Ristvey Legal Search, LLC

Specialists in Permanent Attorney and Paralegal Placements

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a boutique legal recruiting firm and noted specialist in all levels of permanent attorney and paralegal placement, meeting the unique hiring needs of law firms and corporations in the legal markets throughout the United States and abroad, with particular focus on the East Coast.


Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), and strictly adheres to and exceeds NALSC Code of Ethics.

Services

Discovering high-caliber legal talent within law firms and in-house corporate legal departments.

Clients

 

Clients

At Ristvey Legal Search, LLC we value our relationships with the clients we serve. We work hard to:

  • Forge strong, meaningful and trusting relationships with our clients
  • Gain a keen insight into our clients' cluture and values
  • Discover those intangible qualities in our talnted candidates that make lasting and worthy matches

Our philosophy is simple: When we discover high-caliber legal talent that meets or exceed your expetations, we give you the competitive edge you seek.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC focuses on the recruitment of permanent attorney and paralegal placements from all specialty practice areas, nationally and abroad, with an emphasis on the East Coast.

  • Partners
  • Associates
  • Practice Groups
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Paralegals

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC knows the legal market, and keeps abreast of the changes affecting the market place and the practice of law. Using our diverse network within the legal industry and our creative research methods, Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is able to discover talented attorneys and paralegals. Potential matches are carefully interviewed and vetted to ensure that they possess the experience, credentials, abilities, and values our clients are seeking. We do not submit or disclose any potential match without first obtaining definitive authorization from the attorney or paralegal candidate.

We are mindful that confidentiality is an essential element of every search. As a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, (NALSC), we strictly adhere to and exceed the NALSC Code of Ethics.

If you are a firm representative seeking more information about our search process and unique fee offerings, please call Stephanie A. Ristvey, President at 215.579.0600, or e-mail.

You will find that our unique fee structure for attorney and paralegal matches is competitive. No fee is due unless a match has been made.

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Attorneys

 

Attorney Candidates

Although our principal relationships are with our clients, Ristvey Legal Search, LLC values our relationships with our attorney candidates. Forging strong, meaningful and trusting relationships with our candidates affords us the opportunity to get to know you , your career goals, practice and values, enabling us to make matches with law firms and corporate legal departments that share your goals, philosophy and values.

Because we work with a limited clientele, our clients have exacting requirements and seek only those candidates that fit their specific criteria: strong academic credentials and experience practicing law in well-regarded law firms and corporate legal departments. It is not very often that we are asked to fill entry-level positions.

Once we receive your resume, we will objectively and candidly review your credentials to determine which positions may be a match. Should, we find a match, we will meet with you and provide you with relevant information about the position and our client's firm or corporate legal department.

Only upon your explicit consent will we present a detailed and confidential profile delineating your experience and qualifications, including your resume to our client for consideration. We also will provide our assessment of your qualifications and why we believe you would be a match for the position. We will work with you every step of the way including interview strategy and offer negotiation. Naturally, we keep our candidates apprised of their status.

If we are unable to place you, we will direct you to appropriate resources and will critique your resume and writing samples free of charge.

Partners & Attorneys with Portable Business

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC understands that Partners and Attorneys with portable business have specific needs when considering new opportunities. Regardless of your reason for wanting to explore a change, we are here to confidentially advise and guide you to make your transition a positive and rewarding one.

If you are an attorney looking for new opportunities and seeking more information about our search process, please call Stephanie A. Ristvey, President at 215.579.0600, or e-mail your resume and preferred contact information.

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Paralegals

 

Paralegal Candidates

Although our principal relationships are with our clients, Ristvey Legal Search, LLC values our relationships with our paralegal candidates. Forging strong, meaningful and trusting relationships with our paralegal candidates affords us the opportunity to get to know you and your career goals, skill sets and values, enabling us to make matches with law firms and corporate legal departments that will give you the opportunity to work in an environment that permits you to thrive and be successful.

