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About The Firm

Horton, Knox, Carter & Foote, LLP has been practicing law in the Imperial Valley and throughout the Southwest for more than three-quarters of a century. The El Centro based firm was founded by Harry W. Horton, one of California’s preeminent water lawyers. Horton’s legal background formed the foundation for a firm where, for more than 75 years, many of its greatest achievements have taken place in the field of water rights litigation. The tradition of excellence, particularly in water law and litigation, was carried forward by the late Reginald L. Knox, Jr., who retired from the firm after a distinguished 50-year career and by the late James H. Carter, whose outstanding career in shaping water legislation was recognized throughout the Southwest.

Today, Horton, Knox, Carter & Foote, LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm’s base of operations extends well beyond Imperial Valley and San Diego, California. Because of the firm’s proximity to Mexico, it has developed close ties to business and community leaders in the Mexicali Valley and Tijuana.



Practice Areas

Our practice areas cover a wide array of legal matters with skilled and experienced attorneys ready to meet your legal and regulatory challenges head-on.


Our attorneys strive to build lifelong relationships by devoting personalized service and individualized attention to every client and in every matter.


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We believe that, over the long history of our firm, Horton, Knox, Carter & Foote, LLP has provided premium legal services to governmental agencies as well as institutional and individual clients."
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