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

Kindly submit your resume

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: Corporate Transactional Attorney

Our client , the Philadelphia office of a well-regarded and financially sound national firm is looking to add a corporate transactional attorney to join their business section. This firm offers very attractive terms for attorneys with at least $400K in a book of portable business. If you are tired of being told that you need to increase your billing rates or that you can’t do your client a favor by “writing off” part of a bill without permission from administration, or if you need a bigger platform then this firm is well worth exploring. Very congenial environment offering cross-selling opportunities. Location: Center City Philadelphia
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Family Law Attorney

A well-known family law group of this regional firm is looking to add a family lawyer with existing originations to join their group.  Successful candidates will  have at least 8 years of experience handling all facets of family law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  and possess an entrepreneurial spirit.   If you are looking to practice law in a congenial environment that offers a strong work-life balance with some of the best family lawyers in the area, please reach out in strict confidence to us.

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 $200K. 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: Insurance Defense Paralegal

Highly respected Insurance Defense firm is looking to add an experienced paralegal to  closely work with a senior partner on complex and catastrophic auto tort and premises liability cases. Qualified candidates shall have at least 4 years’ experience working in an insurance defense firm  working- up auto tort and premises liability matters and be extremely professional yet  possess an upbeat personality. Excellent organizational and time management skills a must. If you are a team player, and like being around attorneys who respect and utilize their paralegals in a collegial environment you don’t want to delay submitting your credentials in confidence now.  College degree with Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program a plus, but will consider paralegal with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA approved program. Highly competitive compensation and benefits package and free parking.

 Kindly submit your resume in a WORD document to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. All inquiries and will be held in strict confidence.  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.

Location: Southern New Jersey
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Partner Level Attorney Product Liability

Our client, a national firm with mid-western sensibilities  is looking to add a litigator with significant first-chair experience handling complex product liability cases. The right candidate shall have at least $400K in a book of business and a minimum of 20 years' experience before state and federal courts. License in good standing in PA, NJ and/or DE a plus. This firm offers a collegial atmosphere and knows how to transition its new laterals with ease through cross-selling firm-wide. For more information, please reach out to stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com or call her at 215.579.0600

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


Job Title: Partners: Corporate Transactional; Real Estate; Bankruptcy

Our client, a well -regarded national 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  portable business,  who wants to enjoy the practice of law again, this firm offers a very congenial environment, state of the art technology and is known for handling sophisticated matters, capable of meeting the demands that your clients expect. Attractive compensation structure.  Please be assured that by reaching out to us, we keep our discussions confidential.


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


Job Title: Part-Time Administrative/Legal Assistant for Construction Litigation Attorney

Very collegial insurance defense firm seeks an administrative assistant/legal assistant who has excellent computer skills and is highly organized to work with a partner who practices in the area of construction litigation and contract law, and who enjoys keeping an office organized and equipped. The right candidate shall have  at least 5 years’ experience with a  working familiarity of construction terminology and litigation. If you want to  be a valued member of the team and enjoy working with people, this is a great opportunity. For the right candidate, this role may convert to full-time status. Highly competitive compensation.

Kindly submit your resume in a WORD document to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. All inquiries and will be held in strict confidence.  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.

Location: Suburban Chester County
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Part-time Legal Assistant-Administrative Assistant

Senior partner of growing firm is in need of part-time administrative assistant/legal assistant who possesses excellent computer skills and is highly organized.The right candidate shall have  at least 2 years’ experience working in an law firm or corporate legal department and be proficient with MS Word. If you want to  be a valued member of the team and enjoy working with people, this is a great opportunity. Highly competitive compensation.

Kindly submit your resume in a WORD document to Stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com. All inquiries and will be held in strict confidence.  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.

Location: Greater West Chester Area
Contact: Stephanie Ristvey - Stephanie@RistveyLegalSearch.com


Job Title: Plaintiff's Personal Injury Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary

Our client, a well-respected Western Philadelphia Suburban Plaintiff’s personal injury boutique seeks an experienced Legal Assistant/Legal Secretary to be the right arm for 2 Partners. The right candidate will have experience handling diverse personal injury matters including auto-tort, slip and fall, workers compensation and medical malpractice. If you are  a self-starter and possess strong time management, interpersonal and communication skills, this position is worth exploring. A high level of professionalism including punctuality is paramount. Duties include full cycle case work -up from meeting with clients at intake through drafting correspondence, requesting medical records and bills,  preparing medical summaries and settlement demand packages, drafting discovery, scheduling meetings and preparation for trial, mediations and arbitrations.  

If you are looking for a collegial work environment and have at least 4 years’ experience working in a plaintiff’s personal injury firm this is a great opportunity for you. Proficiency with Needles, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. Although possessing an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies is a plus, will consider experience. Competitive compensation and benefits package offered, including free parking.  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.



Location: Delaware County, PA
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
Silver Lake Executive Campus
41 University Drive, Suite 400
Newtown, PA 18940

mail@RistveyLegalSearch.com

215.579.0600