After living in NE Ohio for most of my life (Kenyon College for undergrad & CWRU for law school), I moved to Southern California (San Diego County) with my family in November 2020. It's always been a dream of mine to live near the ocean and have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round. While my legal recruiting business still focuses on my clients and candidates throughout Ohio and the Midwest, I do plan to expand my client base to include West Coast law firms and corporations in 2021 as well.
While I started off in the legal recruiting field at a start-up company called Major Legal Services in 1994, in 2014, our company was acquired by a larger network of staffing businesses called Alliance Solutions Group. Alliance has given me the chance to grow my business and to leverage a cutting-edge technology platform that helps me match talent to opportunity!
Why I love recruiting...
Recruiting is one of the most satisfying careers that I can think of because every day I am developing relationships with legal professionals who are looking to me to help them solve internal staffing issues or to help them find the next step in their careers. It is very rewarding to assist talent to unleash their unrealized potential and to be a trusted advisor to both candidates and clients as they navigate an ever-changing legal marketplace.
When I'm not working, I love to...
Spend time with my family which includes my black and fawn pugs, Iggy & Ghost. Also, now that we are living in CA, I'm enjoying spending time exploring all of the new beaches, parks, and restaurants (for take-out only right now) that the San Diego area has to offer. I'm looking forward to joining a local Masters swim team when things return to normal because I'm also an avid swimmer. Someday, I hope to try paddle boarding and maybe take a surfing lesson or two!
Deborah provided excellent support and advice throughout this process. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help finding the right fit.
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Eleanor L. | Candidate5.0
2 months ago
Deborah is easy to talk to, exceptionally supportive, and really understands my career goals. She has an excellent grasp of my experience and skills. She clearly explained what the role entails and provided an excellent description of the firm and its practice areas. She responds to questions in a timely manner and scheduled a time for me to speak with the firm manager so that I could learn more about the responsibilities of the position. I am grateful for her support during the recruiting and placement process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Deborah to a friend who may be looking for a legal position, whether as an attorney or a paralegal.