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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 Boston and Near Locations

Kwatcher Legal Placement, LLC

Rank 231

Kwatcher Legal Placement, LLC

101 Federal Street, Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110
Phone : 617-478-0550
Fax : 617-478-0501
Website :

2017 Legal Recruiters List Rankings


Mark Kwatcher has nearly 25 years of experience in the legal profession, he has been considered one of the nation's premier attorney placement specialists. With a track record of unparalleled success and customer satisfaction, Kwatcher offers both candidates (attorneys seeking placement) and employers (law firms and corporations) the highest quality of personal attention and service. We know the market. We know the professionals. We place attorneys specializing in litigation, finance, bankruptcy, environmental, ERISA, real estate, tax, corporate, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care and other practice areas. Positions range from junior associate to senior partner, staff attorney and general counsel. Our clients vary: we have long-standing relationships with many of the nation's largest law firms and corporations as well as with small, dynamic boutiques. We know the market. We know the professionals. That means we can find the best fit, every time. To see a listing of current employment opportunities, please visit our Job Postings page. As you can see, I'm not just starting out. Mark Kwatcher began his career as an associate with the general practice law firm of Brickley, Sears and Cole in Boston, where his emphasis was in litigation and real estate. In 1983, Mark shifted his career focus to attorney placement and joined a fledgling firm where eventually he became a partner. Mark quickly earned the reputation of being the preeminent individual in attorney placement in New England. In June of 1996, Mark founded Kwatcher Legal Placement LLC. He sat on the Board of Directors at Temple Israel at Natick, Mass., and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister Association of Boston. He has also been a sponsor of the Massachusetts College of Art Auction since 2002. Mark graduated from the Noble & Greenough school in Dedham, MA in 1975. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Government and History from Clark University in Worcester, MA and received his Law Degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1982.

Past Years Rankings

  • 2016 Rankings - 128
  • 2015 Rankings - 98
  • 2014 Rankings - 237

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