Judy St. John Managing Director

Judy St. John

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New England In-House: Views vary on local impact of Big Laws salary wars August 30, 2018 MLA's Judy St. John discusses how firms in Boston ... Read More
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Working in the field of law firm recruitment and management for over 25 years has provided me with the skills necessary to listen, understand and assess the needs of my clients and candidates, from summer program through partnership. I have been told that my ability to establish and maintain strong relationships based on trust, team spirit and openness are long remembered after the placement is made.

As a Managing Director with our Associate Practice Group, Judy St. John specializes in placing attorneys of all levels in top-tier national, international, regional and boutique law firms. She has participated in several Boston law school conference calls with recent graduates to discuss the market and offer some guidance. She has also worked closely with an IP partner from a Boston firm to co-author an article for the publication "Computing and the Law" and host a podcast focused on engineers thinking about change opportunities at law firms.


Judy came to Major, Lindsey & Africa with more than 25 years of law firm and legal recruiting experience. She began her career as a Recruiting Manager in the Boston office of Gaston & Snow, one of Boston's largest national law firms. For 13 years, she held the position of director of recruiting at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, a full-service Boston law firm with approximately 400 attorneys. Her primary focus was working directly with the managing partner, department chairs and hiring partners on discrete firm projects. Judy was also responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the firm's hiring programs, which included lateral hiring, fall recruiting and summer programs. Following the dissolution of the firm, Judy became a senior legal consultant and top biller at Hoffman Recruiters in Boston, with a focus in confidential, direct placement of practice groups, partners and associate attorneys.


New England School of Art & Design: B.A., Commercial Design


Massachusetts Legal Recruiting Association, former member holding the office of President, Vice President and Secretary