Wesley W. Horton

Principal, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C.

Wesley Horton has appeared as appellate counsel in hundreds of cases in a span of over 40 years.  He has appeared in some of the most notable Connecticut cases, including arguing Kelo v. New London to the U.S. Supreme Court and Sheff v. O’Neill to the Connecticut Supreme Court.  Attorney Horton also represents attorneys in professional disciplinary matters.  From 1997 to 2007 he was the Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s 52-member Professional Ethics Committee.  He also wrote the only published books on the Connecticut Constitution and the history of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Horton has been President of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society since its founding in 2005.  In 2008-09 he was President of the American Counsel Association, an international legal organization, and has been on panels at conferences in Paris, Warsaw, Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva, Zagreb and New Britain.