David M. Axelrad
David Axelrad joined Horvitz & Levy and is a partner at the firm, where he has practiced since 1982. He is a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist, and has handled hundreds of civil appeals in state and federal courts, including numerous cases in the California Supreme Court.
Mr. Axelrad has authored articles for legal publications, co-authored appellate practice guides for Matthew Bender and the California Continuing Education of the Bar, and is the editor of a leading treatise on the appellate process, Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts (Law Journal Press 2011). Mr. Axelrad received top rankings from Chambers & Partners USA both in California and nationally. Additionally, he has been named a “Best Lawyer” by The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2006, and a Southern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2004. Mr. Axelrad has been named one of the Top 100 Southern California attorneys by Super Lawyers each year since 2010, and was named one of the Top Ten Southern California Super Lawyers in 2015-2017. In 2011, Mr. Axelrad, together with his partner Lisa Perrochet, was awarded a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for his work in the field of Legal Ethics. He is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as one of the 3000 leading lawyers in America by Lawdragon, Inc.