I joined JMBM as a summer associate, and found it to be the ideal place to grow my career. As an attorney here, I have had the flexibility to respond to growth and opportunities in the legal market and the support to develop specific practices areas to address them. We are able to practice law in a collaborative atmosphere and in the way we feel best fits our clients' needs.
Our culture rewards energy and an entrepreneurial approach to business development and client service. We frequently step in to assist each other with clients outside of our own practice; as a full-service firm, we bring our expertise to each other's matters to ensure we are providing clients with well-rounded advice and business strategies.
While we are large enough to effectively handle a client's most complex matters, we are small enough to know all of our partners on a first-name basis and build relationships based on shared interests. Many of us have been here for a significant number of years — and we stay here because we like it here.
We invest in our business wisely. We are not dependent on a handful of major clients, or a couple of big rainmakers to provide cash flow. Our commitment to financial responsibility is also manifest in our a high realization rate, as well as a management philosophy that emphasizes stability, profitability and fairness. JMBM does not grow for growth's sake. We embrace growth when we are presented with opportunities that are right for us: the right markets, the right clients, the right lawyers.
You have the opportunity to grow your business with the reliable support and resources available at JMBM. We encourage our partners to respond to what they see on the horizon for their clients and the industries they work in, and you'll find interest and enthusiasm for creative ways to attract new business. Our approach to both the business and practice of law allows us to reward our people with healthy, merit-based bonuses at the year's end. We believe that our success is measured by our clients’ success.
We are always excited to welcome excellent attorneys with a variety of backgrounds and skills. We believe diversifying our strengths is a key part of building a dynamic future. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.
I came to JMBM from a smaller firm headquartered in the Los Angeles area. I was looking for a mid-size firm with a renowned reputation in Labor & Employment as well as in servicing the hospitality industry. I was also looking for a firm that does sophisticated work, and where I could maintain the substantial amount of responsibility to which I have become accustomed. JMBM has provided all that and more. This firm provides associates with the opportunity to do challenging legal work and also provides the support and resources to efficiently and effectively service the firm's clients and advance its attorneys' professional development. The firm is also comprised of attorneys and staff who have chosen to spend most of their careers here and are committed to maintaining a friendly and supportive work environment. JMBM has turned out to be a perfect fit for me, and I look forward to advancing my career here.
As a recent lateral, I could not be more pleased with my decision to join JMBM. The attorneys at JMBM are incredibly talented, creative, and intelligent, and the mentorship I continuously receive is invaluable. I feel very comfortable requesting opportunities to polish existing skills or to "dabble" in practice areas of interest because the firm has cultivated an approachable and friendly environment. Further, since JMBM attracts a broad range of clients, I am fortunate to be involved in diverse and always interesting cases. As an added bonus, my colleagues are fantastic, colorful people that I truly enjoy seeing and talking to every day. I am very happy I joined JMBM.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is a leading California full-service firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County. Our Firm offers partners a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment with the flexibility and support to develop top-notch practices. We are actively seeking new partners and associates. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.Available Positions:
Environmental, Land Use Associate (Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco)
JMBM seeks an associate with 5 – 8 years of experience in land use or environmental matters to join our Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy (GLUEE) Department. This associate will work on a wide range of regulatory, administrative, transactional, and litigation matters relating to the development of land and natural resources, and in the specific subject matter areas of project development, CEQA and NEPA, public lands and mining, air, water, and energy. Prior experience in land use or environmental law is required. Experience in land use litigation (writ of mandate) and public lands is preferred. Experience in real estate transactions also preferred. Excellent academic credentials and admission to the State Bar of California are required. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the selected candidate's qualifications, years of relevant experience, and experience in the legal industry. As of the date of posting, JMBM reasonably expects to pay between $230K and $260K for this position. Qualified candidates should send a resume, transcript, and a writing sample to Recruiting@jmbm.com.Labor & Employment Associate (Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles office of JMBM seeks an associate with 3 – 7 years of experience to join our Labor and Employment department. Wage and hour class action experience is a must. The associate’s practice will focus on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters. In addition to a strong employment litigation background, experience in providing employment law advice and client counseling is required. Traditional labor law experience is a plus. Candidates must be admitted to the State Bar of California. Strong academic credentials are required. As of the date of posting, JMBM reasonably expects to pay between $210K and $260K for this position. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, transcript, and writing sample to Recruiting@jmbm.com.
Litigation Associate (Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles office of JMBM seeks an associate with 4+ years of broad-based litigation experience to join our Litigation Department. Candidates should have excellent research, analytical and drafting skills, consistent attention to detail, and strong verbal and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also have experience arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, and preparing cases for trial. Experience handling real estate and/or construction disputes is a plus, but not required. Candidates should also have specific litigation experience on commercial litigation issues, including breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and/or breach of fiduciary duty. A strong academic record and admission to the California Bar are required. Large law firm experience is useful. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the selected candidate's qualifications, years of relevant experience, and experience in the legal industry. As of the date of posting, JMBM reasonably expects to pay a starting salary rate of $230K for this position. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, transcript, and a writing sample to Recruiting@jmbm.com.
Litigation Associate (San Francisco)
JMBM's San Francisco Office seeks an associate with 2+ years of experience to join our Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have experience in general commercial and financial services litigation. Experience in construction litigation is a plus, but not required. Candidates should have excellent research, analytical and drafting skills, consistent attention to detail, and strong verbal and interpersonal skills. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and a team-oriented attitude, but also have the ability to work independently and proactively to develop solutions that meet the needs of our clients and the team. A strong academic record and admission to the State Bar of California are required. The actual base pay offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to the selected candidate's qualifications, years of relevant experience, and experience in the legal industry. As of the date of posting, JMBM reasonably expects to pay a starting salary rate of $225K for this position. Qualified candidates should send a resume, transcript, and a writing sample to Recruiting@jmbm.com.
JMBM's practice groups and lawyers are the recipients of many outstanding awards. The Firm garnered 12 First-Tier "Best Law Firm" practice designations for 2022, as announced in U.S. News & World Report; has been included as a "Go-To Law Firm of the Top 200 Companies" in 2019 by (ALM); and is listed in as a "Martindale-Hubbell Top Ranked Law Firm." Several of JMBM's partners are recognized as "Super Lawyers" and 22 as "Best Lawyers in America." Our financial success is undisputed and we deliver on our promises by paying our partners' bonuses in full at year end.
JMBM is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact Sally Postelle at (310) 785-5354.
The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
NOTICE TO SEARCH FIRMS: Search firms must have an executed placement fee agreement with JMBM prior to submitting candidates. If a search firm without an executed placement fee agreement submits a candidate, we will not be bound by the terms of the search firm. If a search firm has a candidate that does not fit any Current Opening, please e-mail a descriptive profile of the candidate without identifying the candidate's name or contact information. We will review the profile and determine if JMBM has an interest in additional information. Thank you for your recruiting efforts on behalf of JMBM.