Young Mayden, LLC, a national legal search and consulting firm with offices in Charlotte and Nashville, is pleased to announce the opening of a Dallas office, to be led by experienced attorney and legal recruiter Amber Shockey. Founded in 2007, Young Mayden has assisted law firms with lateral recruiting and strategic growth initiatives, including helping law firms open new offices or merge with other firms in Boston, Dallas, Kansas, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Charleston and Columbia. The firm also places attorneys with corporations, and Amber Shockey brings a strong background in that area, particularly in the Texas energy sector.

Law related organizational searches the firm has conducted nationally include the President of The National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, the President/ CEO of the National Conference of Bar Examiners in Madison, Wisconsin, the Executive Director of the American Bar Association in Chicago, as well as the ABA’s Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education, and the Executive Director of the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago. Young Mayden has also conducted or is currently engaged in Executive Director searches for the North Carolina Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Florida Bar, and the North Carolina Advocates For Justice.

Ken Young, in Charlotte, is the current President of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC). He and co-founder Barbara Mayden, Nashville, have both served on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and many years in the ABA House of Delegates. Young and Shockey first began working together when Amber served on the Board of Directors for NALSC. Young Mayden now has five experienced attorneys placing lawyers in all job settings across the country.