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Get to Know Attorney Jason Horton A Lawyer for the People
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  • Jason Horton is a true professional, and he is genuine and caring towards his clients

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Jason Horton

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Jason was born in Kilgore, Texas and graduated Valedictorian from Iola High School in Iola, Texas. He attended Texas Lutheran University on a PACESETTER Scholarship, started as running back on the Texas Lutheran University football team, and graduated with honors in 2000. He was awarded a scholarship to attend Texas Tech School of Law, graduating with honors in 2003.

Immediately upon graduating from law school, Jason began his legal career as an associate at a Texarkana civil law firm, handling everything from complex class action and business litigation to personal injury, criminal law, family law and probate matters. Jason then narrowed his legal focus to one of his favorite areas of law- criminal trial and appellate work. After becoming a named member of Harrelson, Horton & Matteson, Jason decided to continue his law practice on his own by forming Jason Horton Law in 2010.

Jason is married to a Texarkana native, and the two enjoy spending time with their two children, traveling, and staying involved in the Texarkana community.

Practice Areas

  • Trial counsel in over 50 federal criminal cases, including capital murder
  • Appellate counsel in 65 state and federal direct appeals, including oral arguments at the Texas Sixth Court of Appeals and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Trial counsel in over 1,000 Arkansas and Texas state court criminal cases
  • Jason has successfully argued against the imposition of the death penalty at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. (U.S. v. Larcade), argued for the applicability of double jeopardy at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (Pearson v. State), and received multiple jury verdicts of acquittal in both State and Federal Courts (i.e., U.S. v. Cecil Parker; State of Texas v. Vladamir Caballero).


  • AV-rated and a past President of the Texarkana Bar Association

  • Jason has met the stringent nomination requirements of becoming a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer in the fields of criminal and appellate law

  • Served as Panel Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 1 Grievance Committee

  • Voted a Top Texarkana Lawyer by ALT Magazine (2015 - 2021)

  • Awarded the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award from Texas Tech School of Law in 2015

  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow

  • B.A., with honors Texas Lutheran University - College 2000
  • J.D., with honors Texas Tech School of Law - Graduate School 2003
Bar Admissions
  • Texas (2003)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2003)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (2005)
  • Arkansas (2004)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas (2004)
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas (2004)
  • United States Supreme Court (2014)
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2016)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ( former Board Member )
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texarkana Bar Association (former President and Treasurer)
  • Super Lawyers 2021
    Super Lawyers 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo Rating
    Avvo Rating
  • Client's Choice Award 2017
    Client's Choice Award 2017
  • Avvo Reviews
    Avvo Reviews
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
    Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Criminal Defense
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Criminal Defense
Community Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel Grievance Committee, 2015—2020 (Panel Chair)
  • Special Conflicts Judge in the District Court of Little River County, Arkansas, 2013—present
  • Arkansas Bar Association Leadership Academy Graduate, 2011
  • District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III’s Investiture Committee Member, 2015
  • Texarkana Bar Association, President, 2014–15; Vice President, 2013–14; Treasurer, 2005–07 and 2011–13
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association, 3rd Vice President, 2017—present
  • Leadership Texarkana Graduate, 2009; Board Member, 2015–2016
  • Texarkana Teen Court Judge and Teen Court Trainer, 2003–2008

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