Because we work with a limited clientele, our clients have exacting requirements and seek only those candidates that fit their specific criteria. Most often, our clients seek paralegals with strong academic credentials, particularly those who hold Bachelor’s degrees and a certificate from an ABA approved Paralegal Program or an Associate’s degrees from ABA approved Paralegal programs, along with solid work experience with well- regarded law firms and in-house corporate legal departments. It is not very often that we are asked to fill entry-level positions.

Once we receive your resume, we will objectively and candidly review your credentials to determine which positions may be a match. Should a position matching your credentials materialize, we will meet with you to assess your professional skills and career goals to ensure that your resume accurately reflects your qualifications. We also will provide you with relevant information about the position and our client’s firm or corporation. Only upon your explicit consent will we present a detailed and confidential profile delineating your experience and qualifications, including your resume to our client for consideration. We also will provide our assessment of your qualifications and why we believe you would be a match for the position submitted. We will work with you every step of the way including interviewing strategies and negotiating an offer. Naturally, we keep our candidates apprised of their status.

For paralegals looking for opportunities and seeking more information about our search process, please call Stephanie A. Ristvey, President at 215.579.0600, or e-mail your resume in a Word document.

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Select Openings

 

Select Openings

In order to preserve client confidentiality, we do not publish all of our clients' open positions. Below please find a list of some of the opportunities currently available.

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Credentials

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Credentials

Thank you for choosing Ristvey Legal Search, LLC. We look forward to working with you as you transition into your new position. In strict confidence, kindly submit your resume in a Word document.

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Blog

 

Blog

A legal recruiter’s blog . . . On placing high caliber attorneys and paralegals in law firms and in-house corporate legal departments

Jul 07: Trending Practice Areas for Paralegals

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Trending Practice Areas for Paralegals

Stephanie Ristvey - Monday, July 07, 2014

WHAT PRACTICE AREAS ARE TRENDING FOR PARALEGALS

By Stephanie A. Ristvey, Owner/President, Ristvey Legal Search LLC

If you’re contemplating a job change or a new specialty, environmental law and intellectual property law are in-demand practice areas you might want to consider.

Environmental Law                       

Environmental  (or “green”) law issues are as varied and interesting as today’s headline news.  You could be researching water rights issues related to severe drought, preparing for hearings on the contamination of drinking water by hydraulic fracking in the natural gas extraction industry, or performing environmental due diligence for property acquisitions and development.

Not currently familiar with environmental law?  Be prepared to be your own teacher!  When I worked on mold contamination cases as a beginning paralegal, I did my homework on the science of mold.  It was a huge learning curve for me because I’d avoided science courses in college.  However, I understood that in order to be taken seriously, I had to become a mold expert.

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is an expanding field.  Everyone – businesses, authors, musicians, even tattoo artists – wants to protect their creative work.  If a company considers its intellectual capital to be one of its most valuable assets, then trademarks, copyrights, and patents for scientific and technological innovations are critical.

In addition, the global digital world has created issues around the protection of electronic content (from the Internet to smartphones), and in the last few years we’ve seen an uptick in lawsuits involving software-related patents as well.

Here again, you could be dealing with very technologically sophisticated patents in complex fields such as nanotechnology, pharmacology, or engineering (just to name a few) so you’ll have to be motivated to learn and do research if you don’t have a math or science background.

Recommendations

Whichever field you chose, you’ll have to monitor recent court decisions and stay on top of the latest changes in the laws.  Since you’ll be a liaison between your firm, your client, and state and federal regulatory agencies, top-notch writing and communication skills are indispensable.



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SELECT OPENINGS

Job Title: Health Care Transactional & Compliance Attorney

We have an excellent opportunity with our client, an AV Rated and very collegial firm located in suburban Philadelphia that is growing its Health Care practice.  Qualified candidates will have experience representing physician, physician groups, hospitals, health care systems, service providers, out- patient diagnostic centers and pharmaceutical companies with regulatory and compliance matters, including HIPAA, HITECH, and Stark, I and II, as well as advising clients on business formation, corporate governance and commercial transactions, including  mergers and acquisitions.  The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, and at least modest portables. This firm is known for cultivating talent, offering real opportunities that can take your practice to the next level. 

