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Daniel Alexander Horwitz

Libel and slander Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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About Daniel

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Daniel A. Horwitz is a constitutional lawyer practicing in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the recipient of the 2018 Harris Gilbert Award from the Tennessee Bar Association and a nationally renowned impact litigator. Horwitz has also been recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the top 40 young lawyers in the United States, and the Nashville Post has repeatedly recognized him as one of the “Best of the Best” lawyers in Nashville. 

Horwitz is a graduate of Cornell University and Vanderbilt Law School. He is admitted to practice law in every court in Tennessee as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. A former judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Supreme Court, Horwitz’s award-winning legal scholarship has appeared in numerous law journals including the Harvard Latino Law Review, the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the University of Memphis Law Review, the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, the SMU Science and Technology Law Review, the Tennessee Bar Journal, and the Nashville Bar Journal. His work has also been cited in several other legal and popular publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, the Associated Press, the American Bar Association Journal, Forbes, the Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean, the Nashville Post, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Nashville Scene, Slate, and in multiple pleadings filed before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Horwitz’s law practice consists primarily of First Amendment law and speech defense, appellate litigation, constitutional, post-conviction and innocence litigation, campaign finance and election law, criminal record expungement, and personal injury representation of victims of crime. He is also a former member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and serves as general counsel for Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws, an election reform advocacy group.

