About Us

Established in 1988, Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., a diversity-owned business, is the preeminent legal search firm in Chicago. Our clients range from the largest law firms and corporations in the Chicago metropolitan area to unique boutiques and privately held companies. Our primary focus is attorney recruitment and placement. Clients and candidates alike can expect a pro-active, tailored search on their behalf. Employers, as well as attorneys seeking new opportunities, consistently tell us how satisfied they are with our performance. In 2001, we established CLS Legal Staffing, a division that places outstanding paralegals, legal secretaries and support staff. In 2011, we officially launched CLS Executive Search, a retained division that focuses exclusively on providing executive-level recruiting and consulting services.

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  • Alan was a great help to me in my job search even before he ever met me. He is very knowledgeable about the Chicago market and was a great encouragement throughout the process. I’m lucky to have found him – I think it made all the difference in landing at a great firm.

    Amy Mahone, Of Counsel

    Baker Donelson


Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. 180 N. LaSalle St., Suite 3525, Chicago, IL 60601 312.251.2580.