Young Mayden, LLC is a boutique legal recruiting firm with long-standing personal access to highly credentialed attorneys across the country. Professional experience and the personal contacts of the firm's principals, as well as the firm's unique approach to placement set Young Mayden apart. After many years on the "client" side of lawyer hiring, Ken Young and Barbara Mayden came together in 2007 to form Young Mayden, LLC, pooling perspectives and contacts cultivated through their law practices and long time high level involvement in the American Bar Association and other professional organizations. 

Working nationwide from offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee, Young Mayden provides services in three distinct areas – legal recruiting, consulting, and career counseling. Young Mayden places attorneys with leading law firms and corporate legal departments, provides consulting and strategic planning services for law firms wishing to merge or open new offices, and offers individual career planning for lawyers.


Young Mayden Spotlighted Opportunity

Young Mayden, LLC has been retained to find an experienced real estate lawyer for a position as general counsel of an established, successful, growing real estate development company based in the Nashville, TN area, with projects nationwide. Generous base compensation with substantial opportunity for bonus/equity pieces of deals. Position requires senior-level experience with sophisticated real estate transactions, operating agreements, partnership agreements, etc. Email Barbara Mayden (;(in confidence)) to hear more. 


Young Mayden Recent Placements

Young Mayden has recently completed successful nationwide searches for: 




The Uniform Law Commission (also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), which has named Liza Karsai as its Executive Director.  The ULC provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.

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The New York State Bar Association, which named David R. Watson as its Executive Director, and Elizabeth Derrico as Associate Executive Director.

Young Mayden is pleased to have assisted in these searches.