Areas of Practice
Mediation – Family Law
Certified Specialist in Family Law: Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Mediator: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Honors and Awards
AV-Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” (Phoenix) for Family Law Arbitration, 2022
The Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law Arbitration), 2021
Super Lawyers, 2018-present
Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
NALS Boss of the Year Award Winner
Recipient of the State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Award
Professional Memberships and Activities
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Governors
State Bar of Arizona: Chair, Family Law Advisory Commission; Vice President, Family Law Section Executive Council
Maricopa County Bar Association: Family Law Section
Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona: Founding Member and Past President
Collaborative Professionals of Phoenix
LGBT Bar Association
Arizona Supreme Court: Former Member, Child Support Guidelines Review Committee; Former Member, Family Law Rules Committee
Domestic Relations Committee, Arizona State Senate
Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Arizona Family Support Council: Past President
Court and Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1990
J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Arizona, 1990
B.S.B.A. with Honors and Highest Distinction, University of Arizona, 1987
David Horowitz specializes in family law and domestic relations matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, legal decision making, parenting time, child support, mediation and arbitration.
David has significant experience in all child-related issues, including step-parent adoption, grandparents’ rights, parenting coordination, same-sex parenting, and guardianship/conservatorship.
His practice also offers guidance with prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, complex divorce (including business valuation and complex custody and child support issues), collaborative divorce, mediation, arbitration, and court-appointed special master services.
He is also a respected mediator in family law disputes and serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.
David is a Certified Family Law Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Super Lawyers honoree. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, serves on the Academy’s board of governors, and chairs its Mediation Committee. He is the current chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission and an officer of the State Bar’s Family Law Executive Council.
David teaches Family Law and Legal Studies at Phoenix College and has been an adjunct faculty member at the Phoenix School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School.
He has been practicing in Arizona for over 30 years. He received his B.S.B.A. in Business Economics (1987) from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management and his J.D. (1990) from the University of Arizona College of Law.