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Founded in 2007 by Kristina Anderson, a longtime legal recruitment specialist, Anderson Legal Search offers the experience and insights of a former hiring partner, practice chair and federal prosecutor.

Kristina’s specialty is matching top legal talent with top tier law firms. Her candidates are accomplished, highly credentialed attorneys who are ready to advance to the next level. Her law firm clients are some of the most recognized names in Chicago’s legal marketplace. Over more than 15 years in legal recruiting, Kristina has developed a highly personalized approach to matching candidates and law firms.

At Anderson Legal Search, the goal has always been to offer clients the personal attention of a boutique firm. Whether the assignment is elite partner placement or identifying the best possible candidate to meet a firm’s specialized needs, Anderson Legal Search is exceptionally well qualified to assist with your search. Key to Kristina’s success are her deep roots in Chicago’s legal community and a passion for matching opportunities with ideal candidates. This ensures that each match we make between attorney and firm is thoughtful and meets the needs of both the candidate and the law firm.

Whether you are an attorney seeking greater career satisfaction or a law firm seeking to grow your talent pool or client base, Anderson Legal Search has the experience, insight, wisdom and network to help you find the ideal fit.

About Kristina

Kristina earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and was named Best Speaker and winner of Julius H. Miner Moot Court. Kristina joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1987 and served for seven years prosecuting federal crimes including insider trading, tax and financial fraud, human trafficking, and gangs and narcotics conspiracies. She then joined a boutique firm where she served as chair of the white-collar criminal defense practice and hiring partner for the firm.

After more than 10 years as an attorney, Kristina moved into legal recruiting in 1999 and worked for both a large search firm and a boutique agency. She founded Anderson Legal Search in 2007 to better serve the needs of her clients. She consults regularly with law firm management on strategic partner hiring and with prominent partners who are considering moving their practices.