Top ten lobbying firms at L.A. City Hall has culled the top ten lobbyists for 2007-2009 (by client payments) and who they represent out of the City Ethics Commission's reports. All took in more than $3 million in the period.

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP
Craig Lawson & Co., LLC
Latham & Watkins LLP
Cerrell Associates Inc
Ek & Ek
Consensus Inc.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, LLP
Arnie Berghoff & Associates
Rose & Kindel

Each firm's top clients — and what the reports say they paid — after the jump.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Total Amount
Patriot Homes a/k/a DS Ventures, LLC $426,056
Cen Fed, Ltd. $386,860
Millennium Partners $370,849
Chinatown Ventures LLC c/o Bond Capital LTD $364,480
Ready Golf Centers $274,959

Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, LLP Total Amount
Thomas Properties Group $569,960
Genton Barth Real Estate Group, LLC $312,034
Next Century Associates, LLC $304,952
BRE Properties, Inc. $197,512
Occidental College $183,972

Arnie Berghoff & Assoc Total Amount
Hotel Association of Los Angeles $351,000
BNSF Railway Company $301,163
Cisco Systems Inc $288,704
SERCO, Inc. $252,700
BFI $195,375

Cerrell Assoc Inc Total Amount
WCE Genton Associates $628,151
Plasco Energy Corp $415,544
Loyola Marymount University $401,731
Time Warner Communications $388,046
Fifteen Group, LLC $363,318

Consensus Inc. Total Amount
Home Depot $890,737
Westfield, LLC $627,790
Trammell Crow Company $455,057
Fifteen Group, LLC $374,497
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway $372,634

Craig Lawson & Co., LLC Total Amount
The Hanover Company $568,988
Gerding/Edlen Development Company, LLC $359,205
Bevcon I, LLC $247,447
Holland Partners $211,483
Emerson College $202,240

Ek & Ek Total Amount
CH2MHILL $345,000
HMS Host $292,500
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. $245,000
Urbaser $234,982
McDonalds Corporation $215,000

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP Total Amount
The Clarett Group $1,106,837
G.H. Palmer Associates $684,191
Decron Management Corp $449,336
New Tower Trust Company $353,365
Ronald A. Simms Commercial Development and Montel Associates LP $327,714

Latham & Watkins LLP Total Amount
NBC Universal $975,144
Westfield, LLC $940,606
The Home Depot $532,904
The Buckley School $367,184
Playa Capital Co., LLC $329,695

Rose & Kindel Total Amount
Porter Novelli on behalf of American Chemistry Council $474,949
Veolia Transportation, Inc. $301,881
Sonic Automotive, Inc. $202,618
Maguire Aviation Group, LLC $182,766
Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. $160,075

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