Jude first began practicing law in 1982. Over the years, he has earned numerous awards as a result of his fierce dedication to protecting families and people. Jude has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year four times, and Outstanding Trial Lawyer nine times by various trial lawyer organizations. He is the only lawyer between Los Angeles and San Francisco to be part of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, a national invitation-only organization that includes only the 100 top plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States. In addition, he has earned the highest rating among his peers in the legal community while enjoying the friendship and gratitude of his clients.
Nothing gives him more satisfaction, however, than finding out and overcoming injustice in the form of abuse of power and corporate greed – a mission he began in childhood. Those who know Jude best will tell you he demonstrates a depth of intensity that even those who oppose him in the courtroom cannot deny. He is simply the very best at what he does, and believes in quality over quantity when it comes to caseload, spending time with his clients in order to better understand each unique situation.
Jude currently volunteers as the president of the Trial Lawyers College, helping lawyers improve their courtroom skills. One of his passions, he says, is “asking people to do what’s right and showing them how to do it.”
Recently, he was selected as one of the nation’s Top Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association in 2010, 2008 and 2004. He was also recognized in seven individual cases by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego for obtaining significant case results, and on one case was recognized for obtaining the largest verdict against law enforcement in San Diego County history.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Dedicated to protecting people against unfair insurance companies and big corporations
Thomas Jefferson School of Law