Darryl J. Horowitt

Darryl J. Horowitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fresno, CA

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP
 | 499 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Phone: 559-248-4820
Fax: 559-248-4830
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Darryl J. Horowitt knows what it takes to meet the needs of his clients across California's Central Valley. As one of the founders of Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, Mr. Horowitt brings experience, dedication and his record of success to each case that he accepts. Focusing his practice on the areas of litigation, alternative dispute resolution and transactions, he has represented clients with a wide variety of legal needs.

    Whether the client is an individual or a large corporation, Mr. Horowitt is not afraid to tackle even the most challenging legal matters. His experience includes handling complex commercial, construction, banking and real estate litigation; insurance coverage; commercial collections; casualty insurance defense and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Horowitt has a record of success, including cases where he has defended against class action lawsuits, boycotts, large corporations, financial institutions and more.

    Mr. Horowitt is dedicated to his clients and his community. In addition to his regular practice, he is very active in the State Bar of California's pro bono efforts, and has been the recipient of awards in this area. He has been named an AV Preeminent* attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which represents one of the highest levels of legal ethical standards. Avvo.com rates him a 10, which is the best possible rating. Mr. Horowitt is also a member of various organizations and affiliations, including the Commercial Law League of America, the California Creditors Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and more.

    Numerous awards, peer recognition and a record of accomplishment for getting results are what set Mr. Horowitt apart. Business legal matters can be among the most complex and challenging for both individuals and corporations. Thankfully, Mr. Horowitt has the knowledge and experience to handle any case.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    About Darryl Horowitt

    Admitted: 1981, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ch-law.com/attorneys/darryl-horowitt


    • Fellow - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015
    • Premier 100 Trial Lawyer, American Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Top 100 Litigators in California, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • Was recognized by State Bar for providing pro bono services to a family that was improperly evicted during the holiday season, and other representation., Pro Bono Attorney of the Year - Dist. 5, California State Bar, 1985
    • AV® - Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell
    • International Who's Who of Professionals, 1996
    • Who's Who among Rising Young Americans, 1992
    • Who's Who among Rising Young Americans, 1990
    • Who's Who in California, 1988
    • Who's Who in California, 1985
    • Who's Who in the West, 1985
    • Recipient, California State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award (District 5), 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Joaquin Valley Chapter), 2008
    • Member, Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Joaquin Valley Chapter), 2006
    • Chair, Construction Law Section, Fresno County Bar Association, 2005
    • Member, Board of Directors and Treasurer; Founding member, California Creditors Bar Association, 2004
    • Secretary, California Creditors Bar Association
    • Commercial Law League of America
    • ADR, Construction, and Commercial Law and Banking Committees of the Litigation Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, Litigation and Law Office Economics Sections, American Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections, State Bar of California
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
    • California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Commendation-State Bar of California (for delivery of pro bono legal services)., 1982

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Served as panelist in mock mediation of complex securities action at ABTL Annual Seminar., Panelist, ABTL, 2015
    • Panelist, Getting the Most from Your Outside Counsel, Primerus Business Law Symposium - Ft. Worth, 2015
    • Panelist, Handling the Best Your Company Case, New York City, Primerus Business Law Symposium, 2014
    • Provided mock opening statement for a complex fact situation and post presentation commentary., Panelist, Storytelling , Association Of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 2013
    • Webinar on dealing with covenants not to compete., Panelist, Covenants Not to Compete, Primerus, 2011
    • Webinar on handling construction lien and bond claims., Panelist, Commercial Construction Lien and Bond, Primerus, 2011
    • Panelist, Consumer Attorneys of California, the AGC of California, the National Association of Women in Construction, and the CPA/Law Forum

    Representative Clients:

    • Represented food manufacturer in action for recovery of damages for lost profits arising from contaminated food.  Obtain say of local action and consolidation of case with pre-existing cases.
    • Represented agricultural lender in defense of shareholder's derivative action, obtaining dismissal that was affirmed on appeal
    • Represented successful contractor in public contract bid dispute in action brought by losing contractor, obtaining dismissal that was affirmed on appeal
    • Defended numerous companies in unfair trade practices actions in which favorable settlements were obtained
    • Represented a company that was the subject of a secondary boycott and assisted in the prosecution of actions before the ALRB, the NLRB, state court injunctive actions and a federal court damage action
    • Represented the plaintiff in a complex residential construction defect action in Santa Cruz County in which the client discovered significant construction defects and in which insurance coverage was secured and a significant monetary settlement with the contractor and subcontractors obtained
    • Represented three financial institutions in a consolidated class action suit filed in Orange County in which the firm's clients obtained a favorable settlement without the expenditure of significant fees
    • Represented one defendant in a class action suit filed in Fresno County and was able to secure a dismissal of the entire action without payment before class certification
    • Represented three defendants in a class action securities fraud action in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, where one defendant was dismissed by motion to dismiss and settlement was reached for the other two defendants on favorable terms prior to class certification


    • Firm Newsletters and Client Alerts on various topics

    Educational Background:

    • Western State University College of Law (Fullerton), J.D., 1981
    • California State University, Long Beach, California, B.A. in History

    Industry Groups

    • ABA
    • ABTL
    • CCBA
    • Fresno Bar Assn.
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    Office Location for Darryl J. Horowitt

    499 West Shaw Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93704

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