When I decided to make a change, I wanted to work with someone that I could trust and who would have my best interests in mind. That’s exactly what I found with Steve. He was patient with me as we explored different options and provided the guidance I needed to make an informed decision. Having Steve to provide his insight and work through his connections proved invaluable.

Steve gets a glowing recommendation from me. I would (and do) recommend Steve to all of my friends and colleagues who need help transitioning within the legal market. Steve has an extensive network and a stellar reputation.

Steve has proven to be an invaluable resource for our firm. Steve has found us several attorneys that have been an excellent fit. One of things we most appreciate about Steve is that he has taken the time to get to know our firm so he brings us candidates that are likely to be a good fit with our culture.

Steve is not only exceptional at what he does, he really cares about his clients and wants to build a long-term relationship. Steve has a great pulse on the legal climate and is readily available to provide insight and go the extra mile to assist with your legal recruiting needs.

I would highly recommend Steve. He has unparalleled knowledge of the legal market, including all sized-firms, as well as non-firm options. In addition, he is extremely committed to his clients and considers each client’s unique characteristics. I truly felt like Steve wanted the best option for me.

I have had the pleasure of working with Steve on two separate occasions, once as a client and once as a recruit. Steve is experienced, professional, hard-working, diligent and responsive. He is willing to to provide honest advice, and works hard to try to find the right match. I would highly recommend his services to others.

Steve is incredibly responsive and results-oriented, with a quick understanding of his clients’ needs. But, his strongest suit is his integrity and the trust that builds. Steve always works hard, but puts the best interests of his clients and candidates first, every time.

Steve Stone is an excellent recruiter. Steve is knowledgeable, thorough, and very responsive. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve to either a professional who is look for a new opportunity or a business client who is looking for new talent.

I truly enjoy working with Steve. He is a great recruiter and has found some talented attorneys for our firm. He is always very responsive and knows the types of candidates for which we are looking. Steve is a certified professional coach which adds to his ability to make great matches between candidates and firms.

Steve is absolutely fantastic. He is a skilled listener with an expansive network. After my first conversation with Steve, it was clear that he has integrity and genuine concern for his individual clients. I highly recommend him both as a recruiter and a career coach.

Steve is an excellent recruiter and coach. What sets him apart from others is his extensive knowledge of the legal marketplace. He is also someone that truly loves his work. As a result of his extensive relationships and passion for what he does, he is always the most informed person in the room. Plus, he is trustworthy and as ethical a professional as I have ever met. I highly recommend Steve.

I have had the pleasure of working with Steve and would recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking a seasoned, knowledgeable and focused professional career coach and recruiter. Steve brings great insight and experience to his work and I respect and value his emphasis on developing a long term, mutually beneficial relationship.

Steve is one of the top legal recruiters. He is very responsive and tries to understand my needs to match the candidates he presents – which very few recruiters do in this industry.

I can recommend Steve based on my firsthand experience using him to make a lateral move in a very difficult market. I had the pleasure of working with Steve for several months and cannot recommend him enough, because he truly cares about his clients and because he knows his stuff. Throughout the entire process, Steve was most concerned about placing me in a position that was a good fit, rather than making money for himself.

Steve is an outstanding recruiter with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I have had the good fortune to work with Steve as both a client in securing my current position and also in locating quality candidates to fill open positions with my firm. I heartily recommend Steve as both a stellar recruiter and an outstanding individual.

I had the pleasure of working with Steve and cannot express how grateful I was for Steve’s knowledge, his commitment to his clients, and his carefully thought-out advice. I would recommend Steve in a heartbeat.

Steve was retained to recruit a capable contract attorney for my former organization. He delivered an extremely capable attorney on the terms and conditions that were agreeable to all parties and on a timely basis. I would recommend Steve to anyone seeking capable legal talent at any level.

Steve is engaging, driven and genuine. He’s results-oriented, seeks personal growth and to make a difference in people’s lives.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve on an number of short and long term projects since 2006. Steve is the consummate professional and has an exceptional depth of knowledge. I consider Steve to be at the top of his industry.

My coaching engagement with Steve was instrumental in helping me to transition my career. Working with Steve opened up a world of possibilities so that I was able to effectively consider my options. I highly recommend Steve to anyone who is seeking a truly committed and engaging coach.

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Serving a range of clients for over 15 years – including some of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms, boutiques, corporations and emerging companies – Stone Search Partners is a highly principled attorney recruiting firm that understands the business of law and what you need in an attorney search partner.


Having counseled thousands of attorneys and successfully placed hundreds at some of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms, boutiques, corporations and emerging companies – Stone Search Partners is a highly principled attorney recruiting firm that understands what you are looking for in a search consultant. With over 15 years of experience, our careful approach enables us to help lawyers monitor markets and opportunities, and locate and secure career-defining positions.


With legal industry consolidation and stratification occurring at an increasing pace, it is crucial to have a trusted advisor who understands market conditions and who can assess and advise as to how they may impact you. Steve Stone, principal of Stone Search Partners, regularly counsels law firm partners on matters related to market insight, strategic planning and maximizing the value of practices.

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