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Daniel Horowitz – Attorney for Doctors

(925) 283-1863

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You Matter to Us

Your needs and your situation deserve personal attention. Physicians are given great authority but with that authority comes extraordinary vulnerability to peer review, medical board and other license based matters. The privilege and prestige associated with the title “M.D.” can be turned against you by those who are jealous of your achievements. Our solution is specifically tailored to the needs of our physician clients. Our team of expert medical lawyers convey strength, honesty, decency and integrity in our negotiations on your behalf. We build bridges and avoid burning them unless there is no reasonable option. We are true trial lawyers with hundreds of cases as lead trial counsel. Our goal is to resolve your case based upon logic and reason. If we are forced to litigate you can be certain that no firm will provide a more experienced team of litigators.

We personalize our solutions. We truly get to know you so our strategy addresses the hopes and dreams that guide your life choices. We accurately outline your options so that you can balance your existing reality with your long term goals. We provide accurate and detailed information so that you can make the choice that is right for you. Once you have made your choice, we can and will move forward as a highly effective and well coordinated team.

We understand how legal issues particularly affect physicians. A simple arrest for a DUI (“drunk driving”) can derail a medical career. This is not true for most people including most attorneys. Your medical license and you personally as a medical licensee are on a razor’s edge of vulnerability. Normal human events can morph into career threatening nightmares primarily due to your exalted but often precarious position of respect and authority.

Likewise, the peer review process which has many important public benefits can so easily be abused. A completely unfounded – 15 day summary suspension can lead to medical board investigation(s) that last for months. The medical board investigations can continue even if the suspension is reversed. As physician lawyers we understand your needs and your vulnerabilities. We truly understand.

For a fast response call our office at (925) 283-1863. You will reach a real person who is physically in our office. Or fill out our confidential physician contact form below and we will contact you very quickly.

Experience & Recognition

Daniel Horowitz is a Top Rated lawyer with many recognized awards and achievements. He is top rated “10” by AVVO & “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, a Top 100 Lawyer with the National Trial Lawyers, A Top 1% Attorney with the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a Thomson-Reuters “Super Lawyer”. For cases involving criminal allegations (or that potential), Daniel is rare among physician lawyers in being a Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense (State Bar of Ca. Board of Legal Specialization). Only approximately 300 lawyers in all of California have achieved that specialist designation. As an experienced lawyer for doctors, Daniel Horowitz weaves standard law into nuanced doctor focused concerns. We understand that domestic disputes, divorce filings, DUI arrests, disgruntled employees and simple professional disagreements can result in license suspension, peer review and other MD specific consequences. We understand how quickly medical office matters can spin wildly out of control. We are problem solvers and crisis management experts. We have been there – many times !

Daniel Horowitz is a member of the American Health Law Association, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of California.

Daniel’s practice focuses on defending medical doctors in license actions, medical board investigations, peer review investigations and hearings. His results have been excellent as his online reviews clearly reflect. Daniel’s CV can be seen HERE. His Wikipedia page can be seen HERE.

Daniel Horowitz’ experience is valuable to you as a client. His experience and that of his legal team, provides you with viable options and choices.

Daniel and his team are not “just” a negotiation lawyers and “just” trial lawyers. Their experience and credentials allow serious and good faith negotiation to resolve most matters. The team’s trial experience (hundreds of trials and thousands of hearings) allows you a highly credible defense in any courtroom or administrative hearing.

At our core, we look for our legal team and attorneys to bond with you on a fundamental, personal level. Each step we take and all strategy is done with your approval and understanding of the risks and benefits.

The Defense Team

Daniel Horowitz has an established team of physician-lawyers, attorneys, paralegals and investigators. This team will help you navigate the peer review or medical board process. You are the focus. We understand and address your individual needs. In every case, Daniel Horowitz will personally meet with you and keep in regular contact. All team members are experienced in physician defense. You will never see an untrained associate reinvent the wheel at your expense.

