The success of a law firm or corporate legal department is rooted in the talent and skill set of its attorneys.  Searching for, interviewing and hiring this talent can be time consuming and stressful leaving little time for the actual practice of law.  At Legal Search Associates (LSA) we understand these constraints and for over 25 years have successfully assisted law firms and corporate legal departments in the identification, recruitment and hiring of legal professional.  In addition, our extensive network of client firms and placed talent allows us to efficiently recruit entire practice groups and facilitate law firm mergers.

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Greg W. – Attorney

"Chuck was very helpful in my search for further employment. He made sure to learn about me and my needs, then discussed job opportunities in line with what we discussed. Even though it was the Holiday season Chuck was ready and able to help me out. I would recommend his services to anyone in the KC area looking for employment in the legal industry."

Mike K. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck is tremendous to work with and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is searching for new opportunities. He knows and understands the KC legal market, is extremely well-connected within the industry, and is a great advocate and resource for his clients. No matter what level you're at in your career, he can open doors and guide you toward the right opportunity."

Josh S. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck is tremendous to work with and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is searching for new opportunities. He knows and understands the KC legal market, is extremely well-connected within the industry, and is a great advocate and resource for his clients. No matter what level you're at in your career, he can open doors and guide you toward the right opportunity."

Perry B. – Attorney

"Chuck is excellent!"

Cameron G. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck is well connected on the KC area. He is also very responsive, personable and easy to work with. I worked with Chuck to relocate from an outside market (NYC) to Kansas City. Chuck identified an opportunity I would not have been able to find on my own, and I ultimately accepted the position. Chuck has all the traits of a great recruiter - I highly recommend him."

Linda A. – Placed Attorney

"Helpful in locating law firms in the Kansas City area with job openings not advertised to the public."

Dustin C. – Placed Attorney

"I had the pleasure of working with Chuck. Incredibly professional and responsive to all my questions. I can't be more excited about my new position, and Chuck was instrumental in putting it together - it is exactly what I have been looking for. I would recommend Chuck to anyone looking for that next big career move."

Kyle S. – Placed Attorney

"Very professional and easy experience working with Chuck."

Darra Thomas D. – Placed Paralegal

"Chuck is very responsive and knowledgeable about the position he is recruiting for. He is also polite and answered the many questions I had about the position as well. I highly recommend using Chuck for any recruiting opportunities your company has available. I also recommend Chuck to those that are currently seeking an opportunity with employers that are hiring."

Joshua D. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck has been nothing but professional. I had very specific needs over the course of several years and he worked diligently to make sure I was matched up with the appropriate firm. I can't recommend working with anyone else in the K.C. area."

Megan M. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck is easy to work with, very responsive and advocated for me during negotiations. I highly recommend him!"

Ellen M. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck was great! I reached out on an opening he had advertised, and he not only secured an interview with that firm, but secured numerous interviews and negotiated on my behalf to increase my salary. He took the time to figure out exactly what I was looking for and matched me with my dream firm. Great communication meant I was always kept in the loop. Thank you so much!" 

Matt C. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck is amazing!  When I decided to search for new opportunities at another firm, Chuck was there to guide me.  Without fail, he was there for me through the entire process, from locating opportunities that fit my interests to negotiating and finalizing my hire with a new firm. I would recommend him for your search without any reservation."

Adam M. – Attorney

"Chuck has advanced knowledge of the legal market, a keen ear, and the trust and respect of the legal community for making placements that not only fit, but where both the firm and the lawyer can excel. Based on personal experience and the experience of others who have worked with Chuck, I say with confidence that he is a top-level recruiter. I would recommend Chuck to other high-achieving attorneys in a heartbeat."

Travis S. – Attorney

"Chuck is relentless and devoted to making sure he exceeds his legal clients’ expectations. As a lawyer himself, he understands and appreciates the nuances of the legal industry and his clients’ specific needs while finding the perfect hire. I highly recommend Chuck and his team if your company is looking to identify, recruit and hire one or more legal professionals." 

Garrett H. – Attorney Candidate

"Chuck is great to work with. In a short amount of time, he presented me with several opportunities in the Kansas City market, many of which were not publicly posted. He was very responsivethroughout the entire process and worked hard to understand mygoals and aspirations. I’d highly recommend Chuck."

Kate G. – Placed Paralegal

"Terry and Chuck were very helpful with my search for a paralegal position. They took the time to meet with me to find out my strengths, interests and experience. They communicated throughout the entire process and I really felt like they were working to find the best position for me, unlike some of the big search firms in town that just wanted my resume and told me I would have to contact them for follow up. Terry and Chuck have a lot of connections in the legal field and they were able to find the perfect position for me!"

Todd R. – Placed Attorney

"Chuck contacted me regarding a legal position he thought I might be a good fit for. He was well informed throughout the process and very organized. He was fun to work with and provided great insight. I recommend him to anyone seeking a legal position."

Joe R. – Placed Attorney

Chuck helped me find a new position with a great law firm. He was very helpful, responsive, and encouraging. He did a great job finding a match based on my skill set.

Mike Simpson – Recruitment Colleague

As a former colleague, I have witnessed Chuck and Terry’s amazing proficiencies in determining the right fit for attorneys over a wide variety of opportunities.  Their knowledge and expertise extends to many different areas of law as their skills and commitment make them true leaders in the industry. 

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Who We Are

Legal Search Associates was formed in 1990 by Dr. Terry Bashor. He and Vice President Chuck Loose bring a wealth of legal recruiting knowledge and experience.  This experience allows them to conduct the legal search industry’s most informative, comprehensive and targeted searches in the most professional and ethical manner.

Working For You

Think of LSA as an extension of your professional self or another resources for your HR department.  Whether you are a client that engages us to add talent to your team or a candidate seeking out a new opportunity we take the time to thoroughly understand and tailor each search to fit your goals and needs. 

The Benefits Of Success

With over 25 years of successful attorney placements Legal Search Associates has forged solid, long term relationships with our client law firms and corporate legal departments.  These placements have also allowed us to develop an extensive network of successfully placed talent who continue to assist us opening doors for new prospects.