Vertex Award Honors Legal Staffing Trailblazer Leslie Firtell

Aug 14, 2019

Leslie Firtell, a pioneer of the legal staffing industry, is the 2019 recipient of the Vertex Award, a recognition presented by the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) to a female founder who has successfully scaled a high-growth company and moved the needle for women founders.

A lawyer herself, Firtell founded Tower Legal Solutions, a service-oriented model that empowers clients with effective control and oversight and engages quality candidates through targeted job opportunities. Tower now operates offices in New York, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. For three consecutive years, Tower was ranked on the Women Presidents’ Organization’s 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led companies

“Leslie identified the need for an agency that would provide the highest level of customer service in legal staffing, managed review, consulting, attorney engagements, contract management and compliance long before legal staffing to law firms became a common practice,” says Victoria Burkhart, AWE executive director. “She is a trailblazer who has grown her business rapidly.”

Based in Philadelphia, AWE is the premier regional network for women founders who have moved past how-to workshops and incubators. AWE’s members are focused on scaling their companies regionally, nationally and even internationally – as well as serving as role models for future generations of female founders.

That is why AWE launched the award in 2018. A vertex is the highest point. In a celestial sphere, the vertex is the point toward which the motion of a group of stars is directed. This recognition shines a light on high-growth achievement and holds it up as a benchmark to motivate others to follow in the same direction.

At Tower, Firtell attributes her success to the relationships she develops with each of her clients, fostering a sense of trust and loyalty. Her in-depth knowledge of the legal field and strong corporate values helps both Tower and her clients to prosper.

The Vertex Award is presented at The AWE Intersection, an event that brings together AWE’s entire, expansive network from startup to established founders. It is a rare opportunity to connect and celebrate women’s high-growth entrepreneurship. The Intersection will be November 4, 2019 at Convene in Philadelphia.