Jeffrey D. Horowitz

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Sherman Oaks, California

The Horowitz Law Firm, A Professional Corporation
Jeffrey D. Horowitz
The Horowitz Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Real Estate, Surety; view more

Licensed in California since: 1990

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2020 - 2023

The Horowitz Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

14156 Magnolia Blvd
Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Visit website


The founder of The Horowitz Law Firm, APC, Jeffrey D. Horowitz, focuses his practice primarily on construction law , surety bond law, and certain real-estate related matters, such as eminent domain, quiet title, partition and boundary dispute cases. Based in Sherman Oaks, a suburb of the city of Los Angeles, he represents businesses and individuals throughout California. 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, contractors, subcontractors, surety bond companies, and commercial and residential property owners. His cases have included mechanics liens and stop payment notices, delays and change orders, breach of contract, construction defect, payment and performance bond, subdivision bond, and contractor's license 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. 

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. 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, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 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

Construction Litigation: Business, Real Estate: Business, Surety, Eminent Domain

Focus areas

Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety

  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% Surety
  • 10% Eminent Domain

First Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • AYSO Volunteer Soccer Referree. , 2018
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
  • 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
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 
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
  • Assisted industrial property owner in sale of multi-million dollar property to commercial investor. , 2015
  • Rated by peers as being a preeminent attorney. , Peer Rated, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Surety

Office location for Jeffrey D. Horowitz

14156 Magnolia Blvd
Suite 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Phone: 818-907-8000


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2020 - 2023

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