By Brian Ross Burnham
I remember the very first time I met the stunning Rachel Horton. 10 years ago, she walked into this party I was attending and she immediately lit up the room. Classy, beautiful, funny, and engaging. I said to myself “I have to know this woman.” Of course, we bonded on the spot. Her husband Dallas Horton is a pillar of the legal community. Rachel also plays an essential role in the success of their law firm G. Dallas Horton & Associates. Besides Dallas being one of the top successful personal injury attorneys in town, he along with Rachel, spend much of their free time giving back to the local community. They’re involved in many charity events as well as hosting numerous fundraisers for countless politicians and judges. The Horton “Dynamic Duo” also has a definitive pulse on the social scene here in Las Vegas. There’s no objecting to that fact. But besides all of this they have 4 beautiful daughters between them from previous marriages, as well as a niece daughter, who they love, adore and support 100%.
BRB: One of the many traits I love about you is that you’re so positive thinking, straight forward with a superb sense of humor. How’s that for buttering you up? Hahaha!
RACHEL: Well, I must say you’re doing a great job so far! I love to laugh and smile! Makes life fun.
BRB: Well, what can I say? I know you so well. I don’t know what to ask you first.
RACHEL: That could be tough! So much to talk about! Let’s talk about family.
BRB: Ok. Family is always good. I’m determined to find out something new.
RACHEL: Hmmm. OK. Well did I ever tell you I have 9 siblings?
BRB: Good God!!! 9? I knew you had a lot. Didn’t know it was 9. You are truly a Real Vegas local. Your family has a lot of history here. By the way, see what I just did there? “REAL VEGAS”. Hahaha!
RACHEL: Haha! That was very good. That’s me. “REAL VEGAS” born and raised! My parents came to Las Vegas in the 60’s on their honeymoon and settled here. My dad was a bartender at the Stardust until he passed away in 1997. My mom stayed home and raised us until she acquired her teaching degree from UNLV and taught high school English.
BRB: I adore true Vegas locals. Most of them are down to Earth, genuine, cool and kick back.
RACHEL: We had to be. Vegas was run by the mob. Hahaha!
BRB: Oh my God. That’s true. The good old days. Hahaha! You and Dallas have such a close, intimate, amazing relationship. What’s your secret?
RACHEL: It’s so simple really. We love each other very much. But most importantly we have a great deal of respect for our relationship and our family.
BRB: I’ve known Dallas for ages. I’ve never seen him happier than he is since meeting you.
RACHEL: Oh my. Thank you so much. That’s so sweet. Dallas and I were very lucky when we met. We met as friends and became best friends and fell in love! I love being married to my best friend.
BRB: Awwwwe! I know you both love to travel as well. You just got back recently from Jamaica for your anniversary. How was that trip?
RACHEL: Jamaica is so special to us! It is a magical place! We have been every year since we started dating (except during the pandemic). We even renewed our vows there! So, celebrating our 5-year anniversary in Jamaica was a must!
BRB: You also contribute and have a key role in the success of your husband’s law firm. G. Dallas Horton & Associates.
RACHEL: Fortunately, Dallas has attained many multimillion-dollar settlements. So, he is very easy for me to sell! He’s so good at what he does!
BRB: He most definitely is. In addition to this I know you have also been involved in the healthcare industry. Tell me about that.
RACHEL: 1 of my sisters has a rare disease and is disabled. In caring for her, I realized the importance of home healthcare and the difficulty families have in getting info on how to obtain home healthcare. Most importantly I learned how important home healthcare is for both the patient and the family caring for the patient.
BRB: That’s awesome. I love your sister Tisa. She has such a superlative sense of humor.
RACHEL: Yes, she does. My dad had a great sense of humor. We were taught if you’re not laughing at life, then you’re not living it right. Laughter has always been a huge part of us.
BRB: Laughter is the key to life. I wish I would have known your dad. He sounds like he was a wise man. So, what gets you out of bed in the morning? What’s your passions and drives you each day?
RACHEL: My family 100%!
BRB: You have a magnificent family. Between you and Dallas, you have some extraordinary daughters. I know you both are very proud of all of them.
RACHEL: Pride is an understatement. The oldest just gave us our 1st grandbaby. Our 2nd oldest just graduated with honors from TCU. We expect great things for the next 2 as well. They are all on their way to greatness. Our youngest is a senior in high school and our middle daughter has her own skin care line!
BRB: Ok. My favorite part. Rapid fire question time.
RACHEL: Ok. I’m ready for the rapid fire. Shoot.
BRB: What’s your favorite color?
RACHEL: L’Oreal 9G
BRB: Oh my God. Hahaha!! Blondes do have more fun.
Who is your favorite designer?
BRB: That’s my favorite Channel on TV. Hahaha. Best local Vegas hangout?
RACHEL: Charlies Lakeside.
BRB: Who’s your favorite husband? Hahaha!
RACHEL: Dallas! The best husband I ever had! Hahaha! (Dallas is my second husband)
BRB: What’s in your purse right now?
RACHEL: Credit cards, driver’s license and lipstick. Boring, I know lol.
BRB: I remember 1 time you had my Hermes belt buckle in your purse. That wasn’t boring. Hahaha!
RACHEL: Yes. Guarding it with my life. Hahaha!
BRB: I thank you again so much for guarding that. Hahaha. You are absolutely amazing. Always a blast and never a dull moment hanging out with you.
RACHEL: We always have a good time! We have the same sense of humor, and you make me laugh!
BRB: Good Gawd!! I concur. Right back at you darling!!!