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I hired Sanford when I needed help with a child custody/family law case. He came highly recommended. I can't think of a better person than Sanford Horowitz! I have heard nothing but troubled stories about other attorneys in Santa Barbara from different people ...about how their attorneys were rarely prepared adequately, rarely returned calls, were unavailable on weekends, and mainly just didn't care (although they pretended to). But Sandy is a true professional. He is well respected in court and certainly knows his way around with the judges and other attorneys. Other people have written about how much they were relieved by his help - and I can truly add to that - but the main thing that seems to motivate Sandy is his kindness. I can breathe again, and I will always be indebted to him.

Lacy D.

If only I had met Sandy sooner, I would have saved a lot of time & frustration.  I lost my temper at a local business and was charged with a criminal offense. Sandy knew the best way to deal with the situation since he is a former DA, and knows the system.  His PI Victor Alvarez (retired Sheriff Deputy here in SB that knows EVERYONE) masterfully helped the situation I was in as well.  Here's the unique part, the part that you need to know.  Every Lawyer wanted 2,500-6,000 for what I knew after meeting with 8 of the vultures would be 3-6 hours' worth of work max.  Sandy was honest, fair, did what he said he would, and agreed to a two-tier contract.  The second tier wasn't needed since he knocked it out of the park!  Case dismissed in the interest of justice​.​  I gave him a bonus I insisted he take since he saved me so much time, frustration, headache, and money.
Do yourself a favor and meet with Sandy ASAP, you will be glad you did!

Brandon H.

Sandy is as good as it gets when it comes to attorneys....reliable, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Robert H.

Out of all the lawyers I researched upon, Horowitz seemed to be the best fit for my case. He had wonderful reviews and seemed to be very determined with the work he does. Once hired, I realized why everyone was recommending him. Horowitz was absolutely helpful and ensured that everything was going to be taken care of. I was dealing with my first legal issue and he was able to thoroughly guide me through the steps to resolve my case. He always answered my numerous amount of questions at any given time and is a very knowledgeable lawyer. To say that Horowitz is a great lawyer is an understatement. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with a legal issue.

Haley S.

Caring, professional and knowledgeable. Sanford exceeded any and all expectations I had of working with an attorney. I had never been to court before and was extremely nervous. He explained everything in detail and was always willing to take the time out to respond to my messages/emails quickly. Thank you for your genuine concern for our family and dedication to my case!

Diana T.

I recently needed to use Horowitz Law for a court case. Sanford helped me through all my needs and exceeded my expectations. I'd use them again and truly will recommend them to anyone who needs a lawyer for any reason. Thank you again Horowitz Law.

Refugio J.

Sanford is sympathetic, caring, generous with his time, and of course expertly knowledgeable. A great relief and reassurance to anyone potentially facing criminal charges. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

S A.

They were great and got everything taken care of right away

Colton D.

Sandy went above and beyond my expectations to help me gain 50/50 custody of my son. Despite difficult times he was there when needed and is very honest about the legal process. Highly recommended.

Jose H.

I have to thank Mr. Sanford and staff for cleaning up a legal mater that compromised my life. Mr. Sanford prevailed and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend to anyone needing great legal representations to hire Sandford and Christy. Thanks again

Richard J.

After my arrest, I retained Sanford Horowitz. From the first day we met, he treated me with care and respect. He took the time to explain what he would do. His fee schedule was fair. He returned all my phone calls and emails. He gathered various statements and presented them to the District Attorney. The District Attorney decided NOT to file a criminal case. I would recommend Sanford Horowitz to anyone who is facing any criminal case. Thank you Sanford Horowitz for helping me get back to my life.

Sally C.

I would like to thank Sanford Horowitz for representing me. He was very professional and available for questions throughout. I appreciate his calm attitude during a stressful time. I would highly recommend their services to anyone dealing with a legal situation.

Simon O.

Sanford & Christy took my case, asked all the right questions, and went into motion within a day or 2, Within just few weeks, my charges and case were dismissed by the D.A. I would recommend them for any type of case, criminal or civil!

