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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.

Wang v. Heck (2012)

California Court of Appeal holds doctor not liable for recommending that the DMV reinstate the license of an epileptic patient.

O'Neil v. Crane Co. (2012)

California Supreme Court holds that product manufacturers cannot be liable for injuries caused by replacement parts.

Gonzalez v. Southern California Gas Company (2011)

California Court of Appeal reverses judgment in wrongful death/premises liability case based on absence of legal duty.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority v. Alameda Produce Market LLC (2011)

California Supreme Court unanimously reverses Court of Appeal opinion in eminent domain dispute.

Burlington Coat Factory v. Bella Terra Associates (2011)

California Court of Appeal upholds landlord’s interpretation of novel lease provision.

Seabright Insurance Company v. US Airways, Inc. (2011)

California Supreme Court limits recovery by contractors’ employees for injuries arising from alleged violations of Cal-OSHA regulations.

Barrese v. Murray (2011)

California Court of Appeal reverses jury verdict and remands for reconsideration of motion for new trial.

State Farm General Insurance Co. v. Frake (2011)

California Court of Appeal holds insured’s deliberate act is not an ‘accident,’ and thus does not trigger liability insurer’s duty to defend, even if resulting injury was unintentional.

Behnke v. State Farm General Insurance Co. (2011)

California Court of Appeal affirms pre-trial dismissal of policyholder's claims for breach of contract, misrepresentation, and bad faith in dispute over Cumis fees.

Heston v. Taser (2011)

Ninth Circuit affirms district court’s reduction of damages award and orders further reduction, leaving defendant responsible for only $150,000 of original $7.6 million award.

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