Andrea M. Gauthier
Andrea Gauthier has focused her practice on appellate litigation at Horvitz & Levy since she joined the firm in 1994.
Ms. Gauthier has handled numerous appeals in a wide variety of practice areas, including insurance bad faith and products liability. In addition to the many cases she has briefed in the intermediate appellate courts, she has argued before the California Supreme Court. She has filed briefs in the Supreme Court leading to opinions confirming federal preemption of state tort theories (Carrillo v. ACF Industries, Inc. (1999) 20 Cal.4th 1158); overturning a $28 million punitive verdict against a surety (Cates Construction, Inc. v. Talbot Partners (1999) 21 Cal.4th 28); limiting landowner liability for third party intentional torts (Saelzler v. Advanced Group 400 (2001) 25 Cal.4th 763); and reaffirming the validity of liability policy exclusions for criminal acts while rejecting as ambiguous an exclusion for illegal acts (Safeco Ins. Co. v. Robert S. (2001) 26 Cal.4th 758).