Location: Suburban Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Healthcare Attorney

Prominent regional firm is looking to grow its suburban office by adding a healthcare attorney  or a practice group who are experienced advising physicians, practice groups, hospitals, long-term care and service providers on regulatory and  compliance matters (STARK, HIPAA, HITECH, etc.), as well as corporate structuring, business formation, transactions and M&A activities and joint ventures.  If your practice has plateaued, or if your group feels stagnant and that your firm is going in a different direction that is not advantageous to your clients or your marketing and cross-selling needs, this firm may be just what you are looking for to take your practice or group to a different level in 2018. Extremely collegial and forward-thinking attorneys at this life-balanced and friendly environment. Qualified candidates shall have PA Bar in good standing, and portables in excess of $400K. New Jersey Bar a plus.

For more information, please contact,  Stephanie Ristvey in strict confidence at 215.759.0600 or email her: stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com.

Location: Suburban Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Healthcare Attorney or Group

Prominent regional firm is looking to grow its suburban office by adding a healthcare attorney  or a practice group who are experienced advising physicians, practice groups, hospitals, long-term care and service providers on regulatory and  compliance matters (STARK, HIPAA, HITECH, etc.), as well as corporate structuring, business formation, transactions and M&A activities and joint ventures.  If your practice has plateaued, or if your group feels stagnant and that your firm is going in a different direction that is not advantageous to your clients or your marketing and cross-selling needs, this firm may be just what you are looking for to take your practice or group to a different level in 2018. Extremely collegial and forward-thinking attorneys at this life-balanced and friendly environment. Qualified candidates shall have PA Bar in good standing, and portables in excess of $400K. New Jersey Bar a plus.

For more information, please contact,  Stephanie Ristvey in strict confidence at 215.759.0600 or email her: stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com.

Location: Suburban Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Intellectual Property Partner

Ristvey Legal Search is working with a West Coast Firm desiring IP partner with experience  handling all aspects of  copyright, trademark and patent matters, including software licensing agreements for Philadelphia office. Qualified candidates shall have at least $500K in business, and licensed to practice law in PA and US Patent & Trademark Office bar member. If you are looking for a change and want more control over they way you practice law and how you service your clients, you cannot pass up this great opportunity.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Ristvey in strict confidence: stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com or call her: 215.579.0600

Location: Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Intellectual Property-Patent Litigation Associate

Well- respected and highly sought Patent Litigation Partner of top law firm is seeking an associate to assist him representing biotech and other corporate clients in sophisticated patent litigation and post-grant proceedings. The right candidate will possess a PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or biotechnology, and has demonstrated proficiency in drafting pleadings, discovery responses in patent prosecution matters. Excellent communication and legal research skills.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to be groomed for partnership tract in a very collegial firm that cultivates talent. Qualifications: A minimum of 4-5 year's relevant experience  with active admissions to practice law in Virginia and/or DC, and before the US Patent and Trademark Office. For discreet inquiries, please call Stephanie Ristvey at 215.579.0600 or 215.696.2031 (mobile) or by emailing your curriculum vitae in confidence: stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com

Location: Greater Washington,DC
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Opportunities for Attorneys with Books of Business

Are you a senior-level attorney or partner-level attorney with at least $400 K in solid business in the areas of Estates and Trusts; Health Care Transactional/ Regulatory Compliance; Corporate Transactional/Business Law or have a general practice? If so, there are several opportunities with some financially sound and highly regarded firms, looking to grow in order to serve the needs of their clients. For more information, please call Stephanie at 215.579.0600 or contact her through e-mail at stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com

Location: Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Partners with Portables

Our client, a well -regarded regional law firm is interested in expanding its services to its regional and national clients who conduct business in Delaware.  If you are a partner with a strong track record and significant portable business,  who wants to enjoy the practice of law again, this firm offers a very collegial environment, state of the art technology and is known for handling sophisticated matters, capable of meeting the demands that your clients expect. Completive compensation structure.

Location: Wilmington, DE
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Part-Time Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

Our client, a Doylestown area legal services company is looking to add an experienced legal secretary/legal assistant who has at least 1 year of experience working in the areas of workers’ compensation, medical malpractice or personal injury to assist a busy and growing company. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work 20 hours a week. Qualified candidates shall be self-starters who possess excellent organizational and time management skills, and have an understanding of HIPAA.  Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel a must.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.  This position offers a very affable work environment and competitive salary. Please send resume in strict confidence in Word format to stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. 

