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Arshia M. Hourizadeh


Mr. Hourizadeh focuses his practice on product liability, mass tort and appellate litigation. In addition to receiving the Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement and the CALI Award for excellence in Law and Economics, he has been named to the “Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers since 2016 and Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in 2022.

Mr. Hourizadeh is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, the U.S District Court, Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Mr. Hourizadeh has represented a diverse group of clients in full-service appellate practice representing a broad spectrum of clients, from businesses with a national presence as well as individuals. He has experience handling matters from their inception through all stages of litigation and resolution. Specifically, Mr. Hourizadeh has experience with matters involving intellectual property disputes, licensing, counterfeit goods and trademark infringement. Additionally, he has handled matters involving international and domestic insurers in coverage matters pertaining to directors and officer’s liability.

Martino v Midtown Trackage Ventures, LLC, 147 AD3d 1040 (2nd Dept., 2017)

Following the lower court’s award of summary judgment in favor of a large-scale construction company and dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint in this personal injury action, in accordance with Mr. Hourizadeh’s arguments on appeal, the Appellate Division reversed the lower court’s order and reinstated Plaintiff’s Labor Law and negligence claims, finding that summary judgment was premature and that Plaintiff should be afforded a reasonable opportunity to conduct discovery.

Berger v NYCO Plumbing & Heating Corp., 127 AD3d 676 (2nd Dept., 2015)

Following an appeal, Mr. Hourizadeh secured summary judgment in favor of the Defendant contractor in a personal injury matter where the contractor submitted evidence that it owed no duty of care to the Plaintiff and there were no issues of fact as to whether the contractor, in the performance of its work, launched a force or instrument of harm leading to the alleged injury.

Fuller v Collins, 114 AD3d 827 (2nd Dept., 2014)

In this breach of contract suit, Mr. Hourizadeh, on behalf of the Defendant, obtained reversal of the lower court’s denial of the motion to disqualify the Plaintiff’s counsel pursuant to the advocate-witness rules. In this regard, the Appellate Division accepted Mr. Hourizadeh’s arguments that Plaintiff’s attorney was the only individual with knowledge of the underlying transaction which forms the basis of the breach of contract suit and, therefore, he is “likely to be a witness on a significant issue of fact.”

Mr. Hourizadeh is currently a First Class Patrolman with the Paramus Police Reserves, where he assists the Police Department and the surrounding community with extra manpower in times of need. As a first responder, he has been called to various emergencies, such as traumatic injuries and CPR related situations, securing crime scenes, searching for missing or wanted persons, traffic control at accident sites, and providing assistance with weather related emergencies.

  • J.D. (2012) St. John’s University School of Law
  • B.S. (2009) Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business