James (Jim) Horton has over 40 years of legal experience and focuses his practice on helping clients throughout Denton, Tarrant, Dallas, Wise, Collin, and Cooke counties. He specifically handles criminal defense and family law matters, as well as estate planning and probate.
Jim is a specialist in criminal law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has handled thousands of cases in court, including more than 500 jury trials and over 400 bench trials. His experience has earned him a reputation throughout North Texas as a highly effective trial attorney. Mr. Horton was also featured in the New York Times as a Top Criminal Defense Attorney in the US.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University and is admitted to practice in Texas. He has formerly served over two decades as an associate municipal Judge in Denton, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, and Lewisville. Additionally, Jim was a Valley View city attorney for two years.
He also maintains an active membership in several professional organizations, including the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Denton County Criminal Bar Association (past president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer), Denton County Bar Association (past secretary/treasurer and board member) and College of the State Bar of Texas.
Outside of his practice, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and participating in church activities. His Christian foundations are reflected in his law practice by his steadfast commitment to communicating honestly with his clients throughout their representation.
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