It’s easy for a lawyer to tell you how wonderful he is. As one of my friends is fond of saying, “On the Internet, no one knows if you are a dog.” In reality, the same holds true when you visit an attorney in his or her office. This Testimonials page collects client reviews of Attorney Rick Horowitz. Real clients wrote these reviews, and you can click on the link for each review to go to the review website — Google, or Avvo — so you know a real client, or a client’s family member, wrote the review.

The client reviews on this page are excerpts from my profile over on Avvo, or on Google. This provides an opportunity for potential clients to see what former clients have had to say about me, and how I handled their cases. If you are a former client and would like to leave a review for me, use this link.

When considering an attorney, it sometimes also helps to see what other attorneys think about the attorney you’re considering. See my Avvo Peer Endorsements to read what at least thirty-four other attorneys who have actually either worked with me, or actually seen me in action in the courts, say about me. If you are one of my colleagues, or an attorney who knows me, and you wish to endorse me, please use this link.

If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you can learn more about what I do by looking at my Practice Areas page.

Average rating from all client reviews

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These 117 reviews are listed in order from newest to oldest.

My Son’s Case Dismissed! | Google Review

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I will never be able to thank Mr Horowitz enough for all the hard work he put into getting my son’s case dismissed. He was professional and honest. He kept in communication with us all the way through the case. I highly recommend him!! [Read Review on Google]

— Posted by Sharon, April 17, 2024

Case Dismissed | Google Review

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I was being accused of a serious crime. I consulted with Rick regarding my situation. Rick was able to listen to my situation and explain the legal process to me all during the consultation to educate me on what was happening. Most importantly, he was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you Rick! [Read Review on Google]

— Posted by Rodney, February 5, 2024

Listened, Explained, Case Dismissed | Google Review

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I was being accused of a serious crime. I consulted with Rick regarding my situation. Rick was able to listen to my situation and explain the legal process to me all during the consultation to educate me on what was happening. Most importantly, he was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you Rick! [Read Review on Avvo]

— Posted by James, October 11, 2023

From 20-to-Life to Free | Google Review

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Rick Horowitz is the best lawyer in Fresno Ca. After working for about 6 years and facing a sentence of 20 Years to life in prison for being wrongfully accused Mr. Horowitz used his experience as a criminal lawyer to give my brother his freedom without any charges against him. […] [Read Full Review on Avvo]

— Posted by Candido Santamaria, October 2, 2023

Excellent Lawyer | Avvo Review

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Rick is fantastic, he’s been my lawyer for the past two years and I must say he’s done his best each and every time we’ve had court. He’s a great listener and a kind man. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I finished my mental health diversion program and he was there to help me every step of the way. [Read Review on Avvo]

Posted by Anonymous, May 22, 2023

The Money Was Worth It! | Google Review

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Rick Horowitz is a very good and from what i see well respected attorney. I would very much recommend getting him for an attorney if ever needed one. Thanks to Rick my fiancé will not be doing life in prison, he convinced the DA to drop some charges and now only gonna be doing 1 year. I can say that after all this mess my fiance and i was going through we have to admit the money was worth getting Rick Horowitz as his attorney, very professional. Thank you Rick Horowitz much love from the family. [Read Review on Google]

Posted by Michelle, May 11, 2023

Recomendaría al 100% | Google Review

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El abogado de defensa criminal Rick Horowitz fue alguien que me ayudó con mi caso en el que fui acusado falsamente. Era alguien en quien confié para que se hiciera cargo de mi caso y estoy agradecido por su trabajo honesto. Sentí que era transparente en todo mi caso. Recomendaría al 100% una consulta con Rick Horowitz.

(Translated by Google) Criminal defense attorney Rick Horowitz was someone who helped me with my case where I was falsely accused. He was someone I trusted to take on my case and I am grateful for his honest work. I felt that he was transparent in my entire case. I would 100% recommend a consultation with Rick Horowitz. [Read review on Google]

Posted by Cornelio, April 11, 2023

Full Dismissal | Google Review

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Facing any criminal charges is scary and troubling. Being wrongfully accused of something is even worse. Rick guided me through every step of my case with confidence. While never offering unrealistic expectations, he continued to fight for me and protect my interests and rights, leading to a full dismissal. I wish the wrongful charges had never been filed to begin with, but I will forever be grateful that I placed my trust in Mr. Horowitz to insure my rights were protected. [Read review on Google]

Posted by Vince Mesa, March 17, 2023

Honesty & Tremendous Success | Google Review

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Mr. Horowitz continues to impress me, which is generally not very easy as I am fairly critical in my opinion of attorneys. I am a civil attorney, and I often have clients who need representation or advice involving criminal issues. Rick has represented each client I have referred to him with honesty and tremendous success. My clients report back that he clearly explains everything they need to know about the process, not just telling them what they “want to hear,” which I think is very important. Then, he gets to work on diligently representing them and their interests, not just feeding his own ego or bank account, as some attorneys appear to do. His continued record of success is proof of his work ethic, knowledge, and sincere interest in his clients’ rights. [Read review on Google]

— Posted by Attorney Brenda Linder, March 17, 2023

Best Lawyer in Fresno 2023 | Avvo Review

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After almost six months of working on my behalf, Mr. Horowitz managed to convince the DA not to file felony charges against me. Himself and his assistant Serena where very kind and helpful. Mr.Horowitz took the time to keep me well informed even on the weekends. Which was very impressive! I can go on and on about Horowitz and the all the great things I witnessed in his presence. Just know, HE IS BEST LAWYER IN TOWN.

