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Gov. Perry Names Horton as Justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals District

Wednesday, December 22, 2004  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the appointment of Hollis Horton III of Beaumont as justice of the Ninth Court of Appeals District pursuant to House Bill 2261, passed in the 78th regular session. Horton will serve until the next general election, when he can opt to run for a full term.

Horton is an attorney and senior partner with Orgain, Bell and Tucker, L.L.P. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Jefferson County Bar Association. An officer of the Mickey MeHaffy Inns of Court, Horton also serves as a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Texas Civil Justice League. He is a member of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity and is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he has served as chairman of the board of trustees and finance committee.

A graduate of Duke University, Horton received a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and has practiced law in Southeast Texas for 23 years. He is board certified in personal injury law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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