Richard S.

Upon being contacted by a detective regarding a potential criminal matter, I called my family law attorney, Andrew Mitchell, to get his opinion on my situation, he recommended that I contact Sanford. I contacted Sanford and had a few phone conversations with him, he answered my questions, gave me his thoughts, and even assisted me on a few simple matters prior to me actually hiring him. During my conversations with Sanford I felt him to be genuine & trustworthy. I met with Sanford in his office to have a formal consultation which is when I opted to hire him, as I was charged with several felony offenses. After several months of Sanford working tirelessly & diligently on my behalf with the DDA, Sanford got those felonies dismissed in a fair and reasonable settlement. People don't often associate genuine & trustworthy with the word lawyer however, as I stated earlier, that's how I felt about Sanford during my initial phone conversations with him, which he ultimately proved through his interactions with me and my observations of his interactions with other clients in the courtroom. I would highly recommend Sandford to a friend and/or family member. If you've been contacted by police, I would recommend consulting with Sandford and seriously consider hiring him as your representation. His rate is fair and he's sensitive to your financial situation. If you're a reasonable person, you won't be dissatisfied with his representation. I wasn't.

A. O.

Mr. Horowitz was very respected and worked well with the court to accomplish the best possible outcome for our case. He went above and beyond the call of duty in handling my daughters case. I would highly recommend Mr. Horowitz.

Elizabeth C.

I hired Sanford when I needed help with a child custody/family law case. He came highly recommended. I can't think of a better person than Sanford Horowitz! I have heard nothing but troubled stories about other attorneys in Santa Barbara from different people …about how their attorneys were rarely prepared adequately, rarely returned calls, were unavailable on weekends, and mainly just didn't care (although they pretended to). But Sandy is a true professional. He is well respected in court and certainly knows his way around with the judges and other attorneys. Other people have written about how much they were relieved by his help - and I can truly add to that – but the main thing that seems to motivate Sandy is his kindness. I can breathe again, and I will always be indebted to him.

Lacy D.

I hired Mr. Horowitz nearly a year ago and to say he went above and beyond for me would be a vast understatement. If you need representation in Santa Barbara or any of its neighboring counties do yourself a favor and meet up with Christy or Sanford to discuss your case, hire someone that cares. They will not disappoint. Thank you Sandy, you are the man!

Ian B.

Hiring Sanford Horowitz to represent me in my recent DUI case was the best decision I could have made! He was understanding and offered not only great legal advice, but compassion for what I was going through. This was one of the toughest times in my life, however, knowing he was by my side to represent me gave me great comfort when I was down. He is an excellent Attorney and was able to get me an outcome that I did not think was possible. He was able to work with the DA to reduce a Felony charge to a Misdemeanor which in turn has saved my life with respect to my Career, my Children, and my overall Self Esteem! I would recommend Sanford Horowitz to anyone who is feeling helpless and needs some "light at the end of the tunnel!" He was an absolute Blessing!

Rachelle M.

I always shop around and get 3 quotes when I am looking for a service. I did the same with finding an attorney for my niece in Santa Barbara. Although I got similar, (and 1 outrageous quote) quotes from the 5 attorney's that I spoke with, I got a kind and honest feel from Sanford Horowitz. He answered my questions. He did not talk down to me. He did not get exasperated with me, like one of the other attorney's in Santa Barbara did. We hired him and he went above and beyond our expectations. He was able to help my niece in more ways than just dealing with the charges brought against her. He recommended therapists for her, and he helped her deal with some personal issues, as well. He brought a quick and positive resolution to this case, and for that we are both so very thankful. If anyone needs a criminal attorney, do not hesitate to call Sanford Horowitz. Thank you again Sandy!

Rose H.

Best lawyer ever!! I chose Sanford Horowitz as my defense lawyer on a landlord/ tenant dispute.I was accused of taking a piece of property that was rightfully mine. I was a defendant for the first time and was very scared and ignorant of the legal system. Sandy walked me through this process with compassion, always there to answer all my questions, even the dumb ones. I was always in communication with him. Every email or phone call was answered and responded to within the hour. Sandford worked on this case for months going to all my court dates, keeping me up to date all the way through. Needless to say he won my case. Sandford is a lawyer for the people.

