Mark R. Horton


In addition to civil and family law experience, Mark has over 14 years experience in criminal defense, representing clients with charges ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to capital murder and other serious felonies. Mark was Managing Attorney at the Carlsbad Public Defender for five years—until June 2012—serving the community of Eddy County in the courts of Artesia and Carlsbad. He came to Carlsbad in 2007 for a death penalty trial, having worked in the Public Defender’s statewide Capital Crimes Unit since 2003. He worked in the Albuquerque Felony Unit from 2000 to 2003. He first went to work as a full time Assistant Public Defender in the Ninth District (Clovis/Portales) office, from 1997-2000, and prior to that worked as a contract attorney handling juvenile cases in Albuquerque.


509 West Pierce Street
P.O. Box 2168
Carlsbad , New Mexico , 88221
United States

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