Writs & Appeals
Our goal in litigation is to provide our clients with the most effective representation at the lowest possible cost. Our depth of experience allows us to offer our clients legal services in a broad range of litigation areas. Over the years, we have learned that one does not need an army of lawyers to be successful in a case. Rather, one only needs an attorney who is sharp and organized, and one who has a strong "game plan." While we are constantly seeking ways to achieve successful results for our clients, we are acutely sensitive to doing so in a cost-effective and professional manner.
In addition to providing top-quality trial representation, our firm is particularly adept at providing individuals and businesses with pre-litigation strategy and advice. We have discovered that our clients seek us out for our judgement in evaluating cases and preventing the need for litigation as well as our litigation abilities. We believe that each client is entitled to a candid assessment of his/her case at the outset, including the relative risks and rewards of litigating. Knowing when and how to settle a case is a skill that is often as valuable as any other litigation talent. We practice in all State and Federal Courts in California.
Valerie F. Horn & Associates, APLC, has broad experience in various real estate matters and related insurance coverage issues. We counsel developers, brokers, architects, builders, contractors, landlords, owners, tenants, and homeowners associations. Services performed include assisting in property acquisition, planning and financing, title matters, construction matters, leasing and purchase arrangements, entitlement and land use issues, government relations, and landlord/tenant disputes. Among our many significant clients, we handle, and have handled, real estate, environmental, and commercial landlord/tenant matters for a variety of businesses and individuals.
Valerie F. Horn & Associates, APLC has extensive experience in corporate and general business matters. We are experienced in structuring, negotiating, and closing various transactions, and in advising clients on a variety of legal issues that arise in the regular conduct of their business. We assist our clients with corporate, partnership, and joint-venture formations, dissolutions, and a broad range of related commercial transactions. We are committed to optimizing our clients' interests while taking the necessary preventative steps to avoid future litigation.
Many of our corporate and business clients rely on us for matters related to employment and labor laws and claims of all types. We advise clients in all aspects of California employment law, federal laws affecting the workplace, and in strategies for avoiding claims from employees. We routinely assist clients with preparing employee handbooks/policies and procedures manuals, establishing “best practices,” and conducting investigations in response to employee complaints and concerns, reviewing training practices, among other issues.
When the threat of employment litigation arises, we are skilled at quickly evaluating a claim and recommending a course of action to the client. While we generally strive to resolve most employment-related claims as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, that is not always possible. We have vigorously and successfully defended scores of employers in litigation at both the state and federal levels in both jury and non-jury trials.
Writs & Appeals
Our team of lawyers is experienced in both pursuing and defending writs and appeals in both state and federal courts of appeal.