I started Swan Legal Search on a simple premise: that the people best equipped to help lawyers meet their career goals should be lawyers themselves. They should have the kind of personal experience that can make the difference between a missed opportunity and a life-changing move.

Swan Legal Search is comprised of former practicing attorneys. We focus on creating opportunities and building long term relationships with lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments. We know the attorney job market from the inside out, which enables us to provide the best possible consultations. Our success is a direct reflection of the commitment, accountability and integrity we bring to each search. We understand the critically important need for confidentiality and conduct ourselves accordingly. We have an unprecedented passion for facilitating a fit on both a personal and professional level.

Our information technology is the most advanced in the industry, which enables us to respond quickly with the right candidates and opportunities. After we identify potential matches, we thoroughly interview each candidate before any introduction is made to any law firm or corporation. We do this to ensure that each attorney represents a potentially good match with each firm and corporation to whom he or she is submitted. Above all, no candidate is submitted for consideration to any firm or company without the explicit authorization of the candidate. Likewise, when Swan Legal Search assesses a law firm merger or group placement, extensive scrutiny is placed on mutual goals, chemistry, finance and philosophy prior to any introduction.

As a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, we strictly adhere to, and exceed, its code of ethics.

I'm proud of the guidance we've given to hundreds of candidates and firms over the last 20 years. Many have become good friends. Swan Legal Search is dedicated to serving the needs of its clients and the attorneys with whom we work. Our goal is to help all levels of attorneys, including associates, partners and entire practice groups. We believe that great attorneys are also great people. If we can be of assistance to you or your firm, please CONTACT US.


2019 is shaping up to be a terrific year! The lawyer job market remains strong for associates and partners. If you're an attorney practicing litigation, corporate, tax, real estate, intellectual property labor & employment, antitrust, health care or any number of other legal disciplines, our legal recruiters will find you the position you're seeking in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Sacramento, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Irvine, Napa, Portland, Seattle -- all of California and the Pacific Northwest. We're experts at attorney placements -- simply the best legal headhunters in the business. CONTACT US

DELIA K. SWAN, ESQ., University of Southern California 1990, JD: The SLS Team is led by its founder, Delia K. Swan. Delia earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA, and she graduated from USC Law School. During law school, Delia externed for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She practiced transactional law for six years in Los Angeles prior to starting SLS. SLS emerged in November 1997, and within three years was named by The Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's top ten recruiting firms for the placement of both partners and associates. After 17 years, Delia still has a passion and love for her work.