Centerville Criminal Defense & Bankruptcy Attorneys
Choosing an attorney—whether to fight criminal charges, help your child after he or she is charged criminally, or assist you through bankruptcy proceedings—can feel like a very big deal. It feels like a big deal because it is. When you choose a criminal defense attorney, that person can literally hold your future and your freedom in their hands. When you choose a bankruptcy attorney, your financial future can hinge on the knowledge and skill of your attorney. At Horwitz & Horwitz, our Centerville lawyers understand what a big decision it is to hire an attorney. We believe that once you talk to attorneys Barbara Horwitz or Jonathan Horwitz, your choice will become crystal clear.
At Horwitz & Horwitz, we represent each client with integrity and honesty, always putting your interests first. Our attorneys have almost 53 years of combined legal experience, which directly benefits you. We will handle your case from start to finish and are never too busy to talk to you or help you through this difficult time. Our law firm is not like others—nor do we strive to be like other law firms. The Horwitz & Horwitz attorneys offer reasonable fees, never make promises we cannot keep, and always give straightforward advice. While we do advertise, our business is largely built on referrals from satisfied clients. Our practice areas include:
- Criminal Defense—Facing criminal charges can be one of the most frightening, anxiety-inducing, stressful things you will ever deal with. The consequences of criminal charges can include jail or prison time—the loss of your freedom—not to mention the many collateral damages that result from a criminal conviction. At Horwitz & Horwitz we are never judgmental. We understand that good people often make bad decisions so we will aggressively fight your criminal charges. While the goal may be to negotiate a plea bargain that will minimize the fallout, we never hesitate to take your case to trial when we believe a strong trial presentation could result in a “not guilty” verdict. We can assist you with white-collar criminal charges (identity theft, embezzlement, forgery, money laundering, cybercrime, insider trading, fraud, and more), DUI or OVI charges, Ohio drug crime charges (misdemeanor or felony), and misdemeanor offenses that can still have a significant impact on your life, your livelihood, and your future.
- Bankruptcy—Bankruptcy can give you a new lease on your future by discharging your debts through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or negotiating smaller monthly payments through Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We will clearly explain which of your assets are potentially exempt during a bankruptcy filing, answering all your questions in a comprehensive manner. If you are facing foreclosure, repossession, or wage garnishment, we can file an emergency bankruptcy filing to temporarily stop these proceedings. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is referred to as the “wage earner’s plan,” enabling those with regular income to develop a plan to repay a percentage of the current balances of their debts. While Chapter 13 offers certain advantages over Chapter 7, your situation might be better served by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If you are a sole proprietor of a business or operate an LLC and have signed as a guarantor of business debts, while your business cannot file Chapter 13, you, as the owner, may be able to do so, allowing your business to continue operating so long as it is generating a profit.
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Our Values and Approach
At Horwitz & Horwitz we strongly believe that having a legal problem does not make you a bad person—and that bad things can and do happen to good people. In line with this approach, we are dedicated to helping those facing criminal charges or financial difficulties. We personally handle your case from start to finish, never “handing off” your case to a paralegal or secretary. We are committed to developing positive relationships with our clients and to being available to you in your time of need. We will comprehensively assess your situation, answer your questions thoroughly, and make sure you understand all the benefits and risks of each option.
Focuses of Our Legal Blog
If you have questions regarding a potential bankruptcy case or you or your child have been charged with a criminal offense, we invite you to take a look at our blog. Often, you will find answers to your own questions on our blog pages.
Meet Our Team
Jonathan Horwitz is a dedicated, experienced criminal defense lawyer who provides strong advocacy for those accused of a criminal offense. This includes juveniles who have been criminally accused. While at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Jonathan completed an externship with the Cincinnati ACLU and a judicial externship with Judge Burton Perlman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Jonathan also worked part-time in the Hamilton County Probate Court. After graduating from law school, Jon began his distinguished career with the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office, working there for more than ten years. During his last four years at the prosecutor’s office, Jon specialized in prosecuting complex, white-collar crimes. This gives him a significant advantage when defending those accused of these white-collar crimes, providing a unique insight into what the prosecutor is thinking, and anticipating their next move.
Barbara Horwitz is a highly skilled, experienced bankruptcy attorney who specializes in helping people get past their current financial difficulties. Barbara has practiced bankruptcy for twenty-three years in the Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Ohio in Dayton and Cincinnati. Barbara dedicates her practice to ensuring the bankruptcy process is as easy and stress-free as possible. Barbara received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While there, she served on Law Review for two years and had two of her law review articles selected for publication. While working for thirteen years as an associate attorney in the Offices of Myron A. Wolf, Barbara practiced bankruptcy law, personal injury law, estate law, family law, and general litigation. Barbara has also practiced extensively before the Court of Appeals for the Twelfth District of Ohio, with her arguments often resulting in rulings in favor of her clients.
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How Do I Find a Good Lawyer Near Me?
Finding a great lawyer can feel like an overwhelming task at a time when you already feel as though you are drowning financially or are anxious and frightened when facing criminal charges. At Horwitz & Horwitz, we understand how you are feeling and are committed to taking some of the stress and fear from you as we begin handling your legal issues. While we understand you have choices, we hope you will give us a chance to discuss your issue with you. We believe you will then have a clear picture of how we can help you, your family, and your future.
Why is Having an Experienced Lawyer Important?
Having an experienced attorney in your corner who will advocate strongly for you throughout a bankruptcy case, or following criminal charges is so much more important than you might realize. When your attorney has extensive experience in the criminal offense you are charged with, you have an immediate advantage, both during plea negotiations and during a trial. If your child is in trouble, you want an attorney who is experienced in juvenile law and understands your anxiety about the process. Bankruptcy cases also benefit from an experienced attorney, as you can be sure all your paperwork is properly prepared and filed in a timely manner.
How Centerville Lawyers from Horwitz & Horwitz Can Help
At Horwitz & Horwitz, our primary goal is to make a positive change in your life and provide the very best outcome possible in your case. Attorneys Barbara Horwitz and Jonathan Horwitz are knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced, and always one hundred percent prepared for any eventuality. Contact Horwitz & Horwitz today.Contact Us