*My family and I can’t thank him enough for saving our family.* [Read review on Avvo]

— Posted by Anonymous, March 2, 2023

This Attorney Saved My Life | Google Review

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This attorney saved my life I owe everything to Rick Horowitz. I was looking at 50 to life and mr Horowitz fought and fought for me and my case was not an easy one because like a lot of people I have a past record. But that being said Mr Horowitz did his magic and got rid of my strike and I was not struck out and I have the opportunity to live a life again.rick Horowitz was always honest with me and made sure I understood what was going on and he kept fight for me for over 3 years so that being said if your looking for an attorney that knows what he’s doing you found it in Rick Horowitz. So do your self a favor and talk with him he’s a honest guy that will let you know where you stand in our screwed up system. [Read review on Google]

— Posted by John, February 16, 2023

He Will Search for a Way to Help

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(Translated by Google) I will start by confirming that Rick is the best lawyer in the entire valley, no matter how difficult your case is, you can be calm in some way, because he will search and search for a way to help you. Very grateful to Rick and his team, excellent person and excellent lawyer! Thank you Rick!

Empezare por confirmar que Rick es el mejor abogado en todo el valle, por mas difícil que este tu caso puedes estar de alguna manera tranquilo, por que el va buscar y buscar la manera de ayudarte. Muy agradecido con Rick y su equipo de trabajo, Excelente persona y Excelente abogado! Thank you Rick!

— Posted by Luis, November 18, 2022

Rick Was a Godsend | Google Review

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Rick was a godsend for me. Immediately responsive, proactive and expert in this field. I’m a Chicago attorney with a daughter in [Rick’s] area and he could not have been more thorough or helpful to me. [Read full Google Review]

— Posted by Kerry B. Wolfe, November 4, 2022

I’d Give Them 100 Stars | Google Review

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Let me start off by saying Rick is the man! He defended my rights with honor and respect to the fullest. I am so very grateful for him he absolutely is one of the most intelligent men I have ever met he discussed with me and also broke down everything I needed to know step by step my case was very severe and I was facing hard time. Thanks to Rick I faced no jail time and now I’m out free pursuing my career and life goals happily ever after, I do not recommend anyone else even after hiring a previous lawyer that did not help as much as I needed to. Rick went above and beyond for me and I am so very thankful for him. I highly recommend Rick, he is not just collecting your money and telling you what you want to hear. He will fight for you and your rights in the most genuine way if I could rate him and his staff I’d give them 100 stars if I could. [Read Full Review on Google]

—Posted by Alejandro Cisneros, June 2, 2022

False Accusation, Dismissed | Google Review

I ran into a situation where I faced a false accusation. Never in my life could I have imagined that I could run into such a situation. From a personal perspective, this situation was distressing and totally new to me and I did not know whom to turn to. For my peace of mind I interviewed a few lawyers. The first time I met Rick, I was highly impressed. I am so glad I went with my gut feeling. It was a long hard fight and he was there every step of the way.He was very easy to reach and he and his office would contact and update frequently. In the end the false accusation was dismissed. Words cannot explain how grateful I am nor how amazing he is. He is extremely hard working, intelligent, honest, just and truly a fighter. [Read full review on Google]

—Posted by Robert Dawson, Mar 26, 2022

My Case Thrown Out | Google Review

What I experienced at the law office of Rick Horowitz was professional law practice at a high level that you would want from your lawyer. Rick was a straight forward no nonsense type of man with me something I really appreciated. He was also very knowledgeable about past cases that helped with my own but not just that he knows what’s legal and illegal in the courtroom a skill that helped my case get thrown out. Some specific things that did happen was that the judge did rule against me I was falsely accused but Rick filed a motion for me won my case and had it thrown out. I put all of my trust in mr. Horowitz and his advice and it worked out perfectly in the end. I am forever grateful for his hard work and effort. I will definitely recommend him to whoever needs help. Not that I intend to get into a situation where I’ll need his services again but if need be I will seek mr. Horowitz help again for sure. [Read full review on Google]

—Posted by Matthew, March 26, 2021

He Will Be On Your Side | Google Review

Rick is a great lawyer. He was able to convince the court to drop two charges and have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. He was prompt and very knowledgeable about my case and my past when it mattered under pressure in front of the DA and the Judge. … Rick is for the people and he will be on your side. Thank you Rick and Serena you guys are awesome. [Read full review on Google]

— Posted by Robert, January 28, 2022

Really Helped My Father and Family | Google Review

I would like to thank Mr. Horowitz for all his legal help. He really helped my father and family in the time of need. My father is elderly and has Parkinson’s and was not treated fairly when he was arrested. However, Rick helped and stood by our side the entire time…. If you need help with an attorney please contact Mr. Horowitz. [Read Full Review on Google]

—Posted by Edgar Mondragon, November 22, 2021

Friendly Faces I Needed | Google Review

Rick was truly remarkable. I was looking at multiple felonies and he worked so hard to get most of them dismissed and the others dropped down to a misdemeanor. He was so patient, informative and kind through the whole process. This was my first time ever in trouble and he did not judge me. He walked me through the whole process with ease and compassion. He would take time to slow things down and explain everything in full detail so I understood everything. His assistant Serena and himself were always there for me and were the friendly faces I needed when I couldn’t turn to anyone else.  [Read review on Google]

