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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 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Appellate
Attorney Profile

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.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Appellate
Focus Areas



15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About Scott T. Horn

First Admitted: 1992

Professional Webpage:


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


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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Educational Background

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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