testimonials

“Garb Jaffe & Associates not only identified a job for me that was well suited for my skill set, but also found me the type of job that other legal recruiters simply couldn’t locate for me. As an in house real estate attorney, I was having trouble finding similar type jobs on my own and by using other legal recruiters. Garb Jaffe & Associates actually took the time to listen to me and my goals. With their help, I was able to get the job and a pretty nice compensation package as well. I continue to have an excellent relationship with Garb Jaffe & Associates, and they will be the first people I call if I ever need to change jobs again.”

—In House Real Estate Counsel

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Garb Jaffe & Associates. They are resourceful, know the legal industry extremely well, and helped me navigate the process of switching from a litigation to transactional practice. I highly recommend working with them.”

—Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve Jaffe and Garb Jaffe & Associates possess a level of professionalism, experience, and enthusiasm unparalleled in the legal recruiting marketplace. From the beginning, Eve Jaffe applied her broad knowledge of the Southern California legal market to help me assess the most promising opportunities. She was able to successfully secure a wealth of interviews by helping me craft a compelling resume and by drawing on her strong connections in the legal community. After each interview, Eve Jaffe remained in close contact with me and the law firm and ensured that we received a timely response. Once I began interviewing, Eve provided me with detailed descriptions of each law firm. These insights were extremely valuable in deciding which firm best fit my personality and career ambitions. After a few short weeks of working with Eve, I accepted an offer from an excellent law firm and I certainly anticipate working with her for the remainder of my career.”

—Bankruptcy Associate, Los Angeles

“Claudia has been a valuable resource and a wonderful legal recruiter during my career. She has successfully secured targeted interviews and legal positions that best fit my professional pursuits. She has also provided candid advice as to my current professional goals have changed having become a parent. Her advice has allowed me to set longer term targeted goals to ensure professional as well as personal success. I would, and do, recommend her as a top notch legal recruiter for those searching for attorney positions in California.”

—Employee Benefits Associate, Bay Area

“It was my pleasure to have worked with Claudia Trevisan on my job change. Claudia provided support every step on the way, from resume to employment contract. Her understanding of the market for legal professionals, of my needs and that of prospective firms, and of how to best bridge the concerns and expectations of each side were invaluable. She spoke honestly, but with humor, and was available and responsive at all times, including when travel took us to different time zones.”
—Senior Estate Planning Attorney

“Leaving your legal job is not only stressful, it is risky. The last thing one wants is to leave one sub-optimal environment only to join another. It is thus crucial to gain as much knowledge and insight as possible about each opportunity to determine whether it is worthy of pursuit. It is difficult to gain inside knowledge into various firms. That’s why it is so important to work with a recruiter who is not only trustworthy, but prioritizes your career. I spoke with many recruiters, and Eve Jaffe consistently provided insights on various opportunities others could not. She advised against more opportunities than she recommended pursuing, each time providing a sound explanation why. She is credible, not only because of her extensive experience, but also because she practiced law and therefore understands much of what other recruiters do not. Eve established a great rapport with me, and truly earned my trust. When your time comes to make a move, talk to Eve; your career is too important to risk working with anyone else.”

— Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“I could not have asked for a better partner in my job search than Lisa Lam. Lisa is well established in the California market and introduced me to a variety of firms, large and small, and to a number of law firms that would have been otherwise inaccessible. Throughout my job search, Lisa listened to my career goals, conducted mock interviews, and offered great moral support. Lisa is a tremendous asset to any candidate looking for a job. I am happy to say she placed me at my first-choice firm and became a friend in the process!”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Lisa helped me segue from a general corporate practice to highly-sought-after entertainment transactional work at one of the most prestigious firms in Los Angeles. She helped polish my resume, offered me interview advice, and coordinated the process from start to finish. She had me consider all my options before I made a decision and I am very happy with the results. Because of my positive experience, I have since referred other attorneys to Lisa.”