— Posted by L CB, October 20, 2021

Falsely Accused, My Freedom Was At Stake | Google Review

Rick is hands down The best lawyer in Fresno. I was falsely accused of a crime in which I did not commit. […] Not only did Rick get the DA to dismiss my case, he also prevented my professional license to work from being suspended. He answered any questions that I had regarding my case in a timely manner. I definitely recommend Rick as a lawyer to anyone seeking legal counsel. Thank you Rick, you gave me my life back.  [Read Full Review on Google]

—Posted by Thao Vang, October 20, 2021

Best Attorney in Fresno County | Avvo Review

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 I am writing this review on October 17, 2021. In the beginning of 2018, it was the darkest days of my life. During that time, I was 6 months pregnant, a single mother and my husband was currently incarcerated for a different case. It was long days of sleepless nights researching and reaching out to multiple lawyers for the last few months trying to figure out how I am going to help my husband with his pending case in Fresno County. At this time, I have reached out to so many lawyers, I basically gave up but I am thankful I messaged Mr. Horowitz on Avvo. […]

On September 17, 2021, that day I was happy to hear from my husband that the case was dismissed (due to suppression of evidence). I never officially called Rick to say thank you but I am writing this review today because I truely appreciate the hard work he has done to give my children the opportunity to spend every moment with their father again. Thank you Rick, from the bottom of my heart. […] [Read full review on Avvo]

—Posted by Ma, October 17, 2021

Highly Recommend Rick Horowitz | Google Review

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Good morning, this comment is to highly recommend Rick Horowitz, I got in trouble with the law 3 years ago, I had a different lawyer which only took my money, so I hired Rick a year after my case started. Best decision I made, Rick thought the case would take him 6 months or so, but he ended up fighting my case for 2 yrs, and never asked me for more money (my case was in Hanford). Prosecutor wanted me to do prison time from the start. I was almost ready to take the deal.

—Posted by Yanet Arreola, July 27, 2021

The Best | Avvo Review

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In my opinion Rick Horowitz did an awesome job as my Lawyer. I was looking at a few years in prison. Rick never give up on me. At times I was giving up on myself, but Rick talked to me and it help me not to give up. Instead of having a trial, Rick got me into Veterans Treatment Court. I would and have recommend Rick to anyone that needs a Lawyer. You can’t go wrong. Thank You so much Rick I can now put this all behind me and live my life with my son.

—Posted by Anonymous, July 11, 2021

Dismissed Case | Avvo Review

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Lawyer Rick Horowitz once more came through for a family matter. He got on my fathers case and got it dismissed. He is professional and direct to the point. Never a disappointment with him by your side as a lawyer highly recommend. [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Maria, May 14, 2021

Freedom | Avvo Review

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Mr. Horowitz doesn’t promise you anything he doesn’t want you to get your hopes up…But I Guarantee you will receive the best scenario with a great Attorney like him…Well worth ever cent! Mr Horowitz got my Felony reduced to a Misdemeanor this alone is enough to sing praises…But he did more. He filed a motion to deem that my 3 year probation be over, he then asked the judge to verify it would be a Successful completion of probation. The judge agreed….I am free & I thank Rick Horowitz for a job well done!

—Posted by Anonymous, December 16, 2020

Hands down best lawyer EVER | Google Review

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My fiancé and I were falsely accused of a crime it was both of our first time ever being in trouble with the law and Rick went above and beyond to make sure he took care of us and guess what, CHARGES REJECTED he did his job and more! … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Marina, August 17, 2020

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

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If you need help, Rick Horowitz is who you need on your side. My fiancé and I were falsely accused and Rick took care of everything. He was very professional and calming, explaining every step of the way. Any concern, worry, or question we had; it didn’t matter what time of the day or night, Rick would answer in a prompt and informative manner. Rick was also helping us during the COVID 19 crisis, and took all and any precautions to keep my family, and his safe. … [Read review on Google]

—Posted by Tyler Sellers, August 17, 2020

A Sister’s Review | Google Review

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…Mr. Rick Horowitz represented my brother in one of our toughest times in life. My brother was facing a real serious felony charge that carried a lengthy sentence, in which Mr. Horowitz fought real hard an his expertise was able to minimize his sentence greatly and my brother was released. Rick was always there to answer our questions and we always left the office feeling confidant because we knew we can trust him. We trusted him with our brothers case and he more then exceeded… [Read review on Google]

—Posted by Yolanda Garcia, November 7, 2019


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Five starts isn’t enough for Attorney Rick Horowitz. I was in a scary situation, I was accused of child abuse. Let me say I was sacred confused emotionally sick to my stomach. It felt like my world was coming to an end! Until the man Rick Horowitz stepped in immediately. He fought hard went to bat in court for me. There was times I felt like I was shutting down in life but Rick was always there every step of the way to help me get through this rough time in my life. Thanks to the man Rick Horowitz, he got my case dismissed. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by anonymous, August 28, 2019


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Simply put, hands down Rick Horowitz is the best attorney in California! I was facing serious time in State Prison due to allegations which were false; & in my time of great struggle Rick Horowitz was the light at the end of the tunnel. He assisted me in all areas of court issues as well as life with my depression & anxiety because of the court. He helped me remain positive and always reassured me WE were in this together. I put my faith in him and true enough my case was fully dismissed in court! He gave me a fresh new start at life- I could never be grateful enough. His presence in court is recognized, respected, & understood. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Erik, August 27, 2019

If you need real help call Rick | Avvo Review

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Rick is a dedicated attorney who will work hard for you. I don’t know where I would be without him, he got all my cases dismissed and was there for everything. Rick turned what was a terrifyingly horrible experience into a huge relief and I am so grateful. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Chellie, June 13, 2019

