Skip to main content

Matthew Patrick Horak

Sex crime Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

5.0   27 reviews

also known as Matt Horak


Call and speak with several attorneys to find best fit for your specific legal issue.
Can't find what you are looking for?
Avvo has 97% of all lawyers in the US.
Find the best ones near you.
Find Nearby Lawyers

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    20%

  2. Expungement
    19%

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    We specialize in defending felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile, federal, DWI, weapons, drugs, assault, domestic violence, theft and all other types of criminal charges. We strive to maintain excellent customer contact and communication. We return calls as quickly as possible to answer question and keep our clients informed.

    20 years, 500 cases

  4. Other
    10%

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Evaluated hundreds of these cases as a former Harris County prosecutor and a defense attorney.

    20 years, 300 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    I have handled many of these cases.

    20 years, 100 cases

  7. Federal crime
    5%
    Drug crimes, possession of child pornography, and theft crimes.

    17 years, 4 cases

  8. Juvenile law
    5%
    I evaluated many cases as a former prosecutor for Harris County and as a criminal defense attorney. I know how to protect the rights of your child.

    20 years, 100 cases

  9. Violent crime
    5%
    As a former Harris County prosecutor, I have handled many of these cases as felonies and misdemeanors.

    20 years, 300 cases

  10. White collar crime
    5%
    I have handled many of these cases as a former Harris County proecutor and as a defense attorney.

    20 years, 100 cases

  11. Uncontested divorce
    4%

  12. Alimony
    1%

  13. Cannabis Law
    1%

  14. Child custody
    1%

  15. Child support
    1%

  16. Divorce and separation
    1%

  17. Drug Crime
    1%

  18. Family
    1%

Take a look at our reviews. Take a look at our results. If you're in hot water, don't you want a Board Certified Specialist?

Call Horak Law if you need a fighter. If the prosecutor doesn't think your lawyer will fight, you're wasting your money.

As soon as you've been arrested, your charge is public record. Anyone can find it; even if you haven't been convicted. You're going to be digging yourself out of a difficult and terrible hole right from the beginning.

There is absolutely no one on your side in the criminal justice system EXCEPT your lawyer.

The cops, the prosecutors, district attorneys, judges, probation officers, you name it, they DON'T CARE about your family, your job, or your future. 

For 17 years, Matt has dealt with every type of prosecutor and judge that you can imagine, he knows how to protect you. Over and over again, he has found a ways to help people, to expose the truth, and to make things right.

We win at trial and we get case after case dismissed because we put in the effort.

If you have recently been accused of a crime in the Houston area or know someone else who has and would like to schedule a free consultation with Houston criminal defense attorney Matt Horak, call.  He will represent you and get you moving past these charges as quickly as possible. It's Matt's mission to get Houstonians accused of crimes a fair fight, and he will be your legal advocate in a system designed for profiting police.  Contact us today to begin building your case with the help of Horak Law.

