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A Pure Civil Litigation Defense Firm

Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha, APC, is a pure civil litigation defense firm specializing in jury trials across California.

The firm has tried over 100 cases involving catastrophic injury, routine auto, trucking, premises liability, and products liability.

The firm also specializes in the defense of construction defect litigation. The firm’s construction defect department handles cases efficiently and economically, with good results. Many carriers pick up our tenders and share with us. The firm can also handle mold and environmental cases.

Benefits of working with Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha, APC. include:

  • Innovative approach to solving problems
  • Timely and accurate reporting
  • Multilingual staff
  • Direct access to attorneys via telephone and email
  • Use of advanced technology in our office and the courtroom
  • Strict adherence to your billing guidelines

Representing You and Your Insureds

Adapting to individual client specifications for reporting, budgeting and “end game” planning from the day you first engage us to represent you is part of what makes working with Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha, APC. a pleasure.

Our mission is to represent you, and your insureds, without compromise.

PIP Defense

Bodily Injury Defense

Bad Faith Claims

Wrongful Death

Property Claims

Coverage Opinions

Our Team Approach

The attorneys at Horton, Oberrecht, Kirkpatrick & Martha, APC. believe in a team approach to gain the most favorable result for our clients. This integrated approach has been repeatedly shown to provide our clients with the best resolutions, including excellent verdicts at jury trials. We aim for success with every assignment, and have streamlined our internal processes in order to deliver results that meet and exceed your expectations in today’s insurance claims environment.

Learn About Our Attorneys

Defense Verdict in Brain Damage and Paraplegia Case

Obtained defense verdict in disputed liability auto negligence case involving a bicycle and automobile collision. The Plaintiff was sadly rendered brain damaged and is a paraplegic. Medical specials exceeded $1,200,000.00. Plaintiff sought $15,000,000.00 but the jury returned a defense verdict on liability in a hotly contested case.

Successful Fraud Defense in Homeowners’ Burglary Claim

Total defense verdict in alleged homeowner’s burglary claim in which insureds claimed $65,000.00 in stolen personal property and jewelry. Insurer denied claim payment on basis that it was an intentionally staged loss by the insured. Prevailed on defense that insureds breached the Concealment or Fraud provisions of the policy and staged the loss. Secured award of fees and costs against Plaintiffs that was not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Our Partners

Luther W. Horton


Luther W. Horton was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, on August 30, 1947, and admitted to the California Bar in 1973.

He graduated cum laude from Louisiana Tech in 1969 where he was student body president and a varsity tennis player. He attended law school at Tulane University, graduating in 1973 with honors including the Order of the Coif and was managing editor of the law review.

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Kimberly S. Oberrecht


Kimberly S. Oberrecht, was born in 1972 and grew up in Tacoma, Washington.She graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 with a B.A. in Business Administration.

She received her law degree in 1997 from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1997.Kim is an Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), listed as a Super Lawyer in 2013, and a member of DRI

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