Areas of Practice

Strong representation. Proven results and protection.

Led by Matthew I. Van Horn since 2001, the Van Horn Law Firm has developed a strong reputation for zealously representing its clients through complex matters and has a track record of obtaining excellent results.  Mr. Van Horn has represented businesses and individuals in adversarial disputes and in trial in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  Mr. Van Horn has tried numerous jury and bench trials in varying venues, ranging from federal courts, to state courts and before federal administrative agencies.  Van Horn uses his background in business, his legal experience in Washington, D.C., along with an ability to effectively communicate, to unwind and provide an easy-to-understand explanation of complicated business scenarios.  One of Van Horn’s mottos is if you can’t easily explain a complicated scenario then you probably don’t understand it well enough.

  • Complex commercial and business disputes
  • Business torts, unfair trade practices act and fraud
  • Shareholder, limited liability company and partnership disputes
  • Representing businesses and individuals in actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission
  • Non-Competition agreement disputes and litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Intellectual Property litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Lender Liability Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Enforcement of Insurance Policies

Pro Bono Services

We provide many hours of pro bono legal services annually to individuals of Wake County. In addition, we also donate our time to act as guardian ad litems to manage the ongoing affairs of handicapped individuals.


We utilize the most sophisticated and advanced technology for research including recently developed artificial intelligence applications for legal research. The technology utilized by our firm results in efficiencies which translates into savings for the client.