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Meet Allison,
Principal Legal Recruiter and
CEO at AJW Attorney Search 

Allison Wottawa
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“Providing the best and experienced advice to clients and candidates”

Welcome to AJW Attorney Search, where legal expertise meets personalized matchmaking. Established in 2017 by Allison Wottawa, a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience, AJW Attorney Search is driven by a passion for connecting top-tier legal talent with premier firms.

Our dedicated team of recruiters and sourcers share Allison's commitment to excellence. Specializing in the recruitment and placement of high-end Partners and Associates, we focus on top-notch law firms within the AM LAW 100 & 200 as well as prestigious boutiques across the West Coast. Our reach extends nationwide.

At AJW, we don't just fill positions; we pride ourselves on being legal matchmakers, ensuring the perfect fit for both candidates and clients. Beyond recruitment, we take pride in our comprehensive approach, which includes hiring, training, and managing recruiters and sourcers to maintain the highest standards in legal placement.

Discover the AJW Attorney Search difference, where expertise meets excellence in legal recruitment.
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To our Candidates

We are dedicated to helping you find the ideal placement for your legal talents. We collaborate with globally renowned law firms that provide a diverse range of positions tailored to align with your career aspirations.
To our candidates
To our clients

To our Clients

We meticulously choose our candidates, ensuring they are highly qualified individuals with years of experience and talent to contribute to your law firm. Each candidate undergoes a careful selection process, guaranteeing that their goals, personality, and skill set align seamlessly with the dynamics of your team.
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Recent Placements

Akerman, Dallas

Best, Best & Krieger, San Diego

Blank Rome, Los Angeles

Bond Schoeneck & King, Rochester

Borton Petrini, Los Angeles

Boutin Jones, Sacramento

Bryan Cave, San Francisco

Buchalter, San Diego

Chuhak & Tecson, Chicago

Clark Hill, Los Angeles

Cooley, San Diego

Cox Castle, Los Angeles

Cozen O’Connor, Chicago

Fenwick West, Seattle

Fisher Phillips, Orange County

Fox Rothschild, Las Vegas

Gunderson Dettmer, San Diego

Hanson Bridgett, Los Angeles

Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco

Hirschler, Tysons Corner

Hoge Fenton, San Jose

Holland & Knight, Los Angeles

Jackson Lewis, Los Angeles

Jenner Block, San Francisco

King & Spalding, New York

Littler Mendelson, Los Angeles

Littler Mendelson, Tysons Corner

Marshall Gerstein, Chicago

Masuda Funai, Chicago

Mayer Brown, Los Angeles

McCarter English, New York

McCormick Barstow, Las Vegas

McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago

McDermott Will & Emery, Los Angeles

Mintz Levin, San Diego

Musick Peeler, Los Angeles

Norton Rose, San Francisco

Potter Anderson Corroon, Wilmington

Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington

Rutan Tucker, Orange County

Seyfarth Shaw, Seattle

Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles

Sidley Austin, San Francisco

Snell Wilmer, Orange County

Vedder Price, Los Angeles

Vorys, Houston

Wiggin and Dana, New York

Womble Bond Dickinson, San Francisco

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