More Than Satisfied | Google Review

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Rick recently handled my case and we had a great outcome. It was not a major case, but Rick handled it like it was. He and his staff were always available to answer any questions that myself or my family had (and we had a lot) I am more than satisfied with the outcome of my case. … Thank you Rick for treating my case with the highest priority and utmost respect and most of all for getting a better result than I had hoped for. [Read full review on Google]

—Posted by Lucus Avery, June/July, 2019

Highly recommend! | Avvo Review

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My husband was charged with a gun felony which was facing up to prison time. We called and set an appt with Rick (which was a free consultation). He recommended we do a couple things prior to actually considering hiring him. He treated us like we were people and not a number. After talking to him, he made us feel like we could trust him to take our case. We hired Rick in August of 2018. It took several months but Rick stood by our side through it all. Seven months later Rick got the charges down to just a misdemeanor and 30 days AOWP. … Thank you Rick Horowitz for the long and hard battle you fought for us! [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by KBV, March 27, 2019

Case Dismissed | Google Review

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He’s great at what he does !!! Rick did the court appearances for me, I was falsely accused, he fought for my case even though the DA was refusing at first to drop it, and then ultimately Rick help me get my case dismissed before the trial. … [Read review on Google]

—Posted by Official Trinity, March 2, 2019

Completely Satisfied! | Avvo Review

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Rick helped me fight two Felony charges in Madera County.

He was very professional, he was organized, he was there for me to call anytime, and he stood by me at every court date I had. He was also very knowledgeable about the laws of California, and always gave me a straight answer with no sugar coating regarding my case. He advised me on some difficult decisions that I had to make, let me know that I was in control of them, and assured me that he would fight for me in either decision I made. At the end of the day he was very caring, understanding, and a great asset to have during one of the most crucial times in my life. I couldn’t say enough good things about Rick Horowitz and his eagerness to fight my case. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Mike, February 24, 2019

Great attorney who will fight for you | Avvo Review

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We utilized the services of Mr. Horowitz after my husband was accused of a crime. He was patient with us and honest about the potential outcomes. He did not make false promises. My husband can be difficult to deal with when he is under stress and Rick was always patient with us and always made time to meet with us to discuss the progress of the case. Rick fought for my husband and we ended up with the best-case scenario given the circumstances. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, December 14, 2018

Caring and knowledgable | Avvo Review

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Rick is a caring and patient individual, he guided and supported me through my court proceedings and was able to get my cases completely dissmised. I could not have asked for a better lawyer, if you want someone who is going to invest real time and energy into your case and who actually cares and know what hes doing then Rick is your guy. … [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Rachelle, December 11, 2018

Long Hard Fight | Avvo Review

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…. Originally our son was arrested for DUI after allegedly rolling through two stop signs. We hired Mr. Horowitz and began the very long hard process of a trial in Tulare Co.. after numerous court appearances and two or three plea-bargain‘s, a different DA on the case each time. Two years later our son was offered a reckless driving. All of this is attributed to Mr. Horowitz diligence, expertise, and persistence in the innocence of our son. I trust and recommend Mr. Horowitz for any legal need. [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Michelle, August 20, 2018

Very Grateful | Avvo Review

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I hired Rick Horowitz to help out with a very serious legal issue where my son was being charged with a Domestic Crime. … My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Rick Horowitz without reservation. [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, July 6, 2018

Proud Veteran | Google Review

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Rick has done an outstanding job as an attorney working with my husband. He answered his phone after 9pm on a Saturday and met early morning on Sunday when we needed him. As a fellow veteran he has taken us through the process of veterans court and beyond. I don’t know what we would have done with out him. … Rick truly cares about his clients well being, not only will he advocate for you but he will fight for you. He never makes promises and will tell it like it is whether you want to hear it not. … [See full review on Google]

—Posted by Proud Veteran, June 3, 2018

HERO!!!! | Avvo Review

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When we first walked into his office and sat down he asked us “what is it you want me to do for you?”. We told him exactly what we wanted and that is exactly what he got us plus more! The judge was even shocked at the sweet deal we got. Rick fought for my case to be dropped because I would have lost so much. He was able to get my husband an awesome deal. Truly grateful. Thank you! [Read review on Avvo]

—Posted by Melissa, March 31, 2018

Anthony Rodriguez | Google Review

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Rick was a tremendous help for me in a very stressful time. From our initial consult, he explained in detail his plans for my case, and I immediately felt relieved. He was very professional and knowledgeable, and always kept me updated along the way. He not only delivered what he promised, but hit a homerun in arguing my motion to have the case entirely dismissed. The judge himself said he’s only seen 2-3 ever done successfully in the last 10 years! … [Read full review on Google]

—Posted by Anthony Rodriguez, December 12, 2017

Sylvia Carrillo | Google Review

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I would have never thought I’d be facing a lot of time like I was recently but it happened so my mother and stepfather checked out a lot of defense attorneys and came back to visit me saying they had a good feeling about one they met, Rick Horowitz. My minimum time if I lost in court, 7 years. … Because of him I have my life back and I have hope for the future. Totally exceeded my expectations in court. Thank you for helping me out Rick Horowitz. [See full review on Google]

—Posted by Sylvia Carrillo (for her son), November 16, 2017

Honest and straightforward

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Our family hired Attorney Rick Horo[w]itz to help our relative to settle some records they had from previous arrests. … He was very honest and straightforward with us and did not paint a pretty picture. … In court he presented our case and letters and he knew our story, he was able to get relative cleared and now that person can go on with their life and get a better job. Thank you very much attorney Rick Horo[w]itz. [Read full review on Avvo]

Case Dismissed! | Google Review

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Mr Horowitz took my case and represented me with great results. The case was dismissed. He is a very good attorney and I will definitely recommend his services. [See full review on Google]

Note that this client posted two reviews: the Google review above in English, and an Avvo review in Spanish. On my website, I’m combining both here, so it doesn’t look like I’m “double-dipping.” 

