“We do appellate work at a high level. It's the dream job.”
“The culture is friendly, and partnership prospects seem good.”
“Below big firm compensation”
“Schedules can occasionally be unpredictable due to trial consulting work (though are remarkably predictable by litigation standards).”
Based in Burbank, CA, Horvitz & Levy specializes in appellate litigation. 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 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. The firm seeks extraordinary litigators with strong interest in civil appellate work—a must for a firm that boasts a success rate of above 60 percent in appeals.
The firm’s unique appellate practice has gained them much attention, including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award, a recognition the firm’s partners have earned half a dozen times. The Daily Journal considers the firm as one of the top five appellate firms in California. And in 2018, 17 firm attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in the Appellate Practice category and other regional categories.
Business Arts Plaza
3601 West Olive Avenue, 8th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 995-0800
Employer Type: Private
Managing & Hiring Partners: Karen M. Bray, Jason R. Litt, and Robert H. Wright
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 37
San Francisco, CA
Amicus Support and Shaping the Law
Anti-SLAPP Motions & Appeals
Business & Commercial Law
California Supreme Court & Court of Appeal
Federal Appellate Practice
Labor & Employment Litigation
Products Liability & Toxic Torts
Public Entity Liability
Real Property Litigation