Sand Search Partners is not your average legal search firm.

     In fact, we’re nothing like what you’ve come to expect from legal recruiters.

We know what works.
Sand Search Partners is a national legal search firm. Formed by two former practicing attorneys who have experience both with boutique and national recruiting firms, Sand Search draws on the best aspects of both.

We have experience.
We have placed hundreds of attorneys in law firm and in-house positions ranging from associate attorneys to general counsel of publicly-traded companies. Together we have over 31 years of experience recruiting exclusively in the legal community.

We are different.
Whether you are looking to hire a lawyer for your law firm or in-house legal department, or if you are a lawyer thinking about a change of setting, you’ll immediately notice the Sand Search Partner difference.

Here is what you can expect when working with Sand Search Partners:

  • We will be respectful of your time
  • We will keep you informed of the search process
  • We will promptly return calls/e-mail
  • We really listen to what you want
  • We understand the stresses of changing jobs
  • We will work tirelessly to achieve the result you desire
Simply put, Sand Search Partners is a legal search firm that puts the needs and desires of our clients and candidates first!

Michael Sandberg, Esq.
Phone: 612-293-3777, ext. 1
Phone: 1-800-775-1345, ext. 1

Michael is a legal recruiter with over fifteen years of experience placing attorneys with top law firms and corporate in-house legal departments.

Michael graduated from the University of Missouri and he is also a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. After law school, Michael practiced commercial litigation and real estate litigation with a top firm.

Michael’s pre-law experience in human resources and sales, and time as a practicing attorney at a mid-sized law firm, has served him well as a legal recruiter.

Craig Sandok, Esq.
Phone: 612-293-3777, ext. 2
Phone: 1-800-775-1345, ext. 2

Craig is a legal recruiter with over sixteen years of experience placing attorneys with top law firms and corporate in-house legal departments.

Craig is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law. After law school he practiced as a commercial litigator both in New York and Minnesota before entering the legal recruiting field.

Craig has been active with various bar associations and has been recognized for his commitment to promote social justice and awareness for the need for pro bono work.

Craig is also a frequent speaker on legal staffing trends and is often quoted in legal-related media on legal staffing issues.

Sand Search Partners is different.  Guaranteed.

We work with employers to understand their needs and identify the skills, experience, and personality necessary to make a successful hire. Equally important, we only present those candidates whose qualifications are consistent with those identified traits. When you see a candidate submitted by Sand Search, you know that it will be relevant to your needs.

As a client of Sand Search Partners, you can expect to have regular contact with our recruiters and will be kept informed on the status of your search.

So what else is different?

  • We take a low-pressure approach to recruiting. We don’t barrage our clients with sales calls, but we will be there when needed.

  • We bring opportunities to our clients. Many of our clients appreciate when we bring exceptional candidates whom we encounter to their attention.

  • We offer a guarantee for the professionals that we place. Although we work hard upfront to ensure the success of our placements, we know things don’t always work out as planned. Our guarantee is just another way that we try to build long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Please give us a call and see for yourself what makes us stand out.

Sand Search Partners is different.
We understand how stressful it can be to explore opportunities. Much of this stress can be eliminated by working with the right recruiter. Here is what you can expect when working with Sand Search Partners:

  • Confidentiality. Your information (including your name, resume and other identifiable information) will remain confidential. We will not release it to anyone with out your express permission.

  • Responsiveness. You will receive timely responses to your e-mails and phone calls.

  • Detailed Information. We will give you detailed information about our positions including work expectations, culture, compensation and the hiring process. Our goal is to provide you with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions about your career.

  • Professionalism. Sand Search Partners will be respectful of your time, your values and opinions. You are a professional and deserve to be treated as such.

  • Honesty. Sand Search Partners believes that honesty is often overlooked in the search process. Whether it is regarding your qualifications or an opportunity that we present for consideration, you will always get a candid conversation from Sand Search.

  • Communication and Follow-up. Candidates deserve to be fully informed. We have regular contact with our candidates to make them aware of opportunities that may be a good fit, where they stand in the hiring process and other useful information that may benefit them in their search.

To submit a resume or to discuss how we can be of service, please send an e-mail to either Michael ( or Craig ( or call us at 1-800-775-1345. All information will remain completely confidential and a recruiter will contact you shortly.

Sand Search Partners supports charities in the communities in which we work.

We are committed to giving back to the community. Each year, Sand Search Partners has pledged to donate a percentage of its revenue to local charitable organizations. In the past, Sand Search Partners has donated to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Abbey's Hope, Children's HeartLink and other worthy charities!

Sand Search Partners, Ltd.

120 South Sixth StreetPhone: 1-800-775-1345
Suite #1260Phone: 612-293-3777
Minneapolis, MN 55402Fax: 1-800-731-2844

You may also reach our recruiters directly at:



All inquiries will remain confidential.

Sand Search Partners, Ltd., 120 South Sixth Street, Suite #1260, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-800-775-1345
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