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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 Pittsburgh and Near Locations

Carpenter Legal Search, Inc.

Rank 236

Carpenter Legal Search, Inc.

204 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone : 412-255-3770
Fax : 412-255-3780
Website :

2017 Legal Recruiters List Rankings


Lori J. Carpenter founded Carpenter Legal Search, Inc. (CLS) in 1994, after establishing her niche in legal search and recruitment as a top biller for a local recruiting firm. With over 25 years in the legal search industry, Lori has leveraged her extensive knowledge and experience to conduct permanent attorney searches at all levels for corporations and law firms nationally. Since the inception of CLS, Lori and her highly trained search consultants have partnered with clients to build legal departments and practice groups across all industries in all legal specialties. Utilizing a detailed and comprehensive search process and a vast network of client and candidate relationships, CLS identifies first-rate legal talent for our clients, accessing not only those candidates who are seeking a new opportunity, but also uncovering those top quality passive candidates who are not currently seeking a new position. As such, we are able to present our clients with high caliber candidates not readily found by other legal search firms. Our mission... At Carpenter Legal Search, we build and foster working relationships as a profession. We do not just send resumes and set up interviews. We are dedicated to seeking out the most qualified attorneys and to assessing that diversified pool of talent to identify the best overall candidates for our clients. We take into account not only experience and education, but also other unique qualities that make an individual successful in a particular client's work environment. We assist our clients and our candidates in evaluating every aspect of a potential opportunity, leading our clients to find the most qualified attorneys to augment their legal teams and our candidates to take the next successful step in their legal careers. We focus on the fit, always mindful that we are investing in both our clients and candidates for the long term. Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy... Carpenter Legal Search is a woman owned small business and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation or other protected bases. CLS conducts candidate searches that are inclusive, not exclusive, providing clients with applicants that represent the available pool of legal talent.

Past Years Rankings

  • 2016 Rankings - 233
  • 2015 Rankings - 33
  • 2014 Rankings - 45

Law Firms in Pittsburgh

The attorneys of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. are dedicated to developing a thorough understanding of a client's business and industry. By understanding a client's business needs, we are able to deliver the superior level of client service that has been the guiding principle for Tucker Arensberg lawyers for more than 100 years. Since 1900, Tucker Arensberg has continued to broaden its practice areas to meet the changing needs of our clients and to help them to capitalize on opportunities to achie...

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Zimmer Kunz is an independent, nationally recognized civil litigation firm specializing in both commercial and personal matters. Zimmer Kunz’s attorneys are sought after litigators in such practice areas as insurance defense, toxic and environmental torts and energy and natural resources, among others. Our clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to small, family-owned businesses, yet all benefit from our commitment to service and a focus...

Babst Calland is a law firm with a reputation for delivering the highest level of client service. Our philosophy is simple. As an integrated group of more than 130 attorneys, we work as a team, not as a group of sole practitioners. We have been providing focused legal services to corporations, closely-held businesses and municipalities since 1986. We do not strive to be all things to all people. Instead, we strive to be the best in our focused practice areas....

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McAnney, Esposito & Kraybill Associates, Inc.

McAnney, Esposito & Kraybill Associates, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Susan Kraybill, a former New York City attorney recruiter. After transferring operation of the firm to Principals Maura McAnney, Esq. and Valerie Esposito, Esq. in the early 1990s, Ms. Kraybill assumed a consulting role which she m...

Rank 104

Choice Counsel has been providing top-notch document review teams and contract attorneys and paralegals for 15 years. Our focus has always been on providing the best talent. Over the years we have worked tirelessly to improve our processes as the industry has become more mature. The ownership...

Rank 302
Point Legal LLC

POINT LEGAL provides confidential consulting services for law firms and corporate legal departments. POINT LEGAL also is associated with several firms and individuals expert in the related areas of public speaking, counseling, feasibility, cost analysis, marketing, insurance and technology. Upon req...

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