Handbook and Proxy Rules Handbook. He has served as a chair and as a member of several committees of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. His publications include law review articles on topics that include managerial liability, toxic torts, and legal education.
Professor Honabach earned a Juris Doctor at Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in economics at Bucknell University.
Dennis R. Honabach, Proxy Handbook (Thomson Reuters, 2019-2020 edition)
Dennis R. Honabach, D&O Liability Handbook (Thomson Reuters 2019-2020 edition)
Dennis R. Honabach, The Proxy Rules Handbook (Thomas Reuters, 2018-2019 edition)
Dennis R. Honabach, PROXY RULES HANDBOOK, Thomson Reuters, 2016-17 edition
Dennis R. Honabach, D & O LIABILITY HANDBOOK: LAW-SAMPLE DOCUMENTS-FORMS, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017 edition
With Mark A. Sargent, D & O LIABILITY HANDBOOK, West Group (2009) (1994-2012 editions)
With Mark A. Sargent, PROXY RULES HANDBOOK, West Publishers (2009) (2001-2012 editions)
The Smith v. Van Gorkom Symposium - Smith v. Van Gorkom: Managerial Liability and Exculpatory Clauses - A Proposal to Fill the Gap of the Missing Officer Protection, 45 Washburn L.J. 307 (2006) Hein Online
Centennial Issue and Now What?: An Essay Contemplating A Course For The Second Century Of The Washburn University School Of Law, 42 Washburn L.J. 947 (2004) Hein Online
Ahrens Torts Seminar: Genomic Torts - Curbing Misuse of Genetic Information In Light of The Enron Debacle: A Comment On Dean Partlett's Proposal, 42 Washburn L.J. 535 (2004) Hein Online
Leadership In Legal Education Symposium III - Precision Teaching In Law School: An Essay In Support Of Student-Centered Teaching And Assessment, 34 U. Tol. L. Rev. 95 (2002) Hein Online
The Seventh Circuit And The Market For Corporate Control, 65 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 681 (1989) Hein Online
Consent, Exit and the Contract Model of the Corporation - A Commentary on Maryland's New Director and Officer Liability Limiting Indemnification Legislation, 18 U. Tol. L. Rev. 310 (1989) Hein Online
All That Glitters: A Critique Of The Revised Virginia Stock Corporation Act, 12 J. Corp. L. 433 (1987) Hein Online
Taxing The Corporate Liquidation--A Proposal For Consistency, 8 J. Corp. L. 1 (1982) Hein Online
Toxic Torts - Is Strict Liability Really the 'Fair and Just' Way to Compensate Victims?, 16 U. Rich. L. Rev. 305 (1982) Hein Online
Windfalls, Wipeouts, and Nuisance Law: Strict Liability With or Without Restricted Damages, 19 Urb. L. Ann. 3 (1980) Hein Online
Panel chair and presenter, “Limited Liability Company Indemnification and Indemnification,” Limited Liability Company Institute of American Bar Association Business Law Section (November 2020)
“Innovation in Legal Education,” Southeast Association of Law Schools panel on law school responses to issues that followed enrollment declines that began after the Great Recession (August 2020)
Panelist, Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice, Emory Law Conference on Transactional Education, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (November 2012)