Team Spotlights

Camaraderie and teamwork define the culture at Scali Rasmussen. Meet some of the members of our team. 

Janae L. Hill

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Whether it’s research for a legal matter or experiments on a new recipe, Janae Hill always strives towards perfection. After obtaining her law degree from Ontario’s University of LaVerne in 2019, she says she found kindred spirits with similarly high standards at Scali Rasmussen.

“I didn’t have strong thoughts about the kind of firm I wanted to work for prior to meeting with Christian [Scali] and Jeffrey [Erdman]. But once I learned about Scali Rasmussen, and the sophisticated nature of the work being done here, I knew it was a place I wanted to be a part of,” says Janae.

An Associate, Janae assists the firm’s Partners by providing support through legal research, coordination of strategy, and a variety of client-facing activities. She also keeps the firm and its clients informed about any developments in privacy law.

Janae says the businesses she gets to know and the personalities that make them tick are a highlight of her job.

“You realize when you work with these businesses how many different components, how many different people are making it all happen,” says Janae.

Janae loves baking, which became a serious hobby of hers over the course of the 2020 lockdowns. Holidays have been her big chance to debut new recipes, her latest winner being her strawberry cheesecake cookies.

“They took a while to get right - what really helped was not freezing the strawberries beforehand, which is how I used to do it,” says Janae. “It’s exciting, it really is about experimenting.”

Amy Hernandez

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Amy’s employment at Scali Rasmussen brought her back to Los Angeles, the city where she was born and raised. The chance to return to her hometown was appealing, Amy says, but what really intrigued her about work at the firm was the way everyone seemed to immediately treat her like an old friend.

“I’m a very family-oriented person, and that’s a trait a lot of people here seemed to share,” Amy says. “Everyone I met made it seem like a really friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere.”

Having joined the firm in April 2022, Amy currently serves as legal secretary to four attorneys, including co-founder Bert Rasmussen. She says her work with these attorneys is easily the most rewarding aspect of her job, sharpening her administrative skills and allowing her to interact with interesting people she’d otherwise never meet.

“My day-to-day consists of scheduling hearings, meetings, and court depositions for the attorneys I assist, and helping my coworkers with any questions related to filings or courtroom rules. Teamwork makes the dream work,” says Amy.

When she’s not in school or at the firm, Amy says she typically spends time around the city with her husband Peter, their three kids, and their Frenchies Zoey and Blue. She currently attends classes for a real estate license.