LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles auto-dealer law firm has boosted its
roster with an attorney whom a founding partner of the firm praised
as a quick thinker.
Scali Law Firm has officially hired Jade Jurdi as a senior
associate attorney, according to a Feb. 7 news
release. Jurdi is a graduate from the UC Berkeley School of Law
and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He now
concentrates on law in the advertising and environmental fields.
“We saw in him the type of confident, smart and aggressive
litigator who our auto-industry clients are looking for — someone
who could educate them about all the challenges and changes across
the retail-automotive legal landscape and give them really top-notch
representation,” Christian Scali, founder and managing partner of
Scali Law Firm, told the Northern California Record. “Jade
is someone who has demonstrated, since very early in his career,
tremendous confidence and poise and an ability to think on his feet,
especially in court.”
Before his move to Scali Law Firm, Jurdi was a lawyer at the
international firm Norton Rose Fullbright, according to the news
release. There, he specialized in representing companies in
consumer class claims, specifically when it came to possible abuses
to environmental-protection laws in California, which is referred to
as Proposition 65. Before that, he worked as an associate attorney at
Kemnitzer, Barron and Krieg, where he represented plaintiffs who were
suing auto dealers and auto-finance companies.
Scali added that Jurdi's experiences make him the perfect fit and
asset to the Scali Law Firm team.
“It fits like a glove because he’s [defended companies in
consumer action lawsuits] as well as waged consumer class actions
against auto dealers and auto-finance companies,” Scali said. “So
he knows the ropes as a litigator and is able to provide the firm
with valuable insight into the strategies and tactics of plaintiff’s
class counsel, which will substantially help defend our auto dealer
and auto-finance company clients.”
Scali went on to say that Jurdi’s past experiences were not the
only factors that made him unique.
“Because he’s a Harvard-educated attorney with significant
big-law experience, he’s worked on more significant projects and
with more sophisticated matters than his contemporaries,” Scali
said. “And it’s a little harder to find, in this age bracket,
someone with this much instinct, poise and confidence, especially in
the courtroom and with clients.”
Scali also raved about Jurdi’s litigating abilities.
“From a litigation perspective, he’s a very young and pleasant
guy who takes apart the opposition before they knew what hit them,”
he said. “From a team-building perspective, we recognize the
importance of having great professionals in every generational
The Scali Law Firm also practices
in Ontario, San Diego and Sacramento. The firm has received the title
as the Daily Journal’s Top Boutique Law Firm in California.
The firm also authored
the California New Car Dealers Association’s 2015 Advertising Law
Manual, which serves as a guide on best advertising methods for auto