Candidate Testimonials


I had the fortune of working with Nicole while she was recruiting for my current position, and she truly made the entire process so much easier and pleasant. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my background, and asked key questions that really highlighted her understanding of the role and her commitment to finding the best fit. Throughout the whole process, Nicole was an incredible resource and made sure if she didn’t have the answer immediately, she would find out quickly, She regularly kept in touch, and kept me updated on the recruitment progress and ensured any questions I had were answered. Even after I was offered the position, Nicole checked in with me prior to my start date, provided a lot of encouragement and advice, and checked in again after I started to see how things were going. She was such a pleasure to work with, and can’t say enough about her commitment, professionalism, and utmost kindness.

Aimée Freeman – Vice President, Senior Counsel

Nicole is a truly dedicated and committed recruitment professional, who clearly has her clients’ interests at heart. From our very first interaction, Nicole took the time to ensure she had a detailed understanding of my experience and asked questions that demonstrated her sincere passion for aligning the right candidate with the ideal role. Over the course of our conversations, Nicole was always a helpful resource and provided regular updates to ensure I was never left wondering about timing or next steps. Having been through recruitment processes a handful of times in my career thus far, I can confidently say that working with Nicole made my most recent process the easiest and most enjoyable of them all. I feel very fortunate to have connected with her and to have benefitted from her expertise to ultimately land in my current position with MITRE.

Izak Rosenfeld, Esq. – Global In-House Counsel

Nicole is kind, courteous, and, above all, professional. She was instrumental in helping me find a great position with a competitive salary and benefits. I highly recommend going to her for assistance with your job search or questions about the process.

Jacob Levit – Corporate Paralegal at Gladstone Companies

Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with, she truly cares about her candidates and ensures they have everything they need during the interviewing process. She is personable, kind, and communicates promptly and effectively. I could not be happier in my new role, but if I had to interview again, I would hope it would be with her!

Briana Stevens – Director of Global Compliance at Internet Society

I first met Nicole when she was recruiting for a role with my new employer, Internet Society. From the first screen with Nicole to the final interviews at ISOC, Nicole was thoughtful, encouraging, and full of good advice and information. She was professional and an absolute pleasure to work with, a rare combination in any field – especially among lawyers. Anyone considering working with Nicole would be wise to do so.

Kyle Kelley – Senior Counsel for ISOC

Client Testimonials


I cannot rave enough about Mary Winter and Firm Advice. Mary and her colleague handled a relatively unconventional and difficult search for my organization and they could not have done a better job. Extremely thorough, dogged, professional, personable, so pleasant to work with – I really cannot say enough great things about them.

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend Firm Advice for your placement needs – they are absolutely top notch.

Stephen Dwyer – President at American Staffing Association

Mary is great! I have worked with Mary several times over the past 2 years to fill both temp and permanent positions. As a hiring manager, I really like working with her because she has a knack for finding candidates that meet the needs of my department. I give her a laundry list of qualifications and she always manages to find great people that meet them. She does a thorough screening of candidates and provides a helpful perspective that makes evaluating candidates easier. Mary has taken the time to understand our business and the attributes that make my team successful. She is very responsive, pleasant to communicate with and understands that recruiting is a partnership. I would also recommend Mary to candidates because she is so well-connected with the DC region in-house legal community.

David Goldberg – VP, General Counsel Enterprise Americas at OpenText

Mary is incredibly professional and responsive throughout the entire hiring process. I was very pleased with the candidates Mary submitted and extremely impressed with her thorough analysis for each candidate. I would not hesitate to engage Firm Advice again for assistance in the future and highly recommend Mary and her team!

Monica DeNeale – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary