Liz Stone

Find an Attorney

Stone Legal Search specializes in the placement of full time attorneys at law firms and companies in all practice areas, including Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Corporate, Tax, Litigation, and Privacy. Based in San Francisco, we work throughout the West Coast and partner with affiliates across the United States.

Find a Firm

We work with talented attorneys of all levels to advance their long term career goals. As former practicing attorneys, we understand your work. With deep expertise in the legal market, we provide you with the right tools and information to find your perfect job.

Legal Employers

Finding the right talent means understanding your needs and your values. We strive to meet with every client and build lasting partnerships for strategic growth. Stone Legal places attorneys with a diverse range of in-house legal departments. We carefully screen our candidates to ensure that they fit your hiring criteria and office culture.  


Our goal is to be your trusted advisor and help you achieve your career objectives. We work with associates, counsel, and partners to ensure that career moves are strategic and deliberate. From resume reviews, to interview preparation, to offer evaluation, and every step in between, we will be there through every stage of the job search process.


Stone legal adheres to the ethical standards set forth by the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).

Area of Expertise

Stone Legal focuses on the specific needs of our clients and candidates. Our goal is complete specialized legal staffing.  We seek to employ only the best candidates in the legal field.

We focus on the placement of full time attorneys.

  • Partner
  • Senior Associate
  • Associate
  • In-house Counsel
  • Contract Attorneys for Special Projects Including Document Review

About Liz Stone

Liz Stone is the founder of Stone Legal Search. She has placed associates and partners in all practice areas at AmLaw100 firms, mid-size firms, and boutiques. She has also conducted retained searches for companies and successfully placed attorneys of all levels, from corporate counsel to General Counsel. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Liz practiced commercial and patent litigation with Pillsbury Winthrop, Goodwin Procter, and Buchalter Nemer.

Liz is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of the ABA Legal Career Central. She speaks regularly for legal organizations and career panels, including the Women in Law Institute, ABA Young Lawyer’s Division, Stanford Law School, Pepperdine Law School, UC Hastings College of the Law, California Women’s Lawyer Association, Trebuchet Legal Catapult Conference, and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She also serves as an Expert Advisor for the Bay Area Legal Market for Harvard Law School.

Liz received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from U.C. Hastings, College of the Law. In her free time, Liz performs standup comedy throughout the country and is a regular at the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, and Rooster T. Feathers.


“Liz helped me find the perfect firm that fit both my career ambition as well as personal fit.”

“Liz takes the time to understand exactly what I am looking for in a candidate and has matched our firm with long lasting attorney solutions.”

 “I am so fortunate to have had Liz as my recruiter. She is very detailed and caring as she found the best firm to compliment my needs as an attorney.”

Advancing Your Career Goals

Take control of your career – whether you are a junior associate at a firm or a seasoned partner, it is important to understand the market trends in your practice area and how to set yourself up for long term success. We work with you to determine whether your current job meets your needs and the best time make a strategic move. Whether you are an associate who wants a meaningful track to partnership or a partner who wants the right platform to grow your book of business, we provide up-to-date market information and target the right job opportunities to set you up for success.

We work with you through the entire process, from resume preparation to mock interviews to offer negotiations and job transition advice. The entire process is completely confidential. If you are interested in exploring opportunities or just learning about the market, please contact us.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!