Location

Horwitz Law, PLLC
horwitz.law
Nashville, TN

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Prompt
Retained for Anti-Slapp Case due to numerous false allocations for years that resulted in ongoing court appearances, legal fees, and living in fear. Mr. Horwitz and his staff hit the ground running. Their communications and follow through is absolutely superb. This lawyer cares about you, your investment in his practice and your well being. In my eyes he's been a God sent. I can't emphasize the gratitude we have for him. If you're looking for someone to represent you in an Anti-Slapp, he's your guy! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
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Like no other
Unfortunately, I have had the opportunity to test out several different lawyers. My previous experiences almost led me to overlook Mr. Horwitz, who believed we could win a case all others said was impossible. His work ethic was unbelievable. Communication was constant. None of the other lawyers kept me up to date or responded to inquiries like he did. In addition, his legal mind is second to none. I have always heard that it is impossible to take on the government. He did and he won. It was not easy, but he never gave up. Every time we had a set back, he was ready and willing to follow up with another approach. He persisted where others gave up. He is a pit bull. You want him on your side, trust me. He won a major decision, and in spectacular fashion. A decision that not only benefitted me, but will help to keep the government from illegally overstepping its authority for future generations.
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Posted by Ken Mynatt | August 27, 2022
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ONLY Guy you want to handle your appeal
Mr. Horwitz has an incredible work ethic, legal mind, and an innate ability to analyze legal facts and circumstances in a manner which gives his clients the best chance at an appeal of an erroneous decision(s) by a lower court. As a result of his representation I won a 3-0 decision in the TN Court of Appeals and then on a related case a 3-0 decision in the Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. If you want to have the absolute best chance of winning your appeal, then you go with an appellate expert. That is what Mr. HORWITZ brings to the table in a way no other attorney can. He, Lindsay Smith, and his team are incredibly talented.
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Posted by Joshua | March 13, 2022
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Professional, Efficient and Respected
When I hired Horwitz Law, I was blown away by the professional nature of how the firm is conducted, and I was immediately impressed by the prompt response and tailored service. I would highly recommend the Horwitz Law firm. If you want to work with a respected and fearless Attorney in Tennessee - look no further than Daniel Horwitz and the team!
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Posted by Jeffrey | January 15, 2022
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Outstanding all the way through!
We would highly recommend Mr. Horwitz for an attorney. From the very beginning he and his staff were very attentive to our needs. Any questions were always quickly, promptly, and professionally answered. He did a great job keeping us in the loop throughout the process. We have never experienced the level of care and comfort from an attorney as that of Mr. Horwitz. You will not be disappointed in the representation that you receive from both him and his staff. 5 stars across the board!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2021
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A TRULY GREAT ATTORNEY !!
Mr. Horwitz represented me in petitioning the court for an expungement. I am totally pleased with the outcome and it was done in a timely manner. I can tell you that Mr. Horwitz knows exactly what he is doing and his great professionalism precedes him. I can tell you firsthand that I would have no problems whatsoever recommending him. The great thing I liked about Mr. Horowitz was that any question that I had, and there were many, he answered them quickly. I truly think that he is one of the very best at what he does.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2020
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Great experience; super easy process!
Mr.Horwitz was great to work with. We were able to do everything virtually which made it super efficient. He helped me to expunge a 10+ old record that I wasn’t sure was possible. This is life changing and will give me the chance going forward to find a great job without having to worry about an old case from when I was young. The process was so simple and Mr. Horwitz was a calming factor and gave me tons of confidence through this matter.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2020
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Attentive and Professional
I had many questions and he answered every one throughout the process in a professional and friendly manner. Mr. Horwitz kept me informed every step of the way and notified me promptly when it was complete.
Posted by Ryan | August 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Horwitz was clear, empathic, and helpful from the moment I reached out to him about an expungement case that has been a hindrance to me for many years. He didn't overpromise and gave me a realistic sense of what would probably happen. Thankfully, the court ruled in my favor and I have no doubt that was due to Daniel's nuanced positioning of my case. I'm very glad I hired him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2020
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The Best Defamation/Anti-SLAPP Attorney in Nashville
If you are contemplating paying the consult fee like I was, save yourself the time and energy of talking to other attorneys and being disappointed. This is Daniel’s bread and butter and be genuinely cares about his clients and that they see justice. He was able to get the lawsuit filed against me dismissed with prejudice in 10 weeks (with four of those weeks being an extension due to COVID-19 shutting the courts down) with awarded attorney fees. He is extremely knowledgeable and eloquent in his writing and responses. I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Daniel!
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Posted by HENRY | January 29, 2020
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Quick fast and efficient
Mr. Daniel help me about 2 years ago.He got my record expunged and now I own a house and have a great paying job I cannot thank him enough thank you Daniel (H,D Murfreesboro Tn)
Posted by Kelly | January 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Everything you want in an Attorney & more
Mr. Horwitz represented me in an Anti-Slapp lawsuit. He explained the entire process and kept in touch with me, on an almost daily basis. Even on Christmas Eve and New Years, that is pure dedication. Always making sure that I knew everything would be okay and not to worry. Mr. Horwitz dedication to fighting for his Clients is unparalleled. If you want an Attorney who will fight for your rights, and walk away with a Victory in court, hire Mr. Horwitz!
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Posted by Steve | September 25, 2019
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Gets things done
Mr. Horwitz was excellent in completion and communication with my court expungement. I would recommend
Posted by Rick | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy
Contacted through website for expungement. Took the extra step of expunging a civil case of criminal record also. Easy and straight forward.
Posted by Maximiliano | June 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Mr. Horwitz successfully represented me in a life-changing matter. He is the most impressive attorney I have met. His professionalism in terms not only of dedication but also of client communication is unimpeachable. His legal acumen is the highest I have encountered in the sixteen years I have been a lawyer myself. He is also a consummate legal strategist, and he thinks outside the box when it comes to rallying resources in support of his clients’ positions. The more important the outcome of a matter, the more I recommend Mr. Horwtiz’s services.
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Posted by John | June 6, 2018
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Excellent representation
This attorney was a true professional in that he was more interested in the welfare of the public than in money. Did an excellent job but I was most impressed by the constant communication so that I always knew what was going on and what to expect. Would recommend him to anyone with no doubts.
Posted by Edward S Lipsey | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Daniel helped to expunge my record, which, due to the circumstances, had sent me on nearly 2 years of sifting through conflicting information and dead ends. I posted a question related to how I might go about my expungement process here on AVVO, and within 24 hours Daniel had responded with a detailed, thorough explanation. Impressed by his promptness and professionalism I asked him to file the paperwork for my expungement. In less than a month, I had my processed expungement order in hand. The process would have gone even faster were it not for my busy schedule and inability to respond as fast as Daniel does! I would gladly recommend Daniel to anyone seeking legal advice/services. He expedited an otherwise frustrating and convoluted process and one which I can happily now put behind me!
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Posted by Sammy | November 2, 2016
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Very Approachable and Comfortable PROFESSIONAL !
I got help with expungement on a 20 year old case. Daniel Horwitz was EXCELLENT w/ details and follow-through. His quick e-response communications and KNOWLEDGE of the 'court systems' was A+. He knew how to weed through the red-tape. I think he has a good fair working knowledge of "human rights" issues and justice.
Posted by Armand Lauzon | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal, passionate, man of integrity
I hired Daniel to defend my company when a state bureaucracy attempted to shut us down. We were referred to Daniel and I immediately knew he was the perfect person to work with. He executed a flawless and 100% successful legal defense of our company as well as promoted our business and situation to the press, which was incredibly helpful. I found Daniel to be responsive, passionate, intelligent and more than fair. He is an exceptional man and lawyer and I would recommend him to any potential client. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you so much, Daniel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
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Expungdment Case Genius
Mr.Horwitz is nothing short of a brilliant attorney.I contacted him through Avvo via email on his website in the pm within minutes he emailed me back for more info which I supplied and he again responded immediately. Mr.Horwitz obtained my case numbers the following day and contacted me to let me know he could help me with my expungable cases.He expunged my case records as promised and his fee was very reasonable. He actually went a step further and informed me that he could possibly help on a case that I asked about that was on the non expungable list because of brand new legislation that was passed .Mr Horwitz informed me that it could take a while because the courts didn't have the new legislation in their system to date but went ahead and got us a court date .Well let me tell you he contacted me shortly after he was out of court day of and informed me that it was done the judge had sided with us per argument to the dismay of prosecutors. He also informed me that it was the first expungdment case of its kind to be granted expungdment in the state of Tennessee .All I can say to that is Wow !! and he is truly a remarkable attorney and I would strongly recommend and advise any one in need of a brilliant attorney to hire Mr.Horwitz. I must also say my decision to hire Mr.Horwitz has been a true blessing for my family and I now have been given a second chance to choose from so many different future career opportunities instead of my past mistakes choosing them for me and for that we truly, Thank Mr. Daniel Horwitz
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 380-380 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel A. Horwitz
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Tennessee Democratic Party
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Loftis v. Rayburn
  • Win; remanded for assessment of attorney's fee award.
  • Wallace v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, et al.
  • Win (unanimous reversal)
  • Gluzman v. Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
  • Won appeal (unanimous; per curiam)
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Associations

