Attorney Profile

Sanford I. Horowitz, Attorney

Mr. Horowitz has been a practicing attorney since being admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco Website 132_tweaksand received his undergraduate degree in political science at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1983. After two years in the trenches of a downtown San Francisco firm, Mr. Horowitz moved to Sonoma, “hung a shingle,” and by 1993 his practice was dedicated exclusively to representing plaintiffs.

Mr. Horowitz was Lead Trial Counsel and Co-Appellate Counsel in the landmark elder abuse case Delaney v. Baker (1999) 20 Cal.4th 23 decided by the California Supreme Court. This case established that the legislative intent of the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA), with its unique special remedies to punish “reckless neglect” of elders – even for deceased elders –, applied to nursing homes as healthcare providers, thus allowing elders, dependent adults, and their families a legal avenue to enforce patient care over profits.

While Mr. Horowitz has specialized in elder abuse and nursing home litigation, he also continues to   litigate select personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims.

Mr. Horowitz has participated as a speaker and moderator at numerous seminars and training sessions relating to elder abuse and nursing home litigation. Throughout his career, he has been affiliated with the following associations and non-profit organizations:

  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (Referral Panel Attorney)
  • American Association for Justice (including Nursing Home Litigation Group)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Past Board Member)
  • Sonoma County Bar Association (Past Board Representative for Sonoma Valley)
  • Sonoma County Consumer Attorneys (Past Board Member and Past President)
  • Council on Aging of Sonoma County (Referral Panel Attorney)
  • Foundation Aiding the Elderly (Sacramento)
  • National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (Washington, D.C.) 

Mr. Horowitz is a native of Long Island, New York, having migrated to Northern California in 1984. He is married and has two children. When not practicing law, Mr. Horowitz enjoys seeking out beaches and other beautiful natural settings near and far.


Jillian Hipschman, Paralegal

Jillian Hipschman is a Pacifica, CA native and a graduate of Sonoma StateJillian University. After receiving her BA in History, Jillian decided to follow a career in law. She enrolled with and graduated from Empire College with a specialized AA degree in Paralegal Studies and soon after, began work for Mr. Horowitz. In Fall 2018, Jillian began her first year as a law student at her alma mater, Empire College. She plans on following in Mr. Horowitz’ footsteps and pursuing a career in nursing home litigation as well as other righteous areas of law.

Ms. Hipschman works closely with clients, attorneys, expert consultants, and independent contractors. Enthusiastic, intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated, Ms. Hipschman helps our clients navigate the many complexities of the legal system.


The Law Office of Sanford I. Horowitz has successfully litigated many types of elder abuse, nursing home, and personal injury cases. We have over 30 years of experience providing compassionate and zealous legal support. Clients pay no fees unless damages are recovered. Please call for a free and confidential consultation. 707-707-523-1961

We accept cases in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Concord, San Rafael, Redwood City, San Jose, Napa, Vallejo, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Ukiah, Fairfield, Sacramento, and throughout San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Solano, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Sacramento, Mendocino, Lake, and other northern California counties.

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