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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.

Jason R. Litt

Jason R. Litt

Partner - Los Angeles Office

How Jason Helps Clients

Having led cases resulting in significant published decisions and successful trial court outcomes, clients seek Jason Litt’s insights and judgment in the fields of insurance bad faith, government entity litigation, products liability law, employment law, trade secret law, and attorney fees.  

Jason joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. Jason is one of the managing partners of the firm, a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization consisting of general counsel of major corporations and managing partners of leading law firms, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a civil rights attorney specializing in complex housing, employment and government entity litigation, and an Internet entrepreneur.

Representative Matters

In a published opinion, California Court of Appeal holds there is no common-law duty to run criminal background checks on passengers before they can be permitted to use the Lyft rideshare app.

Jogani v. Jogani
California Court of Appeal affirmed judgment in favor of H&L’s client in partnership dispute, holding all of plaintiff’s claims were time-barred.

Curry v. Academy Pointe, Inc. (2020)
California Court of Appeal reduced $4.5 million punitive damages award to $750,000 in reasonable accommodation case against apartment owner and manager.

Webb v. Special Electric Co. (2016)
Products liability decision in which the California Supreme Court established the viability of the sophisticated intermediary defense to California products liability actions.

O'Neil v. Crane Co. (2012)
Unanimous California Supreme Court held that equipment manufacturers cannot be liable for injuries caused by asbestos-containing parts made by other manufacturers.

Foster v. Western Air Limbach (2012)
California Court of Appeal reversed $1 million contractual indemnity recovery with directions to enter judgment in favor of defendant.

R & B Auto Center, Inc. v. Farmers Group (2006)
Significant published insurance decision from California Court of Appeal establishing that as a matter of law bad faith damages cannot be recovered where the basis for coverage is not the language of the policy, but equitable estoppel or reformation of the policy.


  • Harvard Law School
    J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A., magna cum laude, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations