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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.

Christopher  Hu

Christopher Hu

Associate - San Francisco Office

How Christopher Helps Clients

Chris Hu brings comprehensive complex civil litigation experience to his clients, assisting not only with appeals but bringing pre-trial and post-trial strategy to bear as well. 

Before joining the firm, Chris practiced at two litigation boutiques in the Bay Area. He also served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the Ninth Circuit and Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.

Chris is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was elected President of the Stanford Law Review and won the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Performance in Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Chris serves on the board of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter.

Representative Matters

Alaniz v. Sun Pacific Shippers, L.P. (2020)
California Court of Appeal reverses judgment against landowner due to error in jury instructions


  • Stanford University Law School
    J.D., 2013
  • Brown University
    A.B., magna cum laude, 2006


  • Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2013-2014)
  • Hon. Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court (2014-2015)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Associations


  • 2020 Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition


  • On Stipulated Reversals (Jan. 7, 2019) Daily J.
  • A Specialized Bar for the California Supreme Court? (Dec. 3, 2018) Daily J.
  • A Frivolous Appeal (June 4, 2018) Daily J. [with Myron Moskovitz]
  • Should You Seek Review When Not Published? (Apr. 16, 2018) Daily J.
  • Fairness Dictates a Chance to Appeal After Plea (Sept. 29, 2017) Daily J. [with Jeffrey L. Bornstein]