5 out of 5 stars

El abogado, Mr Horowitz me represento sobre un caso judicial con resultos positivos. El caso de la corte fue despedido. Lo recomendo al cualquien persona necesite representacion. [See full review on Avvo]

—Posted by rodriguez2881, October 4, 2017

Google Review from Jay Sauce

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My experience using Rick was a good one.He fought a long difficult case that went over four years . We didn’t get the outcome we expected but it was not due to lack of effort . He wrote numbers [of] writs in my behalf and took the case to the highest level possible . If youre looking for an attorney that gives it to you straight and likes to fight the currupt judistial system that does not follow the law then Rick is the man for the job. [See full review on Google]

—Posted by Jay Sauce, August 17, 2017

Excellent Juvenile Defense Attorney | Avvo Review

Rick Horowitz is an excellent attorney. A parents worst nightmare is having a child in trouble and not knowing how to help them. Thank God we found Rick. … Rick even helped our son with goal setting and bettering himself as a person. I highly doubt many attorneys take the time to do that. Our child was facing up to 4 years in youth prison and Rick was able to get him home in about a month with some time on the monitor, community service and probation. … [See full review on Avvo.com]

—Posted by VP, August 3, 2017

Beyond Grateful | Avvo Review

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I had some great legal advice from Mr. Horowitz. He graced me with some great news that I wasn’t being charged for my case that was the following day and eased my concern and stress. … Extremely pleased with Mr. Horowitz.

[read on Avvo.com]

—Posted by Anthony, May 16, 2017

Proposition 64 Success | Avvo Review

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I did take it upon myself to file my own paperwork that did not work successfully. I then hired Mr. Horowitz to file and complete this court process for me with excellent results. Need Help? Hire the best, RICK HOROWITZ. [see full review on Avvo]

—Posted by LYNN, February 25, 2017


“Rick is the man!” | Avvo Review

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A lawyer friend of mine suggested I hire Rick Horowitz and after seeing the reviews on avvo, I called him and met with him in his office later in the week. … He laid out all my options and told me that nothing was guaranteed. That’s when I decided this is the guy I want to represent me. After we worked out a price and payment plan, he got to work on my case right away. Although he is a very busy person he always made time to meet or talk on the phone with me regarding my case (even with a broken foot!). He works very hard and never gave up on me even when things weren’t going my way. … Rick is a true professional…. Once you set foot in his office, you’ll find out how great of a lawyer he is. Not only is he a great lawyer, he’s a great person! Thanks Rick! [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, February 17, 2017

“Brill[i]ance” | Avvo Review

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Mr. Horowitz is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the law and worked to get the best possible outcome in my case. Always a gentleman, pretty much told me how it was, told me what we could do about it, and did it. ….[read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Beverly, November 11, 2016

“Review of Rick Horowitz” | Avvo Review

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I hired Mr. Horowitz after I was arrested and charged with knowingly violating a restraining order against owning a weapon. This was in Fresno County but the case it arose out of was in Santa Clara County. This complicated things because the Fresno DA’s office knew nothing of the circumstances of the Santa Clara County case. Rick stayed on this with me for over a year while the Fresno DA’s office fumbled around trying to figure out what to do. … Finally, after a year, he was successful and the case was dismissed. He stayed with it from beginning to end helping me along the way to understand what was happening and why. I am very grateful for his efforts as you can imagine it is very stressful to be charged with an offense, especially one you’re not guilty of. … Prosecutor’s being what they are, in today’s world it is essential to find a defense attorney who knows the law and understands what strategy is best to follow. Such a person is Rick Horowitz….[read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Michael, November 10, 2016

“Juvenile Law” | Avvo Review

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Rick was an amazing lawyer…He really cared for My Son an never gave up on Him..He gave Him an Us His time on to explain the details of what was going on an what is best to do…especially that We didn’t understand the Law He explained it well enough to know how it works…He was always there to answer Our calls or if We leave a message He would definitely call back right away…[read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, November 1, 2016

“Juvenile criminal defense attorney” | Avvo Review

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Mr. Horowitz was wonderful. We were blindsided by false charges against my st00ep-son and he was arrested and charged so quickly. We had no idea what to do, who to turn to, and who to trust. … Mr. Horowitz was phenomenal and now this nightmare is over…[read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, November 1, 2016

“Phone Consultation” | Avvo Review

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I called Mr. Horowitz’s office for clarification on a situation regarding my son’s confinement time. He wasn’t the attorney for their case but a former client had previously recommended him to me but a little late at that point. Not able to get in touch with my attorney I reached out to Mr. Horowitz. He was very helpful in explaining to me the laws of time served. He gave me relief to know…[read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, September 2, 2016

“Genuine, Intelligent, and Cares” | Avvo Review

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Rick is in a league of his own. Why? He cares about his clients. Your not just another pay day. He doesn’t overload his schedule, so that he can give your case the attention it needs. He begins with a consultation and actively listens to your situation attentively and without judgement. He doesn’t fill you with empty promises. He gives it to you straight. In a world filled with bull-shitters, it’s quite refreshing to find someone that is honest.

