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Lafayette's Community Lawyers - 925-291-5388

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Lafayette's Community Lawyers -  925-291-5388 

Our Client Centered Model

Daniel Horowitz supervises all legal teams for Lawyers in Lafayette.  He meets every client.  The client and Daniel agree upon the lawyers and paralegals best suited (by experience and personality) for the client's case.  Daniel Horowitz leads each custom group with strategy, supervision and direct participation (as appropriate to that case).   There is no “dead wood” or “lawyer in training” on your case.  Custom team assembly favors the client and provides the best legal defense for your investment of time and money.


Areas of Legal Focus & Expertise


We are Lafayette's community lawyers.  Whatever your legal needs, Daniel Horowitz can help.  We will either work directly on your case or assist you in finding a highly qualified attorney who meets your needs. We strongly support the Contra Costa County legal community which has some of the finest law firms in the country.

About Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is a Top Rated lawyer with many recognized awards and achievements. He is top rated “10” by AVVO & “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, a Top 100 Lawyer with the National Trial Lawyers, a Top 1% Attorney with the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a Thomson-Reuters “Super Lawyer”.  He has been the subject of numerous news profiles including the San Francisco Chronicle article, Daniel Horowitz a perfect fit as celebrity lawyer.  Daniel has been a regular legal commentator for CNN, MSNBC and a regular guest on “The Savage Nation” and the Nancy Grace show.  

Horowitz' victory for Michael Savage (Michael Weiner) freed his show from the TRN radio network.  Laura Ingraham then followed and the entire TRN network collapsed.  Daniel filed a groundbreaking lawsuit for best selling author Terry McMillan against her former husband who threatened to release negative publicity if she did not negotiate a divorce settlement on his terms.  Daniel represents the journalists who went undercover to obtain information about a pro Hamas group in America who were they sued by the organization.  This group (CAIR) has recently been banned from the Biden White House.   When Steve Williams picked up Barry Bonds' 700th homerun baseball, Daniel Horowitz defended Steve against lawsuits by other fans who claimed the owned the ball.  Dan won and Steve got $ 804,000 for the ball at an auction that Daniel arranged.  He represented former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Pavel Lazarenko obtaining a dismissal of over 40 charges.

While Daniel's office is in Contra Costa County his cases have taken him to courtrooms throughout the United States and to courtrooms in Ukraine, Cyprus, China, The Netherlands, Israel and Canada.  

Primary Areas of Law

Trial Law

Teach Dan Horowitz how to make rubber bands and he will take a rubber band construction defect case to trial.  True trial lawyers are given complex legal issues framed by other lawyers, informed by clients and these are focused and packaged for presentation to a jury.   

BUT … “Trial law” is partially a misnomer because trial preparation begins day one and is not focused SOLELY on an actual trial.

Trial law is preparation for the courtroom battle but it is also laser focused on establishing control of the facts and the evidence so that a FAIR and PROPER settlement can be negotiated.    Remember that while the Fifth Amendment to the United States constitution guarantees you a fair trial, there is no constitutional guarantee of a good lawyer.  Most cases settle after negotiation and some level of litigation.  If you have the wrong lawyer no court of appeal can fix the harm from poor preparation and poor strategy.   The Horowitz law office provides top quality representation at stages of a case so that you have the best possible chance of a prompt and fair resolution of your legal issue.

We are often referred cases by other attorneys or if we do not have specific in house expertise we will partner with technical experts (and attorneys) to create a legal team with specific experience and true trial law expertise.

Personal Injury Law

Our personal injury lawyers are expert in representing people injured in car or motorcycle accidents.  In wrongful death and serious injury cases the best personal injury lawyer must be a respected trial lawyer and personal injury expert.   Daniel Horowitz works with Dr. Mark Ravis (a physician lawyer) and Chiropractor/Paralegal Michael Yates to provide you with the best personal injury team.   Our multiple cases with million dollar + verdicts and settlements establish our credentials.  Our personal connection to our clients ensure that you are family and not just another 1-800 client feeding an advertising machine. We are the leading personal injury law firm in Contra Costa County and we hope to earn your trust.   

