Since 2008, Prestige Legal Search has helped thousands of attorneys across the country advance their careers. Our candidates and clients range from the leaders of BigLaw to well respected regional boutiques. We primarily operate in the nation’s largest legal markets (CA, NY, DC), but our services extend to anyone who needs help taking the next step in their career.

Meet the Founders
Justin Smith

Justin Smith


Justin Smith is a founding partner of Prestige Legal Search and leads our placement team. He focuses on placing lateral partners and associates within law firms of all sizes across the country. Prestige Legal Search is the second organization Justin has built from the ground up. Before receiving his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005, Justin was the Chief Executive Officer of Advertising Associates in South Florida from 1997-2003. Before starting Prestige, Justin began his legal recruiting career at an international staffing firm where he quickly ascended to the #1 producer in legal placements worldwide. Justin has been heavily involved with the Special Olympic Track and Field event in South Florida for the past 35 years.

For questions regarding the Prestige Rewards Program, please contact Justin here.

Clint Russell

Clint Russell


Clint Russell is a founding partner of Prestige Legal Search and oversees our career consulting services. A 15+ year veteran of the legal recruiting world, he has helped attorneys secure positions in firms of all sizes in most major legal markets across the country. Prior to founding Prestige Legal Search, Clint was the #1 producer worldwide for an international staffing agency. He is a graduate of Pomona College and the UCLA School of Law.

For questions regarding Prestige Career Consulting, please contact Clint here.