Valerie F. Horn

Valerie F. Horn is the principal of the firm and an experienced civil litigator. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, corporate governance/fiduciary liability disputes, real estate, and probate and trust litigation.

Attorney Horn also has considerable experience in insurance disputes, consumer protection and securities litigation.  Her clients have run the gamut from banking and financial institutions to surety companies, to garment importers and distributors, to counseling and protecting high net worth individuals with extensive real estate holdings.

Ms. Horn also represents individuals in corporate and partnership dissolutions, and trust and estate disputes. In addition to courtroom advocacy, Ms. Horn counsels clients on litigation avoidance, and on business and transactional issues.  She has vast courtroom and trial experience in state and federal courts and in arbitration, has served as lead trial counsel on numerous civil litigation and probate litigation matters, and has also instructed young lawyers on civil practice and trial practice techniques, including legal writing and witness preparation and examination.


  • State Bar of California

Pro Hac Vice – USDC Southern District, New York


  • American Bar Association


  • State of California
  • United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit