Making a lateral move? When BEST results matter.

Founded in Seattle in 1996, Legal Ease places only the highest caliber associates and equity law partners with premiere firms throughout the Western United States.

We are particularly acclaimed for our unique expertise and success with geographic relocations (attorney moves to a new city or state).  We also handle local lateral transitions.

Legal Ease fully supports the specific search goals and preferences of each attorney we work with.  This makes our job as much about ruling potential new opportunities in, for any given candidate, as it is about ruling them out.

Legal Ease never recruits or “headhunts”.  Instead, we consciously elect to work solely with attorneys who, for any number of natural personal or professional reasons, independently find themselves interested in making a lateral move.

Associates  Partners


  • Though I was a highly successful associate with a top 10 AmLaw firm, after many months, I was having no success relocating to a new, smaller state on my own.  Within 5 weeks of working with Legal Ease, I had interviews scheduled with 5 of the strongest law firms existing in my new locale and, ultimately, received 3 offers.

    Andrew G.

  • I did not realize just how different culture and fit could be from one large law firm to another.  My view had been that they are all essentially the same, unfortunately.  After 4 years as an associate in a large firm with no true work/life balance and an abundance of difficult, unhealthy personalities, I reached out to Legal Ease seeking a move to a smaller environment.  Instead, and although I did have an opportunity to join an impressive, smaller boutique, I chose to join a law firm even larger than my original firm - in the same building...  I could not be happier.  My career is on track and thriving.  I essentially manage my own schedule, and take actual vacations. More importantly, I genuinely enjoy working with my supervising partners and all the attorneys in our department.

    Sasha V.

  • When my husband was unexpectedly transferred from the east to the west coast by his employer, I was quite concerned about leaving my high level associate position and making a successful move to a new law firm in an unknown city. Legal Ease orchestrated the process and strategy of my cross country search brilliantly.  I am very pleased with the results.

    Laura H.