Experienced and Principled

Built on a foundation of over 60 years of combined experience in the legal and staffing industries, Tower Legal Solutions is a full-service legal staffing and managed review company focused on the principles of agility, accountability, and transparency.

Through a hands-on management style and direct communication, we have created an environment in which excellence is encouraged, acknowledged, and expressed in both candidate and client success. Please learn more about our unique process.

We take great pride in our candidate selection process, which uses behavioral-based interviews to ensure the best possible placement. Our candidates have experience in every practice area, are able to speak a variety of foreign languages, and are consistently requested again by the clients with whom they’ve worked.

We are certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by law firms, corporations, and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain. Contact Us

Management Team

Our management team shares a passion for customer service and innovative legal solutions.

Leslie Firtell, Esq.

President and CEO

Leslie Firtell, Esq.

A 17-year veteran and pioneer of the legal staffing industry and an attorney herself, Leslie introduced the benefits of legal staffing to law firms and corporations before it was a common practice. In 2007, seeing the limitations of the traditional staffing model, she founded Tower Legal Solutions with a passion for providing her clients with the highest level of customer service in legal ... Read more

A 17-year veteran and pioneer of the legal staffing industry and an attorney herself, Leslie introduced the benefits of legal staffing to law firms and corporations before it was a common practice. In 2007, seeing the limitations of the traditional staffing model, she founded Tower Legal Solutions with a passion for providing her clients with the highest level of customer service in legal staffing and managed review. She envisioned a service-oriented model that empowered clients with effective control and oversight, and she engaged committed candidates through targeted job opportunities.

 

Based on the principles of open communication, transparency, and accountability, Tower Legal Solutions has grown under Leslie’s leadership into a preferred provider of legal staffing and managed review solutions to Fortune 100 companies and large law firms across the country. By focusing on both sides of the contract lawyer equation, Leslie is proud to have generated a loyal customer and candidate base that is unsurpassed in the industry. As a well-respected leader in the industry, she has built a dynamic and experienced team of industry professionals, all of whom are equally dedicated and committed to the success of their clients and candidates.

 

Leslie received her BA from the University of Rochester and her JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Tower Legal Solutions is a WBENC-certified woman-owned company, and Leslie is an active member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, which is dedicated to supporting and empowering women entrepreneurs. Leslie was also recently named one of Ernst & Young LLP’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Winning Women.

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Marcia Awobuluyi

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Marcia Awobuluyi

Marcia earned her BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Columbia Business School. Prior to joining Tower Legal Solutions in 2008, she held senior financial and human resources positions in a variety of industries, including staffing. Throughout her career, Marcia has focused on leading teams across multiple disciplines and positioning ... Read more

Marcia earned her BS from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Columbia Business School. Prior to joining Tower Legal Solutions in 2008, she held senior financial and human resources positions in a variety of industries, including staffing. Throughout her career, Marcia has focused on leading teams across multiple disciplines and positioning organizations for change. Her broad skill set, creativity, and knowledge of efficient operating procedures and infrastructure development have been instrumental in Tower’s rapid growth.

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William A. Makin

Managing Director, Tower Consulting Services

William A. Makin

Bill holds a JD from St. John’s University School of Law and a BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has set e-discovery industry standards through his membership with the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, the International Legal Technology Association, and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model Project. For the past 15 years, Bill has been helping some of ... Read more

Bill holds a JD from St. John’s University School of Law and a BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has set e-discovery industry standards through his membership with the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, the International Legal Technology Association, and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model Project. For the past 15 years, Bill has been helping some of the largest corporations and law firms in the world create cost savings and improve the value of their legal services. In Tower Consulting Services, he saw an opportunity to join an organization that shared his commitment to building lasting relationships and to expand his services by leveraging Tower Legal Solution’s staffing and managed review capabilities.

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Holly Meredith

Vice President, Managing Director, Charlotte

Holly Meredith

After graduating with honors from Pfeiffer University with a BA in pre-law and political science, Holly attended Appalachian School of Law. She was director of operations in the financial staffing industry prior to joining Tower Legal Solutions. Speaking with founder Leslie Firtell, Holly was impressed by the depth of the executive team’s experience and by the company’s values and unique ... Read more

After graduating with honors from Pfeiffer University with a BA in pre-law and political science, Holly attended Appalachian School of Law. She was director of operations in the financial staffing industry prior to joining Tower Legal Solutions. Speaking with founder Leslie Firtell, Holly was impressed by the depth of the executive team’s experience and by the company’s values and unique approach to matching candidates with clients. Since coming on board, Holly has helped grow and develop the Tower office in Charlotte, NC, bringing our unique focus on successful client and candidate outcomes to a market she has served for over a decade.

