Robert Lewis, Founder and Chairman of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Dear Sandy,

I’d like to thank you for being a very important and integral part of our lateral partner recruitment success over the last two decades. Esquire Legal Search has been our “go-to” legal search firm for most of that time – and the recruitment organization we have turned to you on all important search assignments. No other legal search firm has come remotely close to your level of professionalism, placement track record or ability to come through on high priority search assignments.

You have also played a very significant role in helping our firm expand in several key legal markets. When a small group of lawyers started this firm in 1979, none of us ever imagined that 34 years later we’d be closing in on 900 lawyers with 28 offices in 13 states. Our goal back then, as today was to build an outstanding organization and serving our clients. Esquire has been a highly effective partner in helping in those efforts.

In 1993 you did your first deal with us – representing a group of products liability litigators which formed the nucleus of our Sacramento office. As you know, we did not work with search firms. However, your effectiveness won us over. Since the Sacramento deal you have facilitated several law firm mergers which formed new offices in Houston, Dallas, Beaumont, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson. In addition you have helped us grow in other parts of the Nation, such as Chicago, Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Florida and placed more than 70 partners including some who have served or serving as managing partners.

Your recruiting capabilities have extended to finance and management. Several months ago, you came through once again on our most critical executive search – placing our chief operating officer. Several years before that, your organization found our chief financial officer who served for almost ten years.

Your exceptional level of professionalism and track record of performance over two decades has been noteworthy. We appreciate your responsiveness and performance behind the scenes. In addition, you have been a pleasure to work with. We look forward to the continuance of a long and mutually productive relationship.


Robert Lewis