Legal Recruiting Expertise

Industry Experience & Understanding

At MB Attorney Search we do more than recruit and staff.  From coast to coast, we develop futures, deliver opportunities and build strategic partnerships that last.  MB Attorney Search understands the challenges you face.  That is why we’ve ensured our clients’ and candidates’ success with the highest level of service; a detail-oriented, collaborative approach; and opportunities that fit not only skill sets but cultures.  Our unique philosophy and proven process enables us to duplicate those successes time and time again.

Securing the right recruiting partner is a competitive edge. MB Attorney Search promises a higher standard of excellence that will help elevate you to a new level of success.  Let us save you time and money!

Meet Our Founder

Michelle Bigler

Founder of MB Attorney Search

Michelle Bigler is widely recognized as an instrumental legal recruiter that goes beyond the job description to meet her client’s business objective and the best process to understand the candidate’s career goals. Since 1998 she has been a strategic consultant to both attorneys and legal employers throughout the hiring process, and an advisor on the trends in the legal industry.

Today more than ever before it is essential for law firms and companies to make strategic hiring decisions, and for individuals to make fulfilling career moves. It is widely known in the legal industry that the dramatic changes over the past decade will require attorneys and organizations to grapple with an evolving industry. Cloud-based law firms continue to grow in size and large brick and mortar firms are continuing to find creative ways to remain competitive. The challenge to make successful hiring decisions and successful lateral moves in this new age can be daunting.

As a trusted advisor, Michelle draws upon over 25 years of legal recruitment experience. She has served in multiple roles, which includes working as a recruiter for an international legal search firm and as a lateral recruiting manager for an Am Law 200 law firm, and now a business owner of a national search firm. Serving as a confidant to hundreds of attorneys, from senior partners with portable books of business to junior-level associate attorneys with a wide range of legal expertise, she has seen a fair share of unique scenarios and learned from each. Michelle has helped navigate countless high stakes negotiations bringing together a win-win for both her clients and candidates future.

Every organization has its own unique culture and every attorney has their own unique career path. Michelle takes the time to learn the nuances of each organization and the circumstances of the individual by asking intuitive questions and actively listening for the answers. When she conducts a search for a client she is not only filling a position, she is actively marketing the merits of her client’s workplace. In the same manner, Michelle invests in her candidate relationships and views her role as advocating for their long-term career.

Michelle Bigler, founder of MB Attorney Search
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A Family-Focused Entrepreneur with a Midwest Work Ethic

Michelle launched MB Attorney Search with the desire to help attorneys find jobs that they love. She is particularly passionate about helping working parents find the balance they need to be successful in every aspect of their life. When she is not focused on talking with legal talent, she is busy raising her three children and supporting her husband, who is also a business owner. The Bigler family enjoys all things sports-related, are known to have wild dance parties in their kitchen, and are on the quest to ride the craziest roller coaster in the world (with Michelle’s feet firmly planted on the ground). Michelle has traveled to several countries and worked for a non-profit organization in both western and eastern Europe for two years. She and her family currently reside in a hidden gem of the Midwest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our Reputation

5 Stars
Michelle has extensive knowledge of the legal market with which she educates her candidates.  She is responsive, professional, candid, and undeniably ethical.  Perhaps even more importantly, she invests her time in getting to know her candidates in order to ensure that any placement is the right fit for both the candidate and the employer.  I truly believe that she has the best interests of her clients and candidates in mind and would recommend her without hesitation.
Employee Benefits Partner

AM Law 200 Law Firm

Michelle is an outstanding legal recruiter. She answered every question I had about the law firm hiring process, and no question was out of bounds. Michelle helped me get past any insecurity I felt about heading to a new law firm, too. Needless to say, Michelle made my decision to move to a new firm incredibly easy, and she even checked in on me during the transition. She cares about her clients and goes to bat for them. So glad I found her!

Corporate Partner

AmLaw 100 law firm

Working with Michelle was such a pleasure! She was not only attentive to my professional needs as a job candidate, but she really took the time to understand my specific needs in relocating to Wisconsin. Michelle genuinely listened to me, which was clear in her communications, as she is extremely responsive and comprehensive. Her experience in the recruiting field is evident and she is very well connected. I would highly recommend working with her to anyone looking for a position!
Intellectual Property Attorney

National Law Firm

Michelle was fantastic to work with, from start to finish! She truly was my advocate throughout the process of finding a new position and kept me timely informed of new developments every step of the way. Most critically, I always knew that Michelle was looking out for my best interests and was ensuring that I was making a career step that was right for me. I cannot recommend Michelle's expertise and assistance enough to candidates seeking a new career opportunity.
Immigration Attorney

National Law Firm

Michelle has been a great partner to work within our hiring needs. She knows the Wisconsin market and is very fair, level-headed and friendly. I highly recommend working with her to help fill your attorney needs!
Lateral Recruitment Director

Regional Law Firm

Michelle is amazing! She was a great mentor to me …
She's smart, motivated, mature, professional, and just a great person all around. She is the "total package."

Recruitment Manager

National Law Firm

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