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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.

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.

Perez v. Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (2023)

Court of Appeal affirms defense judgment in favor of school district, holding that workers’ compensation provides exclusive remedy to volunteer injured at a spelling bee.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. Superior Court (South San Joaquin Irrigation District) (2023)

California Court of Appeal holds that, in a utility takings case, a public entity's findings of public necessity and "more necessary public use" are not reviewed by the trial court only for substantial evidence or a gross abuse of discretion.

Jones v. Ford (2023)

Ninth Circuit holds plaintiffs lack viable privacy claims based on using the infotainment system in their Ford vehicle.

Shenoi v. Maya (2023)

California Court of Appeal affirms defense judgment in defamation case involving youth soccer league.

Intellisoft, Ltd. v. Acer America Corporation (2023)

California Court of Appeal affirms defense summary judgment in $157.7 million trade secrets misappropriation action.

Salto v. Empire Transportation Services, Inc. (2023)

California Court of Appeal affirms judgment in favor of transportation company following bench trial in negligence action.

Fyfe v. CCAPP (2023)

California Court of Appeal holds that a nonprofit organization did not violate the common law right to fair procedure when it suspended an individual’s alcohol and drug counselor certification.

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