About Us

The team at Whalen Bryan Inc. dedicates their valuable experience to your staffing objectives so you can focus on your core business, rather than your hiring needs. We specialize in legal staffing including attorney, paralegal, legal secretary and legal administrator placement. We also perform searches for high level executive assistants and personal assistants for high net worth individuals. We have served the Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo counties for 30 plus years.
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Kathi Whalen
Executive Recruiter

Kathi Whalen is a member of NALS (National Association of Legal Staffing) and has also earned her California Accredited Counselor Certificate and is an active member of the California Association of Personnel Consultants. She is also a member of the Ventura County and Santa Barbara Bar Associations, Ventura County Legal Assistants Association, the Santa Barbara Paralegal Association, and the Ventura County and Santa Barbara Legal Secretaries Associations.

Kathi is the “go to source” for all legal placement in the 805 community. A frequent speaker at the UCSB Paralegal program, and the ALA Association of Legal Administrators, Kathi is an expert regarding the regional climate for jobs in the legal community. She also speaks about the power of setting and reaching career and life goals at Yellow Bird Mentoring.  

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Bryan Whalen
Executive Recruiter

Bryan Whalen is Kathi’s protégé and son. Beginning his career at Whalen Bryan Inc. after completing his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, Bryan applies his work ethic and technical skills to discover talents across a wide field of networks in the legal, accounting and marketing sectors.