Women Lawyers of JMBM
The Women Lawyers of JMBM come together each month to discuss what's on our minds: taking care of our clients, taking care of our families, developing business and developing as lawyers and human beings.
JMBM's women lawyers are first-rate counselors and advocates. We are skilled, ethical, and committed to delivering the best results to our clients. We are also mothers, partners, immigrants, musicians, equestriennes, baseball fans, lacrosse team captains, and friends. Here's what some of us have to say about the practice of law, our families, our interests and our lives.
It still surprises me how much of a challenge the practice of law can be, even now, more than 30 years after I started.
Barbra A. Arnold
I have been at JMBM my entire career. I was a summer associate at JMBM back in 2002 and have been working in the Firm's Labor and Employment Department ever since I graduated from Harvard Law School in 2004.
Sheri L. Bonstelle
When I returned to Ohio from a mother/daughter trip to New York City at age 14, I was certain of two things: One, I wanted to be an architect, and two, I had to live in New York.
Jessica Bromall Sparkman
I have been fortunate in my life to be surrounded by intelligent, competent, and fierce women. My mother is a CPA and was the first female partner at a national accounting firm in the city of Pittsburgh.
Louise Ann Fernandez
I have been at JMBM for over 25 years and have watched this firm grow from about 30 attorneys to its present size.
Catherine DeBono Holmes
I never imagined when I was a young lawyer that I would stay at one law firm for over 30 years, but as it turns out, I will have been an attorney at JMBM for 30 years as of November 2, 2011.
An Nguyen Ruda
I joined JMBM in 2006 in the Labor & Employment Department.
Monica Q. Vu
My decision to go into law and the way I approach helping my clients have everything to do with where I came from and why my family immigrated to the United States.
Visit the professional biographies of additional JMBM women lawyers, below.
Rebecca C. Barnhardt
Rebecca Couch Barnhardt represents clients in environmental litigation and compliance, including regulatory enforcement and administrative matters in state and federal courts and agencies.
Wendy Bleiman has successfully represented clients—from individuals to multinational Fortune 500 corporations—in connection with federal, state and local tax controversies.
Elizabeth A. Culley
Elizabeth is an associate in the Litigation Department. Her practice involves general litigation with an emphasis on land use, corporate, intellectual property and entertainment litigation.
Erin Daly is a bankruptcy associate in the Firm's San Francisco office.
Patricia M. DeSantis
Patricia DeSantis is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice.
Stephanie Diebold's practice includes all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, construction, financing and leasing.
Whitney Fair is an associate in the Firm's Litigation practice.
Marta M. Fernandez
Marta Fernandez's practice focuses on advising management clients in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Talya is an associate in the Litigation Department. Read More
Bridget McInerney Harris is a partner in JMBM's San Francisco office. She represents individual clients in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration and sophisticated estate and gift planning.
Jennifer Long's practice includes estate and gift tax planning, trust and probate estate administration, income tax and state and local (including property) tax work...
Joyce is an associate in the Corporate Department.
Jill R. Skinner
Jill is a partner in the Firm's Taxation and Trusts & Estate Groups. Jill focuses on estate and gift tax planning, probate and trust administration.
Valerie Schultz Konjoyan
Valerie Konjoyan's practice emphasizes all aspects of estate planning, as well as general tax matters.