Linda Hurevitz, Senior Counsel
Office: Encino, CA
Admitted to Practice:
Linda is an experienced trial attorney having tried 38 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. The types of cases she handles include all types of discrimination claims, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, 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.
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 employment issues in healthcare settings.
Ms. Hurevitz has served as a mediator for more than 20 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.
Linda’s skills as a trial attorney come from a unique background. Although Linda had 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; is a featured vocalist with The Big Band of Barristers; and contributes her torchy contralto voice to Legal Voices of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic. Among the highlights of her performances has been Disney Hall five years in a row and annual performances for the members of the California Supreme Court.
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 for 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.
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 (1971)
J.D., Thomas Jefferson College of Law (1985)
- Martindale-Hubbell Individual AV Rating
- Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Attorney of the Year (2005)
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).
- State Bar of California-Labor and Employment Section;
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
- Mediator and Crash Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court (1992 – present)
- Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Presenter, ABOTA Masters in Trial Program (2006-07)
- Faculty, Jack Daniels ABOTA Trial School
- Southern California Defense Counsel
- Faculty, Los Angeles County Counsel Trial Advocacy Program
- Guest speaker, Southern California Defense Counsel; State of California Juvenile Court Health Services Association; State of California County Counsel Association and other seminars and continuing education programs relating to harassment and discrimination in the workplace, professional liability, and civil rights issues
- Volunteer Judge, AMTA Western Regional Mock Trial Tournament moot court competitions.
- Vocalist (Alto ):
- The Singers in Law
- Legal Voices of the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, and
- Big Band of Barristers
- Music to the Defense’s Ear, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Verdict Magazine (2013)