Learn more about our personal injury cases 

Criminal Defense Law

If you are charged with a crime, Daniel Horowitz, Daniel Russo  are your best choice.  Both are certified criminal defense specialists.   Daniel Horowitz remembers one of his clients telling him, “You're the best criminal defense attorney in California”.  The client then paused and added, “Except for Dan Russo”.  Horowitz & Russo (The “Two Dans”) are proud to work together especially on highly complex and high stakes criminal cases.   Contra Costa County Criminal Defense specialist, Carmela Caramagno has joined our team so that we can place three criminal defense specialists on any criminal case.  (We can work on a single case or represent multiple defendants, each having their separate lawyer.)  In medical fraud cases we join Dr. Mark Ravis (lawyer and doctor) to our defense team.

The Sixth Amendment guarantees you a right to a jury trial and representation by a lawyer.  But representation by the best criminal lawyer is a judgment call that only you can make.  Skill and experience are critical but a personal connection and rapport are also very important.  The Dan's (Horowitz & Russo) truly care about their clients.  They are often the best fit for the criminal defendant who is uncompromising in his demand for the best defense from the best defense lawyer specialists in California. 

Our criminal defense work is broad and includes Juvenile Defense, Healthcare Fraud, Domestic Violence and all major state and federal crimes.

Business Law & Real Estate

Paralegal and Law Student Molly Northrup is an M.B.A. and is instrumental in business and real estate litigation.  Daniel Horowitz is also a Registered Investment Advisor (SEC) and Real Estate Broker.   RIA's (“investment advisers”) under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act” or “Act”) or similar state statutes.  Daniel has been the SEC counsel for an investment company that managed the voluntary pension fund for the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theater.  Molly Northrup a paralegal and law student at the Lafayette office has an MBA from the Bejing Institute of Technology.  If you have a business issue tied to litigation, a business dispute, a criminal case or a tough negotiation, our business expertise is a major asset.

We are combatants rather than office lawyers.  We do not review contracts or handle business tax disputes (as examples).  However, if you have a contract lawsuit, claim of defective goods , Labor Commissioner complaints or other litigation focused business matter, we are highly qualified to represent you.  

Physician Law - License / Contract / Peer Review

The Medical Group has Dr. Mark Ravis who is a currently licensed doctor and lawyer.  Daniel Horowitz has extensive experience defending doctors in medical board and peer review matters.  Karina Johnson (formerly working with Physicians Advocates in Walnut Creek) focuses on physician contracts and audits (Medicare audits and insurance audits).

Daniel Horowitz represents doctors in medical board investigations, defending against medical board accusations and MEC investigations, discipline & peer review matters.   Daniel is a true physicians advocate and from Walnut Creek to New York City he has defended the rights and independence of the medical profession.  We  are physicians lawyers and never hospital lawyers.  We represent individual doctors and small to medium sized medical practices.

The Dr. Alicia Kalamas case and Ailee Jong fraud case against John Muir Health highlight Horowtiz' work for medical safety whistleblowers.  

Contact us at (925) 291-5388 to schedule a consultation.

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  • Public Service and Community

    Daniel Horowitz turned down many offers to join large law firms in their trial departments.  Staying in the Lafayette Community, participating in school activities, local music programs and local athletics was more important to him.   Dan is a long serving member of the Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission and a strong supporter of LPIE, Generations in Jazz, the Chamber of Commerce, Acalanes sports and many other Lafayette and Contra Costa County charities and community organizations.

  • Lawyers in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, New York, & Washington State

     Lawyers in Lafayette is located in Contra Costa County.  We have established relationships with lawyers throughout California and the United States.  Members include legendary New York based First Amendment Attorney Martin Garbus with whom we have worked on cases from Ukraine to New York and are presently litigating a case in Washington D.C. defending two journalists sued for “trespass” when they went undercover to unearth a major news story. 

    Other members  with separate practices who work on Daniel's custom teams include Vallejo, California Criminal Defense Specialist Dan Russo, a veteran of over 300 jury trials. 

    In New York we partner with the legendary lawyer, Martin Garbus. Martin Garbus is the author of six books and over 30 articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Shouting Fire is a documentary film about his life and career. He received the Fulbright Award for his work on International Human Rights in 2010.   Horowitz and Garbus are presently set for trial in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. defending two journalists being sued for uncovering the Hamas connections of a well known (self identified) “civil rights” organization.

    Our physician defense group in Washington State is led by the powerhouse attorney of Washington State, Anne Bremner.  

