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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  • Gary is an outstanding recruiter who took a sincere interest and active approach in helping to secure a job offer for me.  Gary and I worked together in identifying potential employers, developing a business plan, preparing for interviews, securing phone interviews and office visits, and eventually obtaining the offer.  Throughout this process, Gary was very responsive and provided much appreciated guidance based on his extensive experience in placing attorneys with top law firms.  Gary was truly a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services going forward.

    Thomas M. Asmar, Associate

    Latham & Watkins LLP