Unique Experience & Proven Results

The year was 2007. Ken Young and Barbara Mayden had each practiced law at large law firms for 30 years and had long been active and served in leadership roles with the American Bar Association and in their state, local and specialty bar associations. During their years of practicing corporate (Barbara) and management labor law (Ken), their clients were often corporate legal departments. They had each participated in their respective firms’ legal hiring and in opening new offices. So Ken and Barbara, long time friends from their years of ABA involvement, decided to launch a new type of legal search and consulting firm, one that would capitalize on their unique bird’s-eye view of the legal marketplace, and rely on their years of legal experience and deep relationships as opposed to cold calls. “Connecting lawyers we know with workplaces we understand” has been the Young Mayden mantra from day one.

Young Mayden, now with additional attorney recruiters and working nationally from offices in Charlotte and Nashville, has helped many law firms open new offices or merge with other law firms, and has placed many lawyers with law firms, corporations and nonprofits.

In addition, Young Mayden has become the country’s go-to search firm for bar associations and other law related organizations, having placed Executive Directors at, among others, the American Bar Association, the Uniform Law Commission, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the California Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the New York State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, The Florida Bar, The North Carolina Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Florida Bar Foundation, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the World Justice Project and the American Bar Endowment. Young Mayden also conducted the search for the President of the National Judicial College and for the ABA’s Managing Director of Legal Accreditation.

We welcome contacts from law firms, corporations, legal organizations and nonprofits searching for top quality attorneys, as well as candidates seeking to make a career move.

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Young Mayden is a proud member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and subscribes to its Code of Ethics. Ken Young has served as treasurer and is a Past President of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants