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JMBM Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Los Angeles—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys across all three offices have been included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2022 list. In addition, 5 attorneys have been included in the second ever “Ones to Watch” edition which recognizes lawyers earlier in their careers who have achieved outstanding professional excellence.

Best Lawyers also named Rod Berman as “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law in Los Angeles and Gordon Schaller as Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates in Orange County. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and designated region are honored each year.

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.

The 18 JMBM attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 and the areas in which they are honored are:

Los Angeles
Rod S. Berman – Trademark Law
Bradford S. Cohen – Tax Law
Neil C. Erickson – Trusts and Estates
Vincent Farhat – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Stanley M. Gibson – Litigation – Patent
Timothy Lappen –  Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Guy Maisnik – Real Estate Law, Leisure and Hospitality 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
David A. Sudeck – Real Estate 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
Kerry Shapiro – Environmental 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


The 6 JMBM attorneys included in the “Ones to Watch” list and the areas in which they are honored are:

Los Angeles
Daniel Freedman – Land Use and Zoning Law
Matthew J. Landa – Trusts and Estates
Andrew K. Steenbock – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates

San Francisco
Taylor N. Burras – Labor and Employment Law – Management
Stuart K. Tubis – Civil Rights Law


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.