—Corporate Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve is very knowledgeable about Los Angeles law firms big and small. She has a knack for matching you with the right law firm. She is tactful when communicating with you and your prospective employer. And she always returns your phone calls. In short, Eve is the ideal person to help you find the right legal job for you. I wouldn’t put my job search in anyone else’s hands.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Claudia has been a valuable resource and a wonderful legal recruiter during my career. She has successfully secured targeted interviews and legal positions that best fit my professional pursuits. She has also provided candid advice as to my current professional goals have changed having become a parent. Her advice has allowed me to set longer term targeted goals to ensure professional as well as personal success. I would, and do, recommend her as a top notch legal recruiter for those searching for attorney positions in California.”

—Employee Benefits Associate, Bay Area

“Lisa is well connected. Her diligence helped me land a partnership at a prestigious national law firm. She reviewed and revised my resume, met with me to discuss my goals and was available after hours to answer my questions. I highly recommend Lisa and her group as a resource for those who are seeking new career opportunities.”

—Labor & Employment Partner, Los Angeles

“As an outsider coming to Los Angeles from Boston, with no Los Angeles connections, Eve gave me an immediate sense of the best way to market myself in the Los Angeles legal community, and got me in the door at law firms I could not have attracted otherwise. The result was three offers (out of six total interviews) and the hardest part was deciding which one to take.”

— Litigation Associate, National Firm

“Claudia is very unique in the world of recruiting. She was able to get me placed at an excellent firm within my specific practice area of interest, even as an early-moving lateral. From the very start, she listened carefully to my desires and concerns and never pushed me toward opportunities that were not in line with my goals. She treats her clients as both professionals and friends and has great contacts in the legal industry. I feel lucky to have had the chance to work with her and have recommended her to colleagues and friends.”

—Junior Litigation Associate

“I am so happy I met Claudia and was so impressed by her! She’s not only incredibly knowledgeable with extensive connections, but it was clear she sincerely cared about me and went out of her way to help me find the right fit (even if it was against her interest). And her personable, upbeat energy made it feel like I was working with a longtime friend! She’s simply the best!”

— Associate, Los Angeles

“I will always be grateful to Lisa for helping me find the perfect firm for my mid-level-associate career move. Lisa is a great listener and I appreciated her efforts to match my needs and talents to employers she thought would be a good fit. The process took some time because she didn’t want to place me just anywhere and wanted to make sure the fit was a good one. I was very pleased with the results.”

—IP Litigation Associate

“Making the transition from large law firm to in-house is not easy. Everyone is looking for their ideal job that is the perfect mix of challenging, pays well, offers work/life balance and whatever other factors a particular person needs to make “the jump.” Claudia not only listened to what that ideal job was for me, but identified it immediately and helped me secure it. Other legal recruiters had reached out to me and simply were not able to send opportunities my way that peaked my interest. I continue to have a great relationship with Claudia and have nothing but the best things to say about her and Garb Jaffe & Associates. You can be confident that if you’re working with Claudia, you’re working with the best!”

— In House Corporate Counsel

“Eve was great, she held my hand when I needed it and guided me through the door to a new job opportunity. Because she is well respected by potential employers I had one leg up on the competition. She is a trusted resource for many law firms, because she only puts the best candidates forward and works hard to find the right fit for both you and potential employers. I have already referred some very dear friends to her because I believe she has everyone’s best interest at heart.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“I called Lisa immediately after I decided to make a transition to Los Angeles from San Francisco. Having worked with her in my first transition, from a large firm to a mid-size firm, I knew I could trust her advice and that she would be my best advocate in my next lateral move. Lisa tirelessly counseled me through a very difficult decision in choosing my current firm. She was always encouraging, responsive, and went out of her way to get information for me to help my decision making process. Any time any of my attorney friends mention that they are contemplating a move, I insist that they call Lisa. “

—Real Estate Associate, Los Angeles

“Claudia was tremendous when assisting me with my job search. She introduced me to a firm that was a great fit with my practice, negotiated well to make sure that the fit was right for everyone, and served as a tremendous resource during the recruiting process. I would highly recommend Claudia to other candidates (and employers) in the future.”

