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Super Lawyers Recognizes JMBM Attorneys as 2022 Southern California Rising Stars

LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been selected as Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2022. Trusts & Estates Partner Eric Bardwell was also recognized as one of the “Up-and-Coming 25” on the Orange County Rising Stars list.

The Rising Stars list highlights attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger, or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Using a patented vetting process based on peer nominations, independent research across 12 key categories, and extensive nominations, Super Lawyers awards this honor to only 2.5 percent of candidates.

JMBM’s Rising Stars were recognized in a variety of practice areas. Their names and practice areas are listed below:

Los Angeles

Raef  Cogan, Employment Litigation
Vatche Zetjian, Estate Planning & Probate

Orange County

Eric R. Bardwell, Estate Planning & Probate
Irina Rospotnyuk, Tax
Sarah G. Hartman, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation


About JMBM

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