He’s not the cheapest guy on the block, but he’s worth every penny. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a client, June 2, 2016

“Finally! A Lawyer who Fights for your Rights.” | Avvo Review

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Mr. Horowitz was not only extremely professional, he was very compassionate and patient. Extremely satisfied with the outcome, would hire to represent me in a heartbeat… just hope that’s not necessary.  [read more on Avvo]

[NOTE: Regarding this review by Lisa, she was actually represented by a public defender. I represented her co-defendant. We fought this case for nearly two years, during which time my client picked up a new case just as we were heading to trial. Because of this, my client asked me to try to settle the case. However, the DA had been refusing to settle Lisa’s case for the entire two years because he would not give the public defender what the public defender was asking for (what she was asking for was quite reasonable, and she probably could have obtained what she was asking for from the jury). The DA said that because of that he would not settle my client’s case; it was a “package deal.” I finally asked permission of the other attorney to try to settle both cases just before the (rescheduled) trial date. She agreed. In the end, I obtained a settlement for both Lisa, and my client. The settlement I obtained for Lisa was actually better than the one her own attorney had been trying to obtain. This is why Lisa said, “Extremely satisfied with the outcome,” but also added “would hire to represent me in a heartbeat….” She did not actually hire me, but obtained the benefit of my representation because I needed to help her in order to help my own client. The settlement I obtained for my client, by the way, was for six-months local prison. He was facing easily more than 10 years, if convicted. Because of his new case picked up shortly before trial, his case became more likely to be lost at trial.]

—Posted by Lisa, September 21, 2015

“Experienced Attorney” | Avvo Review

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…He is very effective in court .He communication skills are great and has a lot of knowledge about the law,its results. He takes his time before making decision that gives him time to make best move . I am a hard headed individual and he made sure that I understood all the process . he also has a lot of patience for someone like my self who comes from different culture and has hard time understanding the law and mentality here in USA….  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Orkun, May 23, 2015

“an outcome that only this criminal defense attorney could have pulled off!!!!!!” | Avvo Review

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I would like to apologize for not having as much confidence in Rick. We got off to a rocky start and when I look back it was me and I was nervous and second guessed the way my case was going to end and wow…not only did I get no time at all. I also got a second chance at having a felony free record. I decided to go to talk to rick about my case in the beggining because of the abudence of great reviews. I know from personal experience why he gets the reviews that he gets or deserves. Again thank you rick horowitz for caring and fighting for me… P.S. I was looking at a lot of years in prison…  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by benjamin, May 14, 2015

“Best lawyer!” | Avvo Review

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Rick represented my teenage son. He sincerely went above and beyond to win his case! From the beginning to the end Rick was knowledgeable and I trusted him to take care of my child who almost gave up. He gave us hope because of his knowledge and caring personality. He lectured my son when he needed to be. He told my son that they were in this fight together. He showed me, as a worried mom that he was going to get us through this rough time….  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Annette, April 27, 2015

“Forever Grateful to Rick Horowitz!!” | Avvo Review

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My family and I are forever grateful to Mr. Rick Horowitz for the outcome of my felony criminal defense case. I have never been in trouble with the law so therefore I didn’t know what if any chance I had but after hiring Rick that all changed. He not only fought till the last day but my case came out significantly better than expected since it was his diligence, professionalism, and his determination that got us great results! …  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by George, March 31, 2015

“Great Lawyer!” | Avvo Review

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We met Rick two years ago when our family was going through some legal trouble. [H]e made sure that our rights were protected. Recently, we have consulted with him and we received the same professional and courteous attention to our case. Even though he felt he might not be able to help us this time around, he was able to refer us to a colleague. We feel that he went out of his way to help us and remained in contact with his colleague to make sure that our family’s rights were preserved….  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Michelle, March 21, 2015

“Thankful for Rick Horowitz” | Avvo Review

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Rick went out of his way for me…. Rick took my case and was very professional, and he made me feel very secure about the outcome of my accusations…. Thank you Rick. Great Job I really appreciate your time and effort you put into my case. Always on time and Always pays attention to every detail 100%….  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Joseph, March 11, 2015

“Lifesaver” | Avvo Review

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I was facing serious charges and Rick was able to get my felony medical marijuana case dismissed. Without his knowledge of the law and attentive work I do not know where I would be today….  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Tyson, a Criminal Defense client, October 3, 2014

“Ethical, High Integrity & Professional” | Avvo Review

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Rick was able to provide the best result for an extremely difficult case. He was thorough in analyzing and evaluating the case evidence to ensure all possibilities/outcomes were in our favor. He maintained communication whether it was via phone or email. Our questions were answered with honesty and the reality of life…  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a Criminal Defense client, August 23, 2014

“TOP DOG” | Avvo Review

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…Rick took my case and when he steps in the court room He takes full charge & doesn’t play around, He means Businesses! Rick Beat my case & I walked away a Free man. So if you hear the name TOP DOG you know who to call Rick Horowitz.  [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a Ortega, a Criminal Defense client, May 16, 2014

“One Great Attorney!!” | Avvo Review

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Rick is one damn fine attorney!! He genuinely cares about his clients. He will fight tooth and nail to give the best legal representation possible, comforting and reassuring clients and their family that everything possible is being done, and it is. My family is together because of the diligence, knowledge of the law, and hard work ethics of Rick Horowitz! I will be forever grateful to this man. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a Criminal Defense client, February 17, 2014

