About Sonja Cotton & Associates
Sonja Cotton & Associates, LLC specializes in the recruitment and placement of legal professionals. Our company was founded in 2003 and is proud to be the leader in the recruiting industry providing top talent for 100’s of law firms and corporate legal departments in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and California.
Our service is second to none. Our highly-trained legal placement specialists welcome any hiring challenge and take pride in assisting our candidates and clients to find the right fit. Along with our extensive database filled with impressive candidates and active referral and recruiting network, our trained legal placement specialists use a personal approach to find a rewarding solution to any legal staffing need.
Our excellence shows in our success. We respect your privacy and recognize confidentiality is the cornerstone of every career search. We take our mission seriously to match the right candidate(s) to open position(s). We search for highly-qualified professionals with specific skills and experience and match these qualifications to our clients’ needs, as well as perform a thorough reference check until we are confident our candidate is exemplary. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent product which is the key to our success.
Our integrity rises above other recruitment companies. Simply put, Sonja Cotton & Associates has high standards and because of this, has earned its reputation as the most trusted legal placement agency capable of handling all of your hiring needs.
Ms. Cotton is the founder/owner of Sonja Cotton & Associates, LLC and has over 25+ years combined legal consulting/recruiting and law firm experience. She opened Sonja Cotton & Associates’ office in 2003 and has since grown her business substantially in the last 15 years to include a national presence. Her prior experience includes a role as an Attorney Recruitment Coordinator overseeing the attorney hiring and law clerk programs for a large downtown Phoenix law firm. She then ventured out of the law firm environment and joined a national recruitment agency where Ms. Cotton gained valuable industry and marketing experience and further honed her negotiation skills to handle most financially-related salary and partner-level transactions. Having now gained both law firm and corporate recruiting experience, she was more than ready to take the next exciting career move in 2000, along with her entrepreneurial spirit, to start her first successful legal placement agency, Biltmore Legal Consultants, as one of four founding partners.
Today, Sonja Cotton & Associates is a solutions-based recruitment agency with over 500+ clients specializing in attorney and legal support staff placements within law firms and corporate legal departments on a temporary or direct hire basis. Due to Ms. Cotton’s diverse and extensive legal career, she has gained tremendous market knowledge, years of consulting experience, and strong community relationships that have groomed her for success. With her combined law firm and corporate training in human resources, the art of negotiating and recruiting, she is a frequent speaker regarding the interview process, marketing, professional branding and current hiring trends in the modern legal market.
Sonja Cotton is originally from the East Coast and has lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1984. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, weight lifting, walking her dogs Max and Happy Jack, oil painting large format modern art, and spending quality time with her family.