Title: Lawyer (Retired); County Official (Retired)
Location: Denton, Texas, United States
John Lawhon, a Retired Lawyer and County Official, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal services.
Hardworking and passionate, Mr. Lawhon is renowned for more than five decades of excellence in law. He started out as an assistant district and county attorney for Denton County in Texas in 1958, and was promoted to district and county attorney in 1961. Mr. Lawhon then advanced through positions like director of Southridge, Inc., director of the Lawyers Title Agency, legal advisor of the Denton City-County Day Nursery, teacher of business law at the University of North Texas, member of the advisory board of the Texas Criminal Justice Council, and university attorney at Texas Woman’s University. He really found a home at Texas Woman’s University, and remained there from 1977 until his retirement in 2013. While there, he served as a general counsel, secretary of the board of regents, and member of the board of directors of the Texas Woman’s University Foundation.
To prepare for his endeavors, Mr. Lawhon completed coursework at the University of North Texas between 1951 and 1953 and earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a JD from the University of Houston in 1958. He became admitted to practice in the state of Texas that same year. He furthered his professional standing by becoming a board certified specialist in estate and probate law, family law, and criminal law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2018, Mr. Lawhon received an honor from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for being board certified in family law for more than 40 years.
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