AJW Attorney Search

Melanie Cruz

Melanie has a deep understanding of people and what makes them tick—in college, she interviewed students and post-graduation she worked inhouse for a staffing agency interviewing potential candidates and reviewing their resumes and work histories. She started her career in the legal field as the office manager and paralegal for a boutique law firm that specializes in working with nonprofits and social enterprises and became the senior paralegal as the firm expanded. After years of being part of the hiring team– she knows how important it is to find the right candidate for each position—it’s not just the skills someone brings to the table, but their personality, their career goals and all of the qualities that make them unique.

Her last position as a legal administrative assistant supporting the Director of Administration for a boutique law firm specializing in Trusts & Estates gave her further insight into the inner workings of the HR and legal worlds. Melanie is pleased to integrate this past experience into her position as Recruiting Assistant at AJW. Her goal is to help her candidates find opportunities that help them to create the careers of their dreams.

When not working, you can find Melanie hanging with her furry crew, acting, hiking, reading, watching films, writing, serving as a doula and generally being creative in any way she can. When the world is more normal, Melanie volunteers as a reader at a local elementary school and loves when her kids bring in books that they checked out from the library to show her—it makes her inner book nerd extremely happy!


Melanie Cruz
Recruiting Assistant
AJW Attorney Search, Inc.
1801 Century Park East
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Direct:  (424) 344-9508