Client Testimonials

“Art’s excellence as a partner and associate at Sachnoff & Weaver [now Reed Smith] has carried through to his legal recruiting career. Art has a keen understanding of law firms, lawyers, and the practice of law. Art has brought us talented attorneys and even more importantly, ailment he has provided the firm’s management with insights regarding successful attorney recruiting and retention. Art does this all with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. I recommend Art unequivocally.”

Austin L. Hirsch, Esq.
Reed Smith, Member, Executive Committee
Formerly, Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., Chief Executive Officer

“The Gunther Group is a first-class attorney placement firm. They listened carefully to our needs, were responsive at all times, and proactively sought our feedback early in the process to hone their search for candidates that fit our organization not only substantively but also culturally.”

Lawrence M. Kaplan, Esq.
NAVTEQ Corporation

“Art has always worked hard to understand our firm’s culture and needs. He sends us excellent candidates, then handles the process in a way that helps everyone reach the right decision. Art is very responsive to our requests and one of our best sources of market information. Former candidates who are now my colleagues report that he is an equally good source of career advice.”

Lynn Murray, Esq.
Partner and Former Managing Partner
Grippo & Elden

“I talk about the Gunther Group all the time to my internal stakeholders and tell them that I get the best candidates from your firm.  I just told [one of your candidates] this morning that you are my best search firm!  Feel free to give up my name and contact information and I will brag non-stop about you!”

Susan G. Marlow
Legal Recruiting Specialist

“You guys are my favorite search firm — I think you have top notch, quality people; do your due diligence; act very professionally at all times; know us the best; provide good counsel and, in general, do an excellent job of instilling confidence.”

John Q. Attorney
Hiring Partner
Mid-Sized Chicago Firm

“The Gunther Group has done an outstanding job helping us find excellent attorneys.  In particular, I was really impressed by the way the Gunther Group was able to not only find great candidates, but present them in a way that made it easy to find the attorney right for our organization and our needs.   From helping us focus on the type of attorney we needed, to making the final hiring decision, the Gunther Group provided invaluable advice along the way.”

Jason Rice, Esq.
General Counsel
NAVTEQ Corporation

“Art has done a great job assisting us with the growth of our Chicago office. We have hired both senior and junior-level attorneys that Art has brought to us. Art has taken the time to get to know our firm and understand our needs. That effort — along with his great network of attorneys — has enabled Art to present us with high-quality candidates that will thrive in our environment. Art is also a pleasure to work with — he is personable, responsive, smart, and operates with a high level of integrity. We look forward to working with the Gunther Group for years to come.”

Keith J. Shapiro, Esq.
Co-Managing Shareholder
Co-Chair, National Reorganization, Bankruptcy,
And Restructuring Practice
Greenberg Traurig, P.C.

“Gunther Group recruiters are diligent professionals with a genuine interest in finding the right person for the position. They took the time to understand our organization and my particular needs for the positions we’ve filled in our state government affairs group.  Gunther Group recruiters are also personable and a pleasure to work with.”

Mitch H. Tobin, Esq.
Senior Director, Professional Practice Affairs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

“We look forward to the opportunity to work with the Gunther Group. Our firm has had a long and positive relationship with its principal, Art Gunther. Art’s legal background and business acumen allows him to use his expansive network to find the very best candidates for our firm. Just as importantly, Art is easy to work with, responsive and brings a high level of integrity to the recruiting process.”

David T. Brown, Esq.
Chair, Management Committee
Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C.

“Art has placed several attorneys with our firm. Working with Art has been a pleasure. He is responsive and very candid in his assessments. Having worked his way up the ladder at Sachnoff, Art can relate to the particular demands of law firm hiring. I know that anyone he sends will be a qualified candidate that meets our particular hiring needs. He consistently attracts high quality candidates because unlike many recruiters, Art isn’t interested in placing candidates anywhere, but really takes the time to understand what’s best for the lawyer as well as the law firm.”

Douglas N. Masters, Esq.
Hiring Partner, Loeb & Loeb, Chicago

“I have known and worked with Art Gunther for several years. He is an intelligent, straight-forward, credible recruiting professional. His background as a partner at a major Chicago law firm gives him added breadth as a legal recruiter. Art is one of my top resources regarding the Chicago legal market for attorneys. Art presents high-caliber candidates to us and then does a great job of facilitating the recruiting process. I have every reason to believe that the Gunther Group and Sonnenschein will be working together for a long time.”

Fruman Jacobson, Esq.
Partner in Charge of National Workout,
Reorganization, and Bankruptcy Practice
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

“We have worked with the Gunther Group for quite some time now and they have provided valuable services. I have found the Gunther Group to be the best of the recruiters.”

Hiring Partner
Midsize Chicago Firm