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California Litigation: Appellate
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

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Horvitz & Levy is a boutique law firm specializing in appeals. In the late 1950s, no US law firm focused solely on appellate success. The firm’s founder, Ellis J. Horvitz, envisioned a firm devoted to winning cases on appeal. Mr. Horvitz achieved this vision, and it continues to unfold today. Horvitz & Levy:

  • Remains the largest firm in the United States specializing exclusively in civil appellate litigation.
  • Appears more often in civil cases in the California appellate courts than any other firm, prevailing in more than 70% of its appeals and saving its clients tens of millions of dollars each year.
  • Helps shape the law in precedent-setting cases, including landmark matters that have made a lasting impact on clients and their business imperatives. 
  • Has become a trusted advisor related to case evaluation, trial strategy, settlement options, and timing. 
  • Uses an experienced-hire model, leveraging Big Law alumni while offering boutique custom service with hands-on partner attention.

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Litigation: Appellate - California
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded appellate boutique with outstanding strengths in civil disputes, making regular appearances before the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. Acts for an impressive roster of high-profile clients, including household names in the manufacturing, energy and media sectors.

Work Highlights

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  • Horvitz & Levy successfully persuaded the Ninth Circuit to reverse a USD105 million judgment on behalf of the County of Sacramento, following a verdict involving constitutional challenges to the County’s enforcement of mining regulations.

Notable Practitioners

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Lisa Perrochet
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Lisa Perrochet assists her clients with major appeals, both in California and across a number of domestic jurisdictions, which touch on insurance coverage, liability and punitive damages.
"She's very sharp and strategic." "Lisa is a go-to, knowledgeable appellate lawyer."

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David M Axelrad
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David Axelrad is a highly regarded appellate practitioner and veteran of the state courts of appeal, with particular expertise in toxic tort and personal injury matters.
"David is a meticulous and extremely high-quality lawyer."

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John A. Taylor
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John Taylor is well versed in handling an array of significant appellate mandates in state and federal courts. He acts for clients in disputes spanning a wide range of sectors.
"John is an excellent appellate attorney."

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Lisa Perrochet
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David M Axelrad
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John A. Taylor
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