Laterals

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP provides laterals a platform from which to develop their practices.  We welcome lawyers whose practices have outgrown other firms or are seeking a new opportunity.  At Shumaker, we believe that the law is a profession built around people and personal interaction.  Our lawyers create strong, collaborative working relationships with each other and with each of our clients – relationships that are distinctly different from the approach taken by many larger firms.  We are a client-focused, collegial, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

We hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience based on the specific needs of each practice group on an office-by office basis.  

We realize how difficult it can be to change firms and we have a proven track record of successfully transitioning laterals and their clients.  We assure that our new lateral partners are fully integrated to the firm from day one.

What Makes Us Different

Lawyers who interview with us see an atmosphere of stability, integrity, work/life balance and opportunity.  If you are outstanding at what you do and you are a team player, there is a place for you here.  We take our time and are very careful about who we hire, not just making decisions on what “the numbers” look like.  We look for matches in philosophy, personality, skills and quality – an approach that has served us well.

Why You Benefit

With a culture that encourages open communication and respect among colleagues, we take pride in working together.  That means a solid grounding in principles of respect, cooperation and teamwork, excellence in client service, uncompromising ethical and professional behavior, and a genuine commitment to the communities that have been at the heart of our firm’s success.

The members of our team find that these meaningful values reflect and integrate with other, more tangible rewards.  As a Shumaker lawyer, you will find:

  • A compensation system focused on teamwork, collaboration, initiative, professional contribution and fairness.
  • An emphasis on meaningful client work, with billing rates that combine the best elements of value for the client and reward for you.
  • A collaborative approach to marketing and staffing in ways that let you work with top-quality lawyers and benefit from ample opportunities for client experience.

High morale and enjoyment from the practice of law in a values-driven environment where personal satisfaction, professional excellence and client service reinforce each other.

 

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**Note to legal search agencies:  Please do not send an unsolicited résumé to the firm.  Legal search agencies must first contact Linda Vandercook, Director of Professional Development & Recruitment, by email (lvandercook@slk-law.com) and describe the prospective candidate’s background without revealing the candidate’s name.  In no event should any résumé be forwarded to Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP without the prior approval of the Director of Professional Development & Recruitment.  Any résumé received without prior approval will be considered an "unsolicited résumé" and no fee will be paid to the agency.  In addition, legal search agencies should not contact any attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP without prior approval of the Director of Professional Development & Recruitment.  Thank you in advance for following our process.



Recruiting Contact


CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A LATERAL POSITION

Linda B. Vandercook
Director of Professional Development & Recruitment
Telephone: 419.241.9000
Fax: 419.241.6894
lvandercook@slk-law.com


Charlotte, NC
Philip S. Chubb
Hiring Partner
Telephone: 704.375.0057
Fax: 704.332.1197
 

Columbus, OH
John D. (Jack) Gillespie
Hiring Partner
Telephone: 614.463.9441
Fax: 614.463.1108
 

Sarasota, FL
Jan W. Pitchford
Hiring Partner
Telephone: 941.366.6660
Fax: 941.366.3999
 

Tampa, FL
Mark A. Connolly
Hiring Partner
Telephone: 813.229.7600
Fax: 813.229.1660
 

Toledo, OH
Peter E. Krebs
Hiring Partner
Telephone: 419.241.9000
Fax: 419.241.6894