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Chiropractor Defense


Daniel Horowitz is recognized as the leading chiropractor license attorney in California.  Scope of practice, billing, amount & duration of treatment and the proper application of the Chiropractic Initiative Act are areas where Horowitz has pioneered the defense of the chiropractic profession.  His paralegal is a licensed chiropractor and law school graduate whose name (Dr. Michael Yates, DC) is known to many chiropractors.   Working with the legendary Keith Carlson who handles all contracts, license applications, business structures, billing and other technical matters, our group of attorneys provide the best representation of the chiropractic profession.

The Stockton Chiropractic MUA Criminal Case (2005-2006)

Daniel Horowitz is the chiropractor license defense attorney who successfully defended the MUA cases filed in Stockton, California in 2005.  Dr. Ed Cremata courageously testified in defense of the profession despite threats made by the prosecutors to retaliate against him!  Over 100 chiropractors were targeted for arrest if Horowitz lost the case.  Following that trial, the head of enforcement at the Board of Chiropractic Examiners was fired.   

$ 2 Million Dollars Collected from the Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Several years later, Daniel Horowitz sued the chiropractic board on behalf of whistleblower Carol Arbuckle.  She revealed that the board had provided special treatment to a chiropractic board member whose license had lapsed and who had billed under someone else’s license.  The chiropractic board fired Carol Arbuckle who sued for wrongful termination.  The case went to trial and she ultimately recovered $ 2 million dollars.

 See Court Decision Upholding $ 2 million dollar Judgment Against the Board  


Chiropractors are increasingly targeted with underground regulations.  These rules are touted as the standard for practice but no public vetting of the rule has ever taken place.  Daniel Horowitz has many successful results when he opposed underground regulations.   

Daniel Horowitz carefully reviews conduct by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners for violations of Government Code section 11342.600.  That section defines a lawful regulation this way:

“Regulation means every rule, regulation, order, or standard of general application or the amendment, supplement, or revision of any rule, regulation, order, or  standard adopted by any state agency to implement, interpret, or make specific the law enforced or administered by it, or to govern its procedure.”

Often agencies will bypass this system and establish rules that function as regulations but have not complied with the statutory requirements.  This are void but must be challenged by the chiropractor who is adversely affected.  The basic rule is that when the board attempts to enforce a rule without having first followed the APA the rule is void.  It is called an “underground regulation.”   The Board of Chiropractic Examiners is not the only board to violate this rule but we have had numerous instances where we challenged their rulings on this basis.

Board of Chiropractic Examiners Rules & Regulations

Board of Chiropractic Examiners Disciplinary Guidelines

State of California Rules (CCR's) for Chiropractors

Chiropractors Suing Insurance Companies

Daniel Horowitz is the attorney who sued Northwestern Mutual on behalf of Dr. Wilmer Origel.  He also sued other insurance companies on behalf of chiropractors wrongfully targeted by these companies who attempted to have criminal charges brought against them.  

The Chiropractic Initiative Act

Few chiropractor license attorneys fully understand how the legislation placing the Board of Chiropractic Examiners under the Department of Consumer Affairs is unconstitutional.  Does this matter?  It matters a lot if the chiropractor is facing license suspension based upon unconstitutional DCA conduct.  Horowitz has put the Board of Chiropractic Examiners under investigation when the exceed their authority and target chiropractors unfairly and unconstitutionally.

Daniel Horowitz and Michael Yates have a full understanding of the Chiropractic Initiative Act.  The Act was meant to protect chiropractors and Horowitz and Yates apply it protections to ward off insurance company and agency attacks on the profession.  

Read Horowitz Brief Asserting that the Department of Consumer Affairs Illegally Controls the Chiropractic Board

The Best Chiropractic Attorney is Expensive

Daniel Horowitz is expensive.  He is the attorney you hire only when you career is on the line. Routine chiropractic licensing matters and standard board inquiries are better handled by other excellent chiropractor defense firms. But if your license is on the line, if criminal charges are possible, if SIU investigators are contacting attorneys or patients - only Daniel Horowitz can provide you the representation that has been truly legendary in the chiropractic community since 2005.   

The Horowitz Legal Team

Daniel Horowitz works with law school graduate and chiropractor Dr. Michael Yates and Dr. Mark Ravis M.D..  The level of medical expertise provided by Daniel’s office is unmatched.   Michael Yates was part of the MUA defense team.  Following that case Michael went to law school and has worked with Daniel Horowitz ever since.  Dr. Mark Ravis was a practicing MD for over 20 years.  Mark became a lawyer and is still licensed as a medical doctor.    If only the best chiropractor defense team will do, call Daniel Horowitz.

Client Testimonials

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