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About Matt Horak
Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for Harris County and later went on to open his own practice dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of DUI, misdemeanor and/or felony crimes in and around the Greater Houston area. His experience on both sides of the trial process has helped ex... read more »
Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for Harris County and later went on to open his own practice dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of DUI, misdemeanor and/or felony crimes in and around the Greater Houston area. His experience on both sides of the trial process has helped expand his knowledge of the law.
Before earning his Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003, Matt Horak attended Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where he received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors as well as earned acknowledgment on the prestigious Dean's List. Before that, Matt Horak also attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a focus on European Studies.
During law school, Matt Horak contributed to the University of Houston Health Law Journal from 2002 to 2003. In 2003, Matt Horak was admitted to the Texas Bar. Later in 2006, he was also admitted to the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, Federal Court Bar. Now, with his office located conveniently inside the loop near the Montrose area, Houston criminal defense lawyer, Matt Horak helps hundreds of Houstonians fight criminal charges accused against them.
When Matt Horak is not relentlessly working to defend one of his clients, he's challenging himself outside of the courtroom as well. Aside from protecting the rights of his clients, Matt Horak is committed to enhancing his perspective and knowledge of the law. He has been involved in several legal associations such as the Houston Bar Association, Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and N.W. Harris County Bar Association. Matt Horak also trains and competes in numerous intense athletic competitions such as Ironman competitions, Marathons and Triathlons across the nation. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Map & Directions
- Office: 713-225-8000
- Fax: 832-932-1626
|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||7.00%|
|Criminal Appellate Law||7.00%|
|Seal or Expunge Criminal Record||7.00%|
|Firearm and Weapon Charges||7.00%|
|White Collar Crime||7.00%|
|Texas||Member in Good Standing||2003|
|Owner at Matt Horak, Attorney at Law, PLLC||2006 – present|
|Assistant District Attorney Harris County District||2003 – 2006|
|Assistant at Law Offices of Terry Yates||2002 – 2003|
|University of Houston Law Center||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi||European History||B.A.||1999|
|University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee||European History||1996|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||2014 – present|
|Lifetime Member||Houston NORML||present|
|Member||National College for DUI Defense||present|
|NORML Criminal Defense Section||present|
|Member||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||present|
|Board Certified Specialist||Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
Awards and Recognitions
|Board Certified in Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
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Publications and Articles
Published October 2011
This article discusses the Texas DWI Process punishments and sentencing for the several different types of DWI crimes in Texas and what a person accused of a DWI in Texas should expect after an arrest.
Published October 2011
This article covers the Texas domestic violence process, punishments and sentencing for domestic violence crimes in Texas and what a person accused of domestic violence in Texas should expect after an arrest.
This article covers the violation of probation process in Texas, punishments and sentencing for violation of probation crimes in Texas and what a person accused of violation of probation in Texas should expect after an arrest.
This article covers how the body absorbs alcohol and why body alcohol absorption is a major factor in a DUI conviction.