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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.

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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.

Stewart v. Rolling Stone LLC (2010)

California Court of Appeal confirms broad First Amendment protection for publishers.

Fire Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (2010)

California Court of Appeal issues writ of mandate, directing trial court to grant summary judgment in favor of insurer in coverage dispute.

Mnatsakanyan v. CalFarm Insurance Company (2010)

Court of Appeal reverses $4.6 million judgment on arbitration award.

Baker v. National Interstate Insurance Company (2009)

California Court of Appeal reverses $12 million judgment in insurance coverage dispute and orders entry of judgment for the defendant.

PrediWave Corporation v. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett et al. (2009)

California Court of Appeal reverses trial court order that dismissed $2 billion attorney malpractice suit under anti-SLAPP statute.

Griffin Dewatering Corp. v. Northern Ins. Co. of New York (2009)

California Court of Appeal reverses an $11 million judgment, including $10 million in punitive damages, and orders entry of judgment for the defendant in insurance bad faith case.

Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians v. Harrah's Operating Company, Inc. (2009)

California Court of Appeal reverses $30 million judgment in business dispute arising from negotiations to develop and manage a hotel and casino on an Indian reservation.

Christoff v. Nestlé USA, Inc. (2009)

California Supreme Court applies single-publication rule to unauthorized commercial use of likeness in right of publicity case, eliminating our client’s exposure to more than $10 million in damages.

Silvestro v. Kaiser Gypsum (2009)

California Court of Appeal reverses judgment for plaintiff in asbestos case because jury’s allocation of fault was unsupported by evidence.

Dee v. PCS Property Management (2009)

California Court of Appeal affirms exclusion of expert testimony under California Evidence Code in a residential mold case.

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