Kathi and her team know our business, understand our staffing needs, and work tirelessly to help us find top legal talent! Kathi has been instrumental in matching highly-skilled and experienced candidates with our Deckers legal team to help us fill key positions on our team. I trust and highly recommend the Whalen Bryan team!


Daalia Refaat
Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Senior Legal Counsel
Deckers Brands
Santa Barbara, CA

Kathi Whalen has been supplying my firm (and my former firm) for at least the last 25 years. We have had several great candidates come through our doors and the hires have been solid. Kathi knows her business and, more importantly to me, knows our business.

Jon Light
Managing Attorney
Camarillo, CA

Whalen Bryan has placed terrific people with our law firm. The process has always been efficient and pleasant. We also regularly recommend Whalen Bryan to our clients and friends for in-house legal staff and law firm staff.

Steve Sereboff
So Cal IP Law Group
Santa Barbara, CA

Kathi is a very friendly, personable and professional recruiter. She listens with her heart. In my opinion, Kathi is one of the leading legal recruiters in Santa Barbara. Finding staff with legal experience in Santa Barbara is very challenging, and Kathi is a miracle worker.


Linda Ford
Price, Postel & Parma LLP

Whalen Bryan is our go-to source for our highly confidential hires. We have hired Executive Assistants, Private-Personal Assistants, Estate Managers and very our IT person. Kathi has a gift of listening to our unique desires and finding just the right person- quickly. 
Kathi has high integrity and a proven track record of placing candidates for UHNW families. 
Ultra High Net Worth - Confidential Client
We are an E-Commerce based corporation located in San Francisco. We needed to hire an extremely tech-savvy Executive/Personal Assistant for the President of the company. Whalen Bryan sent us fantastic, well qualified, bright candidates. We untimely hired an EA/PA who resides in NYC. We are extremely happy with Kathi’s prompt response to our urgent hiring needs. 
 Signed by Confidential Client