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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 Washington and Near Locations

Dresam Advisors LLC.

Rank 344

Dresam Advisors LLC.

1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036
Phone : 202-261-3544
Website :

2017 Legal Recruiters List Rankings


Dresam Advisors’ founder, Katherine (“Kitty”) Lichtmann Dockser, has been an active member of the greater Washington, D.C. legal community since graduating from The University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. After leaving private practice with Hogan & Hartson in 1994, Kitty formed her own executive search firm representing Fortune 500 clients and after quick success was invited to join as a principal of Heidrick & Struggles, one of the top executive search firms in the world. Drawing on those past experiences, Kitty then reestablished her own company and has successfully completed many in house senior level attorney searches as well as partner, practice group and associate placements over the past 16+ years.

Past Years Rankings

  • 2016 Rankings - 126
  • 2015 Rankings - 224
  • 2014 Rankings - 372

Law Firms in Washington

WilmerHale provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more “bet the company” issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to ant...

The firm was founded, as Hyman & Phelps, on St. Patrick's Day in 1980. There were three founders: Paul Hyman, Jim Phelps, and Bob Dormer. They left a New York-based firm to create their own practice. The goal of the new firm was to provide service to clients regulated primarily by the Food and Drug Administration, the agency with which the three founders had extensive experience. When Steve McNamara joined the practice in 1984, the firm became known as Hyman, Phelps & McNamara. Later that year, ...

Miller & Chevalier was founded as the first federal tax practice in the United States. Our Administrative and Tax Controversy practice solves clients’ most difficult problems administratively and in the courts. In the area of tax planning and consulting, we regularly handle all of the U.S. federal tax aspects of complex, multi-billion dollar, multinational transactions. In addition, we represent clients in complex tax policy matters. Our lawyers have a broad range of technical experience and i...

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Rhodes & Weinstock, LLC

Rhodes & Weinstock, LLC is a full service staffing and consulting company, specializing in placing candidates in temporary and permanent Legal, Information Technology, Accounting & Finance and Administrative positions. We look beyond just the resume – we evaluate our candidate’s leadership style...

Rank 12
Pat Taylor and Associates, Inc.

Since 1992, these three principles helped PTA aggressively expand from one woman’s vision to a dedicated team of experts fully invested in understanding and realizing our clients’ goals. From traditional legal staffing solutions to cutting-edge outsourcing alternatives, PTA team members are eage...

Rank 91
The NewinCo, Inc.

The NewinCo provides search and recruitment counseling and placement services solely to attorneys, law firms and corporations. Established in 2002, in Washington, DC, The NewinCo’s staff have over thirty years of collective experience in the field on five continents. Our goal is the creation of ...

Rank 130

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Sheila Mahadevan
Monday, November 10, 2014

Kitty was recommended to me for her extensive knowledge of the legal community in Washington, D.C. She assisted me in obtaining my current position and I would recommend her to anyone. She is professional and knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with. She makes herself available to you at all times, understanding how important timing is when navigating the job market. Kitty is truly one of a kind!
Aisha Cassis
Monday, November 10, 2014

Kitty is an outstanding and very hard-working recruiter who helped me land my dream job. I have worked with a number of recruiters and my experience working with Kitty surpassed all expectations. She moved very quickly, prepared me well for my interviews, and checked in regularly to provide helpful updates on the status of my application. And, even more, Kitty is an exceedingly pleasant person and a pleasure to work with. If I ever consider moving, I would absolutely work with her again.
Robert Steinwurtzel
Monday, November 10, 2014

I would highly recommend Kitty. I have interacted with Kitty for approximately 15 years, when she helped me expand my environmental practice group. Several years ago I needed to relocate my practice and relied upon Kitty to help me successfully transition to Baker Hostetler. Upon arriving at Baker, Kitty has helped me recruit several very talented lawyers. Kitty is extremely knowledgeable about the industry, very responsive, and a pleasure to work with.

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