Columbus Legal Staffing and Recruiting

Ideal for short-term staffing and higher volumes of routine
and bespoke legal work.

Our Enterprise Customers

Legal Depts

Streamline routine work and easily address bespoke needs

Law Firms

Flexibly and profitably expand firm capacity and expertise


From contracts to general counsel, prudently tackle "legal"

A Legal Solution Built For Scale


Tap 5,000+ experienced legal experts for any project


No retainers or commitments. Save 60% over firms.

Account Mgmt

Talent and project coordination by management pros


Find talent quickly to scale any size team in days


Easily tackle bespoke projects or ongoing needs


Securely manage sourcing, work, and billing anywhere

They trust us to handle their legal needs

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Home to the world's top freelance legal talent

  • 5,000+ lawyer community
  • 15 years' average experience
  • 70% worked at top law firms
  • 70% have in-house experience
Erin McClarty
Securities and Compliance Attorney
"Erin is highly knowledgeable in dealing with both for-profits and non-profits. I have found a gem indeed, as I am a part of both worlds."
Gloria M. Steinberg
Patent Attorney
"Gloria is an incredibly fast and efficient patent filer. We had spoken with many attorneys before finding her on UpCounsel."
Liz Oliner
Brand and Trademark Specialist
"Great experience working with Liz, plan to reengage her on additional projects."
Alejandro Maher
Business, Finance and Tech Attorney
"Alejandro continues to provide excellent service to our start-up. I highly recommend him."
Neeta Toprani
Tech Transaction Attorney
"Amazing. Super fast service and very through. Look fwd to working together again!"
Sanjiv Dhawan
Corporate Attorney
"Great attorney, fast-working, cost-efficient, great work."
Geoffrey Amend
Real Estate Transactions Lawyer
"I enjoyed working with Geoffrey. He is very efficient and straight to the point and provides services exactly as requested!"
Joshua Garber
Employment Advisor
"Working with Josh has been an amazing experience: he’s smart, effective, prompt and his communication & follow up are incredible!"

Easily manage great talent


Compare and interview top talent

Project Management

Track project tasks and deadlines


Best-in-class security at every turn


Simple, detailed, and transparent

"UpCounsel gives HotelTonight seamless access to the high quality legal subject expertise that we’d expect from a big law firm but at a substantially lower price."

Karen Klein

General Counsel at HotelTonight

Why Hire a Legal Staffing and Recruiting Company for Temporary Lawyers?

Welcome to Columbus, Ohio! The largest city in The Buckeye State has a thriving economy. One news article even went so far as to say that the city is nearly recession-proof. With a low unemployment rate and the country's third-largest university campus, Columbus presents many golden opportunities for both startups and established businesses.

Whether you are a daring entrepreneur, an executive at a large company, or a manager at a law firm, you may find that you need extra legal help from time to time. However, you might not have enough space in your schedule to research local attorneys. After all, you don't want to hire just anyone.

Consider contacting a legal staffing and recruiting company. The company will sift through the top lawyers in your area and find one whose expertise matches your legal needs. You will not need to waste resources on reviewing the resume of every attorney in the city.

The temporary legal help you find through the company can help you handle an extra workload. They could also make up for gaps in your knowledge or help out with specific legal tasks that you might not be able to do correctly on your own.

What Can a Temporary Lawyer Do for an In-House Legal Department or Law Firm?

There are many tasks that a temporary lawyer could help your Columbus business with.

Insurance is a large part of the Columbus economy. If you work for an insurance firm, you may need temporary when your firm is inundated with claims. A temporary lawyer could help with research if you need to find precedents that have a bearing a current case. They could also examine the legal language in insurance contracts to make sure there are no loopholes that might cost your business money.

A report from the Kauffman Foundation found that more startups grow into medium-size businesses in Columbus than in any other major metropolitan area in the United States. If you are looking to scale your business upward, a temporary lawyer could help you with the expansion process in several ways. They could examine contracts, assist with property transactions, and carry out other important tasks.

A temporary lawyer might also be able to help your Columbus business with the following:

  • Contract Support
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Litigation Support
  • Corporate Transactions
  • M&A Due Diligence
  • IP Licensing
  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution
  • Compliance Regulation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Labor and Employment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Governance
  • Contracts Administration

How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?

The legal staffing and recruiting company that you use to pick out the best lawyers for your needs can refer you to many sound options. However, the ultimate decision of whom you will hire still rests with you.

It is a wise idea to thoroughly interview any potential candidates you're thinking about hiring. Some questions you might ask during the interview include:

  • Where did you attend law school?
  • Are you a member of the Ohio State Bar Association?
  • What types of legal work have you done in the past?
  • Are you flexible enough to work either on your own or with a team?
  • How much would you like to get paid?
  • How would you describe your personality?

Depending on your specific reasons for hiring a temporary lawyer, you can ask further questions that dig deeper into the candidate's experience. For example, if you are facing a lawsuit, you can ask about the lawyer's experience in courtroom settings. If you are expanding your business, you might ask questions about the lawyer's background with business contracts. 

Ready to start working on your legal project?