Location: Greater Doylestown PA Area
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Plaintiff Complex Catastrophic Personal Injury Paralegal

One of the Nation's leading, AV rated plaintiff's personal injury firms is looking to add an experienced paralegal to their practice. Qualified candidates shall possess at least 5 years' experience handling complex medical malpractice, product liability and catastrophic automobile accident matters.The right candidate will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. Paralegals at this firm work closely with the clients and expert witnesses and are given sophisticated and challenging work from client intake through trial or resolution.  Experience requesting, organizing and summarizing medical records to spot critical issues is a must, as well as ability to draft discovery, responses, and prepare for depositions and trial.  Ability to perform medical literature research is a plus. A Bachelor's degree + paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program is preferred, but this firm will consider someone possessing an Associates' degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA -approved program. This is a very collegial firm, and aside from trial or meeting critical deadlines, paralegals and support staff are rarely asked to work past 5:30 pm. Competitive compensation and benefits. Send resume (Word document) in strict confidence to stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com or for more information please call 215.579.0600. 

Location: Philadelphia-Center City
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Plaintiff Medical Malpractice & Product Liability Paralegal

Paralegal –Center City Philadelphia

Our client, a prominent center city million dollar circle plaintiff’s firm is seeking an experienced medical malpractice and products liability paralegal to join their team. Qualified candidates must have experience working on very sophisticated matters. If you enjoy working closely with clients, have significant experience securing and working with expert witnesses, reading and synthesizing medical records and want your career to thrive in a collegial environment, this position is for you.  Strong verbal and written communication skills a must. Strong computer skills with proficiency utilizing MS Outlook, MS Word, Excel,  PowerPoint, Needles a plus. Bachelor’s degree with ABA approved paralegal certificate is preferred but will consider candidates possessing an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from ABA approved program. This is mid to senior level position. Competitive compensation, excellent benefits package. Please send your resume in strict confidence to: Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com or call  215.579.0600 for more information.

Ristvey Legal Search LLC believes in diversity and provides equal employment opportunities, complying with federal and state laws and regulations which govern equal employment opportunities. Ristvey Legal Search LLC does not discriminate and values diversity.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), and strictly adheres to and exceeds NALSC Code of Ethics.

Location: Center City Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney

Our client, a well-established plaintiff’s personal injury firm is growing and wishing to add an associate to their very collegial office. The right candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and at least 1 full year of experience working as an attorney in a plaintiff’s PI firm handling a  variety of personal injury matters;  including, but not limited to auto tort, premise liability and medical malpractice. Qualified candidates must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania (New Jersey, a plus)  and have experience drafting complaints, discovery responses, motions and taking depositions. Attorneys with modest portable business with up to 6 years’ of experience are welcome to apply. Competitive compensation.  Please send resume and writing sample in strict confidence to Stephanie A. Ristvey: Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com

Location: Bucks County, PA
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Pre-Litigation Paralegal

Our client, a well-respected Western Philadelphia Suburban Plaintiff’s personal injury boutique seeks an experienced auto-tort and personal injury paralegal who is a self-starter to closely work with one of the firm’s partners on pre-litigation matters. The right candidate will possess strong time management, interpersonal and communication skills. A high- level of professionalism including punctuality is paramount. Duties include: meeting with clients at intake, entering information into the database, corresponding with health care providers, insurance adjusters, and clients; ordering, tracking and summarizing medical records and bills, confirming medical-related costs, requesting DEC sheets, setting up PIP benefits, requesting deeds, running  tags and  gathering documentation for demands, drafting demand packages, and helping direct clients through their cases. Qualified candidates shall be well- versed with the insurance processes for cases throughout Pennsylvania, and have an understanding of necessary and efficient documentation for demands. Attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills are a must.  If you are looking for a collegial work environment and have at least 4 years’ experience working in a plaintiff’s PI firm this is a great opportunity for you. Proficiency with Needles, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. Although possessing a Bachelor's degree with ABA approved Paralegal Certificate is a plus, this firm will consider candidate's possessing an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies or Certificate from an ABA-approved program. Competitive compensation and benefits package offered.  Please submit your resume (Word document) in strict confidence to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. For questions feel free to call 215.579.0600.

