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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Main Office: 1900 Avenue of The Stars, Suite 7 | Los Angeles | CA | 90067
Phone: 310-203-8080 | Fax: 310-203-0567





Los Angeles






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Reviewed on November 15, 2020

Keep up your great environment, and belief that all things are possible with the right people.

JMBM is a very special firm with some amazing people at all levels of staff, administration and attorneys. It is a high power firm with attorneys and clients you might expect at a much larger natinoal firm -- many of the lawyers moved laterally from such larger firm to JMBM. That makes an exciting and demanding environment for professionals who really want to take care of their clients in a supportive environment. If you strive for excellence and are devoted to the practice, this is one of the best law firms you will every find.

Let's face it, not everyone wants to work hard, but hard work comes with the practice of law. And you can tell that the people really care about one another at this firm. You can also tell that they care about helping their clients accomplish their goals. The Firm's success makes some people jealous.

Current Employee

Full time

Reviewed on June 26, 2018

Get out of the business, you are doing everyone a disservice. Or at least offer a money back guarantee if you don't get any results, which you don't

The firm will tell you all you need to hear and be available before they collect your money. They call back, and are very nice at this point

Once they get your retainer, they basically will burn through the entire amount and mark it up to research. So basically you will be paying these attorneys how to learn to be lawyers

Avoid Michael Brown aka M. Anthony Brown aka Tony Brown. My guess is he has so many names because his bad reviews are following him and he need to keep changing aliases. Next week he will be M. A. Brown or some other combination. This guy is the worst attorney I've every run across

Probably the best thing about this firm was getting rid of them. They wasted my time, money, etc and it was such a relief to dump them. Wish I would have seen the reviews earlier. They will be out of business soon as I'm surprised they have any clients left

Current Employee

Full time


For more than 30 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has provided clients with results—successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. Many of the Firm's founding members continue to practice law at JMBM, which is now ranked in the American Lawyer's AmLaw 200 list and recognized by numerous industry, peer and media groups. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide. Clients are at the heart of our law practice. They come from many industries and their businesses reflect the full range of developmental stages. We are grateful for the trust and confidence our clients have extended to us throughout the years. For us, excellence is a given. Our attorneys are highly skilled professionals who practice law with passion and integrity and provide our clients with outstanding service. Whether they need help to solve a problem or seize an opportunity, our representation of their interests is rigorous, intelligent and uncompromising. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help you accomplish your objectives.

Practice Areas

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.


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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

JMBM Recognized as a "Go-To Law Firm of the Top 500 Companies" by ALM

JMBM Recognized as 2015 U.S. News & World - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm"

JMBM Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America 2015

JMBM Attorney Jim Butler Recognized as one of California's Top Development Lawyers in 2014

JMBM Recognized as a "Best Place to Work" for Fourth Consecutive Year

JMBM Attorneys Recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2014

JMBM included in the American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200

JMBM Attorney Jeff Goldman Recognized as one of California's Top Intellectual Property Litigators for Fifth year

JMBM Attorneys Recognized as Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2014

JMBM Recognized as a 2014 "Top Ranked Law Firm" by Martindale-Hubbell®

JMBM Named "Go-To" Law Firm by Fortune 500® Counsel-Recognized in Seven Key Litigation Areas

JMBM Recognized as a 2014 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers®

Who's Who in Real Estate: JMBM Attorney Jim Butler Recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal

Best Lawyers in America 2014

JMBM's Irvine office ranked first on the Orange County Business Journal's list of "Best Places to Work 2013"

Louise Ann Fernandez Recognized in Daily Journal's Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyer List

JMBM Attorneys Recognized as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2013

JMBM included in the American Lawyer's 2013 Am Law 200

JMBM Recognized as a "Top Ranked Law Firm" by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®

JMBM awarded Corporate INTL's 2013 Legal Award for Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year in California

JMBM Attorney Jeff Goldman Recognized as one of California's top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators For Fourth Consecutive Year

JMBM Attorneys Recognized as Southern California Super Lawyers in 2013

JMBM is Recognized as a 2013 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers®

JMBM's Irvine office listed as the one of the best place to work in Orange County

JMBM Lawyer Rod Berman Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal "Who's Who in LA Law: Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law"

JMBM attorney Jim Butler Recognized as one of California's Top Real Estate Attorneys in 2012 and Top Real Estate Dealmakers in 2011

Marta Fernandez Named to Daily Journal's Top 75 Labor & Employment Attorneys List

Super Lawyers Recognizes JMBM Attorneys as Rising Stars - 2012

M&A Advisor "40 Under 40" Recognition Awards

JMBM's Motor Vehicle Group named Automotive Law Firm of the Year in California

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Named to National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List"

JMBM Attorney Jeff Goldman Recognized as one of California's top 75 Intellectual Property Litigators

2012 Top Attorneys In California - JMBM Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers

JMBM's Land Use and Zoning Practice Receives National First-Tier Ranking and Metropolitan First Tier Ranking (Los Angeles)

Best Lawyers in America 2012

Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Recognizes JMBM Attorneys as Rising Stars - 2011

Diversity Write a review

JMBM was founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, California -- one of the most diverse cities in one of the most diverse states in the nation. While our law firm grows, it continues to reflect the diverse population of California and the nation. Diversity is integral to the success of our firm. We believe that people from differing backgrounds and cultures help us to understand our clients' changing needs and to develop creative solutions that achieve our clients' goals. We continue to be committed to achieving a workplace environment in which all lawyers and staff feel welcomed, valued and included.

Summer associate program

Our summer program provides a unique experience for law students to learn firsthand what makes JMBM a great place for lawyers and clients. We hire a small number of law students from top law schools across the country to take part in our program in our Los Angeles office. Our summer associates are provided opportunities for real participation in the high-quality legal work our Firm does every day. Our program is designed to provide the foundation for a long and successful career at JMBM.

We are looking for summer associates who are eager to take on responsibility and can handle it. Summer associates work directly with Partners to provide legal solutions to the Firm's ongoing matters - an experience similar to that of a first-year associate. Summer associates are provided feedback on their assignments so as to encourage problem solving, independent thinking, and pride in their work product. We also provide summer associates with a variety of training opportunities in several practice areas. Each summer associate is paired with a mentor to provide guidance throughout the summer and beyond.

Our program provides several opportunities throughout the summer to have fun and get to know our lawyers on an informal basis. Some of our past events have included cooking classes with one of LA's premier chefs, lunches with the Laker's General Counsel and local judges, cultural events, baseball games, trivia night, and wine tastings.

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