Thomas A. Horton

Thomas Horton began his career as an Associate with Ford + Bergner LLP after serving the firm as a law clerk while in law school from 2010-2013.  During his time as a law clerk, Mr. Horton worked with clients in all facets and phases of Estate, Trusts and Guardianship matters.   During his third year of law school at South Texas, Mr. Horton obtained his third year bar card, which allowed him to appear in court with the supervision of a more senior attorney, and gave him the opportunity to assist the firm on multiple litigation matters.

Mr. Horton graduated from South Texas College of Law in May 2013.  At South Texas, he was an Associate Editor of the Texas Journal for Business Law, publishing a case update in the Fall 2012 issue.  Mr. Horton was also a member of the South Texas Tax Society and enrolled in several advanced tax courses at South Texas including Estate and Gift Tax and Estate Planning.  

Prior to law school, Mr. Horton completed his undergraduate work at Baylor University receiving a degree in Economics.  While at Baylor, Mr. Horton served as a member of the Student Senate, Summer Intern for the Vice President of Student life, and President of his national fraternity.  Mr. Horton is still active within the Baylor community, participating on the leadership team for the Baylor Alumni Network’s Bear to Bear events. 


Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.


Thomas A. Horton

Ford+Bergner LLP

  • 700 Louisiana Street
  • 48th Floor
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • T: 713.260.3926
  • F: 713.260.3903
  • 901 Main St.
  • 33rd Floor
  • Dallas, TX 75202
  • T: 214.389.0887
  • F: 214.389.0888
Areas of Practice:
Probate & Trust Litigation
Estate Tax & Planning
Probate Administration
Guardianship Administration
South Texas College of Law
Juris Doctorate
Baylor University
Bachelor of Science

Recent Publications

How to Get Away With Breaching Your Fiduciary Duties

— It is often said that financial powers of attorney can be useful and inexpensive tools by which third parties are allowed to carry on the financial affairs of incapacitated persons. While the prior statement is true, powers of attorney also grant broad and sweeping powers that can be misused.

It's Going to be OK: Transition to the New Estates Code

— The Texas Probate Code will be replaced in 2014 with the Estates Code - a newer model that promises to be more accessible, more understandable, and more usable. While the Estates Code is one of the biggest things to happen in Texas probate law in over a half century, here are a few tips to help your transition to the new Code.