Michael B. Horrow

Bad Faith Insurance and Disability Claims Attorney


Michael B. Horrow is a founding partner of Donahue and Horrow LLP – one of the leading firms in California on fighting insurance companies for the benefits that have been unfairly and wrongfully denied. As the managing partner of the Consumer Litigation department at the firm, Mr. Horrow has recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients.
Mr. Horrow has represented clients against the largest insurance companies in the United States in fighting for insurance benefits for claims involving disability insurance, life insurance, long term care insurance, property insurance, health insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
He is recognized as a leader in the field of fighting disability insurance companies and has been called on to speak at numerous national conventions on how to fight for disability insurance benefits. He is an expert in understanding the needs of his clients and their rights under the insurance policies. He knows the coverages and the tricks that the insurance industry uses to unfairly and wrongfully deny claims. He knows you need your benefits to pay your mortgage or rent and feed and clothe your family. He is relentless and will not rest until your rights are fully protected and your benefits recovered.
Mr. Horrow stands for insurance companies being held accountable. They collect your insurance premiums and after you make a claim, they promise to pay. It is time the insurance company honors their promise to you.
If your insurance benefits have been denied – you do not need to fight the insurance company on your own. With decades of experience, concern for you and your family and exceptional litigation and professional skills, Mr. Horrow will fight for you – and win.

Nichole D Podgurski

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Bad Faith Insurance, Disability Claims Attorney


Nichole D Podgurski is a partner at Donahue and Horrow LLP, whose primary practice areas include consumer litigation, medical malpractice, elder abuse, personal injury and insurance matters.


Since joining Donahue & Horrow LLP in 2009, Ms. Podgurski has had the distinction of being honored as a SuperLawyer Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Ms. Podgurski has helped recover millions of dollars for clients who have been seriously injured from medical malpractice and elder abuse, as well as clients who have been wrongfully denied valid insurance claims.


Ms. Podgurski is a passionate and intelligent lawyer whose goal is to make a positive difference and fight tirelessly for her client’s rights.

Thomas E. Donahue

Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney


Thomas E. Donahue is the managing partner of the medical malpractice, elder abuse, and personal injury departments of Donahue & Horrow LLP. Mr. Donahue has over 20 years of experience successfully litigating complex medical malpractice cases. The focus of this practice has centered primarily on birth injuries related to medical negligence during labor, delivery and neonatal care as well as brain injuries that have been caused by medical malpractice.


Thus far, Mr. Donahue has recovered over one hundred million dollars on behalf of his clients that have suffered from not only serious birth injuries, but also traumatic brain injuries because of medical malpractice.


Mr. Donahue believes in defending the rights of his clients with passion, determination and persistence.

Scott E. Calvert

Bad Faith Insurance, Disability Claims Attorney


Scott E. Calvert represents insureds, claimants, beneficiaries and other victims of wrongfully denied insurance claims. He understands how stressful it can be when an insurance company improperly denies a person’s claim for insurance benefits. He has extensive experience in litigating bad faith and ERISA disputes involving short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, health insurance, long-term care insurance, and property and casualty insurance. Mr. Calvert has handled hundreds of litigation matters resulting in millions of dollars recovered for clients from large insurance companies to individuals.