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Matt Horak

Matt Horak

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
Horak Law
The Woodlands, TX
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Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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Attorney Biography

Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for 20 years. 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.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (100%)


Attorney Matt Horak of Horak Law discusses defending the accused

Horak Law | Houston Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney

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Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Horak Law
Horak Law
Owner at Matt Horak, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Assistant District Attorney Harris County District

Assistant at Law Offices of Terry Yates

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University of Houston Law Center
University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctor

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi

University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

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Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense

Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association

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Case Results - Matt Horak

Not Guilty
Aggravated Assault
Mar 2008
Case was tried in front of a jury, but the judge ordered a verdict of not- guilty after we cross-examined the State’s witnesses in the case.

Not Guilty
Assault - Family Violence
After repeated efforts by the alleged victim requesting that charges be dropped and admitting to the prosecutor that she had taken pills and 3 vodkas, the state still moved forward with trial. If that...

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Matt Horak
Horak Law
25911 Oak Ridge Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Office: 713-225-8000
Fax: 832-932-1626

Secondary Address:
5300 Memorial Dr #750 A
Houston, TX 77007

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Texas Bar Membership -

Matt Horak - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Matt Horak on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.