For more than 15 years Horton & Archibald, P.C. has represented individuals and businesses in our local area and across the country in connection with Texas real estate and business matters, corporate governance issues and litigation in federal and Texas state courts.

Horton & Archibald, P.C.
A Professional Corporation


Horton & Archibald, P.C.

Office Location
965 W. Ralph Hall Parkway 
Suite 103
Rockwall, Texas 75032
Ph: 972-772-0880
Fax: 972-772-4961 

Our firm is located in Rockwall, Texas and we practice law throughout the state of Texas as the needs of our clients demand.

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We proudly support the Heath and Rockwall communites.











The attorneys of horton & archibald, p.c.

Richard T. Archibald

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD – 1998
California State University, Long Beach, BA – 1995

example graphicRichard’s mission is to assist individuals and corporate entities in creating and implementing effective strategies to minimize and resolve legal challenges. Before joining HORTON & ARCHIBALD, P.C. in 2006, Richard was an attorney in the Litigation and Regulatory, and Financial Services sections of WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP. Richard concentrates his law practice on litigation in federal and state courts, and in arbitration. He has a broad range of litigation experience in areas such as business contract disputes, restrictive covenant disputes, real estate litigation, employment and labor litigation, securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, consumer claims, and bankruptcy litigation. In addition, Richard represents clients in the formation and internal governance of various forms of business entities, and has advised clients in connection with various types of business contracts.

Richard has engaged in appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas.

Community Involvement & Professional Associations
Adjunct Instructor – John Brown University, Dual Credit American Government Course at Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall, Texas
CASA - Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem (Inactive)
Texas CASA Board of Directors – Former Member
Dallas Bar Association — Member
Rockwall County Bar Association — Secretary and Treasurer (2015-16)
Rockwall Rotary Foundation — Chairman (2015)

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Co-Author, HOA Disputes, Community in Conflict,
HEADNOTES (Dallas Bar Association September 2008)
Co-Author, The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, PRAC. LIT. (September 2006).
Removal Based Upon Diversity and Artful Pleading, speech and paper presented (with Katharine M. Samson) at the Dallas High Stakes Financial Services Lending & Litigation Issues Symposium, sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (February 2005).

Bar Admissions
Richard is admitted to practice in all Texas courts and in the following federal courts:
Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals
Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
Northern District of Oklahoma
District of Colorado


Garon R. Horton

Baylor University School of Law, JD – 1990
Abilene Christian University – 1987

example graphicGaron’s mission is to help his clients succeed. Success often lies beyond legal, regulatory, political, economic, and relational obstacles. Garon assists individuals and entities in navigating these obstacles, properly identifying problems and securing meaningful solutions.
Before founding his own law firm in 2000 (now HORTON & ARCHIBALD, P.C.), GARON practiced law in the litigation section of Hughes & Luce, LLP (now K&L Gates, LLP). Garon concentrates his law practice on providing legal solutions for individuals and businesses in the areas of civil litigation (including dispute resolution), real estate, general business and estate planning – areas in which he has extensive experience.
Garon has engaged in civil trial work before state courts in Collin, Dallas, Hunt, Kaufman, Midland, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties as well as United States Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western & Southern Districts of Texas and United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern & Western Districts of Texas.

Professional Experience
Horton & Archibald, P.C. Heath, Texas 2000 – present
Comprehensive business representation, including real estate development, creation and operation of property owners associations, construction, financing, business formation and investments, civil litigation, estate planning.
Allegiance Title Company Heath & Rockwall, Texas (title office since 2004)
Full spectrum title services including title insurance and closing services, residential and commercial.
Sentinel Construction Services, Inc. Terrell, Texas 1995 - 2000
Co-owner and co-manager of a privately owned general contractor performing specialized plumbing remediation in residential and commercial properties throughout the United States as authorized by a billion dollar class-action settlement facility.
Hughes & Luce, L.L.P. Dallas, Texas 1990 - 1995
Associate attorney in 120 lawyer firm. Practice focused on complex civil litigation, representing self-insured fortune 500 companies, lenders and individuals in high stakes disputes.
Professional Activities and Associations
Speaker/Instructor certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission
Co-Author, HOA Disputes, Community in Conflict, HEADNOTES (Dallas Bar Association September 2008)
Rockwall County Resident since 1996 (Dallas Metroplex area resident since 1990)
Member - Dallas & Rockwall County Bar Associations
Admitted to practice in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
Community Involvement & Personal Information
Married (1987) and father of three wonderful now grown children
Promise Makers – leading middle school boys to become the men God designed
Man Church – leading men to be the men God designed
Lake Pointe Church – Teacher & Elder Board


Beth Upchurch

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, JD – 2008
Texas A&M University, B.S. – 2001