—Litigation Of Counsel

“When I first began my job search, I was lucky to have gotten in contact with Claudia early on. She was wonderful to work with and understood exactly what I was looking for. Other legal recruiters tried to “help” me as well, though none of them got the results Claudia did, and not one stuck with me from start to finish. I highly recommend Claudia to anyone in need of a legal recruiter. Even in a tough job market, I have no doubt Claudia is the right person for anyone’s job search.”

—Labor and Employment Associate, Los Angeles

“When I first met Eve of Garb Jaffe & Associates, I was working with another legal recruiter and frustrated by the lack of responsiveness. After meeting her, I quickly understood how important it is to work with a true job search professional. She helped me hone my resume and introduced me to a long list of law firm opportunities that the other legal recruiter simply missed. More importantly, Eve was a trusted voice who listened to me and gave excellent advice when the time came to make tough decisions.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“I can’t thank Lisa enough for helping me make a smooth transition from big law to a boutique trust and estate litigation firm where I am much (much!) happier. Lisa is so good at what she does: from helping me find opportunities that fit my interests, to cleaning up my resume and helping me prep for multiple rounds of interviews, I felt confident at every step thanks to her guidance. Lisa’s relationships will get you in the door at the firm of your choice, and her support will help you land the job that’s right for you.”

—Trusts & Estates Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for, and she tailored my job search to fit my needs. In addition, Eve’s in-depth knowledge of the Los Angeles law firms helped me make a great decision. I am grateful for Eve’s hard work and guidance throughout the job search process.”

—Corporate Associate, Los Angeles

“I cannot say enough good things about Claudia. I was a sixth-year associate at a big firm looking to make the switch to a boutique. I used a few other recruiters before I met Claudia and that process proved quite frustrating. Claudia made me realize that not all recruiters are created equal. Claudia told me about a number of top-notch boutique opportunities that were exclusive to Garb Jaffe and that fit my criteria perfectly, and on top of that she was able to provide a wealth of information about the firms. I will forever be in Claudia’s debt for helping me find the ideal firm with such ease.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“If you’re an attorney looking to change firms, I highly recommend Lisa Lam. She’s an incredibly thoughtful, professional, well-connected Stanford Law grad who essentially placed me in my dream job. Thanks for everything, Lisa!”

—Entertainment Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Claudia is a wonderful recruiter who matched me perfectly with my current law firm. I enjoyed working with Claudia through the process and found her insight and knowledge invaluable, as well as her creative approach to resolving potential deal breakers!”

— Tax Associate, Los Angeles

“Lisa was instrumental in finding a position that fit my interests and career goals. She took the time to understand what I was looking for, and, through her hard work, connections and deep knowledge of the California market, was able to set up multiple interviews at a divers set of firms. Lisa also guided me through every step of the process – from creating a polished resume to preparing for interviews to accepting an offer. I am grateful for Lisa’s help and highly recommend her to anyone interested in a California legal position.”

—Corporate and Securities Associate, San Diego

“I had a positive experience working with Eve Jaffe during my law firm job search. Eve was knowledgeable about the market in my field and provided helpful guidance, starting with the selection of potential law firms and continuing through negotiations with my new employer. She was professional and positive throughout the process and helped keep my search on-track.”

—Bankruptcy Of Counsel, Los Angeles

“”Claudia is a fantastic recruiter generally, but especially because of her honesty and responsiveness. Claudia contacted me while at my previous firm and never tried to “sell” an available position – she tried to match both my needs and the needs of my now-current employer. Now that I have been in my new position for over six months, I can confirm that she was truthful in all statements, which is really important to me when making a big change. I would recommend Claudia in a heartbeat!”

—In House Labor & Employment Counsel

“I can sincerely thank Lisa for the best move of my legal career. I was a third-year associate in a big law firm looking for a change. Given the state of the legal market and the number of firms in the Los Angeles area, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed; but Lisa helped me navigate it all from identifying opportunities, securing interviews, to negotiating the offer. And she did it all with professionalism and charm. In the end, Lisa helped me find a firm whose culture matched my own values. I couldn’t be happier with her services.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve was my legal recruiter in a very challenging job market. Despite the appearance of limited options, Eve found me a number of interviews at appealing law firms and helped me get a job offer at one of them.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve Jaffe is a top-notch legal recruiter. Her dedication, wisdom and network of contacts helped me quickly find a new job in difficult circumstances. I have Eve to thank in large part for years of professional happiness and personal advancement.”

