Background & Experience
David Horowitz grew up in Falls Church, Virginia and graduated from McLean High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University, and earned his law degree at George Mason University.
Mr. Horowitz focuses his practice solely on Family Law, also known as Domestic Relations Law. These cases involve some of the most intense and emotionally-charged issues families can face. Family Law clients rely on their attorneys to counsel them through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Mr. Horowitz’s calm, compassionate and determined demeanor gives his clients the confidence to endure such heart-wrenching conflicts.
Mr. Horowitz’s strategic advice and insights draw on years of practice, touching on every manner of Family Law dispute. Mr. Horowitz is admitted to practice law in one jurisdiction, the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Family Law is very complex, taking up approximately 30% – 50% of Northern Virginia courts’ dockets. Mr. Horowitz keeps abreast of the newest developments so he can devise the best strategies for resolving his client’s cases.
Mr. Horowitz has tried Family Law cases in Circuit Courts and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts all over Northern Virginia. He appears in court frequently in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Arlington and Alexandria. Mr. Horowitz has also litigated cases in courts as far away Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Louisa Counties.
Mr. Horowitz has received Martindale-Hubbell’s distinguished AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review process
Mr. Horowitz is perhaps best known for hard-hitting trial practice, impeccable preparation and tough negotiating. His approachable and down-to-earth manner not only sets clients’ minds at ease, it also serves them well in court. As long as the other side is reasonable, Mr. Horowitz will encourage his client to make diligent efforts to settle. But when a more vigorous approach is in the client’s best interest, he does not hesitate to litigate aggressively.
Mr. Horowitz frequently receives referrals from former clients, people who have observed him in court, and even other attorneys. He has received referrals from lawyers who practice as far away as Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mr. Horowitz is available for speaking engagements for private groups and organizations with an interest in Virginia Family Law issues.
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- George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
- J.D. – 2007
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- M.S. – 1999
- Major: Technical Communication
- James Madison University
- B.A. in English – 1997
- Major: Technical Writing
- Virginia State Bar (VSB)
- Fairfax Bar Association (FBA)
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)
- Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee
- Autism Public Safety Advisory Council
Admitted to Practice
- Co-Author, “Custody Agreements and Parenting Arrangements” chapter of VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION, NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING MARITAL AGREEMENTS
- Experienced Defending Detainees at Civil Commitment Hearings
- Certified, Experienced Guardian ad Litem for Children