California Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin will present Ellis Horvitz with his inaugural award and induction into the Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Marriott Union Square in San Francisco, California. The Appellate Lawyer Hall of Fame reception will follow the 2nd Annual Appellate Summit. Summit registration opens in August. Watch here for a registration link.
Ellis Horvitz is a visionary and pioneer in civil appellate practice, universally known as “the dean of the California appellate bar.” Ellis’ deep involvement and noteworthy success in California civil appellate practice is widely known. He has briefed more than 80 cases in the California Supreme Court and presented oral argument in more than 50. He coauthored The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Civil Appeals and Writs, now the leading treatise on the subject. He is a founding member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and served on the State Bar Committee on the Appellate Courts from 1972 to 1976. Chambers and Partners USA ranked Ellis as a Senior Statesman from 2007 to 2009.
Beyond his dedication to and mastery of appellate law, Ellis was the first “startup” entrepreneur in the field of civil appeals. He began his appellate practice as a sole practitioner when there was no recognized appellate practice specialty and went on from there to found a firm which is now the largest boutique law firm in the nation dedicated to winning civil appeals.