James H. Horton
James Horton possesses nearly 35 years of legal experience, and focuses his practice on helping clients throughout Denton, Tarrant, Dallas, Wise, Collin, and Cooke Counties of Texas in criminal defense and family law matters, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, and estate planning and probate. Mr. Horton is a Specialist in Criminal Law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has tried more than 200 jury trials and more than 400 bench trials, experience that has earned him a reputation throughout North Texas as an effective trial lawyer. In recognition of his work, Mr. Horton was selected for inclusion to both the 2009 and 2010 editions of Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Horton earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University, and is admitted to practice in Texas. He currently serves as an Associate Municipal Judge in Denton, formerly served as a judge in Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, and Lewisville, and was a Valley View city attorney for two years. He also maintains an active membership in a number of professional organizations, including the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; the Denton County Criminal Bar Association, of which he is a past President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer; Denton County Bar Association (Past Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member); and the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Horton enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and participating in church activities. His Christian foundations are reflected in his law practice in his steadfast commitment to communicating honestly with his clients throughout their representation.
David A. Lowrance
David A. Lowrance joined The Law Offices of James H. Horton as an associate in the firm's Denton office in August 2009. Mr. Lowrance possesses more than 25 years of legal experience, and focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation, criminal defense, family litigation, and probate matters. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in criminal justice, and served as a police officer for the city of Irving for three years. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the Southern Methodist University School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of his class. Mr. Lowrance practiced civil litigation in Fort Worth for more than 20 years, handling cases involving deceptive trade practices, commercial litigation, asbestos, medical malpractice defense, medical implant litigation, horticulture/chemical litigation, railroad litigation, aviation litigation, insurance coverage, and personal injury litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.
Edward J. Nolter
Edward J. Nolter joined The Law Offices of James H. Horton as an associate in the firm's Denton office in June 2012. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a degree in public relations and sociology. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating cum laude. Mr. Nolter received the certificate of Merit Award and an Honors Scholarship while at Cooley Law School. Mr. Nolter handles a wide variety of cases at the Law Offices of James H. Horton, including: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, and Probate. He is also certified as an attorney ad litem by the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Nolter is a member of the State Bar of Texas, The Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.
Elaine Sanders has over 22 years of experience as a paralegal and has worked for Mr. Horton since 1995. Ms. Sanders has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from North Texas State University, now called the University of North Texas. She assists the attorneys with all aspects of office administration and legal support work, and responds to client’s questions.