Jeffrey D. Horowitz

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

The Horowitz Law Firm
 | 14156 Magnolia Blvd, Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 818-907-8000
Fax: 818-784-5406
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Surety (20%),
  • Eminent Domain (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of The Horowitz Law Firm, Jeffrey D. Horowitz focuses his practice primarily on a variety of real estate-related matters, and his experience also encompasses personal injury litigation. Based in Sherman Oaks, he represents businesses and individuals throughout California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Admitted to practice in California since 1990, Mr. Horowitz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Mr. Horowitz has extensive experience in construction litigation, and counts among his clients in this regard contractors, material suppliers, and commercial and residential property owners. His cases have included delays and change orders, contract breaches, construction defects, slow payments, mechanic's liens, and performance and surety bond issues. In his eminent domain practice, Mr. Horowitz represents commercial and residential property owners as well as displaced commercial tenants who are facing a taking by a governmental body and who are seeking fair compensation for their losses. He has also worked on development, environmental, and land use and zoning matters, and his personal injury experience encompasses assisting victims of motor vehicle crashes, auto-pedestrian accidents and dog bites.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Horowitz has been able to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients, and this has resulted in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. He attended California State University, Northridge, as an undergraduate, and before he received a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1987, he spent a year studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Horowitz then obtained his legal education at Loyola Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 30%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Surety
    • 10%Eminent Domain
    Focus Areas

    Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety


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    Super Lawyers: 2006, 2020 - 2021

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    About Jeffrey Horowitz

    Admitted: 1990, California

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    • Rated by peers as being a preeminent attorney. , Peer Rated, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
    • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member
    • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on the Construction Industry
    • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Sections, Member, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1997
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
    • California State Bar, 1990
    • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1991

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • AYSO Volunteer Soccer Referree. , 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, Chapter 5, Contractors License Bonds, American Bar Association, 2000
    • Co-speaker, Handling Miscellaneous Bond Claims, Western States Surety Conference, 1998
    • Panelist, Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, ABA Conference in New York City, 2000
    • Law Business, Supplement to the Los Angeles Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, June 26, 1995
    • In-House Insight, Corporate Counsel Update Section of California 


    • Delgado v. Ortiz, WL 2496509, Not officially published (2005)
    • Federal Trade Commission v. MTK Marketing, Inc., 149 F. 3d 1036 (9th Circuit 1998)
    • In 2012 and 2013, represented a property owner affected by a road widening project in Orange County, CA. The property was subject to a full taking by a Southern California City for the road improvement and the condemnor sued the property owner for eminent domain. The property was a single family residence. Assisted the property owner to obtain the amount of $75,000.00 above the deposit of probable compensation, as well as reaching a settlement with the bank that had a Deed of Trust on the subject property., 2013


    • Assisted industrial property owner in sale of multi-million dollar property to commercial investor. , 2015

    Educational Background:

    • B.S. Business Administration, Options: Finance and Real Estate, California State University Northridge. , 1987
    • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, One Year Program - 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Real Estate
    • Surety
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    Office Location for Jeffrey D. Horowitz

    14156 Magnolia Blvd
    Suite 200
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Phone: 818-907-8000

    Fax: 818-784-5406

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