Who We Are
A national legal
Founded in 2007, Pemberton Whiteman & Hill brings unprecedented legal recruitment expertise to every client company and firm we serve. We are dedicated to helping the country’s most outstanding attorneys actualize their potential by connecting them with employers that will help them fully realize their career aspirations.
By translating our approach and our process, PWH has organically expanded its service offerings beyond just legal recruitment to include IT and healthcare organizations in search of not only the best and brightest professionals but also for individual contributors who fit the unique cultural dynamics.
Our experience and deeper understanding of the legal, technologies, and healthcare markets allow our legal recruitment experts to build the professional relationships that will enable careers, firms, and companies to reach and exceed their targeted growth.
A higher level of experience.
A higher level of service.
Mr. Joshua Hill, is the Managing Partner of Pemberton Whiteman & Hill LLC; he recruits experienced attorneys, health science, medical, IP & tech professionals. Josh has been in this leadership position since April 2007. Prior to his current leadership, Josh was a top legal recruiter for an all-service Inc. 500 search firm. Josh has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in Washington DC. Josh holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Mr. Hill has taken several business courses with UMKC’s Henry W. Bloch School of Business, including the E-Scholars Program in the Fall of 2016. He also earned the New York University Professional Development Gold Standard Badge for completing the “SHRM Certification Preparation” in the Fall of 2018. Mr. Hill currently serves as a Board Member on the Grandview Missouri School Board, and also serves as the Chairman of the Sertoma Club of Kansas City. He was awarded Sertoman of the Year in Kansas City for 2006-2007. Josh chaired the successful Sound of the City 2018 5K-10K Run in Independence, Missouri. Josh is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants. He is the Executive Director of the Kenneth C. Hill Charitable Foundation which supports education and other worthy charitable efforts. Mr. Hill’s most memorable travels have been to Israel and Egypt. He also enjoys downhill skiing, golf and is a licensed hunter. Mr. Hill co-chairs a flag football league in K.C. and is also an accomplished ballroom dancer with his wife.
“Josh is a person of integrity and persistence. He not only brought the opportunity to join a superb law firm to me, but he inspired me to make a move to build a new law firm office and re-energize my practice. He was unrelenting in his support in the course of my transition, and continues to support our efforts to build our new office in the Milwaukee market. I cannot speak highly enough of Josh.” Partner at National AM Law Firm
“Josh Hill is an exceptional individual with a huge passion for the placement industry. I would highly recommend him in any business or team endeavor. He is very professional and I’ve greatly enjoyed working with him in the past!” Senior M&A Advisor
“The reason I work with Josh Hill at Pemberton Whiteman & Hill is because he delivers great candidates, he knows what he is talking, he doesn’t waste my time and he’s efficient. I like Josh and he’s effective.” Firmwide Managing Partner at an AM Law 100 National Firm
Chief Operating Officer
Mrs. Emily Hill is Pemberton Whiteman & Hill’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mrs. Hill provides leadership for our executive recruiting team. She is experienced in motivating, training, and guiding the PWH executive recruiting team in exceeding their goals. She has written and designed the executive recruiting training program. Mrs. Hill cultivates and develops each executive recruiter to achieve advancement within the organization. Mrs. Hill also oversees the day-to-day operations, marketing, and finances of the organization. Emily holds degrees from Regis University (CO) in English literature and sociology.