About Custom Counsel

Contingent Staffing Solutions for your Law Firm

We Are Custom Counsel

The legal services landscape is changing, and Custom Counsel can help you change with it. It has become more difficult than ever to handle the uneven workflow typical for most firms. Rather than turn away work or hire an associate or staff member with the attendant overhead costs when the workload picks up, Custom Counsel has skilled attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants available to step in and provide legal services on your terms. Custom Counsel’s freelancers are experienced professionals who are ready to jump right in to assist you with whatever your needs may be, without the need for training or hand-holding. 

Custom Counsel attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants work hand in hand with practitioners who are seeking project-based legal services in a symbiotic relationship that benefits everyone involved — clients, hiring attorneys, and freelancers


Ramp up when you need to with high caliber freelance counsel and staff.

Our nationwide network of attorneys, legal assistants, and paralegals have all had practical hands-on experience in the industry for at least five years.  Our average freelancer has 13 years of experience and can step in to help clients without the need for additional training. 

On-demand availability.

Our freelancers handle a wide range of matters, from drafting motions to assisting with large-scale contract negotiations to handling all of your client intake.  Our engagements can be short (quick research projects, brief drafting, etc.), or more long term to cover major projects or a staffing shortage. 

Full-range of practice areas available.

We have freelance attorneys with expertise in nearly every practice area, including niche subject matters.  From commercial transactions to patent prosecution to appellate litigation, we have you covered.  

Free Clio seat license for Custom Counsel clients.

Are you a Clio user? If so, you can get a free seat license for your Custom Counsel virtual assistant or paralegal.  Just get in touch with us and we'll get you set up. 

Connect with freelance legal professionals in one seamless dashboard.

We make connecting with a freelancer as easy as possible. Submit your request, get connected, and pay your invoices all in one place. The platform's unique machine learning algorithm will make the best matches possible for your needs, but we also have humans on the back end that know our network that can help in finding the right fit.  We want you to delegate, and spend less time finding the right person for the job.