Fenn C. Horton III

FENN C HORTON III   (408) 286-5100

P: 408.286.5100

Lupe Austin


Practice Areas

Labor and Employment
Business Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Intellectual Property
Insurance Coverage


University of Iowa
B.A., 1982

University of Iowa
J.D., 1985

Bar Admissions




As a partner of the firm, Mr. Horton emphasizes labor and employment law representing management, business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property and insurance coverage. Mr. Horton received his law degree in 1985, with distinction, from the University of Iowa, where he was a published member of the Journal of Corporation Law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985, and to the Colorado State Bar in 1986. Mr. Horton serves as Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court and he is a former member and co-chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. Mr. Horton served in the U.S. Navy between 1976 and 1980.

Honors and Recognitions

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbel, 2019

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem, Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • Former Member and Co-Chair, Judiciary Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association

Published Works

Note: “The Requirements of Due Process in the Resolution of Objections to NLRB Representation Elections,” 10 J. Corp. L. 493 (1985)

Speeches and Presentations

“How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out),” NBI Seminar, June 17, 2016