Bill Horton has had a drive and passion for justice his entire life. Since 2001, he has helped his clients get fair treatment from the judicial system.
Bill grew up in Van Buren, Arkansas and went to Van Buren High School. After his high school education, he attended the University of Arkansas. At the U of A, he earned his B.A. in history, but his education career was far from over.
In 1997, Bill had the opportunity to be a visiting scholar at St. Benet's College in Oxford in the United Kingdom. There, he studied constitutional theory.
After returning home, Bill got his M.A. in communication from the University of Arkansas. As if this wasn't enough, Bill finally got his J.D. from the University of Arkansas Law School in 2001.
It was Bill's upbringing that caused him to focus on a career in law. Growing up poor, it became clear that the system wasn't fair for folks like me and I wanted to change that, he says. He felt that the only way he could fight the system was from within, and he's been battling the system ever since.
In his free time, Bill is an avid Razorback sports fan. He is a frequent tailgater at Reynolds Stadium in the fall, Bud Walton in the winter and Baum Stadium in the spring.
Bill is also an avid outdoorsman and motorcycle enthusiast. To keep his mind sharp, he reads presidential biographies. Bill lives in Rogers with his wife, his two dogs Ellie Mae and Dixie Bell, and his fat cat Tux.
BAR ADMISSIONS State of Arkansas
U. S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit
U. S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
U. S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
EDUCATION J.D., Juris Doctorate, University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, 2001
M.A. Communication, University of Arkansas, 2000
Visiting Scholar, St. Benet's College, Oxford, U.K., 1997 Constitutional Theory Emphasis
B.A. History, University of Arkansas, 1997
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS Arkansas Bar Association Member
NW Delegate to Young Lawyers Section Member
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Member, Member Committee, Member Legislative Affairs Committee
American Bar Association Member
American Association for Justice (AAJ) Member
APITLA Trucking Litigation Group Member
NWA Diabetes Kiss-A-Pig Committee
2011 Kiss-A-Pig Candidate Raising Money for Diabetes
Benton County Bar Association
W.B. Putnam Inns of Court
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA Board Member
Rogers Noon Rotary Member
AWARDS National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arkansas
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in Arkansas
Super Lawyer Rising Star Top 2.5% of Attorneys in the Mid-South 2011-2013
Starthmore's Who's Who Among American Lawyers 2008-2013
Marquis Who's Who Among American Lawyers 2008-2013
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Member Young Lawyers Division 2007
International Public Debate Association Championship Tournament Top Speaker
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Client Satisfaction 2015