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Mr. William “Bill” Horton


Of Counsel: Mr. William “Bill” Horton Bar Admissions Arkansas, 2002, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit Education University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2001 – J.D. University of Arkansas, 2000 – M.A. Communication Visiting Scholar, St. Benet’s College, Oxford, U.K. 1997 – Constitutional Theory Emphasis University of Arkansas, 1997 – B.A. History Professional Associations and Memberships Arkansas Bar Association NW Delegate to Young Lawyers Section – Member Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association – Member Membership Committee Membership Legislative Affairs Committee American Bar Association – Member American Association for Justice – 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 Honors and 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 2007-2013 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 Publications “Jury Instruction Reform: Are they too difficult to Comprehend?” Communication Law Review: Spring 2000 “Issues Regarding Made Whole Subrogation” CLE and Paper Presented at 2011 ATLA Seminar “Bad Faith, Giving the Insurance Industry a Piece of the Rock” CLE Seminar and Paper Presented at ATLA CLE “Subrogation Issues and Trends” CLE Seminar and Paper Presented at Benton County Bar Association Notable Cases Deen v Hopkins 2013 Ark. App 116 The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld Mr. Horton’s motion for a new trial after the jury returned an inconsistent verdict. The case was important because of Mr. Horton’s use of itemized jury instructions at trial and his technical preservation of the appeal record post-trial. Riley v State Farm 2011 Ark 256 (2011) Mr. Horton argued that a subrogation lien cannot arise, or attach until the insured has received the settlement proceeds or damage award and until there is a judicial determination that the insured has been made whole. The Circuit Court disagreed with Horton and an appeal followed. Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the Circuit’s conclusion agreeing with Horton’s premise. This was a landmark ruling for injured Arkansans. Ryder v State Farm, — S.W.3d —-, 2007 WL 3378394 (Ark.) Horton argued to the Arkansas Supreme Court that the “Made Whole” doctrine should be extended to PIP/Med Pay provisions of an insurance policy requiring an injured victim to be made whole before their insurance company could seek subrogation of advanced medical payments. The court agreed in another landmark victory for injured Arkansans. In the past decade, Horton as successfully collected millions in verdicts for his clients, gone 5-0 before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, created law that has put millions in the pockets of hardworking people and altered the entire landscape of subrogation in Arkansas. Horton is a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and is undefeated in jury trials. His efforts have led him to be listed as the outstanding young trial lawyer and one of the top 40 trial lawyers in Arkansas, one of the top 100 trial lawyers in America and one of the top 2.5% of trial attorneys in the Mid-South. Along with the above mentioned cases, Mr. Horton has tried and won numerous verdicts in excess of millions of dollars.

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