Ellen M. Horton
Experience
  • Sat first chair in a bench trial for a 3rd degree felony theft. The judge found the defendant guilty of stealing over $75,000 of client funds from his employer.
  • Second-chair responsibility for a 2nd degree felony jury trial for burglary of a habitation.
  • Argued against a motion to suppress in a 3rd degree felony drug case.
  • Represented multiple indigent clients charged with various misdemeanors—including DWI, poaching, and evading—as a student attorney. Successfully negotiated with the prosecutors for beneficial outcomes for the clients.
Education
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2018 (The Order of Barristers)
  • Intern for the Honorable Christopher Mott of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, 2018
  • University of Texas, B.A., Plan II Honors, 2015, special honors (Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – Top 7.5% in the College of Liberal Arts, Dean’s List, Kappa Delta sorority)
  • University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Certified Business Foundation, with distinction
Admissions
  • Texas
Awards/Rankings
  • Named a national member of the Order of the Barristers as one of the top 10 University of Texas graduating law students in oral advocacy and brief writing
  • Stanley & Claudie Wilson Endowed Presidential Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2017
  • Semi-finalist, Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Tournament, Fordham University, 2018
  • Champion and Best Advocate, Strasburger & Price Advanced Mock Trial Competition, University of Texas, 2017
Outside the Office

My Favorite vacation spot
Hiking in the fjords near Bergen, Norway and relaxing at the beach in Barcelona, Spain

Quote I live by
“Throw me to the wolves, and I shall return as Leader of the Pack.”