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Horvitz & Levy is a solutions-based firm focused on appellate success. We are distinguished by our commitment to responsive service and on-going innovation in the areas of civil appellate litigation, amicus curiae support, and trial strategy consultation.

Our firm history, honors and awards, and locations speak to our collaborative approach and commitment to serving clients as well as the outstanding legal resources we bring to bear.


May 26, 2021

Chambers and Partners, a highly regarded, world-wide attorney research company, has once again ranked Horvitz & Levy in Band 1 for California appellate litigation. In awarding this top ranking for 2021, Chambers described Horvitz & Levy as a “[h]ighly regarded appellate boutique with outstanding strengths in civil disputes, making regular appearances before the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court.” Chambers also noted that Horvitz & Levy represents "an impressive roster of high-profile clients, including household names in the manufacturing, energy and media sectors.” Chambers reported that our clients say our team is “cohesive” and “everyone on the team is a star and all operate at a high level."

Chambers also reported that our clients had high praise for individually ranked Horvitz & Levy partners David Axelrad, John Taylor, and Lisa Perrochet:

“David Axelrad is a highly regarded appellate practitioner and veteran of the state courts of appeal . . . ."

“John Taylor is well versed in handling an array of significant appellate mandates in state and federal courts . . . ‘John is a good all-around appellate lawyer.’ ‘He is very thoughtful with his advice to clients.’”

“Lisa Perrochet assists her clients with major appeals, both in California and across a number of domestic jurisdictions . . . ‘She’s a go-to person on difficult product liability and punitive damage issues. She is personable and does very well on oral argument.’ ‘She is good at practical approaches to problems and also good at trial consulting.’”