Jason has been a Texas and Arkansas trial lawyer since 2003. He 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 the Jason Horton Law Firm in 2010. While Jason does handle some civil work, the majority of his practice is dedicated to representing those charged with crimes in Texas and Arkansas state and federal courts.
Jason defends criminal cases in Texas and Arkansas state and federal courts. Jason has handled legal matters in the following federal courts: the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana, Marshall and Sherman Divisions; the Southern District of Texas, Houston and Corpus Christi Divisions; the Western District of Arkansas, Texarkana Division; the Eastern District of Arkansas, Little Rock Division.
Jason has handled legal matters in the following state courts: Texas state courts in the following counties: Bowie, Cass, Red River, Franklin, Henderson, Gregg, Grimes, Morris, Titus, Upshur, Marion, Rusk; Arkansas state courts in the following counties: Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Little River, Sevier, Pike, Hempstead, Howard, Nevada, Bradley, Benton, Washington, Union; and appellate work in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Sixth Court of Appeals, and the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Jason 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. Jason is married to Texarkana native and the two enjoy traveling, live music, remodeling older homes and being outdoors.
Chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Criminal and Appellate Law (2016 and 2017)
Texas and Arkansas State and Federal Criminal Defense; Texas and Arkansas State and Federal Criminal Appeals; Texas and Arkansas State and Federal Habeas Petitions; Arkansas Workers Compensation Claims; Civil Litigation
Texas (November 2003); United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2003); United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (2005); Arkansas (April 2004); United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas (2004); United States District Court, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas (2004)
Texas Tech School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2003);
Texas Lutheran University (B.A., with honors, 2000)
Phi Delta Phi; Leadership Texarkana Graduate (2009); Texarkana Teen Court Judge and Trainer; Conifer Area Properties, Inc., Treasurer and Board Member; Texas Lutheran University Football ? running back
State Bar of Texas; Arkansas Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member 2009-present); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Texarkana Bar Association (Treasurer 2005-2007); Texas, Arkansas and Texarkana Young Lawyers Associations