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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 as vice chair of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter.

Representative Matters

Hoffmann v. Young (2022)
California Supreme Court rejects lower court’s expansive reading of the “express invitation exception” to California’s recreational use immunity statute.

Shorter v. Baca (2021)
Ninth Circuit holds that former jail inmate is entitled to judgment as a matter of law on her excessive search and inadequate sanitation claims

Grossmont Union High School District v. Diego Plus Education Corporation (2021)
California Court of Appeal reversed orders that would have shut down charter schools serving at-risk students

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

Truong v. Ly (2020)
California Court of Appeal affirmed judgment in favor of investor, holding that contract claim against developer was timely due to delayed accrual of the claim

White v. Square, Inc. (2019)
California Supreme Court clarified Unruh Act standing in case alleging discriminatory terms on website

Eck v. City of Los Angeles (2019)
California Court of Appeal rejected challenge to class action settlement, holding that objector lacked standing to appeal

Laguatan v. Pablo (2019)
California Court of Appeal affirmed judgment and attorney’s fee order in probate litigation involving presumption of undue influence


  • 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



  • 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]