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Legal Recruiter Profile

Koerner & Associates, Inc. By Teresa Cajot Koerner & Associates, Inc. (K&A), located in Nashville, Tennessee, was established in 1989 as the state’s first exclusive attorney search firm. K&A specializes in placing highly qualified legal professionals in both contract and permanent positions within local, regional, national, and international legal and corporate environments.

The firm’s founder and president, Pam Koerner, boasts more than 20-years of experience in the legal search and consulting arena. She began her legal career with the national law firm Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue and also worked with Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry of Nashville before establishing her own recruiting business. Her areas of specialty include attorney recruiting, legal marketing, and law firm management consulting. Lauralyn Chrisly, who joined K&A as a search consultant in 2006, has successfully place attorneys with domestic and international companies and also with a broad range of law firms across the US. Prior to joining K&A, she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas Law School and practiced corporate transactional law both Vinson & Elkins in Houston and with Frost Brown Todd in Nashville. The firm’s director of operations and marketing, Patti Heckle, is responsible for all human resources, client support, accounting, research, purchasing, and marketing matters within K&A. Prior to joining K&A, Heckle spent 27 years in broadcasting. Through the efforts of these staff members, K&A has established a reputation for professionalism and placement success. The firm is proud to have earned a loyal client-base for its full range of search of consulting services.

placement services for corporate managers who possess law degrees for positions such as CEO, CFO, vice president of marketing, executive director, and director of human resources. Additional services include law firm merger and acquisition assistance, practice group searches, and consultations on law firm growth management and marketing. With domestic and international business contacts in Atlanta; Birmingham; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Jacksonville; Knoxville; Lexington; Little Rock; Los Angeles; Louisville; Memphis; Miami; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; San Francisco; Tampa; Washington, DC; Hong Kong; London; Ontario; Paris; Perth; Singapore; Sydney; Toronto; and Vancouver, K&A has the resources to find the ideal candidate for every situation. Searches are conducted on a retained, exclusive, or contingency basis. Prior to recommendation, K&A interviews candidates in person or by telephone, verifies all candidate information, and conducts a background check on employment, education, credit, and character. Furthermore, employment matches are largely based on compatibility between the goals and personality of the client and hiring party, thus ensuring a successful fit. K&A is also available to assist clients in making a final hiring decision and negotiating a contract.

While the firm specializes in placing attorneys within law firms and corporations, clients also include small businesses and financial institutions. K&A also provides recruiting and


Koerner & Associates, Inc.  
Koerner & Associates, Inc.  

Koerner & Associates, Inc. (K&A), located in Nashville, Tennessee, was established in 1989 as the state’s first exclusive attorney search fi...