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Shelton & Steele

Attorneys

                         You’ve worked hard your whole life to get where you are now.
                         Our primary objective is to protect the most valuable thing you will

                          ever voluntarily entrust to a professional: Your career.
Let’s be frank. Most recruiters are motivated by commission. Their goal is to place you anywhere that will pay them a fee. Thirty days later, they collect a check and you may or may not ever hear from them again.

We won't discuss anything with you unless it offers clearly definable advantages – in both the short and more importantly, long term.
To that end, our methodology is different and more comprehensive. The first thing we'll do is get your assessment of what you have and what would merit consideration. Factors such as footprint, brand value, autonomy, Alternative Fee Arrangements and control over rates, lifestyle and of course, income are analyzed and prioritized per your feedback.
Whether a firm is looking for you, is unimportant. All that matters is whether the next place you work becomes the best place you’ve worked and the best place you possibly could finish your career.
Once you have communicated what’s most important to you, we’ll begin due diligence on your behalf.
Next, we'll offer recommendations and let you know which firms you want to avoid and why. Finally, we'll make our recommendations for specific firms to consider and what strategic advantage would be offered from the firms recommended.
You'll get real-time information about the firm, its market position, expertise, support, platform, lifestyle, compensation etc. Once you have done your due diligence and determined an opportunity is worth further evaluation, we'll share your information with them and coordinate the process of discovery.
Additionally, we'll let you know about the firms you should avoid and why they would be counter to the objectives you've shared with us.  This can be even more important, as there is nothing more costly to an attorney's career, than a bad lateral move.

We have also advised numerous attorneys to stay put for specific reasons and time periods. This is often surprising to them but the reasons why, become evident quickly. The credibility established through such candor often results in our working with them successfully at a later time.
Again and above all else, our primary objective is to protect you and your career.

"Frederick Shelton actually told me to stay put the first time we spoke. Who expects that from a recruiter! But he was right. I was on the cusp of making partner and having that title made it much easier to lateral to another firm with the same title. I trust him implicitly."

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