Need help with a criminal case?
My practice is 100% criminal defense (including juvenile criminal defense). It's all I do because I want to be the best and focusing on one type of law is how I do it. Even before I became an attorney, I worked for a criminal defense lawyer. As a law student, I worked on "special circumstances" murder trials and even argued a criminal case before the Fifth Appellate District Court.
I have experience with cases involving murder, assault, attempted murder, domestic violence, sex and drug cases. I also handle more than a few juvenile court cases, as well.
Most of my cases are in the Fresno County Superior Court, but I also cover state court cases in Tulare and Kings County. I am also admitted to practice in the Eastern District (federal) Court for the State of California and the Northern District (federal) Court for the State of California.
COMMUNICATION is very important to me and I have set up a special phone system that allows my clients to contact me when they need me, even if it is an evening or weekend.
Need someone committed to fighting for your rights AND keeping you informed about your case? Call me today!
ATTENTION LAWYERS WHO DON'T KNOW ME: IF YOU TRY TO ENDORSE ME, AND I DO NOT KNOW YOU, I WILL DELETE YOUR ENDORSEMENT. ENDORSING AN ATTORNEY YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IS UNETHICAL. I WILL NOT "TRADE ENDORSEMENTS" WITH ATTORNEYS. I ENDORSE ONLY ATTORNEYS I PERSONALLY KNOW, AND WHOM I FEEL DESERVE MY SAYING SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THEM.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a staunch advocate for his clients. He is very thorough and prepared, leaving no stone unturned. He is a true believer in the constitution and dedicated to the rights of those he represents.
Mark Broughton Violent Crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Rick worked for me for many years as a law clerk and associate attorney. He has assisted me in court in several special circumstance homicide cases. On the very first case he handled for my office he won the trial. He is a hard working, aggressive advocate for his clients.
David Mugridge Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|For interest in criminal law and academic excellence||Albert Ramirez Scholarship||2006|
|Juris Doctorate with Distinction||San Joaquin College of Law||2006|
|Witkin Award for Corporations Law||Witkin||2005|
|Scholarship||James K. and Carol Herbert Scholarship||2005|
|Leadership Award||Leon S. Peters Foundation Leadership Award||2005|
|Scholarship||Delta Theta Phi||2004|
|Attorney||Law Office of Rick Horowitz||2007 - Present|
|Dean||Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity||2005 - 2006|
|Intern/Certified Student||Law Office of David R. Mugridge||2003 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney||2007 - 2009|
|American Bar Association||Attorney||2007 - 2009|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney||2006 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Private Attorney||2004 - Present|
|People v. Brian C.||Settled for two misdemeanors.|
|People v. Nicholas R.||All charges dismissed on eve of trial.|
|People v. Mitch M.||Misdemeanor plea.|
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|San Joaquin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|California State University, Fresno||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Photo Expo 2014||Symposium on Photography & the Law||2014|
|Online panel||Medical Marijuana||2011|
|News Interview||Medical Marijuana pushed into a corner in Fresno Co.||2011|
|News Interview||“Sins of Omission: When Prosecutors Don’t Play Fair with Evidence”||2009|
|News Interview||“Juggalo” Drug Bust in Clovis||2009|
|Alternate Defense Office Continuing Education||In Defense of Gangs||2007|