William H. Horton

William H. Horton: Attorney with Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Board of Directors, Chair of the Business & Commercial Litigation Sections at Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. (55 Attorneys)
  • Tenth Floor Columbia Center, 101 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084-5280
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Biography

Experience

Mr. Horton has been trying lawsuits for over 30 years. He primarily practices in the areas of business and commercial disputes, employment law, and real estate cases. Many cases are related to the automobile industry.

Bill is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the foremost national organization to certify trial skills.

In business litigation, Bill has tried numerous shareholder disputes, claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competition agreements, and other competitive disputes.

Bill has been involved in the licensure, protection, and litigation surrounding a number of software and other intellectual property developments. He is the former Chairperson of the State Bar Information Technology Law Section.

Bill became involved in a lake access dispute many years ago and has since handled dozens of cases involving riparian rights in many trial courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Bill has an “AV” Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for ethical standards and legal ability.

Honors

• “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability
•U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2010-2017
•Michigan Super Lawyer 2006-2016
•dBusiness “Top Lawyer” 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
•Recognized as a Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times
•Leading Lawyers 2014-2016

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William H. Horton Named a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers 2012

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Mr. Horton is a Managing Director of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. and Chair of the Business Litigation Section.

Mr. Horton has been trying lawsuits for over 25 years. He primarily practices in the areas of business and commercial disputes, employment law, and real estate cases. Many cases are related to the automobile industry.

Mr. Horton is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the foremost national organization to certify trial skills.

In business litigation, he has tried numerous shareholder disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competition agreements, and other competitive disputes. He represents clients’ licensure, protection and litigation surrounding a number of software and intellectual property developments. Prior to practicing law, he was involved in software development.

Mr. Horton has an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. He has been recognized as Best Lawyer in America, peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, as “Top Lawyer “ by dbusiness and Super Lawyer 2010, 2011 & 2012.

Mr. Horton is one of the lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Michigan nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., ranks as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded 39 years ago, located in Troy and Detroit, Michigan.
Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 70 attorneys. Areas of practice include litigation, corporate law, health care law, business transactions, estate and trust planning, commercial litigation, governmental law, real estate, creditors’ rights, criminal law, employment and labor and workers’ compensation. GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Additional recognitions include Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Automotive
  • Health Care
  • Business Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Employment
  • Class Action and Multi-District Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(248) 457-7060  Phone
gmhlaw.com
University Attended:
Oakland University, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980
Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1980, Michigan; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Memberships

•State Bar of Michigan

Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, June 13, 1954
Reported Cases:
Select Cases: Business dispute: Highest offer: $500,000 Verdict: $12.1 million; Business dispute: Highest offer: $300,000 Verdict: $5.8 million; Business dispute: Highest offer: 0 Verdict: $1.4 million; Successfully representing rock star Kid Rock; Waffle House Case; Oakland County Civil Case; (The Detroit News said; Don't Mess with Kid Rock's Lawyers! ).; Protecting patent rights worth millions.; Involved in the primary water access cases in Michigan
ISLN:
906366897

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