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 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. Jason has served as Panel Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 1 Grievance Committee. Jason has been voted a Top Texarkana Lawyer by ALT Magazine (2015-present) and was awarded the Bob Black Bar Leaders Award from Texas Tech School of Law in 2015. Jason is also a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.