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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.

We pride ourselves in producing good results for our clients. Below are selected examples of our clients’ recent victories on appeal. Click the links to read more details.

Hinshaw v. Anaheim City Centre (2024)

Horvitz & Levy successfully defends summary judgment in a premises liability case.

Patterson v. College Medical Center (2024)

Horvitz & Levy successfully secures writ relief protecting medical center from discovery order compelling it to release psychiatric patients’ contact information.

LaMarr v. UC Regents (2024)

Horvitz & Levy successfully defends judgment in favor of The UC Regents in an employment case involving an employee who voluntarily transferred to a lower-ranked position to avoid facing possible termination.

Chino Basin Municipal Water District v. City of Chino (2024)

California Court of Appeal rejects challenge to longstanding operating practices of water rights entity.

Boermeester v. Carry (II) (2024)

California Court of Appeal holds that private universities disciplining students for sexual assault or intimate partner violence may employ an investigatory model in which the same university official acts as investigator and factfinder.

Cheesman v. Ford Motor Co. (2024)

Washington Court of Appeals affirms defense summary judgment in product liability action.

Ayers v. FCA (2024)

Horvitz & Levy persuaded the Court of Appeal to issue a published opinion that rejects a commonly used tactic to inflate attorney fee awards in lemon law cases.

Oroville Hospital v. Superior Court (Ambrose) (II) (2024)

Horvitz & Levy obtained interlocutory relief for the second time in the same case, persuading the Court of Appeal that a plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages against a healthcare provider was untimely.

Long v. Sugai (2024)

Ninth Circuit issues published opinion in favor of H&L pro bono client in civil rights case.

Gantner v. PG&E (2023)

Supreme Court holds that PG&E is not liable for emergency power shutoffs it implemented to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

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