Southern Attorney Search & Staffing was started by a pair of veteran legal recruiters with vast knowledge of the Texas and Louisiana legal markets and the right finesse to attract the top legal talent to your firm. Not only do we present optimal candidates through the selection process, we also guide you by providing insight into the ever changing local marketplace to ensure that you have all of the valuable information necessary to make informed hiring decisions.

Law Firms

law firm hiringWe place associates, partners and management professionals within a variety of law firms from AmLaw 100 firms to boutique firms. We provide deep insight beyond the resume. Our conversations with candidates involve a thorough discussion of not just credentials, but career direction and search priorities.

Sample positions include:

  • Partner
  • Associate
  • Staff Attorney
  • Of Counsel
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary
  • Executive Director
  • Firm Administrator
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief of Human Resources
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer

C-Suite Executives

c-suite executive hiring

After years spent placing numerous General Counsels within corporate legal departments, companies have called on us to fill other leadership positions due to our ability to quickly and deeply understand their core values, culture, and strategic plans. Additional senior-level management positions include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Director of Information Technology Services

Temporary Attorneys and Staff

temporary attorney hiringOur recruiters have staffed large teams of document reviewers for litigation, helping law firms manage temporary surges of discovery on big cases, preserving Associate resources. We also place professionals on teams for contract management when companies need to consolidate contracts after a merger or acquisition. Other temporary projects include due diligence, bankruptcy, and compliance, or filling a position temporarily when attorneys or other legal professionals take leave.

    Corporate Legal Departments

    corporate legal department hiring

    Southern Attorney Search has experience placing legal professionals within a variety of companies including publicly-traded, private-equity backed, and family-owned. We have the experience to guide a CEO through hiring their first attorney, a new General Counsel building a legal department, or an established legal department looking to fill a skills-gap. 

    Sample positions include:

    • Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
    • General Counsel
    • Associate General Counsel
    • Deputy General Counsel
    • Assistant General Counsel
    • Director of Compliance
    • Director of Contract Management or Administration

    Legal Services Companies

    legal services hiringSouthern Attorney Search also partners with companies serving law firms where industry experience is critical such as e-Discovery, legal consulting, legal publishing, and class action administration. Positions include:

    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Chief Marketing Officer
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Director of Legal Services
    • Director of Trial Services
    • Director of E-Discovery

      Commitment to Diversity

      SASS will evaluate all candidates regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Erin Kessler has a background in diversity training. 

      Giving Back

      A percentage of SASS’s annual profits every year go to legal aid organizations including but not limited to: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.


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      All inquiries and applications are kept strictly confidential.


      Southern Attorney Search is a proud member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants and adheres to their strict code of ethics.