Horton Joins Dykema As Senior Counsel In Los Angeles
Los Angeles; July 22, 2009
, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of E. Lee Horton
to its Litigation Practice Group as Senior Counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Horton was previously a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group at Waller Lansden.
Horton has extensive experience in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
He also has served as national counsel for companies on various legal business and technical issues and has tried lawsuits throughout the United States.
new role at Dykema
will continue to counsel clients in dispute resolution law.
"Lee has an impressive track record in high-level, high-stakes, complex and technically oriented litigation with a variety of companies in the areas of aviation, product liability, labor and business," said Rex Schlaybaugh, Dykema's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
prior firm, Horton
served as outside general counsel for an international company involved with aluminum space structures for architectural and industrial applications.
also has served as outside general counsel for an aerospace company involved in the development, manufacture and flight test of state-of-the-art-proof-of-concept aerospace vehicles.
Most recently, he
successfully represented clients in a disputed merger and a shareholder derivative action.
Horton served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot both in the United State and in Vietnam.
While serving in Vietnam, he
was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and 45 Air Medals.
left active military service with the rank of Captain.
He received a J.D. magnum cum laude from Southwestern University and a B. S. in Environmental Biology from The University of California at Santa Barbara.