About Horvitz & Levy LLP
Appellate litigation is not like trial litigation. The rules are different, the courts are different, and the process is different. So if you want to maximize your chances of success on appeal, you need a different sort of lawyer. You need representation by attorneys with a deep understanding of appellate practice and procedure, who can bring their refined expertise and fresh perspective to bear on your behalf, both in briefing and at oral argument.
Horvitz & Levy LLP is that law firm. With an outstanding track record of success spanning more than a half-century, we are the largest law firm in the nation specializing exclusively in appellate litigation. Since 1990, we have litigated more than 1,400 appeals in state and federal court and have made more than 130 appearances before the California Supreme Court. Our experience in California appeals and Ninth Circuit appeals is simply unparalleled.
Our expert appellate attorneys are the key to our success. They know the arguments that will sway an appellate court and they work efficiently to achieve our clients’ goals on appeal.
For five decades we have handled appellate challenges to some of California’s largest verdicts, often either obtaining reversals or major reductions of the amount awarded against our clients, or sustaining their hard-fought trial court victories.
In 1990 we began tracking our success rate in appeals before California state courts and the United States Court of Appeals. Since that time, we have prevailed in more than 60 percent of our cases in which we represented the appellant. That success rate vastly exceeds the average success rate for appeals.
We have achieved particular success in challenging punitive damages awards. In the last decade alone, we have won reversal of more than 95 cents of every dollar of punitive damages assessed against our clients.