Katie McMahan, Owner, Recruiter, Goat Lover
I’m a small business owner and legal recruiter with an extensive career as a trial paralegal, but loving what I do is my competitive edge. It means I bring high energy and servant leadership to every professional I meet.
I’m not interested in playing musical chairs – moving you from one job to the next for a quick commission. I want to inspire you to care more about yourself and your career. I want to challenge you to better understand your market value and long-term professional goals.
Since founding LMS in 2010, our focus has been recruiting for law firms of all sizes around the country, and as we’ve recruited, we’ve coached. We’ve coached candidates who we couldn’t place and even those we did place. Law firms pay us to find the best, but even the best need help through the hiring process.
Because mentoring has been so integral to our work, we now offer video coaching to candidates on resume perfection, and we’re building a library of videos to cover so much more.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me with my husband and our 10-year-old daughter on our hobby farm. We have 2 horses, 2 goats, 2 dogs, 2 barn cats, and absolutely no chickens per my husband to whom I promised no goats or horses. 😊
Katie is a former eDiscovery and litigation paralegal whose 15 years of legal experience give her the discernment and critical eye to recruit top talent around the country. For her clients, this means a strict vetting process and higher standards and expectations for those who say they are qualified. For candidates, it is an opportunity to work with a recruiter who has done the job and been in the hot seat. She offers empathy and advocacy during the interview process that is balanced with candid feedback and advice to encourage accountability and career growth.
Katie has worked for private law firms and in-house legal divisions as a trial paralegal on hundreds of cases. She has collaborated with lawyers, business and I.T. managers, engineers, expert witnesses, and records managers of law firms and major corporate entities in the private and public sectors. She has direct experience with the electronic discovery reference model (E.D.R.M.), eDiscovery databases and processing terabytes of information, billing and case management software, docketing programs, e-filings, motion writing, document productions, open records requests, and has prepared for dozens of trials and attended several in multiple jurisdictions. Practice areas of experience include construction, employment, medical malpractice and personal injury, insurance defense, and water law.
Katie's legal experience also includes marketing consulting and process improvement for solo practitioners and mid-sized firms. She wrote training manuals on case management procedures and implemented practice standards and new software programs to minimize administrative work and boost billable productivity.