“Dynamite Lawyer” | Avvo Review

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… Rick was highly recommended and so I hired him to represent me as I was facing four criminal felony charges. He handled my case with professionalism, and kept me well informed at all times. He did an excellent job in having all four felony charges dismissed. He was very competent and knowledgeable of the law. In the courtroom I was so thankful to have him on my side representing me. He walked in confident and in complete control. T… [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a Criminal Defense client, February 11, 2014

“Nerses” | Avvo Review

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Very knowledgable, was very clear on what was going on & made it easier proccess for us to make a decision, made the legal conversation simple enough … [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a Criminal Defense client, December 23, 2013

“client” | Avvo Review

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My son has had three to four lawyers in the past and none have every showed me the ability and concern that Mr. Horowitz has provided for myself and my son. He has showed his ability in fighting his case… [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Patricia, a juvenile client’s mother, July 26, 2013

“Great Lawyer” | Avvo Review

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This is the first time I had to through juvenile court and Rick Horowitz made the situation very easy to understand. He gave us the facts of the case and helped us win. He is a great lawyer and if I ever need help I will call Rick Horowitz. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Miguel, a juvenile client [ed.note: I believe post was actually by older family member], July 24, 2013

“Medical Marijuana” | Avvo Review

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…Having your representation brought a tremendous feeling of peace to both my wife and I. Facing 3 Felony charges for cultivation, intent to distribute, Your positive attitude and wise council, along with your intervention with the district attorneys, relieved us of a great deal of anxiety. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Juan, a criminal defense client, May 21, 2013

“Criminal lawyer for my brother” | Avvo Review

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Upon our first meeting, Rick thoroughly explained everything to us, from how the criminal law system works to how and what he could possibly do to help my brother. Through the entire process, Rick was meticulous in his preparation for court, he did a great job of advising my brother and keeping us informed and if there was anything he wasn’t too sure of he did an amazing job of researching it. Overall, Rick is an awesome lawyer that you definitely want to handle your case. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a criminal defense client, March 7, 2013

“Medical Marijuana Case” | Avvo Review

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[NOTE: This client and the next client were both involved in the same medical marijuana grow. A waiver of conflict was signed, and I got all felony charges dismissed against both clients.]

I consulted with a few lawyers before retaining Mr. Horowitz to represent me. He was able to get all 3 of the felonies droped before I went to preliminary hearing. I was very happy with the representation I received by Mr. Horowitz and recomend anyone facing charges related to Medical Marijuana consult with Mr. Horowitz…. Mr. Horowitz displayed complete knowledge of the laws pertaining to California’s Medical Marijuana laws, as he explained in detail the specific laws and previous cases that pertained to my case… [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by anonymous, January 15, 2013

“Medical Marijuana Case” | Avvo Review

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In March of 2011 I was arreseted and faced 3 felony charges for growing Medical Marijuana. I held a valid Prop 215 card by a licensed MD. After appearing in court several times, I was offered a 3 year probation term. I felt this was unacceptale because I held a valid Medical Marijuana card. I decided to retain Mr. Horowitz because of his extensive knowledge of the Medical Marijuan Laws. In December of this year before going to preliminary trial… [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Heidi, a criminal defense client, January 5, 2013

“Best Attorney In Fresno” | Avvo Review

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Mr. Horowitz was honest from the first meeting I had with him. They say the truth hurts, and indeed it does. He was straight forward and didn’t sugar coat anything. HE NEVER MAKES ANY PROMISES!! Everything he said could happen, happened. It was tough and very stressful at times. Things didn’t always go the way “I” planned but the end result was what I wanted. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by an identity theft client, April 26, 2012

“I would and do recommend all my friends and family to Rick Horowitz, an outstanding lawyer that cares.” | Avvo Review

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When I was arrested Rick was on the phone with the sherrif transporting me to the jail by the time I got there. The sheriff pulled over and handed me the phone, I couldn’t believe it. Rick advised me not to say anything and that he would come to the jail to see me. Hours after being booked they let me talk to my attorney, he had been waiting the whole time at the jail. It was around 1:30 AM. My charges were dismissed a couple months later but in that time Rick did a fantastic job of keeping me informed and out of trouble. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by James, a criminal defense client, March 6, 2012

“went from looking at a year in police custody to a free man with all charges dropped!!!” | Avvo Review

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In May of 2011 I was pulled over by two police officers, shotguns pulled on me and placed under arrest. The officers were accusing me of running a stop sign, which was not there. Also of evading police officers, which is a serious crime. Rick was very helpful at making sure I knew my rights and doing everything to help. [read more on Avvo]

— Posted by David, a criminal defense client, March 2, 2012

“This is the SECOND time he saved my life” | Avvo Review

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In march of 2011 i was told i was under arrest and to put my hands behind my back. before anyone else even knew Rick called me and told me not to worry and advised me of some rights that the police failed to. (i still dont know how he knew i needed him, but damn thats awesome!) [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Nicholas, a criminal defense client, February 17, 2012

“A Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Defense Lawyer” | Avvo Review

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I wanted to write a letter regarding the way that Rick Horowitz handled my case. I was charged with 2 felonies plus added charges, and had no idea what to do. My wife and I were scared and completely lost, as we have never had any dealings with the law before. Rick stepped up and guided us through the process, getting my sentence down to a no contest misdemeanor with only probation. I want to say thank you, and to let anyone out there know that if they are accused of something and do not know what to do, call Rick immediately. He is not only a great lawyer, but compassionate and caring as well. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Mitch, a violent crime client, February 7, 2012

