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JMBM Attorneys Selected as 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Los Angeles—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce 12 of its attorneys across all three offices have been included in the Best Lawyers in America® list for the year 2019. Best Lawyers is based on a comprehensive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of top lawyers evaluate the legal abilities of other lawyers within their practice areas.

Best Lawyers also named two attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in their practices. Gregory S. Cordrey was recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Patent Litigation in Orange County and Tim Lappen has been recognized for Trusts & Estates in Los Angeles. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and designated region are honored each year.

The 13 JMBM attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and the areas in which they are honored are:

Los Angeles
Rod S. Berman – Trademark Law
Timothy Lappen –  Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Trusts and Estates, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Guy Maisnik – Real Estate Law
Robert E. Mangels – Commercial Litigation
Burton Mitchell – Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates,
Benjamin M. Reznik – Land Use and Zoning Law

San Francisco
L. Randolph Harris – Tax Law
Robert B. Kaplan – Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Martin H. Orlick – Real Estate Law
Bennett G. Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

Orange County
Gregory S. Cordrey – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
Gordon A. Schaller – Trusts and Estates, Litigation – Trusts and Estates


About JMBM
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. For more information about our attorneys and our services, visit

About Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public.