AJW Attorney Search

Allison Wottawa

Allison is the Principal Legal Recruiter and CEO at AJW Attorney Search , a preeminent legal search and placement firm. With over a decade of recruiting experience in the legal market, she successfully places Partners and Associates with AM LAW 100 & 200 law firms as well as prestigious boutiques and regional firms.

Starting in recruiting at 25, Allison has spent the majority of her adult life cultivating and developing relationships with law firms and recruiting teams, granting her intricate knowledge of the legal landscape that leads to successful and sustained attorney placements.

She trained in legal recruiting under one of the most influential recruiters in the history of California, grew to become one of the top recruiters at a prestigious international recruiting firm, and successfully developed the West Coast presence for an emerging search firm before launching AJW Attorney Search in February 2017.


Allison Wottawa
CEO / Principal Legal Recruiter
AJW Attorney Search, Inc.
1801 Century Park East
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
main:  (424) 832-1910


What clients have said about Allison

- Real Estate Attorney,
Los Angeles

Allison is amazingly attentive, thoughtful and invested. Her training, experience, and understanding of multiple fields and disciplines is extraordinary and a great benefit to those around her. To this day, I count Allison as a confidant and advisor. She is as good as it gets.

- Patent Agent,
San Diego

Allison is a friendly, knowledgeable professional. She spent the time to understand my needs and qualifications. She was very well versed in the job market, both its current status and past trends. She was available, responded quickly to requests, and demonstrated a commitment to matching talent with the right opportunity. I highly recommend working with Allison. She is a true gem in the vast world of recruiters.

- Corporate Attorney,
San Francisco

Allison recently worked with me when I decided to change firms, and she was a terrific resource throughout the whole process. She worked long hours to make sure that I was exposed to as many quality opportunities as possible and always made herself available for advice or to answer any questions I had. I wouldn’t be at my wonderful new firm without Allison’s help and dedication! She is fantastic

- Environmental Attorney,
Los Angeles

Allison is an effective and results-oriented professional. Responsive, creative, diligent, and connected, Allison successfully secured a number of interviews for me. Allison also thoroughly prepared me for interviews, tailored her suggestions to my strengths and background, and helped me be effective and strategic in the job search process. I recommend her without reservation.

- Corporate Attorney,

Allison was extremely helpful in my career search. Unlike a lot of other recruiters, I felt like she was committed to helping me find the right position that would be a good fit, rather than just pushing me towards any attorney opening. She was very patient and responsive whenever I reached out with questions or concerns. Allison is an excellent recruiter and I will recommend her to any friends or colleagues looking for a new opportunity in the legal field.

- Employment Attorney,
Los Angeles

Allison and I worked together for over a year to find me just the right position to move into. Despite looking for work in a down economy, and trying to make the difficult move from a small firm back into big law, she was persistent and encouraging through it all. A handful of job offers later, and I finally found the right one. Thanks for all the hard work!