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FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY AND MEDIATOR

David Horowitz

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.

  • Areas of Practice

    Family Law

    Mediation – Family Law

    Arbitration

    Child Support

    Parenting Coordination

    Collaborative Divorce

    Prenuptial Agreements

    Same-Sex Relationships

    Grandparent Rights

    Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Step-Parent Adoption

    Divorce

    Legal Separation

  • Certifications

    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

    Arizona, 1990

    U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1990

    U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1990

  • Education

    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