CLS Legal Staffing really came through for us when we were trying to fill a very unique opening for a legal secretary. Simone responded to our requests by providing us with a large selection of not only qualified candidates, but candidates who were also a perfect fit for the culture of our firm. The team listened and took the time to understood how best to meet our needs and this spoke volumes about their client service. They were very responsive and efficient throughout the entire process and we will certainly be using them again for future hires.

Jennifer A. Thomas, Human Resources Manager REED SMITH LLP

I recently used CLS Legal Staffing to hire a part-time legal assistant for my suburban law practice. I immediately received resumes for a variety of well qualified individuals. Within a very short period of time, I met and selected a candidate for the job. I was impressed with the efficiency of the individuals I worked with at CLS, the prompt responses to my communications, and, as indicated above, the quality of the candidates presented. I will most definitely use CLS for my future staffing needs.

Annette B. Hurley, Partner HURLEY LAW OFFICE, LLC

We had a unique legal assistant need for our growing legal department. Simone at CLS carefully assessed our needs and found us a candidate that was no less than a perfect fit. Going far beyond standard recruiting efforts, Simone showed her expertise in carefully assessed our needs and matching that with the candidates she presented. CLS will be a resource going forward.

David Mahoney, PHR, Human Resource Consultant COVERDELL & COMPANY INC.

CLS was very accommodating and provided quality paralegal staff to meet our specific needs.

Judith Borenstein, General Counsel SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL

I was very impressed with the professional attention and honest communication I received from CLS Legal Staffing. They provided an array of quality candidates during our search process. I expect top quality service and CLS delivered.

Jeff Schelinski, Administrative Director LEVIN & SCHREDER, LTD.

CLS helped us to staff a new internal trademark function in our company. They identified several highly qualified candidates in a short time, which allowed us to make great choices for each of the positions to be filled. We couldn't be happier.

Stuart Graff, Sr. Counsel And Director Of Intellectual Property Law NEWELL RUBBERMAID

CLS Legal Staffing is one of the most professional and client-friendly legal staffing companies in Chicago. Our company has very specific needs in regards to staffing legal teammates and CLS Legal Staffing truly cared about our staffing requirements. They ask the right questions and quickly provided us with the perfect candidate for our staffing needs.

Jennifer Cullerton, Senior Coordinator, Human Resources BFS RETAIL & COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS, LLC

Simone has been very strategic and timely with providing legal personnnel to our company. I also appreciate her positive personality and it is a pleasure to partner with her through CLS Staffing for our legal staffing needs.

Karen Evertsen, Sr. Corporate Staffing Consultant ABRAXIS BIOSCIENCE

We found our most recent paralegal hire through CLS Legal Staffing. We had very specialized needs, and CLS Legal Staffing was able to present us with a range of highly qualified candidates. Their staff also was helpful in closing the deal. In the end, their support enabled us to hire a great paralegal.

Douglas N. Masters, Esq. LOEB & LOEB

I recently started working with CLS Legal Staffing as we had a need to hire a paralegal and our current methods of recruiting were not meeting our needs. Simone at CLS assisted us with the search and we ended up hiring one of the candidates they presented to us. Since then, we are now using them for two additional searches. CLS was efficient in their search and presented quality candidates.

Carrie Novak, PHR, Assistant Director Of Human Resources HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION

All you need to do is look at the number of candidate testimonials from Latham & Watkins paralegals to see how many top quality candidates Simone Green of CLS Legal Staffing has found for the firm. Our paralegal program has been growing tremendously in the past few years and I can count on CLS Legal Staffing to research the job requirements and present the top candidates that match the position—whether it be in the litigation or transactional areas. Simone’s expertise has helped us reduce the time we waste on screening candidates who don’t match the job requirements and helped us find and focus on recruiting the top candidates available in the Chicago market.

Barbara Pipchok, Senior Paralegal & Paralegal Coordinator LATHAM & WATKINS

CLS’s efforts in determining client needs and goals are superior. This skill, combined with timely follow up and extensive candidate search capabilities, makes them an extremely effective resource for the legal employer.


Our firm has worked with Chicago Legal Search continuously over the past 20 years. Throughout that time, we have found their team to be very capable, responsive and result oriented. By producing quality leads that seem to fit well with our firm culture, CLS has helped us avoid the inefficiencies that often plague the recruitment process. We have found that because CLS has taken the time to learn about our firm and our specific searches on an individualized basis, the leads they generate are not voluminous, but specially targeted to our needs with a keen eye towards “fit”. Their approach to these intangible factors is very unique and one that is not often duplicated by other recruiting firms.

Stephen M. Ruffalo, Managing Partner FUCHS & ROSELLI, LTD.

I have enjoyed working with Chicago Legal Search in placing attorneys at Accenture. They have taken a genuine interest in getting to know more about the company and really understanding what we are looking for in our candidates. They have placed some great candidates over the past year, and I look forward to our continuing partnership in the future.”

Susan G. Marlow, Enterprise Recruiting ACCENTURE HR SERVICES

Chicago Legal Search was very thorough about asking the right questions so that they could better understand the requirements of the position we were looking to fill. As a result, there was no time wasted in interviewing candidates that did not have the background or experience we were looking for, and in no time we had one of the candidates working with us. Chicago Legal Search was not only thorough upfront, but they remained actively involved throughout the entire process. Without a doubt, if we ever have the need to fill another position in this field our first call will definitely go to Chicago Legal Search.”

Norma Jean Valadez, SVP/Managing Director of Accounting EDELMAN

Chicago Legal Search has assisted us with our in-house attorney searches. Their recruiters quickly presented resumes of several exceptional candidates and assisted us throughout the hiring process. The attorneys we hired have been great additions to our legal department. We are extremely pleased with the results of our recruiting relationship with Chicago Legal Search.


Freeborn & Peters relies on Chicago Legal Search for more than mere resumes, we look to them for advice and counsel regarding individuals. Chicago Legal Search consistently takes the time to learn and understand our firm’s special practice needs and goals, as well as our unique philosophy and culture, to help us achieve long-term, rewarding professional relationships. There exists with Chicago Legal Search a sense of trust and commitment that is seldom duplicated by other professionals.

William N. Howard, Esq. FREEBORN & PETERS

Chicago Legal Search has made a concerted effort to understand thoroughly our firm’s culture, business and hiring criteria. We have been absolutely delighted with the caliber of attorney placed with us by Chicago Legal Search.

Gene Leone, Managing Partner PIRCHER NICHOLS & MEEKS

Chicago Legal Search filled 2 in-house counsel positions for us. We received prompt and professional service from CLS associates and very qualified candidates were always presented. CLS always makes sure the candidates are prepared for the interview, and know the culture of our company, and desire to live in a rural area before coming in. I anticipate future openings within the legal department as we are a growing company and I would not hesitate to contact CLS first.

Heidi T. Mitchell, Director, Human Resources ZIMMER, INC.

Chicago Legal Search was able to deliver even with hard to find criteria for our in-house legal needs. CLS took time to fully understand our business and exactly what we were looking for in a great match, not just from a technical aspect, but also from a company fit. I appreciated their flexibility and consistency in providing top talent for our company in a timely manner.

Sarah Wahlstrom, Human Resources Manager DYSON, INC.