Photos and videos

Meet Matt Horak. Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist.
View more
Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Horak Law
25911 Oak Ridge Dr.
The Woodlands, TX, 77380
Horak Law
5300 Memorial Dr #750 A
Houston, TX, 77007
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Nicolas | December 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the USA
I hire him because I was accuse of something I didn’t do , after almost 2 years the case was finally dismissed. It Worth the wait of every minute of the 19 month and 30 days. I can start my new life and see my little princess again . Thank you Matthew
Posted by Aurora G | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I met Matt horak when I had the worst nightmare I could ever imagine,I was arrested and charged for family assault, I was in the middle of an immigration process and those charges could affect my case.since the moment I speak to Matt he told me that he would do his best to get those charges dismissed,He is very professional and straightforward,He fought and got it dismissed! I am so happy that I found him.THANK YOU SO MUCH, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.Now we are working on getting the expunction.Im more than happy that i can continue with my immigration process to get my green card.HE IS THE BEST! Thank you matt,God bless you!
Read less
Posted by Toni | May 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I have been very impressed with Horak Law. They are all very professional and provided excellent service. I really appreciated that Matt Horak personally appeared on my behalf at every hearing. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone and everyone looking for a cri minal attorney. Thanks to his expertise, my case is being dismissed.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Guy For The Job
Matt did an incredible job for me, and ultimately got my DWI case dismissed. I'm obviously writing this after a great resolution, but I'd write the same review regardless of the outcome. I spoke with several lawyers before Matt, and none of them made me feel great about hiring them. Matt was reasonable and professional when I initially spoke with him and laid out realistic expectations. He was responsive when I had questions, getting back with me via email within a reasonable amount of time and setting up meetings with me when things needed to be discussed. I never felt like I was on his back burner or being pushed aside, and I never felt like he was doing anything but fighting for the best possible outcome for my case. He knows what he's talking about, he knows what he's doing, and you're not just another case and a quick buck for him. Your case is just as important to him as it is to you.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I called Matt Horak, and from the moment I spoke with him he did everything to reassure me that my felony case would be OK his office and staff did everything they could to keep me up-to-date on where we stood and even during all this COVID-19 mess, Matt was able to get my case totally dismissed. Again through the whole process he always reassured me that everything was gonna be OK and in the end he was correct thank you Matt
Read less
Posted by Tomasa | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FIVE STARS!
Matt Horak is a very knowledgeable criminal attorney! Matt provided professional and attentive legal assistance during my husband’s sex offense case. He is very knowledgeable in this field of work. We always had direct communication with him, and he kept us well informed about the case and actions to take that was in our best interest. My husband’s case was complex due to his pending immigration status, but Matt did a great job and got the case DISMISSED! Even though Immigration law is not in his scope of work he quickly connected us with the right individuals to assist us. Getting this case dismissed was the only option to continue his path to citizenship. This was the toughest time for my family, and I can honestly say that Matt was understanding and compassionate. I highly recommend him to handle your case especially if you are facing a sex offense case.
Read less
Posted by Dave | March 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I recently hired Matt Horak to represent me reference an improper criminal arrest. Mr. Horak was professional and confident from the initial consultation through the entire process. He never questioned my claim of innocence and was prepared to go to trial. Mr. Horak was able to have my case dismissed without going to trial. When he notified me, that feeling was "spectacular!" I would hire Mr. Horak for any future needs and in fact have already requested his assistance on a future matter. Knowledge, experience and a friendly staff are priceless. If you need an attorney, call Matt Horak. I'm sure glad I did.
Read less
Posted by Eric | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Focused
Being from New Braunfels with no attorney connection in Houston, I searched and talked to at least 6 attorneys in the Houston Market before selecting Matt Horak to help my 17-year-old son. Matt was the only one who made me feel comfortable. He was not pushy, more he does not have an Aura of arrogancy the other attorneys had. Watching Matts video on his website was also key in making our decision. Matt was able to get my son on a Pretrial Diversion Program and ultimately have my son’s charge expunged. Hight recommend Matt and hope I never need his services in Houston again. I mean that in the most respectful way!
Read less
Posted by Jonathan | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
This man will not be cheap this man will not lie to you . This man saved my buddy and I from a bullshit charge . Thanks Matt your Client forever J Morse
Posted by Ty | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Falsely Accused Felony No Bill/ Dismissal
