Horvitz & Levy LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Interesting work”
  • “Lot of responsibility for associates”

Downers

  • “Lack of transparency in decision-making”
  • “Needs improvement on diversity”

About Horvitz & Levy LLP

Horvitz & Levy is a law firm specializing in appellate litigation that is based in Los Angeles, California. The firm's attorneys have litigated thousands of state and federal appeal cases since 1990, including more than 130 appeals in the California Supreme Court, where the firm appears more regularly than any other private law firm. The firm's and clients have included Ford Motor Company, Honeywell, Bertelsmann, Beverly Hills Unified School District, Chevron, Columbia Pictures, DaimlerChrysler, ExxonMobil, Harrah's Entertainment, Monsanto, Sempra Energy, Shell Oil, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Gas Co., Time Warner, Toyota and the University of Southern California.

As the largest firm in the U.S. specializing in civil appeals, it is no surprise that more than 70 percent of the firm's lawyers started their careers in appellate clerkships and over half served as law clerks to federal appellate judges or as staff attorneys with state appellate courts. H&L's focus on its appellate practice is also evident when hiring new attorneys, as the firm looks for candidates whose interest in civil appellate work is enthusiastic and strong. For a firm that has a success rate above 60 percent in appeal cases, the lawyers they hire must be above average, just like their success rate. 

The firm's unique appellate practice has gained them much attention, most recently including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award, a recognition the firm's partners have earned five times before. In 2016, 23 H&L attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers, with one named among the Top 10 in all of Southern California. The Daily Journal considers the firm as one of the top five appellate firms in California.  

Horvitz & Levy LLP

Business Arts Plaza
3601 West Olive Avenue, 8th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 995-0800

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing & Hiring Partners: Barry R. Levy, Jason R. Litt, Robert H. Wright
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 33

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Amicus Support and Shaping the Law • Anti-SLAPP Motions & Appeals • Business & Commercial Law • California Supreme Court & Court of Appeal • Class Actions • Consumer Law • Entertainment Law • Federal Appellate Practice • First Amendment • Healthcare Litigation • Insurance Litigation • Intellectual Property • Labor & Employment Litigation • Premises Liability • Pro Bono • Products Liability & Toxic Torts • Public Entity Liability • Punitive Damages • Real Property Litigation • Trial Consultation

Major Office Locations

  • Burbank, CA