I graduated from law school in 1990 and joined Blue Williams in Metairie, Louisiana as an associate. Ten years later, I separated from the firm after my main client filed Chapter 11, putting an end to a large portion of my work. However, I am forever indebted to this firm, which has grown to be one of the largest in Jefferson Parish, and we continue to work together on placements.
In 2000, I joined the New Orleans firm, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team, and was honored to have met such fine attorneys. In 2013, I felt I needed a change and met with a recruiter who planted the legal placement seed. I took her advice and the rest is history.
I began my career in legal placement and headhunting in January 2014 at a Los Angeles-based search firm, Lateral Link. I quickly learned that I could be more successful independently in my region (Louisiana and Texas) and started my own business in October of 2014. It was a leap of faith, but I love what I do and I have never looked back. In law school, we discuss the notion of 'win-win.' I consider my work a triple win - the lawyer is placed, the firm gets a new lawyer, and I grow my business. It’s a different kind of 'hard work', but I don't mind; at least I get to work with lawyers rather than against them!
I am indebted to my alma mater, Sewanee, and continue to work with them, helping with annual giving and alumni relations. I am on the boards of many New Orleans organizations, including Friends of Music, Ecole Bilingue, Lyrica Baroque, The English-Speaking Union, and the Beauregard-Keyes House.
In addition to maintaining my Louisiana Bar membership, I continue to study foreign languages, concentrating on French and Spanish. I contribute from time to time as a writer for food magazines (how can you not love food in New Orleans?) and have contributed to a local style magazine as well. I have studied classical piano all my life and made my debut with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Click here to see one of the most memorable nights of my life.