The Mestel Difference

Founded in 1987, Mestel & Company is a leader in legal search and recruitment consulting with a prominent legacy and a forward-looking vision.  Our dedication to honesty, candor, and integrity sets us apart from our competitors.  Our deep experience, track record, and professional network are unparalleled.  We excel in the advancement of careers for individual associates, of counsel, partners, in-house counsel as well as facilitate the movement of groups and complex law firm mergers.

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Our consultants are strategically located nationwide and uniquely operate as one collaborative team.

Awards & Accolades

Mestel & Company wins the award for Best Attorney Placement Firm 2016 – USA in the 2016 CV Magazine Recruitment Awards.  Read more


Mestel & Company has again been named in Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016.  View the full list

Industry News

Hogan Lovells Hollers at HayBoo for Latest Lateral Hire

Ricardo ?Rick? Martinez, co-leader of the trade and export finance practice at Haynes and Boone, hasRead more

King & Spalding's Latest Lateral Recruit Has Firm Headed to Chicago

Rather than return to Latham & Watkins, Zachary Fardon chose to build a King & Spalding offiRead more

UK Litigation Funder Woodsford Puts $20M Toward Lewis Baach

London-based Woodsford Litigation Funding Ltd. on Wednesday announced a $20 million investment dealRead more

After students wait a day for answers, Charlotte Law says it took down website to comply with law

Charlotte School of Law intends to comply with North Carolina law, and its leaders say that is why iRead more

Is Change Now Unstoppable for Law Firm Billing?

New billing models are about to sweep the industry, according to one law firm leader who says alternRead more

From C-suite to legal service founder, Michael Mills has always been a leader (podcast)

It's common now for large law firms to have a chief knowledge officer to determine how technology caRead more

Big Law Responds to Trump's Charlottesville Protest Remarks

In the days following the violent clashes between rival groups of protesters in Charlottesville, VirRead more

Oblon's Scott McKeown to Take Over PTAB Practice at Ropes & Gray

McKeown, an active litigator before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, fills a gap left by Steven BaRead more

Alt-Right Lawyer Who Organized Charlottesville Rally Launches Senate Bid

Augustus Sol Invictus, a retired Florida lawyer, was one of the organizers of the "Unite the Right"Read more

Nothing 'Negative' About Philadelphia Lawyers? Texans Talk It Over in Duane Morris Case

Is running a trial practice at a corporate Phlia. firm "kind of like being the second-best ballerinaRead more

Half-Dozen Firms Help Jeter's Group Reel in MLB's Marlins

Wachtell, Skadden, Proskauer Rose, Foley & Lardner and Akerman are among a handful of large lawRead more

ABA Report Promotes Changes to Treat Addiction, Depression

A report released Monday by the American Bar Association hopes to help the legal profession addressRead more

Sessions orders federal probe into Charlottesville violence

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official website] on Saturday announced a federal civil rights inRead more

President Trump signs bill allocating government funds for veterans' private medical care

President Donald Trump [official profile] signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act [text, PDFRead more

Illinois Governor signs legislation removing statutes of limitations on sexual abuse crimes

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner [official website] signed SB 189 [text, PDF] on Friday removing the sRead more

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against cigarette tax

The Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] against a state cigarette tax [teRead more

Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun tax

[JURIST] The Washington Supreme Court [official website] upheld Seattle's tax [ordinance, PDF] on guRead more

Federal appeals court rules military judge should have recused himself in 9/11 case

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled WedneRead more

Federal judge dismisses case over Texas anti-sanctuary city legislation

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] on WRead more

Texas lawmakers approve bill restricting insurance coverage for abortions

The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill [text, PDF] that would prohibit healRead more

Federal judge strikes Louisiana law requiring foreign-born marriage applicants to present birth certificates

A federal judge in Louisiana ruled [text, PDF] against the state on Tuesday in a constitutional chalRead more

Transgender servicemembers sue Trump administration over 'ban'

Five unnamed transgender military servicemembers filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against PresidentRead more

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