“Rick gave us hope in a very trying time.” | Avvo Review

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My son was looking at four years in prison for possesion, violating his probation for a drug charge. My son was in a lot of trouble but Rick said in the beginning that he would do all that he could to keep him out of prison. He did. The result was reinstatement of his probation and six months in an out patient rehab program. But equally important was Rick’s advice to my son during the ordeal. To remain positive, to look to the future, that one can’t dwell on past actions but focus on how to improve on the future. His words made a difference as my son has a whole new positive outlook on life. Rick was also there for me too…   [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by Randy, a state & local law client [ed. note: actually a criminal defense client, but he posted as “state & local law”], January 12, 2012

“Saved my butt!” | Avvo Review

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I was in county jail and they wanted to add more charges that would send me to state for 3 years! Thank’s to Rick Horowitz within 2 month’s I was out of jail and no more TIME!!!!! [read more on Avvo]

— Posted by David, a criminal defense client, November 5, 2010

“Mr.Horowitz is Top Notch” | Avvo Review

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I was in need of a Top Attorney and Mr.Horowitz was recommended to me. Not only did Mr. Horowitz provide support and assurance to me in my time of need, he literally just told me “Don’t worry, I’ll handle it” and he did. [read more on Avvo]

—Posted by a satisfied client, November 4, 2010

Letter from Rachel | Hand-Delivered Review

This is a letter that I received prior to beginning to use Avvo.com for reviews in 2010:

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Rick Horowitz as an Attorney.

Rick has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and ambition. He is definitely a great leader and he takes his job very serious. [sic] In addition, he has gone above and be on [sic] to help my son in court. I feel that without his help there would have been no way that my son would have gotten the right legal help by the Public Defender.

He is also a very dependable [sic] I could call him and if he would say that he will call you back he would. His good judgment and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to his endeavors.

Rick would explain things in a way that anyone could understand.

I hope that anyone that is looking for an attorney would consider Rick.


—From Rachel (November 1, 2008)

Letter From Jesusa | Hand-Delivered Review

This is a letter received before I started using Avvo.com for reviews in 2010:

Dear Mr. Horowitz,

I am writing this letter on behalf of my brother, Jose A., my family, and myself. We would like to thank you for your expertise and attention in defending my brother’s case.

It was a very emotional time for all of us, and the time you took to be available in answering our questions in a timely manner made the experience much easier for us. You made us feel confident enough not to travel the distance and take the extra time from our work to be there for the last few hearings.

We will always be grateful for the legal defense services you have provided for my brother.


—From Jesusa (October 10, 2008)

Letter From Jose A. | Hand-Delivered Review

This is a letter from before I started using Avvo.com in 2010:

Dear Mr. Horowitz,

My name is “Jose A.” Last July of ’08 I was charged with a Domestic Violence which is a felony. I was told to go with the public defender, but on the first hearing my public defender didn’t do anything for me. I was fortunate to have a sister that helped me hire you as my lawyer. That was the best thing I ever did. You made me feel like a regular person, not this other evil person that they were trying to make me to be. I am not a U.S. citizen and if I was convicted with this crime I could have been deported even though I’ve been here most of my life. I just want to let you know that from the bottom of my heart I really appreciate the great work you did defending me. You not only reduce [sic] my charged [sic] to a misdemeanor, but also the charge was change [sic] from domestic violence to false imprisonment of a Jane Doe. With that being reduced I wasn’t deported. My sentence was from three years probation to one year depending upon completion on my 52 weeks domestic violence class. My family and my children are in great debt to you. Thank you so much.

“Jose A.”
September 1, 2008

[Note: First, I should note that “Jose A.” is not this client’s real name. His name was changed to protect the privacy of him and his family. Also, of course, I cannot reduce someone’s charges. I convinced the Deputy District Attorney that the circumstances of the case — it involved an accident — did not deserve a felony domestic violence charge which would probably result in deportation. An agreement was reached which required “Jose A.” to be on probation for a misdemeanor and to take anger management classes. Since “Jose A.” intended no harm to anyone, the charge was changed from felony domestic violence to a non-violent misdemeanor charge. This will help “Jose A.” to avoid deportation and his young children will be able to receive financial support and visits from their father which would not have been possible if he was deported. To this day, “Jose A.” is doing very well and there have been no further incidents.]

—From Jose A. (September 1, 2008)

Letter From Mike T. | Hand-Delivered Review

This is a letter from before I started using Avvo.com for reviews in 2010:

My name is “Mike T.” When I was in need of an attorney I had no idea who to call. My co-worker told me of Mr. Rick Horowitz. I called Mr. Horowitz, which is probably one of the best decisions I have made thus far in my life.

If you are in need of an attorney that will fight for your rights, keep you informed of your case, then Mr. Horowitz is the attorney to call. I had a hard case. Mr Horowitz worked until he and I were satisfied with the outcome. He has an easy payment plan, works to your advantage so that you will not be strapped to pay back. I never appeared in court. Mr. Horowitz did all that for me. This way I could keep on working as not to interrupt my busy job as a car mechanic.

“Mike T.”
July 13, 2008

[“Mike T.” is not this client’s real name. Mike was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The outcome of this case was that he was acquitted for a violation of Vehicle Code section 23152(b), driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of greater than 0.08%. He was, however, convicted for “wet and reckless driving.” Since the section 23152(b) charge was not dismissed, but was actually an acquittal, the DMV is required to return “Mike T.’s” driver’s license pursuant to Vehicle Code section 13353.2(e).]

—From Mike T. (July 13, 2008)