    Our physician lawyer Dr. Mark Ravis is headquartered in Calambas, California.   Mark Ravis and Daniel Horowitz recently won a major victory in a worker's compensation fraud criminal case in Orange County.  All charges against their clients were dismissed on demurrer and on due process (Fifth Amendment) grounds.

     Lawyers in Lafayette is a slogan for branding purposes and each lawyer on this website is an independent lawyer with a separate practice.   

  • Introducing Dr. Mark Ravis Physician - Lawyer / Medical Doctor

    Our physician lawyer Mark Ravis provides the highest quality medical license representation.  Chiropractor/paralegal Michael Yates and lead counsel Daniel Horowitz complete the trial portion of the medical defense legal team.  We protect doctors on MEC review issues, medical board matters, practice group disputes and hospital discipline.   Daniel's Youtube Channel features numerous videos of interest to medical doctors.  He also discusses what it was like to litigate against Vice President Harris when she was a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney's office.

  • Deeply Involved in Community Service

    Daniel Horowitz is an active community member serving for over eight years on the City of Lafayette, Crime Prevention Commission. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a major contributor to Lafayette Partners in Education. Daniel is a strong supporter of Acalanes High School sports as well as Generations In Jazz and the Lafayette artistic community.

  • “I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does”
    Dan Horowitz handled my complex business issue with magnanimity, compassion, care, promptness, and utmost professionalism. I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does and has an uncanny knack at finding unique resolutions with unparalleled speed and efficiency. What is quite outatanding is that he treats each client with kindness and compassion as if a family member
    - Lovely K.
  • “What impressed me most was his unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me.”
    I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal services provided by Daniel Horowitz. He not only possesses an in-depth understanding of the law but also demonstrated a genuine commitment to me. He took the time to listen attentively to my concerns, providing clear and concise explanations of the legal processes involved in my case. He made me feel heard and supported during this tumultuous time. What impressed me most was his unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me. The attention to detail and strategic approach to my case were evident at every stage. I am eternally grateful towards Daniel for what he has done for me and I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal representation. Thank you Dan
    - Kento T.
  • “Daniel and his team did an excellent job.”
    Daniel and his team did an excellent job. He was always readily available to take my call and provided peace of mind through a stressful situation.
    - Reid V.
  • “I would highly recommend the Law Office Of Daniel Horowitz.”
    My experience with Dan was great. I appreciate the knowledge Dan has and the professionalism they exhibit. I would highly recommend the Law Office Of Daniel Horowitz. My family and I are truly grateful we worked with him.
    - Brandon D.
  • “There are lawyers and then there are real lawyers. Dan Horowitz is a real lawyer in every since of the word.”
    There are lawyers and then there are real lawyers. Dan Horowitz is a real lawyer in every since of the word. Dan is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. You will not find very many attorneys having such recognition especially one that hits on all cylinders as Dan. In addition to his knowledge of the law and his experience, which I found to be unmatched, i appreciated the fact that he at all times is genuine, which for me says it all. Thank you Dan.
    - Cory N.
  • “The Best Attorney I Could Have Asked For”
    “The Best Attorney I Could Have Asked For.”
    - Katherine Ryken
  • “Dan Horowitz was the best attorney I could have asked for during a difficult time in my career.”
    Dan Horowitz was the best attorney I could have asked for during a difficult time in my career. From the moment I met him, I felt believed, respected, and safe. He and his team were endlessly responsive and empathetic to me and my family. He fought for my case day and night, always keeping my best interests at the forefront of his mind. As I learned from Dan, it is never a good time in one’s life to need legal representation - but if you need it, Dan is your person, your advocate, and your best friend. We are forever grateful for his tireless commitment to justice for the people.
    - Katherine R.
  • “Despite his kindness, I have never once doubted his ability to provide me with THE BEST representation in court.”
    He is approachable but serious. Mr. Horowitz is the perfect balance of what someone wants in a lawyer. Not only is he approachable enough to gain and value your trust, but he's a bulldog in the courtroom. Despite his kindness, I have never once doubted his ability to provide me with THE BEST representation in court. I'm so thankful to have found a lawyer capable of such a delicate balancing act.
    - Molly A.
Lafayette Lawyers with a National Reputation
  • AV Preeminent (Peer Review Rated) by Martindale Hubbell
  • Nation's Top One Percent (NADC)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 5 Star Reviews Avvo
  • United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • Seal of the Supreme Court of the United States