Deborah L. Peters, Esq.

debPresident & Chief Operating Officer
When I started at Major Legal Services in 1994, soon after graduating from CWRU School of Law and passing the Ohio Bar exam, I did not necessarily think that I would make a career in the Legal Search Consultant business. In fact, specializing exclusively in the temporary and direct hire placement of attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and other legal support professionals was a brand new concept in N.E. Ohio at that time.

Twenty plus years later, I can truly say that I have found my calling in this industry. Most attorneys realize that the practice of law is about serving the public through the analysis and interpretation of the law. I also feel rewarded and excited about the daily opportunity to serve the legal community both by assisting candidates to identify the next steps in their career path, and by helping our law firm and in-house counsel clients identify the talent best suited to their own unique culture and needs.

Our goal at Major Legal Services is to listen first and foremost to our clients and candidates so that we can facilitate relationships with people that will help businesses thrive and grow and also enable people to be valued for the legal talents that they share with their employers.

For more information, please contact Deborah@majorlegalservices.com


Lesley K. Shiels

leslieSenior Recruitment Advisor
I joined Major Legal Services in 1996 after graduating with a degree in paralegal studies. At that time I didn’t know much about the staffing and recruiting industry but wanted to use all resources available to me to find a legal position and start my professional career. Ironically rather than placing me in a position with a client I was asked to work in-house at Major Legal Services. Although working as a recruiter was not my original career path I do feel it is a perfect fit. I have the opportunity to work with talented legal professionals on a daily basis. I truly enjoy building relationships with candidates who are seeking employment and clients by assisting in solving their hiring needs.

For more information, please contact Lesley@majorlegalservices.com