Criminal Defense Specialists



Our nationally recognized lawyers are experienced trial attorneys with separate practices.  We form custom legal teams based upon your needs.  We match your case to the experience and expertise of the individual attorneys.  Our group has 3 Certified Specialists in Criminal Defense. This is a State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certification.  It is roughly equivalent to a medical doctor who is Board Certified as a Specialist.  The trial lawyers have personally been lead counsel hundreds of complex, high stakes jury trials.  Our class action section has the leading class action attorney in the United States – Michael Hassen.

Higher Productivity

Our more modern (and lower overhead structure) provides a higher level of representation without additional cost.  Daniel Horowitz pioneered the use of computer technology in complex litigation and we use (but are not controlled by) the latest technological tools.

Trial Credibility

Our lawyers have the highest levels of experience in trial work so we bring credibility to your case.  A good “deal” is better than an unnecessary battle – but if the battle lines are drawn, our lawyers can go the distance.

Daniel Horowitz has a portfolio of multi million dollar judgments and major criminal defense victories.  Former Prosecutor Tom Kensok has hundreds of convictions for serious felonies.  Carmela Caramagno and Oksana Tyskova have more jury trial experience than most senior partners in “big” firms.

Appellate Credibility

Our appellate attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.

Legal Commentator

Daniel Horowitz is a television legal commentator and frequent legal analyst in the press and on national news programs.

High Profile – High Stakes Cases

We have  successfully defended Fortune 500 corporations in large class actions as well as individuals such as author Terry McMillan, Radio Show Superstar Michael Savage, Al Pacino and Oksana Grigorieva (the pianist and singer assaulted by actor Mel Gibson).

Our criminal cases include the “Bling Ring” case which was the subject of a movie by Sophia Coppola, the Susan Polk murder case, the “FAIM” (Family Affiliated Irish Mafia) trials, and many cases involving medical fraud, chiropractic fraud and healthcare fraud.

International & Nationwide Law Practice

Our offices are located in Lafayette, California and Walnut Creek, California .  This is in Contra Costa County outside of San Francisco.  Our attorneys are admitted in New York, Washington D.C. and have appeared in courts from Wyoming to The Netherlands, Ukraine, Israel, Cyprus and numerous other jurisdictions.   Attorney Oksana Tyskova is fluent in both Russian and Ukrainian.

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