Ristvey Legal Search LLC believes in diversity and provides equal employment opportunities, complying with federal and state laws and regulations which govern equal employment opportunities. Ristvey Legal Search LLC does not discriminate and values diversity.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and strictly adheres to and/or exceeds NALSC Code of Ethics.

Location: Western Suburban Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Pre-Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager

Plaintiff’s Pre-Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager-Philadelphia

Our client, a prominent Center City Plaintiff’s boutique firm that treats and respects its paralegals as professionals, seeks an energetic self-starter to closely work with one of the firm’s attorneys handling auto tort, premises liability, and other personal injury matters. The right candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Duties include meeting with clients at intake, entering information into the database, corresponding with health care providers, insurance adjusters, and clients; ordering, tracking and summarizing medical records and bills, confirming medical-related costs, requesting DEC sheets, setting up PIP benefits, requesting deeds, running  tags and  gathering documentation for demands, drafting demand packages, and helping direct clients through their cases. Qualified candidates shall be well- versed with the insurance processes for cases throughout Pennsylvania,  New Jersey, a plus, and have an understanding of necessary and efficient documentation for demands. Attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.  If you are looking for a collegial work environment and have at least 3 years’ experience working in a plaintiff’s PI firm this is a great opportunity for you. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. Needles experience helpful. Although possessing a Bachelor's degree with ABA approved Paralegal Certificate preferred, This firm will consider candidate's possessing an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies or Certificate from an ABA-approved program or those candidates without a degree but have significant experience. Competitive compensation with benefits package offered.  Please submit your resume (Word document) in strict confidence to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. For questions feel free to call 215.579.0600.

Ristvey Legal Search LLC believes in diversity and provides equal employment opportunities, complying with federal and state laws and regulations which govern equal employment opportunities. Ristvey Legal Search LLC does not discriminate and values diversity.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and strictly adheres to and/or exceeds NALSC Code of Ethics.

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Location: Center City Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Trust and Estates Attorney

Our client, an AV rated, progressive suburban Philadelphia law firm seeks to build its well-regarded Trusts and Estates practice group. The right candidate will have at least 5 years' experience with estate and trust planning including preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Medical Directives, Special Needs Trusts, as well as advising businesses on succession and wealth planning. Qualified candidates shall be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and have large law firm experience. Strong academic credentials, required. LLM in Taxation is a plus, but not necessary. Although not required, having a little bit of portable business is a plus. The attorneys at this firm enjoy a real work-life balance, camaraderie, mentorship and highly competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply in strict confidence, please send your resume in a Word document to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com or for more information, feel free to call 215.579.0600.

Location: Suburban Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Philanthropy

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work. For every placement made, Ristvey Legal Search will make a donation to a local bar foundation, food pantry or other local charitable organization to help those in need.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation or other Foundation that helps provide legal resources to those in need.
philabarfoundation.org

Philabundance or other local food pantry that helps provide nourishment to the less fortunate.
philabundance.org

IOCC offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide.
iocc.org

FOCUS North America provides action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America.
focusnorthamerica.org

Allegheny County Bar Foundation provides educational programming, promotes public awareness of the legal and judicial systems, renders legal services to low-income clients, and provides financial assistance and grants to legal related organizations.
acbf.org

Maryland Bar Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation organized in 1965.
msba.org

Contact us

Discovering legal talent within law firms and in-house legal departments.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a boutique legal recruiting firm and noted specialist in all levels of permanent attorney and paralegal placement, meeting the unique hiring needs of law firms and corporations in the legal markets throughout the United States and abroad, with particular focus on the East Coast.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), and strictly adheres to and exceeds NALSC Code of Ethics.

Ristvey Legal Search, LLC
2110 South Eagle Road # 313
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

mail@RistveyLegalSearch.com

215.579.0600