Attorney Matt Horak is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist. He has spent the last 17 years crafting a powerhouse reputation in South Texas. Starting at that Harris County District Attorney’s Office, he quickly rose up the ranks based on his trial wins and relentless work ethic. Sometimes trying two cases in one week, he gained invaluable knowledge, experience, and most importantly, respect from colleagues and judges.

After leaving the DA’s Office in 2006, Matt has spent the better part of his daily life preparing, reviewing, and working criminal cases from beginning through trial. His team of research assistants, experts, and professional investigators help him deliver awesome results for his clients.

The underlying thread of our firm is that learning never stops. Matt is always training his legal skills. Despite having over 60 criminal trials under his belt, Matt is a 2015 graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming. Lawyers spend one-month on a ranch in Wyoming in an intensive trial skills program designed to train lawyers to rise to elite levels of their practice.

Matt Horak is experienced in defending clients who have a criminal case involving charges such as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) related offenses, traffic crimes, theft and other property crimes, assault and other violent crimes, probation and parole violations, drug charges, domestic violence, and juvenile crimes. His training and experience both as a prosecuting attorney and a defender give him valuable insight into the prosecution’s case and knowledge of what procedures they must uphold to ensure a fair trial.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Houston’s Law Center, where he excelled in trial advocacy and Mock Trial. Prior to his legal education in Houston, Matt Horak graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with honors, earning a Bachelor’s degree in European History. Even before earning his J.D. at UH in 2003, he was involving himself in criminal trial litigation as an assistant to attorney Terry Yates. If you’ve been accused of a crime in Harris or any of the surrounding counties, contact Attorney Matt Horak today for a detailed, personal, case evaluation.

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas Bar, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas (Federal Court), 2006


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 2003, J.D.
    • Law Journal: University of Houston Law Journal, Health Law Journal, 2002 – 2003
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1999, B.A.
    • With Honors, Dean’s List
    • Major: European History
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1996
    • Major: European Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006, Member
  • Texas County and District Attorney Association, 2003 – 2006, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, 2003 – 2006
  • Texas Bar Association, 2003 – 2006
  • N.W. Harris County Bar Association, 2006

Past Employment Positions:

  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2003 – 2006
  • Law Offices of Terry Yates, Assistant to Attorney Terry Yates, 2002 – 2003