ESP Legal Search

White-glove service for top tier attorneys, passively exploring lateral transitions.

The professionals at Encore Search Partners have reverse-engineered the recruitment process to offer better service, insight, & efficiency for high caliber attorneys.  We are solely focused on working directly with experienced Partners & Partner-track Associates that are confidentially exploring the idea of a lateral transition to another law firm.  By utilizing our comprehensive discovery process, we are able to uncover the true motivators to spotlight the perfect fit for each individual.  Our team is comprised of former practicing attorneys, so we have a unique understanding of your pain points, goals, & circumstances.

White-Glove Service

Our Lateral Search Agents work with only one attorney at a time.  You are our #1 priority.  We research & compile a detailed report on the motivations behind your desire to make a lateral transition, and only match you to the law firms that meet your exact needs.  In effect, we interview the Law Firms for you, and bring you the perfect fit, often resulting in 3 or 4 opportunities for you to interview potential employers.

No Boundaries

While other agencies represent the Law Firm, we represent the Attorney.  There are limitless possibilities when you work with Encore Search Partners, because we are not bound to exclusive contracts with one or two law firms in your market.  We work with everyone, which ultimately leads to more unique opportunities, and infinite possibilities for the Partners & Associates we represent.

No Fees

Partners & Partner-track Associates that are represented by Encore Search Partners pay no fees.  Although hundreds of man hours are committed to uncovering the right opportunities for you, the law firm that you elect to join pays our recruitment fee.


We understand that you are gainfully employed right now, and that you do not want your current employer to discover that you are passively exploring the idea of making a change.  We always keep your identity & key details completely confidential.

24/7 Availability

We know that you are busy, and that is a massive contributor as to why you are great at what you do.  Therefore, we make ourselves available to you 24-hours per day, 7-days per week, as a resource to navigate the complex world of searching for a new firm.

We function as your exclusive agent, focused on bringing you the law firms that best match your specific needs.

“Encore Search Partners absolutely understood my motivation to look at other firms. We communicated every other day, while Matthew spotlighted 4 specific mid-sized firms that would be a perfect fit for my practice. He coordinated the interviews, and prepared me with the necessary information to secure three employment offers within a 3 week period. From the time he called me, to the time I started, they never failed to deliver a truly outstanding experience. Their attention to detail, accessibility and professionalism are second to none.”

  – Partner, moving from an Am Law 100 Firm to a mid-sized firm

“Encore took the time to truly uncover why I was dissatisfied with my former firm. After 8 years, and no clear path to Partner with my current work load, I felt undervalued, & overworked. They worked on my behalf to uncover 3 boutique firms that had an immediate need for my expertise, and I was presented with multiple offers that presented a difficult decision to make. I elected to choose the highest offer, and am confident in my ability to make Partner within 3 years.

  – Associate, moving from mid-sized firm to a boutique

If you’re ready to make a change, or simply curious about what your options are, contact us today.

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