David Paul Horowitz

  • Lecturer in Law

DAVID PAUL HOROWITZ ([email protected]) formed the Law Offices of David Paul Horowitz, PLLC, in New York City and has represented parties in personal injury, professional negligence, and commercial litigation for over thirty years. In addition to his litigation practice, David acts as a private arbitrator and mediator, as a discovery referee appointed by courts to oversee pre-trial proceedings, and has been a member of the Eastern District of New York’s mediation panel since its inception. He drafts legal ethics opinions, represents judges in proceedings before the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, attorneys in disciplinary matters, and serves as a private law practice mentor.

He is the author of Bender’s New York Evidence and New York Civil Disclosure (LexisNexis), the most recent supplement to Fisch on New York Evidence, and since 2004 has authored the column Burden of Proof in the NYSBA Journal and since July 2023 co-authored with Katryna L. Kristoferson, and commencing May, 2023 together they write the new monthly column Practical New York Practice in The New York Law Journal. David teaches New York Practice, Professional Responsibility, and Electronic Evidence & Discovery at Columbia Law School. He lectures statewide for the New York State Judicial Institute to judges, law secretaries, and referees, and is approved by the Office of Court Administration to conduct Part 146 Advanced Personal Injury Mediation Training, and has conducted that training for OCA. He is also certified by OCA as a Part 36 Guardian, Court Evaluator, and AIP; and Part 137 Fee Dispute Arbitrator. For further information, visit PracticalNewYorkPractice.com, MakingItFair.org, and Mediate.expert.

He serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice, ethics, and legal fee dispute litigation, and is a frequent lecturer and writer on civil practice, evidence, ethics, and alternative dispute resolution issues. He serves on the Office of Court Administration’s Civil Practice Advisory Committee, is active in a number of bar associations, and served as Reporter to the New York Pattern Jury Instruction (P.J.I.) Committee.