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Walnut Creek Criminal Defense

Walnut Creek Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Defense Lawyer Who Specializes

If you are a Walnut Creek resident charged with a crime, criminal defense lawyer Daniel Horowitz is an excellent choice based upon experience, reputation and achievements. There are only 7 criminal defense specialists in Contra Costa County (as of 2/6/2024).  Walnut Creek and Lafayette have four of those seven.  A criminal defense specialist is a title earned following peer and judicial review, passing a rigorous written examination, meeting strict experience qualifications and completing yearly extended continuing education requirements.   Daniel Horowitz has been a specialist for over 30 years.  He teaches courses for persons preparing for the criminal specialist examination.  Daniel is a frequently lecturer at conferences, a published journal author, former law school professor and television legal commentator.  Daniel has completed over 200 jury trials and he is recognized as one of the nation's most experienced criminal trial lawyers.

What is a Criminal Defense Specialist?

A Lafayette / Walnut Creek Location Matters

Daniel's office is truly local (Lafayette) in contrast to the many “1-800 we are the best lawyers anywhere in the entire United States and beyond” approach.  He knows the Walnut Creek police department, the Contra Costa County prosecutors and the local juries.  This makes a difference.  Daniel is proud to state that Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas, have some of the finest lawyers in California.  Whether you retain Daniel or a different lawyer, he strongly urges you to “shop local” for the best possible legal representation.  In sum, if you see an ad with the words “criminal defense lawyer near me”, look at the office address and where the attorney actually lives.  Anyone can rent an office for a few dollars and run ads.  With few exceptions such as areas of law that are highly specialized, a true connection to your community ensures more personal service and generally achieves better results.   

Daniel Horowitz Stands Out 

Attorney Daniel Horowitz, stands out among the many excellent lawyers in Contra Costa.  You have seen Daniel representing physicians who gave left over COVID vaccines (pooling the leftover from vials) during the early pandemic days only to have the Medical Board investigate to see whether the extra doses should have been thrown out.  He has been in the news on the Coby Phillips case where a supposed major gang leader stood up against hate and racism in the jails and was ultimately acquitted on many (not all) of the charges against him.   On the Oksana Grigorieva case he championed the rights of a battered women against actor Mel Gibson.   

Daniel brings a wealth of experience as lead counsel in over 200 criminal jury trials.  He is a national television legal commentator, a former law school professor and an active member of our community.

To speak with a Walnut Creek defense lawyer, call (925) 291-5388 or contact us online today.

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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.

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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