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The 2017 Most Influential Recruiters Ranking List Q & A Section

What kind of legal recruitment firms are found on the list?
The 2017 Most Influential Legal Recruiters List features 250 legal employment agencies. These are the best legal recruitment agencies in terms of influence in America. Unlike the previously offered directory of legal recruiters or the database of legal recruiters provided by other sources, we provide a ranking of the most influential legal staffing agencies. Although we include legal staffing agencies that place attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, we only rank the legal placing agencies that focus solely on the law in terms of the legal recruitment firm's website.
Which legal recruitment agencies are the most influential?

Influence extends beyond a legal staffing agency to the legal recruiters ability to reach candidates. The most influential legal recruiters are the legal placement services that candidates are most likely to encounter. Additionally, when an employer wants to hire an attorney, generally, an employer seeks out the best legal recruiters with the influence to reach the candidates. The influence ranking is determined by a number of factors, which are discussed in detail in a separate article.

How did LawCrossing create the legal employment agency ranking list?

After analyzing 250 legal recruitment agencies across the United States, LawCrossing put together the 2017 Most Influential Legal Recruiter List in America based on a series of criteria. We ranked each legal placement firm's level of influence by utilizing more than 20 weighted factors. After months of research, we finalized the factors. The factors vary from the number of years the legal recruitment agency has operated to the use of social media.

Legal Jobs in Philadelphia and Near Locations

SMR Legal Search

Rank 85

SMR Legal Search

1735 Market Street, Suite A416, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone : 215-665-0800
Fax : 215-579-7845
Website :

2017 Legal Recruiters List Rankings


SMR Legal Search was founded by Susan M. Rubinovitz, Esq. a former practicing attorney and experienced legal recruiter, to provide in house legal departments and law firms with top attorney talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. SMR Legal Search is based in Philadelphia and New Jersey and recruits and places attorneys and paralegals at law firms and corporations throughout the Northeast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Boston, Connecticut and Maryland. Our clientele is diverse; we work with large AM Global law firms to specialty boutique firms, and from Fortune 500 companies to small start-up businesses. We have some of the most interesting and desirable legal positions available in the Northeast. Many of our positions are exclusive unadvertised positions.

Past Years Rankings

  • 2016 Rankings - 41
  • 2015 Rankings - 29
  • 2014 Rankings - 66

Law Firms in Philadelphia

We at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin maintain a steadfast commitment to providing our clients with a consistently high level of defense representation and service. Our firm is committed to providing our clients with professional, responsive and courteous treatment from all of our staff members. The attorneys of our law firm continue to strive for excellence in their professional work, client relations and personal growth....

Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is one of the region's most respected law firms. Throughout our history, we have provided comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies, prominent regional businesses, banks, insurance and lending institutions, hospital and physician groups, charitable and non-profit institutions, municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals....

Our roots can be traced to attorney and art collector John G. Johnson, the most prominent and influential Philadelphia lawyer of the late 19th century. Mr. Johnson tried 182 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and practiced law until his death in 1917, whereupon he bequeathed his collection of more than 1,200 paintings to the citizens of Philadelphia. Despite his death, attorneys who practiced under the esteemed Mr. Johnson continued to work together and founded in 1921 the genesis of what has ...

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FirstPRO Inc

When I established firstPRO in 1986, our goal was to provide the very best talent in the marketplace. We have grown to over $30 million in annual revenue and are now one of the fastest growing independently owned firms in the country. In 2007, firstPRO was ranked #1 in Contingency Executive Recruitm...

Rank 45
Abelson Legal Search

Abelson Legal Search has built its reputation as the first name in legal recruiting through our exceptional, in-depth market knowledge and personal service. We get it, and it shows in our successful placement record. Since 1990, recognizing the need for client-focused, legal placement services, we d...

Rank 75
JuriStaff, Inc.

JuriStaff is an expert in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective staffing solutions that offer flexibility in tackling labor- and resource-intensive components of their workload. JuriStaff is a trusted partner to law firms, corporations and government entities. With credentialed specialists...

Rank 79

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    Susan Rubinovitz owns and runs SMR Legal Search, a compliance and executive legal recruiting firm based in Philadelphia and New Jersey. We've profiled her in the past on LawCrossing, and are glad we had a chance to catch up with her and her firm. SMR specializes in lawyers from all areas of practice and focuses on making permanent placements throughout the Northeast. The recruiting firm also places compliance professionals and in-house attorneys throughout the country as well as placing attorneys overseas. Prior to founding her company, Susan worked at law firms of various sizes. She started out at one of Boston’s top Plaintiff’s firms. Then she worked at a national mid-size commercial firm, representing banks and other financial institutions. Susan also worked as an attorney handling child abuse matters for a non-profit agency, and she managed her own law firm, where she handled a variety of civil matters and was Court Appointed to represent a number of child abuse and neglect victims. In addition to being an accomplished attorney, Susan was chosen to be a judge at The Lawyers on the Fast Track in Pennsylvania. + read more
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