Coleman & Horowitt, LLP was established in 1994 by William H. Coleman and Darryl J. Horowitt, both former partners of Lerrigo, Nibler, Berryman, Coleman & Bennett, to provide quality, responsive, and cost effective legal representation to individuals and businesses.

Areas of Emphasis

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP is a civil litigation and transactions firm. We provide our clients with a full range of services in the areas of banking, commercial, real estate, business, casualty insurance defense, construction litigation and transactions, insurance coverage, condominium law, landlord/tenant relations, environmental law, commercial collections, and personal injury litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and mini-trials. The firm also provides clients with counsel for their estate and tax planning needs.

The firm consists of two departments: litigation and transactions (corporate, business, transactions, estate planning and probate). By concentrating our practice in these areas, members of the firm have become exceptionally proficient in dealing with all phases of preventive law, litigation, alternative dispute resolution and the negotiation and preparation of documentation to meet the needs of today's businesses.

The firm has a varied client base ranging from small family operations to large, publicly traded corporations.

Firm Philosophy

Coleman & Horowitt, LLP operates from a philosophy of providing our clients with maximum service. The relationship between the client and the firm is further reinforced by our policy of total communication.

Every effort is made to keep our clients abreast of all pending matters throughout the proceedings and to ensure the most responsive and efficient service. The firm also strives to provide clients with all information necessary to make the important decisions all businesses must face on a daily basis, including updates on the current developments in areas of law of interest to our clients.

The firm uses the latest in technology to assure that the firm has the best and most able resources available in providing advice to clients.

Location of the Firm

The firm's office is in the City of Fresno, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. From Fresno, the firm provides its clients with representation not only in the counties located within the Central Valley (Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Kern, Madera, Merced, Inyo, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Sacramento), but throughout Northern California. The firm also has an office in Los Angeles (Century City), which allows the firm to represent clients throughout Southern California.

Members of the firm have handled matters in virtually every county of the state, and have also handled many matters out of state.

International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Though located in California, the firm has an international reach. In 2010, the firm became a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Primerus is an independent, international network of small to mid-size law firms that provide an alternative to large law firms. What sets Primerus members apart from other organizations is that each member firm subscribes to a Code of Conduct to follow the six pillars of Primerus: Integrity, Excellence of Work Product, Reasonable Fee Structure, Professional Education, Civility to Bench and Bar, and Community Service.

Primerus provides an avenue whereby firm clients can obtain creative, responsive, and value driven litigation by small to medium size firms of the highest caliber throughout the world. Member firms provide service in virtually every field of practice. The Primerus Defense Institute also maintains a referral list of law firms with experience in defending complex business and tort claims. More information can be obtained at www.primerus.com.


Coleman & Horowitt, LLP prides itself on providing the highest caliber of creative, value driven services.  The firm has received the following recognition:

  • "Top Law Firm" (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Listing in "Who Represents Corporate America" (National Law Journal)
  • "Go-To" Law Firms (Corporate Counsel)
  • "Class Action Defense Attorney of the Year in California - 2015" (Global Law Experts)
  • "2014 Complex Litigator of the Year: California" (Acquisition International Magazine)
  • "2014 Class Action Defense Law Firm of the Year: California" (Corporate International Magazine)
  • "2013 California Excellence Award" (Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce)