Chen Horwitz & Franklin represents litigants in all aspects of trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts throughout California. The Firm's practice areas include construction (both litigation and transactional work), premises liability, professional liability, products liability, business counseling and litigation, employment, intellectual property, personal injury, and insurance litigation.
Chen Horwitz & Franklin was formed in 2016 by three partners from the firm Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen, which was established in 1987. Alex Chen, John Horwitz, and Rusty Franklin are veteran counselors, litigators and trial attorneys, each with more than a quarter century of litigation experience. Senior Associates Cynthia Kitchen and Brad DeBlanc have expertise in many of the Firm's practice areas and possess significant litigation and trial experience. The Firm also enjoys the services of Clifford Schaffer and David Highman, both of whom were former partners of Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen, and both have top tier expertise and vast litigation experience and are well respected senior members of the California Bar.
Chen Horwitz & Franklin prides itself on personal service to individual clients and small businesses as well as on its knowledge and experience in working with corporate and national counsel for national and international clients. The Firm focuses on providing its clients with real time counseling and information that allows clients to actively partner with attorneys in the formulation of case strategies and attainment of client goals. Through the use of innovative approaches tailored to suit the needs of the individual clients the Firm's lawyers consistently obtain tangible and cost effective results, including numerous verdicts at trial, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.
Whether it is providing counseling and advice, or taking a novel approach to negotiating a beneficial settlement, or aggressively litigating a case in court, Chen Horwitz & Franklin is the right choice for your legal services.