About ScotBlog

About the Editor

ScotBlog is edited by Daniel A. Horwitz, a constitutional lawyer practicing in Nashville, Tennessee.  Horwitz is a nationally renowned impact litigator and the recipient of the 2018 Harris Gilbert Award from the Tennessee Bar Association.  Horwitz has also been recognized by the American Bar Association as one of the top 40 young lawyers in the United States and has repeatedly been named one of the “Best of the Best” lawyers in Nashville by the Nashville Post.  His selected case history is available here.

Horwitz is a graduate of Cornell University and Vanderbilt Law School.  He is admitted to practice law in every court in Tennessee as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits.  A former judicial law clerk for the Tennessee Supreme Court, Horwitz’s award-winning legal scholarship has appeared in numerous law journals including the Harvard Latino Law Review, the University of Memphis Law Review, the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, the SMU Science and Technology Law Review, the Tennessee Bar Journal, and the Nashville Bar Journal.  His work has also been cited in several other legal and popular publications including the Washington Post, NPR, the Associated Press, the American Bar Association Journal, Forbes, the Nashville Business Journal, The Tennessean, the Nashville Post, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Nashville Scene, Slate, and in multiple pleadings filed before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Horwitz’s law practice consists primarily of speech defense, criminal and civil appeals, constitutional litigation, amicus curiae representation, criminal record expungement, and representing victims of crime.  He is also a former member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and an active member of numerous community organizations in Nashville including the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), which regularly handles appeals before the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Horwitz serves as general counsel for Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws, an election reform advocacy group, and he is the founder and editor of the Tennessee Free Speech Blog.

Horwitz can be reached via email at daniel.a.horwitz@gmail.com.  If you would like to purchase a case consultation from him, you may do so here.

2015 Pro Bono Service Award Recipient
2015 Pro Bono Service Award

About Scotblog

ScotBlog is a legal blog dedicated to covering the Supreme Court of Tennessee (SCOT), alternately called the Tennessee Supreme Court, as well as other interesting legal issues throughout Tennessee.  It is edited by Daniel A. Horwitz, an appellate attorney practicing in Nashville, Tennessee, who previously served as a judicial law clerk for Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee.

If you have any questions about ScotBlog, or if you are interested in contributing content, please contact Daniel at daniel.a.horwitz@gmail.com.  Readers can also keep up with ScotBlog developments at the ScotBlog facebook page or on Twitter by tweeting to @Scot_Blog.

ScotBlog Disclaimer

Daniel Horwitz publishes ScotBlog.org (“ScotBlog”) as an online educational resource regarding legal developments and news concerning the Supreme Court of Tennessee. All contents of ScotBlog are to be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not to be considered legal advice or a replacement for legal representation.  Upon using ScotBlog, you agree to its Terms of Use.  Under the Terms of Use, you acknowledge that any use of ScotBlog does not establish an attorney-client relationship, and that the contents of ScotBlog do not serve as legal advice.  ScotBlog and its authors hold the copyright to all written material contained within ScotBlog and all rights are expressly reserved.

ScotBlog is not to be used as or considered to be a replacement for legal advice from a licensed Tennessee attorney. All information submitted to Daniel Horwitz, ScotBlog.org or ScotBlog.org contributors by ScotBlog visitors without an established attorney-client relationship is not protected or confidential.  Additionally, neither Daniel Horwitz nor any other ScotBlog contributing attorney will be prevented from representing adverse parties of ScotBlog visitors.

The information within ScotBlog is not guaranteed to reflect the most current legal standards or to be corrected with up-to-date developments.  Furthermore, efforts by ScotBlog editors to modify and update information on ScotBlog do not guarantee that the information is up-to-date, accurate, or still legally active.  ScotBlog is not liable for outdated information or misinformation.  Under the Terms of Use, you are recommended to verify all laws and legal opinions discussed or referenced by ScotBlog as still active or no longer active.

Daniel Horwitz, ScotBlog contributing authors, and ScotBlog editors disclaim any and all liability to any person with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of ScotBlog.

Information and comments within ScotBlog represent the personal opinions of the authors only unless otherwise credited.  Information provided to ScotBlog through user comments does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Daniel Horwitz, ScotBlog, or ScotBlog contributing editors or authors, and such comments should not be credited or attributed to them.  Items posted on ScotBlog do not indicate approval or disapproval of the contents of the item by Daniel Horwitz, ScotBlog, or ScotBlog contributing editors or authors

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