Bill G. Horton



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Bill Horton, originally from Van Buren, began attending the University of Arkansas in 1993. He graduated in 2001 after obtaining an undergraduate degree in History, a Masters degree in Communication and a Juris Doctorate of Laws. During his time at the University of Arkansas, he was very active on campus, holding such offices with the Associated Student Government and being president of Honor Societies associated with the History Department, Communication Department and the Law School as well as teaching classes on Communication and running a National Championship Debate Program.

Upon completion of college, Bill returned to Van Buren where he opened a small law firm dedicated to helping injury victims. In 2003, he moved to Northwest Arkansas to take the reins of Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds Metro Office where he continues to provide top quality aggressive legal services to those in need.

Bill’s interests away from his office include travel, snow skiing, scuba diving, working with local charities and Arkansas Razorback athletics.

Areas of Practice

Wrongful Death
Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Drug and Pharmaceutical Claims
Class Action Litigation
Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 2002
Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2001

University of Arkansas, 2000
M.A. Communication

Visiting Scholar, St. Benets College, Oxford, U.K. 1997
Constitutional Theory Emphasis

University of Arkansas, 1997
B.A. History

Professional Associations and Memberships

Arkansas Bar Association
-NW Delegate to Young Lawyers Section

Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
– Membership Committee
– Membership Legislative Affairs Committee

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

NWA Diabetes Kiss-A-Pig Committee
2011 Kiss-A-Pig Candidate Raising Money for Diabetes

Benton County Bar Association

W.B. Putnam Inns of Court

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA
-Board Member

Rogers Noon Rotary


“Issues Regarding Made Whole Subrogation”
CLE and Paper Presented at 2011 ATLA Seminar

Riley v State Farm 2011 Ark 256 (2011)
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the Circuit’s conclusion
that a subrogation lien arose at the time a med pay carrier made
medical payments and found that a subrogation lien cannot arise,
or attach until the insured has received the settlement proceeds
or damage award and until there is a judicial determination that
the insured has been made whole.

“Jury Instruction Reform: Are they too difficult to Comprehend?”
Communication Law Review: Spring 2000

Ryder v State Farm, — S.W.3d —-, 2007 WL 3378394 (Ark.)
Arkansas Supreme Court Extended “Made Whole” doctrine to
PIP/Med Pay provisions of an insurance policy requiring an
injured victim to be made whole before their insurance
company could seek subrogation of advanced medical payments.

“Bad Faith, Giving the Insurance Industry a Piece of the Rock”
CLE Seminar and Paper Presented at ATLA CLE

“Subrogation Issues and Trends”
CLE Seminar and Paper Presented at Benton County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer Rising Star 2012
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Arkansas
Super Lawyer Rising Star 2011
Starthmores Who’s Who Among American Lawyers 2008-2009
Marquis Who’s Who Among American Lawyers 2007-present
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Member Young Lawyers Division 2007
International Public Debate Association Championship Tournament Top Speaker