Our legal team members include a physician/lawyer (Mark Ravis, M.D.), former Naval Intelligence officer (retired), criminal defense specialists (Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization), an MBA, an RIA, and a licensed chiropractor/law school graduate. We have litigated complex Stark law cases, AKS (Anti Kickback Statute cases, employment and partner disputes and hundreds of hearings before administrative law and superior court judges.

Recent Successful Results

Recent medical cases include the successful defense of a vaccine clinic whose doctor was investigated for directing extra doses to Seniors in need, a verdict of $ 1.7 million dollars in favor of a Board Certified Urologist who was unjustly targeted by his medical group as he resisted a takeover by corporate interests, a dismissal of a filed Accusation, the termination of an active Medical Board Investigation, and a “no file” of criminal charges when a medical office was raided and records seized.

Note: No ethical lawyer can “guarantee” a result. We can “guarantee” that we care deeply about our clients and we will honestly and vigorously defend you.

Court Admissions

Daniel Horowitz is admitted to practice in the State of California and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States District Courts in numerous jurisdictions. He appears in administrative law courts and at peer review hearings throughout the United States. We have established relationships with high level attorneys in many states including Texas, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and Washingtion D.C.

Daniel Horowitz has appeared in federal courts nationwide and is admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Daniel Horowitz has appeared in courtrooms in The Netherlands, Israel, Canada, and Cyprus. He has taken depositions in China and Ukraine. His international cases include representation of former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Pavel Lazarenko, an American businessman charged with crimes committed in China, representation of a U.S. corporation in Ukraine and Russia. These cases had Horowitz traveling internationally and negotiating resolutions with high ranking government officials, mobsters and business people in these countries.


Daniel Horowitz is a teacher to both lawyers and law students. He regularly lectures to attorney groups and publishes in legal journals. He is a continuing education instructor and a prior law school and college instructor. Horowitz is a lecturer to criminal defense lawyers who are preparing for the criminal specialist examination in California. He has lectured at the CPDA/CACJ death penalty college in Monterey. Publications include the CEB Real Property Reporter, Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Journal, CPDA Magazine and other national and local bar journals.


Daniel Horowitz is nationally known as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. He is recognized as a California “Super Lawyer”. Few attorneys in the nation have taken as many high complexity cases to jury trial. Daniel has been lead counsel in 1000’s of contested hearings and lead counsel in over 200 jury trials. If you need surgery you select an experienced surgeon. No amount of paper experience compensates for inexperience in the OR. Daniel’s trial experience and national recognition make all the difference when you are in a courtroom. Objections in court must be made within 1/2 a second or it is often too late. Years of trials allows Daniel to anticipate issues and problems so that the solution is at his fingertips. Trial experience for a medical board case translates into negotiation power. Opponents can understand your position and Daniel can meet, confer and negotiate a fair resolution. You can negotiate without “losing face” because Daniel’s trial reputation precedes him. You have the assurance that if negotiation fails you are not bluffing. Daniel can still make your case in court. Daniel’s trials include defense of medical fraud, medical employment law, personal injury and wrongful death. His criminal cases include 8 death penalty trials and over 40 murder trials.

One final comment. Disbelief or hope are not your friends. While you are inactive – hoping for the best, your opponents are active. They are preparing their case. Medical board, peer review and criminal cases do not go away on their own. They get worse even though you may be unaware of the progression of the problem. We phrased that last sentence to deliberately mirror a medical situation so that you understand our point. We understand that money spent on attorneys is a waste in the sense that it does not feed your family or build your practice. However, you have no choice and delay with false hope makes matters worse. Medical malpractice policies often provide some coverage for medical board matters. We can help you with coverage requests.

Call Daniel Horowitz to schedule a consultation (925-283-1863). You will reach a real person in our office, who knows medical law. (9 am – 5 pm)

Or you can fill out our physician contact form (one page) and we will contact you within 2 hours (8:30 am – 5 pm)

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