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About Sterling Legal

Sterling Legal is headquartered in Atlanta. We focus exclusively on the recruitment of high-caliber legal talent. Since our founding in 1989, we've established a successful record of placing legal professionals in a wide range of positions — from small law practices to Am Law 100 firms and corporate legal departments of recognized Fortune 500 industry leaders.

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Our History

Early on, we earned the reputation as a leader in the legal field by consistently finding ways to exceed our clients' expectations. Because of our history of success, most of the business we currently enjoy is the direct result of referrals from existing clients and candidates.

In the mid-90s, we capitalized on these successful relationships and broadened our business to meet the market's growing demands. We did this by expanding our search capabilities from mid-level administrative, secretarial, and paralegal positions to include positions with higher compensation levels, including management and attorney roles. In 2012, we expanded our offices to the Los Angeles, CA area. We now serve our clients on the east and west coast's most vibrant cities.

What We Offer

Industry veterans with over 30 years of experience, our recruiters have owned and operated the firm since the very beginning. But we know that this expertise is only relevant if we're attuned to your needs. That's why, if our existing process doesn't work for you, we'll go the extra mile to find something that does.

As a boutique practice, we bring a unique, local market expertise to the table. We understand the marketplace, its legal niche, and the recruiting industry as a whole, which allows us to provide exceptional service every time. The bottom line is, we know how to provide our clients with the most qualified candidates — and we know how to provide our candidates with the best legal jobs on the market. Our success is built on it.

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The Sterling Team

Our team is our most valuable resource and the primary factor in our success. We're incredibly proud of our recruiters and encourage you to reach out for more information about our accomplishments and the experience we offer to Sterling backed companies.

The Sterling Track Record

We boast a long track record of connecting top-tier talent with outstanding employment opportunities. At Sterling, we work hand-in-hand with clients in sourcing, screening, and hiring the best paralegals, legal secretaries, administrators and attorney talent on the market. We find the best people — it's as simple as that.

The Sterling Vision

In 1989, Kathleen Grimes, President and Owner, founded Sterling Legal with a vision of identifying and investing in the exceptional legal talent in the Atlanta legal community. Since its inception, this goal has proven to be the key to Sterling's outstanding long-term success.


"I have had the pleasure of working with Sterling Legal Search for the last 8 years, both as a Candidate and as a Client. As a Candidate, Sterling spent a great deal of time getting to know me as a person, as well as my skills and abilities. I knew from the beginning that their intention was to place me in a position that would be a good fit for me as well as their client firm.

As Firm Administrator, I had the opportunity to work with Sterling Legal Search from a client perspective. I was responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for all support staff positions: secretarial, paralegal and legal nurse consultant. I knew without a doubt that any candidate Sterling presented to me would be a worthy candidate. Sterling knew our firm needs, requirements, specifications, etc., and did not burden me with un-qualified candidates.

I have worked with all of the Sterling Legal Search staff, and each one is incredibly honest, professional, and realistic, which is a tremendous asset in today's highly competitive staffing world. I have and will continue to recommend Sterling Legal Search, Inc. to any legal professional that I work with or come across who is seeking an outstanding placement firm. Sterling Legal is #1 in my book of Atlanta placement agencies."
-S.N., Firm Administrator

"I could not be happier with Sterling Legal. They reached out to me with several excellent opportunities that offered both career and salary growth. One of those opportunities was a perfect fit and became my next work-home. I sat through two very long and very unique interviews - Sterling Legal was there every step of the way supporting me. I am very excited to start my new position, and if it hadn't been for Sterling's guidance, I don't believe that I would have ever had the opportunity to land this wonderful position. I am forever grateful."
-M.H., Litigation Paralegal