Scott T. Horn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in New York, NY

Mischel & Horn, P.C.
 | 1 Whitehall Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-425-5191
Fax: 212-425-5890
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
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As a founding partner of Mischel & Horn, P.C., located New York City, attorney Scott T. Horn devotes his practice exclusively to civil appeals.

Mr. Horn has achieved unprecedented success presenting appeals on behalf of both individuals and institutions before various state and federal appellate courts.

Widely regarded one of the premier civil appellate attorneys, Mr. Horn has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to appellate advocacy and effective appellate practices.

Recognized for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal skills, he has earned several awards and honors throughout his career, and he has held an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell since 2002.

A 1988 graduate of New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Horn attended St. John's University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. The following year, the New York State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Horn began his legal career with the Second Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the city of New York, where he served as both Senior Appellate Court Attorney as well as the Principal Law Secretary to an Associate Justice in the court's appellate division. He then entered private practice, and he credits the invaluable experience he gained in the public sector with helping him better serve his clients.

Active in his legal community, he is a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Mischel & Horn, P.C.

*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.

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Appellate (100%): Appeals

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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Scott Horn

Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, New York, Metro Edition, 2008 - 2010
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • New York, 1992
  • Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department, Member  
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Appellate Advocacy, Eastchester Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Appellate Advocacy, Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2001 - Present
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Program, Appellate Advocacy, St. John's University School of Law, 1997 - 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Appellate Advocacy, St. John's University School of Law, 2003 - Present
  • "What Every Litigator Should Know About the Appellate Process", N.Y.L.J., May 12, 1997
  • "Second Circuit Maps Post-'Reeves' Landscape", N.Y.L.J., December 14, 2000
  • "Are the Rules for Service Under the CPLR Changing", N.Y.L.J., May 31, 2001
  • "Calling in Experts - Trial Lawyers Often Need Appellate Advocates", N.Y.L.J., June 26, 2001


  • Berry v. Farkas-Galindez, 276 AD2d 656 (2nd Dept. 2000)
  • Lieberman v. Maimonides Medical Center, 278 AD2d 203 (2d Dept. 2000)
  • Blank v. Blank, 256 A.D.2d 688 (1998)
  • Dellavalle v. E.W. Howell, 688 N.Y.2d 44 (1999)
  • Jacobs v. Macy's East et al, 262 A.D.2d 607 (1999)
  • Jiggets v. New York City Housing Authority, 263 A.D.2d 426 (1999)
  • Cohen v. Maimonides Medical Center, 268 A.D.2d 550 (2000)
  • Friedland Realty v. Piazza, 273 A.D.2d 351 (2000)
  • Vargas v. State of New York, 273 A.D.2d 460 (2d Dept. 2000)
  • Watkins v. Labiak, 723 NYS2d 227 (2d Dept. 2001)
  • Sihly v. New York City Transit Authority, 723 NYS2d 189 (1st Dept. 2001)
  • Knutson v. Sand, WL 33315,207 (2001)
  • Marin v. Colebrun, 291 A.D.2d 340 (App. Div., 1st Dept. 2002)
  • Miller v. Pipia, 297 A.D.2d 362 (App. Div., 2d Dept. 2002)
  • Gomez v. Bicknell, 302 A.D.2d 107 (App. Div., 2d Dept. 2002)
  • Giannillo v. City of New York, 322 F.3d 139 (U.S. Ct. of App., 2d Circuit 2003)
  • Hynes v. Start Elevator, Inc., 2 A.D.3d 178 (App. Div. 1st Dept. 2003)
  • Dezer Entertainment Concepts, Inc. v. Council of Regulated Liquor Licenses, 8 A.D.3d 37 (App. Div., 1st Dept. 2004)
  • Haggerty v. Wyeth, 11 A.D.3d 511 (App. Div., 1st Dept. 2004)
  • Bovich v. East Meadow Public Lib., 789 N.Y.S.2d 511 (App. Div., 2d Dept. 2005)

Educational Background:

  • New York University, B.A. in Political Studies, 1988

Industry Groups

  • Civil Appeals
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Office Location for Scott T. Horn

1 Whitehall Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-425-5191

Fax: 212-425-5890

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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