Who We Are...

Legal E is your trusted employment partner!

Our experienced team is exclusively focused on a consultative approach to client relationships and provides the very best in cost-effective partnering solutions for critical talent acquisition and advancing best practices in hiring initiatives.

At Legal E, we take great pride in offering award-winning services and knowing that more than 95% of our business is from repeat clients and their referrals.

Expertise where it counts!

Building on several years of progressive talent acquisition expertise, industry veteran Jeanette Derby founded Legal E Employment Partners in 2003 with determination and foresight to streamline executive search processes with a service-oriented approach to matching extraordinary talent with superior career-enhancing opportunities by pioneering innovative methodologies, pursuing a complete understanding of the client’s organizational hiring initiatives, and offering effective and forward-thinking solutions in a client-centric manner.

With nearly four decades of successfully advancing thousands of executives and legal professionals, Jeanette remains a business thought-leader and sought-after presenter on various topics challenging executives in today’s ever-changing work environments. Legal E’s goal is to offer an efficient and affordable pipeline of exceptional, talent-driven professionals delivering unprecedented results and ongoing support. Since cultivating enduring partnerships with law firms, corporations, associations and non-profits, clients have long depended on Legal E to deliver astute staffing solutions earning an induction to the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame in 2019 as well as collectively receiving a total of 11 LegalTimes awards which is a source of great pride and continued motivation.

Jeanette’s client-driven ethos and fortitude to cultivate trusted partnerships through the pursuit of thoroughly understanding the client’s organizational hiring initiatives has led to Legal E’s outstanding reputation and ongoing accolades.  

Jeanette Derby, CEO/Founder

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Legal E is an award-winning service provider offering targeted executive searches and strategic placements.


Jim Erb

Business Manager

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