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Daniel Horowitz has represented accident victims in hundreds of cases and he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.   We genuinely respect other Contra Costa County personal injury lawyers.  There is more than one “best lawyer” in Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas.  Often the choice of an injury firm is based upon your personal comfort level with the lawyer and his (her) staff.  We deeply care about our clients and we form genuine relationships that continue after the case is finished.  

Benefits of a Lawyer in Your Local Area

     1. A Contra Costa County Firm Knows the Terrain

Some of the finest personal injury lawyers in the State of California are in this area.   Consider the advantages when you retain a local law firm.  Obviously, we know the area.  An experienced Walnut Creek car accident lawyer will quickly tell you that the Ygnacio Valley exit from 680 has lots of minor accidents as people switch lanes after the right turn.  They know that the area between the Plaza at Walnut and Philz Coffee has constant pedestrian vs car near misses and accidents.  We know the freeway on ramps with bad merges and the roads where people often blow the stop signs (Lafayette at Deerhill).   

      2. A Contra Costa County Firm Knows the Police Departments

This specialized knowledge makes everything work more smoothly.  If your accident is in Danville an out of town attorney may not know if the Danville or Lafayette police are contract employees of the Contra Costa County Sheriff or a full time and separate department.  This may not matter for a police report but if you need to track down a police officer witness a year later, it might.  

     3. A Contra Costa County Firm Knows the Doctors & Hospitals

If you have a head injury a 1-800 firm will likely refer you to a doctor in Los Angeles for an examination that places a large dollar lien on your recovery.  A local attorney will know a John Muir or BASS affiliated specialist who can see you locally and provide genuine medical care.

We are Lafayette Lawyers with a National Reputation

Local:  Daniel Horowitz has represented clients in hundreds of personal injury cases. His firm is real and his telephone is answered in the office by someone who actually works there.  It is not a virtual 1-800 mill.  The office is located in Lafayette right across the street from Trader Joe's.  

National Reputation: If you “Google” Daniel his Wikipedia page details many high profile and important legal cases.  Locally he has represented Author Terry McMillan, Talk Show Host Michael Savage and he has covered the Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson cases as a legal commentator for CNN and MSNBC.

  Early Case Settlement

 Daniel's reputation as a strong and aggressive advocate for his clients helps assure that you will receive prompt and full compesnation for your injuries.  

Insurance companies well aware of which attorneys are capable of going to trial and which attorneys need to settle at all costs.   Cases settle more quickly and for more money when the insurance company views your attorney as considered ethical and capable.  

Million Dollar+ Verdicts & Settlements 

Daniel Horowitz' reputation as a high powered trial lawyer gives your claim credibility.  Insurance companies know of his many million dollar+ verdicts and settlements and this creates an incentive for them to resolve the cases before trial.  

We need to add that a million dollar recovery almost always involves a tragic injury to our clients.  We post this information to emphasize our results and experience but be assured, we also share and feel our client's pain.

Daniel's million $+ cases include:

      1. Car striking our client on his motorcycle (serious injury)

      2. Child falling down elevator shaft in San Francisco (wrongful death)

      3. Whistleblower verdict Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Job Loss/Retaliation)

      4. Judgment against San Francisco “Party Bus” company (Sexual Assault)

      5. Truck vs. Motorcycle at the 680/580 interchange (Wrongful Death)

      6. Verdict for Walnut Creek doctor against his medical group (Intentional Infliction and more)

      7. Verdict for radio show host Michael Savage  (Tortious Breach of Contract)

Chiropractor Paralegal

 Our full time paralegal, Dr. Michael Yates D.C. & J.D. reviews your medical files to make sure that we catch all of your personal injuries including those that may not be immediately evident.  He reviews x-rays, MRI's and speaks with your treating doctors. 

Having a chiropractor interface with your doctors has two major benefits.  First, it helps us identify all of your injuries and the potential for a future worsening of your condition.  

Second, it means that we can very accurately explain your injuries to the insurance company and their attorneys. At times being tough is the hallmark of good legal representation but just as important is the ability to communicate effectively.  Dr. Michael Yates (DC) provides that important communication element on the medical side of the negotiation.


The trial credibility was earned through years of hard work and trial success.  Here are some notable cases handled by Daniel Horowitz.

  • Multi Million Dollar Victory Against Actor Mel Gibson [News]
  •  Motorcycle Struck by Car (Settled) [Stockton] ($ 3,000,000)
  • Citizen Raped by Police Officer   (Trial Verdict) $ 822,000
  • Wrongful Death  Muni Bus Accident (Settled)  [San Francisco] (confidential amount)
  •  Wrongful Death  Child Falls Down Elevator Shaft (Settled) [San Francisco] (Settled over $ 1 million dollars)
  • Wrongful Death (Auto) (Jury Verdict) [Colusa]
  • Barry Bonds 700th Home run “Ball Dispute” $ 804,000 for Client
  • Oakland Housing Authority sued by 41 Victims of the corrupt Police Department (Settled over $ 3 million dollars) [News]
  • Child Molest Victim recovers from Stepfather (Settled) [El Sobrante] (Confidential settlement)
  • Rape Victim recovers from Landlord (Settled) [Oakland] (Confidential Settlement)
  • Young Man Shot by Neighbor (Settled) [Oakland] (Confidential Settlement)
  • Child Struck by Car and Severely Injured (Settled) [Oakland] (Confidential Settlement)
  • Homeless Man shot by Security Guard (Settled) [Oakland] ($ 75,000)
  • Lawsuit for author Terry McMillan against her former husband for extortion of a divorce settlement.'
  • Employment Lawsuit by Whistleblower against State Board of Chiropractic Examiners ($ 2 million)

No Fee Unless & Until You Recover

Remember that in personal injury the standard fee is ZERO until your case actually gets you money.  Then the fee is a percentage of your recovery.   Our office represents many people injured in accidents the East Bay.  We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust.

We Care

Daniel Horowitz and his legal team will provide you with best legal representation combined with a genuine personal attorney-client relationship that you can trust.   We care and we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to represent you.



We Appreciate Your Business

There are many excellent Walnut Creek car accident lawyers.  We suggest that for accidents in Contra Costa County or the nearby counties,  you hire a local law firm.   The Bay Area injury attorneys know the courts, know the police agencies and are readily available to you and your doctors.  We urge you to stay local and carefully scrutinize firms that are 1-800 cookie cutter PI mega firms.   

We hope to earn your business by providing you, the client, with the highest level of support and attention.  

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact us today to schedule a case evaluation or call us at 925-291-5388.

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Client Testimonials

Our Community-Based Law Group has a National Reputation
    “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.

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