—Real Estate Of Counsel, Los Angeles

“I really enjoyed working with Claudia. My ideal job was specific and unique and Claudia was attentive to my desires. She found a position that met all the characteristics I sought. Throughout the interview process she was never pushy, acted as a great sounding board, was candid, and gave spot-on advice. I’m grateful that she found me and I would recommend Claudia to anyone!”

—Part time Estate Planning Associate

“Of all of the recruiters I’ve ever known, Lisa is by far the most attentive, diligent, and professional. Her genuine concern for my best interests sets her apart from other recruiters. Anyone who works with Lisa is in good hands.”

—Litigation Associate, Los Angeles

“Eve Jaffe and her team at Garb Jaffe & Associates are top of the line legal recruiters and I recommend them wholeheartedly. They took the time to get to know our law firm, our practice, and our culture and presented us with carefully screened attorneys that were on target every time. We are impressed with their professionalism, ethics, and thorough knowledge of their candidates’ skills and personalities. Their insights and guidance were invaluable in placing with us the last three associates we hired. We trust Garb Jaffe completely with our hiring needs, and have seen no need to work with any other legal recruiter.””

—Hiring Partner, Los Angeles Real Estate Firm

“Eve Jaffe has been great to work with over the years. As a legal recruiter, she is dedicated to finding the right placement for both her candidates and law firm clients. She has spent time getting to know the fabric of our law firm, and in turn, has provided on-point, quality candidates. Eve is responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, and I would highly recommend her to my colleagues.”

—Recruiting Manager, California Law Firm

“Garb Jaffe & Associates is responsive and able to quickly understand our needs. No time is wasted in the process of thoroughly vetting candidates and all of the Garb Jaffe & Associates staff were consummate professionals throughout our search.”

—Hiring Partner, Los Angeles firm

“I have known Eve for many years and find her to be an outstanding professional as well as a warm and caring person who is devoted to satisfying her client’s needs by only introducing them to the highest qualified attorney candidates. Eve always does her homework and her comments about the candidates are well-considered, accurate and result from comprehensive due diligence.””

— In House Corporate Counsel

“We have used Eve Jaffe and her team on an exclusive basis for the last 4 years. Eve is not the ordinary legal recruiter. She digs deep to understand our company, legal department and our needs. She then sources candidates not only through her extensive database, but also (and more importantly) by scouring the market for top-notch lawyers who are not necessarily searching for jobs. Many of our placements would have been virtually impossible to find without Eve’s great work. Finally, Eve and her team personally screen every candidate and work collaboratively with my team through the interviewing and negotiating process. There is no other legal recruiter that I would recommend.”

—General Counsel, One of the Largest Privately-Owned Companies in California

“It’s always a pleasure working with Garb Jaffe & Associates. They really know their stuff! They understand my law firm’s specialized needs and only suggest candidates who are serious contenders for our practice.”

—Hiring Partner, Appellate Firm

“Making the transition from large law firm to in-house is not easy. Everyone is looking for their ideal job that is the perfect mix of challenging, pays well, offers work/life balance and whatever other factors a particular person needs to make “the jump.” Claudia not only listened to what that ideal job was for me, but identified it immediately and helped me secure it. Other legal recruiters had reached out to me and simply were not able to send opportunities my way that peaked my interest. I continue to have a great relationship with Claudia and have nothing but the best things to say about her and Garb Jaffe & Associates. You can be confident that if you’re working with Claudia, you’re working with the best!”

—Hiring Partner, California and Southwest Litigation Firm

“Our small litigation-oriented law firm had one associate and asked Garb Jaffe for help in locating another associate. The candidates they put us in touch with were so outstanding that we hired two new associates (and have been very pleased with them both).”

—Hiring Partner, Los Angeles firm