Mark Schulman, Esq.
Mark Schulman graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. After graduation, Mark practiced Labor & Employment Law & Litigation at Jenner & Block in Chicago. In 1997, Mark left the practice of law to open Schulman Professional Search, Ltd ("SPS"), which has become the pre-eminent legal search firm in Chicago. Over the past decade, Mark has helped facilitate the placement of numerous individual partners and practice groups, and has grown SPS's partner and group placement business, and its law firm mergers & acquisitions practice. In 2006, Mark facilitated the merger of Chicago based Nasharr & Shea into the larger Kansas City based Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus. In 2007, Mark facilitated the merger of Fagel & Haber in Chicago with Thompson Coburn of St. Louis. Mark proudly opened the San Francisco office of SPS in 2007. In 2008, Mark facilitated the merger of Hush Blackwell Sanders with Welsh & Katz. Mark lives in Highland Park with his wife Lisa, and his children Ben, Jack, and Jenna.
Joel Brodsky, Esq.
Joel Brodsky is a 1992 graduate from Indiana University with a B.A. in Political Science and a 1995 graduate from the University of Illinois college of Law. Joel was a commercial litigator for eleven years, and an equity partner at Quarles & Brady LLP. In November, 2006, Joel left Quarles to join SPS. The fact that Joel was both an associate and an equity partner makes him uniquely qualified as a legal recruiter because he understands the demands of the practice of law at both levels. Joel lives with his wife Amy and two children, Nicole and Jake, in Deerfield, Illinois.�
Tamara S. Klein, Esq.
Tamara S. Klein graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in musical theater, and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. After graduation, Tamara worked as a commercial litigator at Jenner & Block, Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, and McDermott, Will & Emery. Tamara joined SPS in 2000 and, although she left SPS to return to practice at Holland & Knight for a year, she quickly returned home. Tamara specializes in the placement of partners and groups. Tamara has a vast grasp of the Chicago legal market having worked at a number of large firms and having been a senior legal recruiter for so many years. Although Tamara’s main focus is Chicago, she has placed attorneys in Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Buffalo, NY. Tamara lives in Morton Grove with her two young children, Sam and Eva.
David Winston has over 35 years of legal search consulting experience. He has recruited partners, groups and associates for top law firms in Chicago and nationwide. Since founding his first legal search consulting firm in 1981, David has been active in the field. He built his search practice on the idea that an organization must not only improve, but thrive with the right people. David built and managed two successful legal search consulting firms before joining a national legal search firm in 2010 and opening their Chicago legal search office. In 2012, David decided to branch out on his own in order to provide a better personal, hands-on approach for his clients. In April, 2015, David joined Schulman Professional Search, a firm dedicated to the ideals of a personal, hands-on approach. David lives in Chicago with his wife JoAnn.