Jones Bell is one of the most unique law firms of its size. The firm has a rich history, stemming back to its predecessor, Stephens Jones LaFever & Smith, which originated from Stephens & Stephens, a Los Angeles law firm first established in the late 1800s. Having been courted by several large firms to merge their practice for decades, Jones Bell has remained independent in order to best maintain the partners’ vision of practicing law efficiently, and ethically, with the client’s best interests always at the forefront.
Today, Jones Bell stands as one of the only firms with less than 20 attorneys whose clients consist of Fortune 500 companies, as well as national, regional and local companies engaged in a wide spectrum of commerce. Jones Bell is proud of its distinguished practice which includes litigation and transactional services in the banking, construction, employment, entertainment, financial services, insurance services, manufacturing, marketing, real estate and securities sectors.
Jones Bell’s work product is of the highest level, but offered at very competitive hourly rates compared to those charged at larger national firms. Additionally, the firm staffs its litigation and transaction matters in a manner that allows its clients to deal directly with the partner spearheading the representation, rather than associates.
In a desire to play a leading role in servicing needs of the global community, the firm has made a concerted effort to prioritize diversity and inclusion when hiring attorneys and staff, as well as when selecting vendors.