Jade Haileselassie

Jade Haileselassie

Motley Rice LLC

Recognized since 2021

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Jade Haileselassie’s diverse practice includes representing global terror victims and their families, motorists and passengers impacted by vehicle defects and fraud, and public entities in litigation that works to enhance public health and safety.

Jade is a part of Motley Rice’s team of attorneys representing dozens of cities, towns, counties and townships in the National Prescription Opiate MDL targeting opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies accused of causing the opioid crisis. She also represents terror victims in litigation against alleged financiers of the Tamil Tigers terrorist organization in Sri Lanka, 9/11 victims and survivors in litigation against material sponsors of terrorism for their role in the terrorist attacks, and victims with claims filed with the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.

When she first came to Motley Rice, Jade litigated vehicle emissions fraud claims against Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen and represented drivers allegedly injured by exploding Takata airbags.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Jade founded Jade Blum Law in Baltimore representing clients in criminal, business, personal injury, bankruptcy and consumer case and provided pro bono services for Baltimore’s underserved communities. She also was an associate and settlement officer for a Maryland firm where she focused on real estate, title law and estate planning.

Jade interned for the Honorable Judge John C. Themelis, Baltimore City Circuit Court, while completing her legal studies and was a research assistant for multiple University of Baltimore professors and the University Conflict Management Service.

On a community level while in Baltimore, Jade assisted Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theater in obtaining non-profit status and served on its Board of Directors. She volunteered with the city’s Homeless Persons Representation Project, actively supported the Community Law Center, and traveled to disaster areas to volunteer with the Red Cross.


  • 28 Bridgeside Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


  • University of Baltimore, M.S., graduated 2010
  • University of Baltimore , J.D., graduated 2010
  • College of Charleston, B.A., graduated 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • South Carolina, 2016


  • Charleston Bar Association - Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association - Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Motley Rice LLC
Headquarters: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

21 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

15 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022 for work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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