A Client Focused Law Practice

Custom Legal Teams Matching Your Needs

The theme of Lawyers in Lafayette is client focus.  Our community has many people with great depths of knowledge and accomplishment.  Legal problems bypass who you are and what you have contributed to the community.  A neighbor cuts your tree.  A child gets in trouble.  A kindness in business leads to a lawsuit.  There are seemingly limitless ways that good people can be dragged into the legal system.  A large portion of our practice has been centered on protecting the right of physicians to practice medicine without corporate interference.  We are presently litigation two lawsuits against John Muir Health where we are taking them to task for putting profit before patients.  Our lead attorney, Daniel Horowitz is a (former) law school professor, a licensed Real Estate Broker, SEC registered investment advisor (RIA) and state certified Criminal Defense Specialist.  Lawyers in Lafayette  has a licensed physician, an MBA, a licensed chiropractor and talented paralegals.  We have recently welcomed physician lawyer Mark Ravis and attorney Karina Johnson (formerly working with Charles Bond at Physician’s Advocates) to Lawyers in Lafayette.  With such a diverse and deeply qualified group of attorneys and paralegals, we assemble a legal team that is very much targeted to your specific legal needs. Our model eschews the standard “Senior Partner” who brings in the case and hands it to “an associate” who bills as he/she learns – at your expense.

If criminal charges are involved both Daniel Horowitz and Dan Russo are certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization as criminal defense specialists.  Tom Kensok was # 2 in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office and also does criminal defense.

While the name “Lawyers in Lafayette” may indicate a pure Lafayette, California focus, the opposite is true.  We are proud of the fact that Daniel Horowitz is active in the Lafayette community.  He is a supporter of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, LPIE and he serves as a member of the City of Lafayette’s Crime Prevention Commission.  However, against that local backdrop,  Daniel’s practice has taken him throughout the world.  He has appeared in actual contested court hearings in Cyprus, Israel, Canada, and The Netherlands,  He has made legal appearances in contested legal proceedings before judicial officers in Ukraine, China and Turkey.  His U.S. cases span the United States including New York, Texas, Florida, Washington and his home state of California.  Daniel has filed briefs in the California Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court and in courts throughout the United States.

Daniel Horowitz has also been a legal commentator on the O.J. Simpson case (briefly) and extensively on the Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson cases (and many others).

Broad Expertise including Personal Injury & Business Disputes

Personal Injury, business disputes, real estate transaction issues, physician / Medical Board Defense – we have team members who have special experience in your area of need.  Business issues ?  We have an MBA.  Real Estate issues, we have a lawyer/broker.  We are here for you and we listen to your needs and do our very best to meet them.  Our lead attorney, Daniel Horowitz has over 200 jury trials as lead counsel.  He has appeared in courtrooms in Cyprus, Israel, The Netherlands and Canada.  You have also seen Daniel as a CNN and MSNBC legal commentator on the Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson trials.

Daniel’s recent cases with Dr. Alicia Kalamas and the family of Ailee Jong have resulted in front page news coverage of medical failings at John Muir Hospital.  The lawsuits seeks to reform the hospital and return it to its original purpose of being a nonprofit that serves the community.  His protection of the Stanley Vaccine Drive in Clinic resulted in complete victory for Dr. Rebecca Parish who donated her time, staff and money to provide free vaccinations to vulnerable seniors in the early days of COVID-19.

Our personal injury recoveries and verdicts are in the millions of dollars.  We have represented author Terry McMillan in her lawsuit alleging marital fraud, singer/songwriter Oksana Grigorieva against Actor Mel Gibson, Radio Show host and Podcaster, Michael Savage and many other well known local and national figures.

