Unlike some other firms which have recently formed appellate practice groups, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. has handled appellate and trial litigation throughout its 36-year history. Attorneys in the firm have argued, briefed or consulted on hundreds of cases in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. We have also argued matters before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Every lawyer in the firm handles appeals in a full, diverse range of areas including constitutional law, contracts, construction law, personal injury, products liability, family law, real estate, criminal and juvenile law. Cases handled by the firm have shaped the substantive law on family law, civil rights, eminent domain and procedural law. The firm has influenced the procedure for handling appeals through its cases. more


When attorneys need representation, they turn to the attorneys at Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. We have been handling ethics related matters for over 30 years.  Consultations may require limited advice or a long term relationship.  Both are welcome: it is better to ask first, rather than regret later.  more


Since its inception in 1976, attorneys from Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. have been litigating trial cases in Connecticut State and Federal Courts. Our trial litigation practice includes representation of defendants in personal injury and premises liability matters, product liability claims and wrongful death claims. We are hired by individuals, insurers and claims adjusting firms.  At Horton, Shields & Knox, we offer a team approach, providing clients with a comprehensive defense that covers every step of the legal process from pretrial matters through discovery and settlement negotiations, all the way through the trial, post judgment motions, and any possible appeals.more


Insurance law is equal parts litigation and legal analysis. The trial and appellate litigation experience of Horton, Shields and Knox is well- suited to the complex legal analyses needed in insurance litigation where a thorough understanding of the nuances of the law is essential. At Horton, Shields & Knox, we have contributed to the body of law in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith. Our experience as litigators at the trial and appellate levels help us to protect and advance your interests.Our knowledge of the industry from both the corporate and policyholder perspective allows us to also deal with questions concerning claim handling and bad faith insurance practices. more