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Why do attorneys say Randy Block is the Most Effective Legal Recruiter in Dallas?

20 placements in 2023 so far.  40 placements in 2022. 31 placements in 2021.  19 placements in 2020 (pandemic).  29 placements in 2019.  35 placements in 2018.  31 placements in 2017.  28 placements in 2016.  28 placements in 2015. 30 placements in 2014.  30 placements in 2013.

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“Randy is hands-down, without a doubt, the most effective and efficient legal recruiter in Dallas. He has incredible relationships with a wide array of firms that allow him to get interviews and placements for positions that would otherwise be unattainable.”
– Candidate placed by Randy (see many more quotes on the Testimonials page)

Performance Legal Placement was founded by Randy Block in 2005 and he has been in the Dallas legal market for 22 years.  He has placed attorneys at almost every major firm and boutique.  Many firms work with Randy EXCLUSIVELY.

Randy’s (1) background as an attorney, (2) role as a law school educator and (3) deep involvement in the legal community all combine to make him the most effective legal recruiter in Dallas, Texas.

Attorney: Randy is a former litigator at a large Texas law firm. He not only understands what litigation firms need, but has also developed a broad knowledge of all other areas of law.

Law School Educator: Randy has placed many of his former students, who graduated from his rigorous trial training program at SMU Law. He led the mock trial program from 1999-2010 and taught trial advocacy courses from 2003-2008.

Involvement in Legal Community: Randy has relationships with hundreds of Dallas attorneys because of his constant involvement with the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, J.L. Turner Legal Association and more.

Relationships: Unlike other legal recruiters who simply rely on cold-calling strangers, Randy focuses on working with attorneys that he knows personally or that are referred to him through existing relationships.

Contact Randy:  When you decide to explore new career opportunities, Performance Legal Placement can help you pursue the possibilities.  Call Randy Block at 214-497-5004 (literally 24/7) to see what options are available to you.

In the News:

Texas Lawbook, September 27, 2023: Randy is quoted about his many placements in 2023. “Dallas has seen three AmLaw 100 firms open in the past three months. I’m responsible for about two-thirds of the hires at these new offices, so DFW has definitely been the busiest for me.”

Texas Lawbook, July 24, 2023: Randy opens new Dallas office for AmLaw 100 firm Blank Rome as the firm’s Exclusive Recruiter. “The firm turned to Dallas legal recruiter Randy Block late last year to help identify the right team. Block said he was hired with one provision: because Blank Rome is well-branded as a transactional firm, that is how they wanted to enter the market.” 

Texas Lawbook, September 9, 2021: Randy Block opens the Dallas office of Quinn Emanuel with his placement of Will Thompson. “I pitched the idea of starting the office to Will, and he was immediately excited by it.  John Quinn was equally enthusiastic about Will from the start.”

Texas Lawyer, June 18, 2021: Randy Block said he has placed a number of associates at firms in Texas who are coming from other states. “It’s not a hard sell to convince associates to move to Dallas, because of the strong economy, the fact the city isn’t prone to natural disasters and its enjoyable culture compared to some cities where they make their associates work very long hours.”, April 15, 2021: “This is not a laid-back lateral market,” said Dallas-based Randy Block, who said he’s placed 10 attorneys at Holland & Knight in recent years. “We’ve got at least 100 headhunters here and 30 to 40 major firms. I almost always have candidates that have firms bidding on them, so it’s very hard to retain talent if people aren’t happy.”

Texas Lawyer, December 17, 2020: Randy Block said he has placed about 20 partners in Dallas over the last two years, all in their 30s and 40s, and many have seen dramatic increases in compensation at their new firms. “Even just in the last couple of months, I’ve been placing young partners who are getting great raises as laterals. And that’s 2020, and it’s still happening,” he said.

Texas Lawbook, May 9, 2018:  “Randy understood our strategy and the kind of legal talent the firm seeks and he did his homework and made these moves possible,” Katten’s Dallas managing partner said. “Randy understands that we are building an office and building practice groups that will be with us for a long time – not just hiring lawyers who have books of business.”

  • Testimonials


    Randy helped me meet with firms that I otherwise would never have had the chance to interview. In the end, I had several offers from prestigious firms in the Dallas area. Moreover, he was able to place me with a firm that I had previously applied to on my own, to no avail. I am still with this firm and very happy.

    I doubt anyone is as well connected as Randy is in the Dallas legal market. Thank you for your marvelous work.

    Randy is the preeminent legal recruiter in the Dallas / Fort Worth legal market… He cares about his clients and the candidates he places, and he wants their success to foster a continued relationship with his clients and candidates. This business model and Randy’s experience as an attorney himself, make him the best legal recruiter in Dallas.

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Contact Randy

Performance Legal Placement
Randy Block
214-497-5004 (call me 24/7)