Medical Doctor Representation

Our medical license defense team specializes in prevention.  Physicians receiving subpoenas, initial medical board “reach-outs” are triggers for comprehensive practice audits that shore up weak points before the medical board makes a decision. If you are a doctor in trouble, we will consider forming a team with Horowitz and lawyer / medical doctor Mark Ravis who has both an M.D. (active) and J.D. (active).    Mark brings his skills and passion as an actively licensed physician to his aggressive defense of medical doctors.   Other physicians have fraud based issues and we may team with Tom Kensok who brings his years of expertise charging and prosecuting medical fraud cases, to the defense of doctors.  We are specialized and focused on your needs.  Our philosophy is one size never fits all.  We get to know you personally and design a defense that meets your needs.  Our physician practice has a separate website. (CLICK HERE)

Our Practice Model

We oppose cookie cutter practices where a major partner hires the same low level attorneys who churn out the work and run up the bills.  These practices lead to repetitive work and make the client pay to train the younger lawyer.   Our group has both in house and associated lawyers, paralegals and investigators.  We custom assemble a team that is directly suited to work on your case.  Our use of the phrase  “directly suited” means that our team members already have the expertise and experience in your area.  You do not pay for training.  We take the standard rules and laws and dive deep to find exceptions, constitutional protections and new interpretations that protect our doctors.  Daniel Horowitz will choose among people with exceptional qualifications, MBA’s,  physician-lawyers, former prosecutors, criminal defense specialists and other legal team members with specialized and exceptional qualifications.

The result of this careful team selection is that your case is expertly staffed.  There are no beginners and no trainees on your team.  Each lawyer, paralegal and investigator understands your specific issues.     We plan your case looking many steps ahead.  Law is like chess.  Planning and seeing multiple moves ahead requires years of experience.

This preparation is reflected in superior results.   Major published cases include a jury tampering victory in the 9th Circuit which resulted in freedom for the client; front page stories in the San Francisco Chronicle; SLAPP motion (successful) filed to defend a major media personality and many other published victories for his clients.

In all cases, you have Daniel Horowitz as Captain of the Ship.   Daniel’s years of experience and passion for his clients is your safety net.

Daniel Horowitz’ Extraordinary Career

Daniel’s experience is truly astounding.  Daniel has appeared in courtrooms throughout the United States and in many international jurisdictions.  CLICK HERE to read the examination conducted by Daniel Horowitz in a courtroom in Cyprus.  CLICK HERE for a cross examination conducted by Horowitz in China.  The case was dismissed shortly after.

Whatever legal issues you face, Daniel Horowitz can personally help you or (in most) refer you to an attorney who is a good match for your needs.  Daniel’s work defending physicians such as Dr. Alicia Kalamas has made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle.  His practice focus on physician defense can be seen at his website focused on representation of physicians.

Community Service

Our group of independent attorneys are involved in our communities.  Former prosecutor Tom Kensok served Contra Costa County for over two decades.  He was in charge of training, hiring and he prosecuted high level criminal cases at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office.  He also defends school districts after serving for over a decade as a Napa school member.  Daniel Horowitz is a Lafayette Crime Prevention Commissioner.  Our lawyers are significant contributors to local and national charities.


Criminal Defense including standard felonies as well as specialized healthcare fraud and medical related cases

Medical License Defense including Peer Review and Medical Board defense

Personal Injury

The Medical License Defense includes physician Peer Review and Medical Board defense, chiropractic board defense, nursing board and other professional board and license matters.

Our personal injury practice includes many cases with million dollar verdicts and settlements.  We have significant trial experience in this area as well.

For Criminal Defense we have two State Bar of California Certified Specialists in criminal law. (Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization).  Only approximately 300 lawyers in the entire state have this State Bar credential.

Feel free to call for any of your legal needs.  If we can’t help you with your problem we often can make a referral to an attorney who is highly qualified to assist you.

Contact a medical license lawyer.  Call  (925) 283-1863 or by filling out the Contact Form below.



We have recently added Karina Johnson to our team.  Karina’s practice focuses on physician contracts, divorce and medical employment matters.  Karina formerly did referral work with Charles Bond at Physicians Advocates in Walnut Creek, California.  She presently has her independent practice.

Karina Johnson attorney

 E-mail: [email protected]                                                                   Tel: 925-283-1863


We are Independent Lawyers with Separate Practices working together to provide the highest level of representation.

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