John S. Orton

Consulting Counsel
Orton, John S.


John Orton is a Texas real estate attorney who has more than 45 years of experience advising financial institutions in a wide variety of lending situations, including all phases of residential lending, construction lending and commercial real estate lending. He focuses his practice on atypical, challenging real estate transactions, particularly for wealthy individuals and private banks, including jumbo construction and residential loans; commercial real estate loans heavily dependent on the financial strength of individuals; and purchase and sale of properties, including condominiums and vacation homes.

Mr. Orton thinks outside the box and provides unique solutions for his clients' complex real estate transactions. In addition, he regularly provides in-house continuing education for clients.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • Trinity College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colorado
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Development Committee
  • Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Executive Committee
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine2007