About

Stayer Legal Search LLC

Candice Stayer formed Stayer Legal Search LLC in 2000.  Her search firm specializes in placing exceptional, experienced lawyers in nearly every practice area with leading Northwest law firms and corporations. 

Candice has been a part of Portland’s legal community for over 36 years.  In 1982 she joined Tonkon Torp LLP and served as the firm’s recruiter.  For 18 years she was responsible for managing and coordinating the hiring of lateral attorneys and summer associates.  She also served on the firm’s Hiring Committee and orchestrated the firm’s summer associate program and its orientation program for new lawyers.  Her background and “insider’s perspective” certainly gives Candice a unique understanding of the legal market, local trends, law firm hiring, the inner workings of law firms, and what defines success for a lawyer.  Her mission is to guide both candidates and employers to a long-term and mutually beneficial employment relationship. 

Candice resides with her husband in an empty nest in a suburb of Portland.  In her spare time, she is working diligently to get to a reasonable level of proficiency in the game of golf.