Mestel & Company's Recognized Consultants

Our greatest strength lies in our exceptional team of industry-recognized placement consultants, who are dedicated to candor, integrity, and the highest quality of service. They provide expert guidance and valuable knowledge from having strong relationships with each client’s key decision makers and conducting diligent market research. We know that the combination of intelligence, effort, experience, and sensitivity to the importance of every attorney’s career trajectory creates excellent results. Our success is proven through the company’s thousands of outstanding placements and in the unwavering loyalty of our clients and attorneys.

Avery Ellis, Esq.

Nat’l Executive Managing Director
Partners, Groups, and Mergers

“As a recruiter who aims to help both candidates and clients, I firmly believe that the best deals create significant value on both sides of the table.”

Avery has an extensive career of recruiting partners for the top global, national, and regional law firms. In addition, Avery works closely on mergers and practice group acquisitions. He has completed numerous individual partner and group placements, and some of the highest profile law firm mergers. With 25 years of recruiting and legal experience, Avery understands all the key elements that make a deal successful from start to finish. He has also been a trusted career advisor to numerous senior government lawyers in their transition to the private sector.

Avery joined Mestel & Company in 1998. Previously, Avery worked in the U.S. Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division for six years. He joined the Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Avery earned his J.D. from University at Buffalo School of Law and B.A. in Government and Politics from University of Maryland. He is the father of two young children and enjoys music, running, and biking on the beach.

Contact Avery
aellis@mestel.com
213.258.4612 |  202.524.6361