Matt was very straight forward from the very start. He explained the entire process and managed my expectations on how the case would go. His team communicated and kept me up to date every step of the way. He is the most strategic, intelligent lawyer I have ever worked with. Everything went exactly as outlined, there is not another counselor I would rather trust my fate with. He superseded all expectations and I would immediately hire him again. I am supremely confident in my highest recommendation for Horak Law services.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
I hired Matt after I was arrested and charged for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a child. The problem was that I was being falsely accused of the crime. He explained to me early on about what to expect and the steps we would take to get through such a serious charge. Considering that the charge was not light, there was a high chance that we would have to go all the way to Trial. Before a trial date was set he was already extremely confident and ready to fight by my side. A trial date was set and as I was patiently waiting for the date to come I was informed that my case got dismissed. I will not be able to thank Matt enough for getting me through this. He was clear, confident, and most importantly professional.
Read less
Posted by Neeraj | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I was falsely accused of a crime. My case kept getting reset after reset in the court. After over ten months of that agony, I fired my first criminal attorney and hired Matt. My case was dismissed a little over a month later. I cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by Henry | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Matt Horak is an excellent criminal defense attorney, I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Jenn | January 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impeccable
Yes, I made a big mistake. Matt Horak represented me, supported me and went above & beyond helping me. He was impeccable. Thank you Matt for simply being you!!!!!
Posted by Janet R. | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
In 2003, I was charged with Misdemeanor theft @ 17, and I didn't even take anything, they arrested me because I was an accessory to theft with my mom. and I was given differed adjudication 9 months probation previously the case was originally handled by my mom's lawyer @ the time, originally I was going to be given 6 months behind prison, but since this was my 1st offense, they were going to give me a yr probation but cut it down to 9 months, and I completed my sentence, when I completed my sentence I was out of work and looking for a job. But because of my record no one wanted to hire me, so my sister and I decided to look for a lawyer to have my records sealed in 2008, and we found Matt Horak for a consultation at the time @ his Richmond Ave office near downtown to hire him, & he took the time to look @ my case and have it successfully sealed, and now I have a job looking for another one to cut down on my commute. I recommend my friends and family to hire this lawyer.
Read less
Posted by Paul Rushing | July 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accused of child pornography
This is a very long story because I used the wrong attorney from the beginning. It was not until the attorney I had starting telling me to take probation actually she said IF I can even get you probation. The horror of this had been going on now for 16 months. I refused probation because I did not do this. I had paid this woman thousands of dollars. I got the feeling she just did not care if I went to jail or not. She just wanted for it to be over. This for me if convicted would be a death sentence as I am 77 years old. I looked for another attorney and Matt Horak's name stood out so I called him he returned my call immediately met him at his office the next day signed papers to get my info from the existing lawyer. He and the second chair, Brian Burns, came to my house met all my family and LESS than 2 months later my case was DISMISSED I walked through the bowels of hell for 16 long very long months. I could not sleep my wife cried but my family stayed beside me through it all. If you have a legal problem I don't care what it is nothing is worse and harder to defend than mine was and Matt defeated it in 6 weeks. I can not praise these two attorneys high enough. They are God fearing but they do not fear the courts. Matt is the best out there you will never find a better lawyer.
Read less
Response from Matthew Horak August 6, 2017
Thank You very much for the review Paul. That was a complex case with a lot of investigation. One great thing about our firm is that we have incredible contacts, experts, and investigators that coordinate to provide the utmost legal defense. We spent a lot of time getting to know Paul and his family to make sure we knew his story and his side of the issue. What a great family to get such an awesome result.
Read less
Posted by Sayyed bowie | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew did a real good job !! I really thank him from the bottom of my heart ..he gave me my life back . I recommend him
Matt horak work hard in the dismissal of my case and he was fantastic I recommend him to anyone that needs help
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissal and Expunction
Matt was a great attorney for the dismissal of my charge and afterwards the expunction of my arrest. Didn't have to worry about the process much as he was reassuring that the courts would decide in my favor. I was as carefree as is possible in such a situation. The expunction period was waived very quickly and I didn't have to do a thing. Would highly recommend Matt for whatever legal trouble you might find yourself in.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough Situation
