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A Message from Our Hiring Partner

Stan Gibson Hiring Partner
Stan Gibson, Hiring Partner

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.

Stan Gibson
Hiring Partner

Recruiting Contact

Vachelle Willis
Director of Recruiting and Professional Development

Current Openings
Available Positions:
  • Tax Associate (Los Angeles)
  • Trusts & Estates Associate (San Francisco)
  • Patent Prosecution Attorney (Part-Time)
  • Labor & Employment Associate (Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco)
Tax Associate (Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles office of JMBM seeks a tax associate with 3 – 6 years of experience to join our Taxation, Trusts & Estates department. Ideal candidates will have experience advising clients on individual, partnership, S-corporation and C-corporation income tax matters, in addition to M&A transactions. This position entails client contact and some trusts and estates work is expected, but no prior experience is needed. Excellent academic credentials, as well as strong written, interpersonal and communication skills, are required. Candidates should be able to work in a team while also handling significant individual responsibilities. Large firm experience and an LL.M. in Taxation are preferred. Admission to the State Bar of California is required. Please send a cover letter, resume and transcript to

Trusts & Estates Associate (San Francisco)

The San Francisco office of JMBM has an immediate need for a Trusts & Estates associate with 3-4 years of experience to join our Taxation, Trusts & Estates department. The ideal candidate will have significant experience drafting estate planning documents for high net worth individuals and families. Experience in trust administration is a plus. Strong academic credentials and admission to the State Bar of California are required. An LL.M. is a plus. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and transcript to

Patent Prosecution Attorney (Part-Time)

JMBM’s Los Angeles office has an immediate opening for a part-time patent prosecution attorney. The ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Drafting patent applications for leading technology companies will be the focus of the position. This is also an opportunity for progression to a fulltime role. A technical degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is preferred, but not required. Candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and be a member of the California Bar. Qualified candidates should send a resume and transcript to

Labor & Employment Associate (Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco)

JMBM seeks an associate with 3 – 6 years of experience to join our Labor and Employment department. The associate’s practice will focus on employment litigation, including single plaintiff and class action matters. Significant wage and hour class action experience is a plus.  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. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, transcript, and writing sample to

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.

Taylor Burras
Taylor BurrasAssociate, Labor & Employment

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.

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Lara LeitnerAssociate, Litigation, Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy

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.