Judi developed her trial skills first as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer at the Walkup Office,
specializing in Dalkon Shield and other complex drug products litigation. She then applied
those trial skills to a different field of law as VP/Regional Counsel at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE),
where she advised and defended agents and learned the commercial real estate industry from the
inside out. Since founding Rentschler / Tursi LLP in 1996, she has represented landlords and
tenants, property sellers, buyers and developers in their real estate transactions and property
holdings, and continues to advise and represent real estate brokers and agents.
Judi is author of California Retail Leases Line by Line, published by Thomson West, the pre-eminent
publisher of legal treatises and business topics for C-Level executives. Read more about this book in Resources.
Admitted to the California State Bar (1977), and to the U.S. District Court,
Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th District.
Member: Bar Association of San Francisco, Bar Association of San Mateo,
and Master in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inns of Court. Past Member
of the National Committee of Representatives in the Dalkon Shield/ A. H. Robbins
bankruptcy. Judicial Arbitrator for San Francisco and San Mateo County Courts.
Author, Retail Leases Line by Line (Thomson West, 2008).
Distinguished in 2008 as one of the ten Most Dependable ™ Litigators in California (Forbes
Magazine, 11/24/08). Contributing Author: CEB Real Estate
Broker Practice, Practice Guide, 1991; CEB, California Tort Damages Guide,
Ch. 1, Personal Injury, 1988; Associate Editor and Contributing Author,
CTLA Forum (1981, 1982, 1984); Department Editor, California Trial Lawyers
Association Forum: Evidence Editor, 1981; Trial Practice Editor, 1982; Discovery
Editor, 1984-1985; Author: "Garbage In, Gospel Out: Establishing Probable
Cause Through Computerized Criminal Information Transmittals", Hastings
Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, November 1976.
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.