Phoenix 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


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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?

Phoenix, Arizona, is a hub of manufacturing, tourism, and electronics activity. Thanks to help and funding for business development through the Arizona Commerce and Economic Development Commission, the Business Development Finance Corporation, and similar authorities, Phoenix attracts countless entrepreneurs looking to stake a claim in the budding economy. No matter your industry, you'll find Phoenix to be a welcoming home to set up shop.

Naturally, startups just getting off the ground in any city deal with tight budgets and limited in-house resources available for legal counsel. Since small-business owners need to discuss legal issues with top attorneys to even set up a business, many turn to legal staffing and recruiting companies to find the right candidates at the best prices.

When you hire from a legal staffing company, you have access to an impressive talent pool of qualified lawyers with the experience you're looking for. These candidates have already proven themselves in legal areas relevant to your needs, allowing you to choose from the best.

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

A Phoenix startup might need to bring in a temporary lawyer for various reasons. Perhaps the owners are looking to acquire another business, so they need an attorney well versed in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence. A temporary lawyer can also help review documents, negotiate contracts, and help with a company's corporate governance and restricting process.

Of course, a temporary lawyer can do so much more for your company across a broad spectrum. These are just a few things your temp attorney can handle:

  • Assisting with increased workloads
  • Offering litigation support if you're sued or facing a lawsuit
  • Supplement your in-house legal team's existing knowledge
  • Lower your company's overhead by reducing the need for full-time legal staff
  • Overseeing labor and employment compliance and regulation
  • Minimizing payroll costs and employment liability
  • Helping with intellectual property (IP) licensing
  • Assisting with patent and trademark prosecution

Even if your business has an in-house legal team, it's sometimes necessary to hire a temporary lawyer to get the big jobs done quickly and effectively. Relying on a legal staffing and recruiting company takes the guesswork out of having to find the best talent, allowing you to focus on the most important thing — running your business.

How to Interview and Hire a Temporary Lawyer?

Thankfully, your legal staffing company does all the arduous work for you. They vet candidates to make sure each one has been to a reputable law school and has extensive experience in the field. In fact, many contract lawyers finding work through legal staffing and recruiting companies have law degrees from the likes of Yale and Harvard Law.

When the legal staffing agency has narrowed down your list of candidates, make sure to interview each person yourself. Ask about the attorney's experience and why he or she is working on a temporary basis. Have they worked for a law firm before? Are they working with any clients that might be considered competitors? Do they have experience in the broader scheme of things, such as having worked in your company's specific industry?

Other important questions to ask include whether the temp attorney charges a flat fee or works per hour. How much do they charge? What school did they attend and can they give you references? It's also important to make sure the attorney you hire is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and/or the Maricopa Bar Association. Asking these questions up front helps you hire the best temporary attorney for your business.

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