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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.

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Claire W. Sears

Claire W. Sears

Appellate Fellow - Los Angeles Office

How Claire Helps Clients

Claire W. Sears joined the firm in 2022 as part of Horvitz & Levy’s Appellate Fellowship Program. As a Fellow, she assists in drafting appellate briefs, motions, and letters to the court. She also supports other Horvitz & Levy attorneys by researching complex legal issues, drafting legal memoranda, developing articles for publication, and cite-checking briefs and motions.

Claire obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.  During school, she served as a Technical Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Claire participated in the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution Mediation Clinic providing conciliation and mediation assistance to a variety of community members. She also served as a law clerk at Public Counsel and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Claire obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College.


  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
    J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2022
  • Occidental College
    B.A. (Economics, Urban & Environmental Policy), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • California

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