Jeanette A.

My experience was truly excellent. I would recommend Sandy to anyone in need of his services.

Mark B.

Sandy is a credit to his profession. You read that correctly, not a misprint. He is everything "an attorney" is NOT. He is stand-up, his fee is reasonable and he does his JOB. Great Guy, Good Person. The Best.

Anonymous

I highly highly recommend Sandy ! My stress level was at a 10 but thanks to Sandy my stress level now stands at 0. Great work sandy  Sandy goes above and beyond . He is very reasonable and knows exactly what he is doing . The man is an angel , Sandy Is very intelligent he truly understands the court system in all aspects including the psychological approach of situations. Sanford Horowitz is the Man! 
He is capable of so much, he is put my original case to rest and is helping me overcome other obstacles. Sandy truly looks out for your best interest , his office is across the street from the court house and his rates are super reasonable and he is willing to set up custom payment plans . Sandy is well known and respected. From now on I will only use Sanford Horowitz for any legal matters or advice. Thank you Sandy.

Anonymous

My family and beliefs about the justice system were tested when my son was charged with a felony charge after coming to the assistance of a female stranger who was being harassed by a intoxicated man with a lengthy criminal record. My son is a US military member without a record. I felt helpless living out of state from where the incident took place. Mr Sanford came highly recommended and during my first telephone conversation with him it became clear to me that my son was in the best hands possible. His professionalism and more importantly, his "bedside" manner and compassion for our situation was unparalleled. After months of worry and anxiety over the possible outcome of my family's ordeal, Mr Sanford was able to get the charges dropped and my son's character, name and reputation was restored. Mr Sanford's legal fees were also much less than other lawyers I interviewed. I highly recommend Mr Sanford and remain forever grateful to this man for his hard work, honesty and his continued grace shown to me throughout the most difficult time.

Joyce L

I will be honest, when I saw all 5 Star reviews I was skeptical, but Sanford Horowitz or “Sandy” helped me with a family law matter I never thought I would face. I was scared, confused as to what to do next, and essentially being bullied. Not only was the settlement made in my child’s favor (which I never could have done on my own), but I was given peace of mind as a mother. This was a Christmas Miracle that will last for years to come! I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Sanford was available and answered my questions in a timely manner even while evacuating from the largest fire in California’s history, if that’s not dedication I literally don’t know what is! I did not expect the level of customer service and dedication I received. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help and he is the only attorney I would call if I needed help again!

Angela C

Sandy is great! After getting in legal trouble due to a misunderstood situation with police, we consulted several 5-star lawyers on Avvo in the SB area and we finally chose him. He is assuring, friendly and responsive. He held positive attitude when we discussed strategies: solving it in pre-filing and no plea bargain even if charge is pressed. And as expected, he got us the best result we could get, no charge filed with the court!

Jianfei H

I highly recommend Sanford Horowitz to anyone who needs a lawyer. In addition to being highly intelligent and professional, he is incredibly empathetic and kind, which helps when dealing with life's unpleasant situations. I am grateful for the amount of work and love that he provided to me that was above and beyond what he needed to do in order to help me out. It is not surprising to scroll down his reviews and read about how many people like myself that he has helped in a profound way. He is an inspiration to many as a good man, a professional lawyer, and a loving family man. Thank you Sanford!

Eli S.

Working with Sanford & Christy Horowitz Criminal Defense was a delightful experience. I first met with Sanford to work on a criminal case and he was able to terminate my probation early and cleanse my record. Then I worked with both Sanford and Christy on a personal injury case, where they were able to obtain a fair settlement for my accident. Both times they went above and beyond my expectations. They are super flexible with scheduling appointments. I have to say that this is the premiere law firm in Santa Barbara. Highly recommend them for any of your needs.

Mark A.

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