Bordwell & Associates 

Legal employment
along California's Golden Coast

About Bordwell & Associates

Established in 1988 and based in scenic Newport Beach, California, Bordwell & Associates is a premier legal recruitment agency. We collaborate with law firms and corporate legal departments to identify and recruit top-tier legal talent. Our recruiters specialize in securing placements for lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal assistants, and administrative staff.  It is our good fortune to work with outstanding legal professionals and to be a part of a thriving legal community located along our stunning California Coast.

If you are considering a career in the legal field, Orange County, California presents a dynamic environment with ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. Whether you are a lawyer, paralegal, legal secretary, or in another legal support role, the region offers a strong job market and a supportive community.

Quality of Life: Known for its excellent quality of life, Orange County enjoys beautiful weather, 40 miles of breathtaking coastline, and a wealth of cultural and leisure activities.  It is home to the unique Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and the beloved Disneyland, celebrated as the happiest place on earth.

• Qualified Candidates: The State Bar of California notes that Orange County houses 17,269 active lawyers, with key legal centers in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Orange, and Santa Ana. The area is known for expertise in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Compliance, Employment Law, Cybersecurity, Estate Planning, and Healthcare.

• Legal Opportunities: The legal landscape in Orange County is vibrant and dynamic, offering an abundance of career opportunities in local, national, and global law firms, as well as within the legal departments of emerging startups and established corporations. Prominent companies like Ingram Micro, First American Corporation, Broadcom, Western Digital, and Pacific Life contribute to the thriving legal community.

• Supportive Community: Home to three million residents, Orange County’s legal community is strong and supportive, providing a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose among legal professionals.

Welcome to Bordwell & Associates

"Some people see recruiting and retention as a time-consuming process.
We thrive on the energy of the recruiting environment.
It is our focus every day, 100% of the time."

Founder and CEO, Rose Mary Bordwell, is a successful recruiter with over thirty-five years of legal recruiting experience, including nine years as a law school director of career services.  Ms. Bordwell is a California Accredited Consultant, a Certified Staffing Professional, and an active advisory board member for paralegal programs in Orange County. Named California Staffing Professional of the Year, Ms. Bordwell was awarded the prestigious James R. Pierce Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging her dedication and commitment to the recruiting profession.

Bordwell & Associates
(949) 724-1466