Partner Profile: Phil Horton
We regularly highlight the efforts of those who work to make our justice system more accessible and equitable for all. This Partner Profile features Phil Horton, DC Bar Foundation’s newest member of its Board of Directors.
Retired partner/retired chair pro bono committee
Arnold & Porter
Years on the Job
Been at A&P for over 33 years. Still there doing pro bono in retirement.
Where did you grow up?
up and down the east coast — started in the south, went to mid-Atlantic, then New England
What brought you to DC?
My dream since I was a boy was to live and work in DC due to my interest in public affairs
Gotta see the op-ed page
At 61, I wouldn’t know an app if one bit me!
Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest
Tia Queta (in Bethesda)
Favorite Vacation Spot
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
My own homemade ice cream
One Item from your Bucket List
Go to a baseball game in every big league ballpark
Your News Source
Newspapers – rarely watch TV
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave the house without is…
Change in my pocket, even though it’s obsolete
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
The Bill of Rights
Most rewarding element of your work
Building pro bono/public interest institutions
Biggest failure and what you learned
Four lost death penalty cases. Win by losing.
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be…
Legal aid is important to me because . . .
Injustice infuriates me.
My dream for the legal system is…
Abolition of the death penalty
The most pressing civil legal aid issue in DC is….
Access to housing.
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