Biographical Information

Daniel Horowitz is a trial lawyer with over 200 jury trials to verdict. He represents medical doctors in peer review, licensing, employment disputes, partnership disputes and contract negotiations.

Daniel Horowitz is a certified criminal defense specialist (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization).  Two other members of his affiliated attorney group are also certified specialists.  His criminal work focuses on high complexity cases including medical fraud, workers’ compensation fraud and serious felonies.

Daniel is a legal commentator appearing on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and the broadcast news networks.  Daniel has over 200 jury trials ranging from medical fraud defense to wrongful death.  He has taught at the CPDA/CACJ Death Penalty “college” in Monterey, California, lectured at many continuing education seminars and taught trial law at the law school and paralegal levels.   Daniel is a licensed real estate broker and an SEC registered investment advisor.  He has operated a retail business and real estate company and presently has a separate investment consulting business with Meridian Investment Counsel (San Leandro, California).

Daniel works with five other attorneys in a non-partnership association.  Horowitz and two of the other attorneys are Certified Criminal Defense Specialists (certification by the State Bar of California).  A fourth attorney is a former prosecutor (Tom Kensok), who was third ranked in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office and a very experienced trial lawyer.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

State Bar of California (1980)

United States District Court Northern District of California

United States District Court Eastern District of California

United States Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

First District (California) Court of Appeal

Supreme Court of California


Boston University School of Law (1976)

Hastings College of Law (Summer 1979)

Southwestern University School of Law (J.D.) 1980

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Robert K. Barber (1979)

Strellis & Fike (1980)

Law Office of Daniel Horowitz (1980 – Present)

Honors & Awards

State Bar of California Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

Professional Associations

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Alameda County Bar Association

American Bar Association

California Public Defenders Association