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • YWCA Advocacy Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, Social Enterprise Policy Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee MENSA
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2018
  • On the Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • 2018
  • 2015 Pro Bono Service Award
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Damali A. Booker Award for Legal Activism and Social Justice
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • 2013
  • Scholastic Excellence Award
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Student Achievement Award
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • 2011
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership Nashville Diversity Day
  • The Matter of Black Lives in Nashville in 2016?
  • 2016
  • A Tale of Two Nashvilles: The People’s Platform for Progress
  • Increasing Transparency in Metro Economic Development Policy
  • 2015
  • 6th Annual Davidson County Democratic Party Honors Dinner
  • Event Chair
  • 2015
  • TN-NORML November Meeting
  • Charter Referendum Requirements in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
Endorse Daniel
Appeals Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a genuinely brilliant attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Horwitz. I have never witnessed such exceptional skills in legal writing and analysis of legal issues as possessed by Mr. Horwitz. He has an innate ability to quickly and accurately identify, summarize, and assess legal issues. His thorough knowledge of the law is incomparable. Within a few weeks of discovering this young man my law office has had to seek his services on several occasions, including an 11th Circuit Appeal. Mr. Horwitz never fails to deliver superior services or results. Moreover, and most importantly, he cares about people."
Constitutional Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is, hands down, on of the brightest legal minds defending your constitutional and civil rights in all of Tennessee. His life work is to hold people accountable, the government, the media, police, jails, lawyers, and beyond. We are lucky to have him."
Election campaigns and political law Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely bright lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Daniel. He is an excellent appellate attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is smart, conscientious, diligent, and committed to obtaining outstanding results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation. I have seen his work for myself and for colleagues. His knowledge of the law is exceptional. The arguments he creates are clear and cogent. In addition, he is inventive and can think outside the box. Mr. Horwitz has quickly gained an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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