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Education

  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
    • J.D., 1969
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A., 1966

Clerkships

  • Justice Clarke E. Stephens,
    California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Five (1969-1970)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations

 
Peter  Abrahams
Peter Abrahams

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Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams joined the firm as a partner in 1986. He has handled hundreds of civil appeals in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Abrahams’ successes include the reversal of a $12 million judgment in Baker v. National Interstate Insurance Company (2009) and a win before the Ninth Circuit in Northrup Grumman Corp. v. Factory Mut. Ins Co. (2008), a case involving a dispute over insurance coverage for $1 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to joining Horvitz & Levy, Mr. Abrahams was a name partner with O’Flaherty, Abrahams & Carl. Earlier, he served as a research attorney at the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District. He is admitted to practice before California state courts, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Abrahams is the author or co-author of articles on civil procedure and appellate law topics, and has...

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Publications

  • The General Verdict Rule: Appellate Trap or Opportunity? (1994) 16 CEB Civ. L.R. 93
  • Supplements to Cal. Civil Procedure Before Trial (Cont.Ed.Bar 1985) vol. 1
  • Dismissal (1978) Cal. Civil Procedure Before Trial
  • Comment (1969) 2 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 105