Prime Legal is the expert on legal staffing. Regardless of the background and experience needed we strive to provide the finest candidates within the legal community for your contract, contract-to-direct hire and direct hire staffing needs.
Prime Legal specializes in the placement and recruiting of lateral attorneys, practice groups, law firm mergers & acquisitions, permanent paralegal and legal secretary placement. We also specialize in temporary and temporary to hire placements including high level in house counsel contract assignments.
Prime Legal supports the local legal community through business sponsorships with the Richmond Association of Legal Administrators and the Hampton Roads Association of Legal Administrators. Through partnerships with the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, the Richmond Paralegal Association and the Richmond Chapter of Women in eDiscovery, we are able to bring talented people to our clients that other firms cannot.
Prime Legal Staff Corporation is part of The Richmond Group USA (founded in 1967). Our partnership with a successful and established top global recruiting firm that has been in business for almost five decades combined with our expert legal market knowledge promises a customer experience like no other in the industry.
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Liz Thornton Coleman

Senior Vice President, Prime Legal Staff Corporation
For the past 10 years, Liz has helped discover the legal industry’s top opportunities and connect those opportunities with great talent. She specializes in connecting qualified attorneys, paralegals and support staff to clients of Prime Legal.
“There’s nothing like the thrill of successfully connecting a superstar with an opportunity that I have uncovered and then seeing that candidate cause a department to grow and run more efficiently. Knowing my efforts impact the bottom line keeps me going every day.” – Liz Coleman
Liz loves providing the highest quality service by ensuring quick response time and delivering valuable guidance to her clients on each candidate’s capabilities. Liz’s focus is on you – she is supported by a 50-year-old nationwide candidate database and Prime Legal also maintains the flexibility to provide our clients with a search solution that best fits their needs.

Francie Hiles

Recruiter, Prime Legal Staff Corporation
Francie is the Legal Recruiter for Prime Legal. She has grown her legal recruiting contacts and network for two years. Francie earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Charleston School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Virginia. She is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, and South Carolina. As an attorney, Francie understands the legal market and how to help candidates find that perfect position to move their career forward. She looks forward to hearing your story and connecting you with the best firms in the Southeast!