Legal Executive Recruiting


Proven successes recruiting lateral partners and executives for law firms

As the legal industry continues its massive industry wide consolidation, the competition for qualified candidates and support has never been greater. One of the fastest ways to increase a law firm’s client base is through recruiting top tier lateral partners. We know how to assess candidates and determine the strength of their relationships. With decades of experience, we also understand the lateral marketplace, practice area nuances, and the strengths of different firms. All of this allows us to make the best possible matches between candidate and client

At JM Search, we’ve built a highly experienced and deeply connected legal team that’s composed of seasoned search experts that possess deep industry knowledge and are experts at facilitating the delicate and often complex process of lateral partner moves. We understand the critical importance of getting it right when matching top legal talent with established firm culture and are dedicated to supporting the ever-evolving needs of our clients and their practice areas. Since 1980, we’ve expected nothing less and neither should you.

Partnering with you

With deep functional and sector-specific expertise, our partners have built expansive professional networks from decades of firsthand experience.

Executive positions recruited

Our team is comprised of former law firm talent acquisition executives and deeply experienced executive recruiting experts that know how to assess top talent across the following key functions:

  • Partner
  • Practice Groups
  • C-Suite law firm management roles
  • Counsel
  • Associates
  • Firm Mergers

Building diverse, equitable & inclusive leadership teams

JM Search is committed to helping build more diverse and inclusive organizations – where all voices are heard and valued, and where employees can comfortably bring their whole selves to the workplace. We understand that each organization is at a different stage of their own DE&I journey. We strive to support clients with advancing their goals through a collaborative, thoughtful, and actionable human capital strategy, and are committed to bringing a diverse slate of qualified candidates to each search.

One firm, focused on you. Contact us today to discuss your executive recruiting needs.