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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.

Martinez v. Asplundh Tree Expert Co. (2017)

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of power line clearing contractor in negligence action

Ochoa-Valenzuela v. Ford Motor Company (2017)

Ninth Circuit affirms defense verdict in a products liability action arising from a single-vehicle rollover accident

Edwards v. Ford Motor Company (2017)

Ninth Circuit affirms district court decision that consumer expectations test for product defect does not apply to roof strength in a rollover accident

Hawkins v. St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Bakersfield (2017)

California Court of Appeal reverses judgment that ousted pastor from church

Monje v. Spin Master Inc. (2017)

Ninth Circuit affirms trial court’s rulings striking punitive damages and excluding speculative expert toxicological causation opinions in product liability case involving children’s toy

Armstrong v. Kaplon (2017)

Ninth Circuit reaffirms that criminal restitution orders are not dischargeable in bankruptcy

Saller v. Crown Cork & Seal (2017)

California Court of Appeal reverses $3.6 million in punitive damages in products liability case

Acqua Vista v. MWI, Inc. (2017)

California Court of Appeal reverses $24 million judgment against pipe supplier in construction defect case

Sarkisyan v. Newport Insurance Company (2017)

Court of Appeal affirms denial of class certification in favor of insurance company based on plaintiff’s failure to prove existence of ascertainable class and sufficient community of interest

Byrd v. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (2017)

Ninth Circuit reverses dismissal of prisoner civil rights claims

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