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Raoul Mills

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Washington, DC

Raoul Mills

Raoul brings over two decades of operations management experience to Tower Legal Solutions. Drawing upon his successful focus on consultative business development, Raoul is excited to contribute his skills to a company that emphasizes clients’ priorities and needs. His role at Tower includes developing key initiatives to ensure quality and the highest level of customer satisfaction. Raoul ... Read more

Raoul brings over two decades of operations management experience to Tower Legal Solutions. Drawing upon his successful focus on consultative business development, Raoul is excited to contribute his skills to a company that emphasizes clients’ priorities and needs. His role at Tower includes developing key initiatives to ensure quality and the highest level of customer satisfaction. Raoul attended the University of Maine and has completed continuing education management courses.

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James Pranske, Esq.

Managing Director, Dallas

James Pranske, Esq.

Jim has been a successful trial attorney in Texas and California for the past two decades. He has worked at law firms of all sizes and practice areas, including several years as a partner at large, multinational firms. With extensive experience in managing document review teams, he has firsthand knowledge of what is important to clients and what it takes to conduct a successful document review ... Read more

Jim has been a successful trial attorney in Texas and California for the past two decades. He has worked at law firms of all sizes and practice areas, including several years as a partner at large, multinational firms. With extensive experience in managing document review teams, he has firsthand knowledge of what is important to clients and what it takes to conduct a successful document review project. Jim is excited to join a team of professionals who can help Tower’s clients overcome their challenges, big or small. He holds a BA in speech communication from the University of Illinois and a JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

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Kathleen Harrell-Latham, Esq.

Managing Director, Minneapolis

Kathleen Harrell-Latham, Esq.

Kathy has been a successful attorney practicing in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. She brings a range of experience from complex litigation to sophisticated M&A. Prior to joining Tower Legal’s team, she worked at law firms and companies of all sizes directly advising on diverse legal, financial and operational issues. After having worked in a range of capacities in the legal ... Read more

Kathy has been a successful attorney practicing in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. She brings a range of experience from complex litigation to sophisticated M&A. Prior to joining Tower Legal’s team, she worked at law firms and companies of all sizes directly advising on diverse legal, financial and operational issues. After having worked in a range of capacities in the legal industry, her experience brings a unique understanding of the business of legal services. Tower welcomes her wide breadth of experience and knows she has what it takes to efficiently deliver quality service to clients at all levels. Kathy graduated cum laude with her JD from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and obtained her BA in political science and international business from the University of Iowa.

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Michael Higgins

Managing Director, New York

Michael Higgins

Michael has over 20 years of permanent and temporary legal search experience. Throughout his career in the industry, he has successfully developed and maintained an extensive client base, while recruiting and placing top legal talent with major law firms and corporations. As a seasoned recruiter with an eye towards matchmaking, Michael focuses on placing attorneys and paralegals in positions ... Read more

Michael has over 20 years of permanent and temporary legal search experience. Throughout his career in the industry, he has successfully developed and maintained an extensive client base, while recruiting and placing top legal talent with major law firms and corporations. As a seasoned recruiter with an eye towards matchmaking, Michael focuses on placing attorneys and paralegals in positions that fulfill their career goals. Michael graduated from Pace University.

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Dwight Point

National Director, Business Development

Dwight Point

After a multi-faceted career spanning 20+ years developing successful sales teams and corporate marketing strategies for large companies in the Telecom and Payment Processing industries, Dwight joins Tower Legal Solutions as National Director, Business Development. Based in the Company’s Dallas office, Dwight will be responsible for leading, training, growing and developing the sales process ... Read more

After a multi-faceted career spanning 20+ years developing successful sales teams and corporate marketing strategies for large companies in the Telecom and Payment Processing industries, Dwight joins Tower Legal Solutions as National Director, Business Development. Based in the Company’s Dallas office, Dwight will be responsible for leading, training, growing and developing the sales process within the Business Development arm of Tower Legal Solutions. As a football letterman and assistant football coach at the University of Texas in the 80’s, Dwight appreciated the importance of team effort, coaching and leadership. Dwight graduated with a BA in Speech Communications at the University of Texas at Austin.

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