- Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in History, with an emphasis on Latin American History, from New York University in 1972.
- Graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University) in 1976.
Admitted to Practice
- Oregon State Bar
- U.S. District Court for Oregon
- Board of Immigration Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Law Office of Philip Hornik, Portland, Oregon, 1980 - Present.
- Rated "AV" since 1997 by Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Directory, its highest rating for attorney competency and ethics.
- Listed in 2012-2016 Oregon Super Lawyers®
- 2006 Gerald Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- Member of the Oregon State Bar since 1978.
- Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
- Member of the National Immigration Project.
- Member of the Board of Directors of Immigration Counseling Service, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal assistance on immigration matters to low-income people.
- Co-Counsel with Attorney Karen Musalo in Abebe v. Gonzales, 432 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir., 2005), a case decided by eleven judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2005. This case established the legal precedent that foreign-born parents of a U.S. citizen child may qualify for asylum if their child would be subjected to female genital mutilation in the parents' home country.
- Frequent speaker at regional and national Immigration law seminars. Presentations include:
- Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in Applications for Suspension of Deportation, National AILA Conference on Immigration Law, Phoenix, Arizona, June 1996
- Immigration Practice and Procedures at the Portland INS Office, Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, February 1997
- Nonimmigrant Visas - The Business Five (B,E,H,L, TN), Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, February 1998
- Identifying and Contesting Removability and Inadmissibility Grounds, National AILA Conference on Immigration Law, Chicago, Illinois, June 2000
- Ethical and Effective Client Representation; Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, February 2001
- Legal Ethics Issues regarding Conflicts of Interest; Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, February 2003
- Immigration Law and Defense, Relief and Impact of Real ID; Seattle, National Immigration Project Skills Seminar, Portland, Oregon, October 2005
- Advanced Family Immigration Discussion, National AILA Conference on Immigration Law, San Antonio, Texas, June 2006
- How to Recognize and Resolve Tricky Family Issues, Web Conference hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, January 2007
- Legal Ethics Regarding Lawyer Fees and Representation Agreements; Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, Seattle, Washington, February 2009.
- I Beg Your Pardon Workshop on I-601 Applications for Waiver of Inadmissibility; National AILA Conference on Immigration Law, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2010.
- Medical Grounds of Inadmissibility; National AILA Immigration Law Conference, San Diego, California, June 2011.
- 2011 Author of "Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents: Suggestions for Obtaining a Favorable Exercise of Discretion", an article published in AILA's The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Law Practice.
- Author of the 1997-98 Edition of the Thomson West Publication Immigration Act of 1990 Handbook.
- Update Editor since 1991 of The National Immigration Project's Immigration Law and Defense, a two-volume treatise published semi-annually by Reuters/Thomson West.
- Drafted and testified in support of Oregon Revised Statute 135.385(2)(d), a law which requires that judges advise criminal defendants of the potential immigration consequences of pleading guilty.