Team

Sam Akula

Sam Akula

Managing Director, Sourcing

Sam began his career at JURISolutions Legal (JSL) in 2006 as a Research Administrator and Talent Sourcer. He has since taken on the role of Director of Talent Sourcing and Research Administration.

Sam creates and leverages strategic sourcing plans to attract talent and develops strategies to ensure talent pipelines are continuously strengthened to support current and future business needs. Sam performs complex internet research to generate accurate contact information for referrals and business development. He also sources and leverages various technologies, databases (ATS) and websites to identify passive and active candidates.

Sam lives in the Philadelphia area and has completed coursework in Computer Science at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

Assistant Talent Sourcer

Stuart earned his B.B.A. in International Business at Temple University, where he was also a Student Worker for the Temple University College of Liberal Arts, before joining the JURISolutions Legal (JSL) team.

During his time at JSL, Stuart has used Applicant Tracking Systems and job boards to analyze the labor market for legal positions around the country and identify prospective candidates. He also has experience conducting research and finding accurate contact information for the recruitment team.

Jim LaRosa, Esq

Jim LaRosa, Esq

Principal & Co-Founder, JURISolutions; President & Managing Director, JSL Legal Search Group

After graduating Villanova Law School in 1990, Jim practiced as a litigator until 1997, when he co-founded JURISolutions Legal (JSL), one of the nation’s first, and now one of the nation’s oldest, legal placement firms focused on placing experienced attorneys in long-term, substantive level, contract positions with law firms and corporate legal departments. While substantive level contract attorney placements are now more accepted and commonplace, in 1997, this legal services delivery model was viewed as both innovative and disruptive.

For the past 20+ years, Jim has helped lead the evolution of JSL and has overseen the growth of its divisions, including its permanent search division and its attorney document review staffing division. In 2018, JSL acquired Link Legal Search Group to enhance its permanent legal search division and strengthen its retained search capabilities with law firms and corporate legal departments.

Under Jim’s leadership, JSL was the first, and remains the only, legal placement firm to ever be endorsed by the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA). Through this affiliation with the PBA, Jim has developed and implemented significant new initiatives for the PBA’s Career Planning and Placement office, published 60+ articles for the Philadelphia Bar Reporter’s monthly column (Career Corner), and participated in numerous panel discussions and podcasts.

Jim has also published articles regarding the legal profession and has spoken about changes in the legal services industry, including the emergence of alternative legal service models.

Jim is currently the Vice Chairman for the Professional-Managerial Section Council of the American Staffing Association. He was previously the Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Central Philadelphia and has been a board member for several other volunteer organizations. Jim also coached girl’s travel softball for 8 years and coached girl’s soccer, basketball, and in-town softball for 12 years. He currently lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife of 25+ years and two daughters.

Christopher A. Lins, Esq

Christopher A. Lins, Esq

Director & Senior Legal Search Consultant

Chris received his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. in Political Science from Washington and Lee University in 2006. He began his career as a Pennsylvania and New Jersey barred attorney with a mixed practice that was comprised of commercial and construction litigation, as well as election and campaign finance law. While working as in-house counsel for a prominent Philadelphia law firm, he also designed referral departments.

Chris joined JURISolutions Legal (JSL) in 2015 and, in his role, he has been able to successfully apply his legal background, contacts, and analytical models to help legal departments and law firms find the right candidates for their organizational needs. Chris has placed dozens of attorneys in Associate, Partner, and In-House Counsel roles.

Chris lives in the Philadelphia area, where he serves on the Philadelphia Republican Party Executive Committee and as the 9th Ward Leader of the Chestnut Hill neighborhood.

Darius Treadwell

Darius Treadwell

Director & Senior Legal Search Consultant

Darius has 20+ years of executive recruiting experience, but earlier in his career, he worked as an insurance/reinsurance industry specialist in the financial services practice group of a professional services network. He started his recruiting career at a financial recruiting services firm as an executive recruiter focused on the banking, brokerage, and investment management arena.

Darius has been a key contributor at JURISolutions Legal (JSL) for over 10 years, and his focus has been assisting top law firms and leading corporations across the country with lateral Partner/Associate placement, practice group acquisition and all levels of in-house corporate counsel placement. He also has experience filling non-legal executive searches for government and public transportation entities.

Darius received his B.S. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance, and his M.B.A. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.

Darius lives in the Philadelphia area.  He has served on the Board of Penn Alumni, is the former Co-Chair of the Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance, and is the former Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Black Alumni Society.