To begin with I’m a bit OCD, and Matt will know who is typing this. My situation was extremely serious and would have disrupted my ability to provide for my son and his college. Matt worked with me to develop my case, spent time with my divorce attorney to understand how one case could affect the other and developed a defense that was ultimately successful. The judge was a little tough and had me concerned but Matt keep me pulled together during the trial. At one point during the trial we had to make the decision to go for the homerun or strike out. After a few reassuring moments from Matt we swung for the fence. There are two days that will forever be imprinted on my mind…Watching my son being born and hearing the words “not guilty”. Needless to say Matt comes with my highest recommendation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongfully Accussed
After consulting with Matt, I knew he was the right choice for my case. I could not jeopardize many aspects of my life due to a possible conviction or even plea to a lessor charge. Matt outlined our course, told me it was going to take some time, and to be patient. All I wanted was to ensure nothing followed me as it related to my record. Not only did Matt deliver on my request, he got the case dismissed!! He felt so passionately about my case he gave me the confidence not to settle and in the end we won! In fact, after months of resets and they didn't even try the case! Matt has a very keen intuitiveness that impressed me whole way. His strategy was flawless! Even with some of the shots that were thrown by the DA, Matt didn't waiver! He knew their every angle. I can not thank Matt enough for what he did for me, and would recommend him in a second to any of my family, friends, or colleagues.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Matt Horak Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. R.M.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. K.L.
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Chair, Legislative Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • Graduate of Jerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College
  • Trial Lawyer College
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Matt on a few cases when I was a prosecutor. He is always fights hard for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an outstanding lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced, he is a credit to the profession. Matt really bleeds for his clients and goes above and beyond the requirements of his job to exceed his client's expectations. I highly endorse Matt!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you spend anytime at the criminal courthouse you learn which lawyers are fighters and which ones take the money, cut a deal and scram. Matt is a fighter. He is a lawyer who will stand up for his client and will go the great lengths to get the desired result. He is a credit to the defense bar and the real deal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I recently represented a client in an high stakes criminal jury trial involving complex legal issues and facts. His level of preparation and courtroom demeanor were excellent despite the subject matter and obstacles we faced at every turn. I would recommend him without hesitation. I have also represented co-defendants with him previously and he always is a powerful advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a fantastic lawyer. Strong advocate for his clients and has great relationships with the prosecutors. You can't go wrong hiring him for any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an excellent defense attorney and was fair minded as a prosecutor. I also worked with him at the Trial Lawyers College, and he has even taken time out of his busy schedule to help other lawyers prepare their cases. He fights for his clients. Any one would be fortunate to have him as their defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt Horak is a strong advocate for his clients. I have used Matt on co-defendant cases, because I knew the client would be well represented. As a former prosecutor, Matt is very comfortable in a courtroom and in front of a jury."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an aggressive and smart lawyer. Through his hard work we were able to get a conviction set aside in Montgomery county."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Matt Horak for all criminal defense matters. Having worked both with Matt Horak and against him, I can vouch for his hard work and attention to detail, not to mention his great advocacy skills in the courtroom. As a prosecutor, I knew that Matt Horak would identify and exploit any weakness in my case. Now that I am also a criminal defense attorney and we have worked together on several cases, I have seen first-hand the level of preparation and investigation that Matt devotes to each of his cases. Anyone who hires Matt Horak is lucky to have such a strong advocate in their corner."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for many years and know how dedicated he is to his clients and ensuring they are represented zealously and aggressively. He brings his experience as a former prosecutor to his practice, thus giving his clients the benefit of how the opposing side is approaching their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an outstanding attorney who brings an experienced eye to evaluating every aspect of his clients' cases. He is dedicated to "fighting the good fight" and ensuring his clients' rights are protected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Matt in court and discussed many matter related to criminal and DWI/DUI law; I assure you he has a grasp of the law way beyond his years. But Matt brings more than knowledge to the table, in the end I believe it is his great personality that allows him to walk around the court, both in negotiations and trial like he owns the place. If you hired Matt rest easy you are in good hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Matt cares about his clients and it shows in his work. He is a hard working lawyer who doesnt stop working on his clients' cases until there is nothing left that can be done."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense