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Linda B. Hurevitz Senior Counsel

15760 Ventura Boulevard, 18th Floor
Encino, CA 91436

Linda is an experienced trial attorney having tried 39 jury trials in both state and federal court. Ms. Hurevitz has earned a reputation for being able to step into a case on the eve of trial. She has experience handling all types of cases including whistleblower retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. She provides advice and counseling to her clients to avoid litigation and has conducted internal investigations to respond to EEOC and DFEH Charges. Her reputation as an attorney willing and able to take a case to trial actually facilitates the settlement of claims.

Earlier in her legal career, Linda represented hospitals in medical malpractice cases. This experience has given her a unique knowledge of the healthcare industry and laws governing the practice of medicine. As a result, many of her current cases involve the healthcare industry.

Ms. Hurevitz has served as a mediator for more than 25 years. The mediation services have been both private and through the Los Angeles Superior Court. She is also a peer mediation trainer and volunteer with the Western Justice Center.

Ms. Hurevitz is not only a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) holding the rank of advocate, she has also been the Co-Chair of the ABOTA Masters in Trial program for the past four years. And, as a member of the Executive Committee serves on its membership committee.

Linda’s skills as a trial attorney come from a unique background. Although Linda attended law school, she opted to go on the road as a performer rather than take the bar exam. As the lead singer with The New Deal Rhythm Band under the stage name Linda Asher, she replaced Cheryl Bentyne who left to join the Manhattan Transfer. After many years of performing internationally and recording two albums, Linda decided to retire from the road and pursue a career in law. She tried her first case during her first year in practice.

Linda nevertheless has not abandoned her music. She can be heard singing with The Singers in Law, a vocal jazz quartet of all legal professionals; as a featured vocalist with Gary Greene’s Big Band of Barristers; and she contributes her torchy contralto to Legal Voices of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic. Among the highlights of her performances has been Disney Hall five years in a row, annual performances for the members of the California Supreme Court, and Catalina’s Jazz Club.

Linda has over 30 years of experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs. This has enabled her to anticipate what the opposition will argue to prepare the best representation for her clients. She has also handled a wide variety of cases besides employment matters including medical malpractice, civil rights, fraud and misrepresentation, violations of intellectual property rights, false advertising, breach of contract, general liability claims, and ADA violations. This broad base of experience provides added value to clients because of her ability to spot and/or anticipate issues. Her years of mediation experience has also taught her skills to navigate dealing with contentious opposing counsel and maximizing settlement negotiations for her clients.

Linda has achieved successful results for employers in defending a variety of employment litigation claims, including:

  • Represented mental healthcare facility in wrongful discharge case by psychiatrist claiming she was terminated for reporting alleged Medicare fraud;
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in wrongful discharge case by vice president claiming national origin discrimination;
  • Represented medical school in claim by resident terminated from program based on sexual harassment, discrimination based on gender;
  • Represented university in claim by assistant professor alleging sexual harassment by department chair;
  • Represented hospital in claim by emergency room physician alleging sexual harassment by consulting physicians;
  • Represented public school is disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claim by teacher;
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in whistleblower retaliation and wrongful discharge case by regional director of human resources based on reporting alleged wage and hour violations to Department of Labor;
  • Represented hospital in age discrimination case by internship applicant; and
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in a claim of internet defamation by former employee.

Admitted to Practice

  • California

Court Admissions

United States Courts of Appeals:

  • Ninth Circuit

United States District Courts:

  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • B.A., George Washington University
  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson College of Law
  • Music to the Defense’s Ear, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Verdict Magazine (2013)

California Court of Appeal

  • Lucas v. County of Los Angeles (1996) 47 Cal. App. 4th 277 (distinguishing “reasonable” in federal civil rights cases from state civil rights)
  • University of Southern California v. Superior Court (Comeau) (1996) 45 Cal. App. 4th 1283 (preserving confidentiality of intern and resident records under Evidence Code §1157)
  • Catanese v. Superior Court (1996) 46 Cal. App. 4th 1159 (setting forth guidelines for excessive discovery)
  • Cho v. Chang (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 521 (Court appropriately struck allegations of protected speech from cross-complaint leaving allegations of unprotected speech).

Professional Associations

  • Executive Committee, Los Angeles Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA);
  • Past Secretary, ABOTA
  • Co-Chair, ABOTA Masters in Trial Program 2015-present
  • ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial School
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker, Los Angeles Paralegal Association
  • Guest Speaker, Southern California Defense Counsel
  • State of California Juvenile Court Health Services Association
  • State of California County Counsel Association
  • Other seminars and continuing education programs relating to harassment and discrimination in the workplace, professional liability, and civil rights issues

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell Individual AV Rating
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Attorney of the Year (2005)

Vocalist

  • The Singers In Law
  • Gary Greene’s Big Band of Barristers
  • Legal Voice, Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic
  • New Deal Rhythm Band