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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.


June 27, 2024

Horvitz & Levy has been honored to receive the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award six times since its inception in 1996.

The firm won its first award for Bary Levy, Lisa Perrochet, and Curt Cutting's success in Border Business Park, Inc. v. City of San Diego (2006)where they obtaineda reversal of a $91.7 million inverse condemnation verdict against the City of San Diego. The second was for Lisa Perrochet and David Axelrad's victory in Kirk v. First American Title Insurance Company (2010), where they represented First American Title Insurance Company and its law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in an appeal to reverse an order disqualifying Sonnenschein from defending First American in class actions. Next, Jeremy Rosen was recognized for Escobedo v. Apple American Group (2015), where he and the Pepperdine Law School Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic convinced the Ninth Circuit to reverse the dismissal of a Title VII lawsuit. In 2022, Steve Norris, Jason Litt, and former Horvitz & Levy attorney Joshua McDaniel received the award for Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc. (2021), the latest case in a ten-part series in which the Supreme Court limited the liability of property owners for work-related injuries sustained by contractors' employees. Last year, the firm received a CLAY award for the work of David Ettinger, Beth Jay, and former Horvitz & Levy attorney Chris Hu in Guardianship of Saul H. (2022), where they persuaded the California Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeal decision that had limited the ability of immigrant children to seek permanent resident status in the United States.

This year, H&L received a CLAY award for Jeremy Rosen, Scott Dixler, Mark Kressel, and Beth Jay's success in Boermeester v. Carry (2023), where they convinced the California Supreme Court to hold that universities disciplining students for sexual assault or intimate partner violence do not need to provide the accused student with an opportunity for real-time cross-examination of witnesses. Ultimately, the decision spares victims of intermate partner violence from being retraumatized by burdensome court-like proceedings and makes campuses throughout the state a safer environment for all.

To see the complete list of CLAY publications since 2016, Please click here