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

From East to West, Big Law Comes Out for Pride

On Sunday, June 25th, Pride Month celebrations will culminate with parades across the country, fromRead more

Years After Legal Troubles, Ex-Big Law Partner Re-Emerges

David Schwinger appears to have revived his law career.       Read more

Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family in land taking case

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-3 Friday in Murr v. Wisconsin [SCOTUSRead more

Lewis Rice's Rare Subsidiary Law Firm Expands in St. Louis

A Midwest experiment to provide trusts and estates legal services at a lower cost is showing signs oRead more

Prepaid legal services provider LegalShield adapts by ‘adding a layer of technology’

Ari Kaplan spoke with Keri Norris, the senior vice president for regulatory affairs and a chief legaRead more

Abrams Calls Mining Magnate?s Libel Suit Against HBO a Long Shot

British comedian John Oliver will likely ultimately prevail in a defamation suit filed against him aRead more

Supreme Court decides for immigrant who received poor advice from counsel

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday for an immigrant who had receiveRead more

Federal judge orders major changes to Arizona death penalty procedures

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] signed an order [teRead more

Federal appeals court upholds almost all convictions of former CIA officer

[JURIST] A panel consisting of three judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [offRead more

Supreme Court rules against property owners in takings case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled against four siblings who contended zoning regulations constiRead more

Supreme Court rules excluding public from jury selection does not invalidate conviction

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that where there is a public-tRead more

Supreme Court: naturalized citizens cannot lose citizenship based on immaterial false statements

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Thursday that naturalized cRead more

Trump and Devos Deliver One-Two Punch on Law School Loans

For young lawyers hoping that public service loan forgiveness could be an answer to a lifetime of stRead more

Hiring Misfires Show Need for Tougher Law Firm Vetting

In less than a year, Big Law has seen at least three lateral hires go seriously, even criminally, awRead more

Canadian Firm Launches Fund Targeting Tech Industry Clients

Toronto-based Blake, Cassels & Graydon is launching a first-of-its-kind fund to provide subsidizRead more

Supreme Court upholds DC murder convictions

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday upheld the convictions [opinion, PDF] of severalRead more

Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health care bill [text, PDF] Thursday, proposing numeRead more

Caesars Bankruptcy Still Paying Out to Three Big Firms

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Chicago recently approved payments to Kirkland, Jones Day and Proskauer RRead more

Family of Michael Brown reach settlement with city of Ferguson

A federal judge approved [order, PDF] a settlement Tuesday between the family of Michael Brown and tRead more

Ex-Big Law Associate Sells Experience With Legal Startup

Abdi Shayesteh, a former King & Spalding associate who held several Big Law and in-house roles,Read more

Kirkland Bankruptcy Partner Gives Back Amid Cancer Battle

Joshua Sussberg, a business finance and restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York, iRead more

Missouri AG files suit against three opioid manufacturers

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley [official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against thRead more

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