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Professional Responsibility and Liability

Attorney conduct in California is governed by a complex and evolving set of rules and guidelines emanating from various authorities: the California Rules of Professional Conduct, state and federal case law, local and California ethics opinions, American Bar Association Rules, and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.  Horvitz & Levy LLP helps its clients navigate these waters, handling high-stakes appeals involving a wide range of professional responsibility issues, including attorney disqualification, claims for legal malpractice, malicious prosecution, and the responsibilities of professionals in other areas (real estate brokers, trustees, etc.).  

Contact Lisa Perrochet or Steven S. Fleischman for more information about our Professional Responsibility and Liability Practice.

Representative Wins

Representative Briefs

  • Martin v. Inland Empire Utilities Agency (2013)

    Appellant’s opening brief successfully arguing that opposing counsel should be disqualified for excessively reviewing privileged attorney-client communications and using them during discovery, in violation of the California Supreme Court decision in Rico v. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (2007) 42 Cal.4th 807.

  • Beal Bank v. Arter & Hadden (2007)

    California Supreme Court brief arguing against tolling of statute of limitations for attorney malpractice claim.

  • Department of Corporations v. SpeeDee Oil Change Systems (1999)

    California Supreme Court brief arguing for vicarious disqualification of law firm based on conflict of interest involving attorney who was “of counsel” to the firm.