Matthew Pond, Esq

Shareholder / Recruiter

“Matthew was very helpful at every stage of my legal search. He was extremely knowledgeable about the California legal market and had great insight into many of the law firms who were seeking candidates. As a result, I was able to screen through many prospective law firms in a timely manner. I greatly appreciated his persistence in making inquiries to firms on my behalf. His interview preparation tips were essential and a key reason for my success in obtaining call-backs and an offer from the law firm I was most interested in. With his assistance, I ended up receiving an offer from a prestigious emerging companies practice in Silicon Valley. Without a doubt, I could not have landed this opportunity without Matthew’s assistance. I have recommended his services to several of my ex-colleagues and ex-law school classmates. I could not imagine using another recruiter to assist me with such an important search. I would highly recommend his services to any prospective candidate.”

Corporate AssociateSilicon Valley

“Matthew helped me focus my search and identified a number of great opportunities that matched my skill-set and interests. With Matthew’s help, I had interviews lined up within weeks, and an offer from a great firm in less than two months. It was a pleasure working with Matthew, and I definitely felt I could count on him for honest advice and accurate information about the firms to which I applied.”

Litigation AssociateSilicon Valley

“Working with Matthew was a wonderful experience. I greatly appreciated his attention to detail throughout the process, not just in his review of and revisions to my cover letter and resume, but in his help with preparing me for interviews. On top of all the truly valuable substantive assistance, Matthew followed up in ways that put him above and beyond any other recruiters, including checking in during and after each step of the process and congratulating me after my first day at the new job. With the time and care that Matthew puts in, it feels as if you are his only (or most important!) client.”

AssociateLos Angeles

“After I took a long sabbatical to recharge and relocate my family, Matthew was tremendously valuable in transitioning my career from Southern California to Northern California. After several discussions with Matthew, he knew exactly what type of job I was looking for, and he found (and secured an interview for) the perfect position in terms of experience, interest, and personal values. While I had a competing offer from another top notch firm in the Bay Area, at the end of the day, I trusted Matthew's guidance and made the right choice and cannot be happier. Highly recommended.”

Senior AssociateSan Francisco

“Working with Matthew and Above the Bar Legal Recruiting was an amazing experience. It took no time at all for him to help me find an amazing new position. I have been at the job Matthew helped me find for 6 months now and it is a perfect fit for me. Matthew is extremely communicative and detail oriented and prepared me for every step of the process. I would highly recommend anyone to work with him and Above the Bar Legal Recruiting.”

AssociateRiverside

“I’ve worked with Matthew Pond in pursuing counsel opportunities in California. Matthew was very helpful at every stage of my legal search. He was extremely knowledgeable about the California legal market and had great insight into many of the law firms who were seeking candidates. As a result, I was able to screen through many prospective law firms in a timely manner. I greatly appreciated his persistence in making inquiries to firms on my behalf. His interview preparation tips were essential and a key reason for my success in obtaining call-backs and an offer from the law firm I was most interested in. With his assistance, I ended up receiving an offer from a prestigious emerging companies practice in Silicon Valley. Without a doubt, I could not have landed this opportunity without Matthew’s assistance. Matthew has successfully placed a few of my ex-colleagues and ex-law school classmates that I have referred to him. I would highly recommend his services to any prospective candidate.”

Former AssociateSilicon Valley

“I felt more comfortable working with Matthew than any other recruiter in the past. He was great at listening to what I was looking for and trying to find a realistic and favorable fit. Great guy.”

AssociateLos Angeles