Pemberton Whiteman & Hill is an executive talent advisory and placement search firm. Pemberton Whiteman & Hill adds value to our clients by reaching out to a combination of subject matter experts in passive and active career search modes. We help candidates by providing market perspective as well as an in depth knowledge of each organization’s culture, compensation model, reputation and other factors. Our searches have historically been contingent searches because we believe this approach allows us to be more consultative; thus, we are able to communicate which specific opportunities position candidates for optimal success for the long term. There are a number of factors that determine which organizations we represent.

We look at the firm’s leadership, practice capabilities, track record of profitability and many other factors. But our recruitment strategy is to take the long view so that our candidates remain happy with their decision because we helped them with the proper due diligence on the front end. In essence, we look for a good fit.

Pemberton Whiteman & Hill’s recruiters do not look to “market” candidates as a matter of course. But if an attorney has valid reasons for making an expedited move, we will endeavor to make every effort to place that individual at an organization we believe fits the individual’s practice needs, personal needs and other criteria. Whatever your career aspirations or motivations for making a firm or company change, each search is unique and is approached with the utmost confidentiality.

Pemberton Whiteman & Hill was founded in 2007 to help organizations acquire the right candidates; candidates desirous of synergistic career moves. The legal industry has changed a lot and Pemberton Whiteman & Hill, has been a part of numerous organizations’ success and growth. With organizations consolidating and combining and starting up, candidates need a recruiting firm that knows the employment landscape with truth spoken. Our legal market knowledge is deep throughout the United States and we continue to grow.

About Joshua Hill: Joshua has been in the Managing Partner position for over 10 years. Prior to his current leadership, Josh was a top legal recruiter for an all-service Inc. 500 recruiting firm placing in house lawyers, lateral partners and associates at law firms.

Joshua attended Pembroke Hill in Kansas City, Missouri.  He is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School. Joshua was graduated with a degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C.  While in Washington, he interned on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Mr. Hill participated in the E-Scholars program through the Henry W. Bloch School of Business, University of Missouri-Kansas City and he completed NYU’s School of Professional Studies SHRM Exam Prep online in 2018. Mr. Hill was awarded Sertoman of the Year for 2006-2007 and is currently serving as President of the Sertoma Club of Kansas City. Joshua chaired 2017’s successful Sound of the City 5K/10K Race benefiting Childrens Mercy and the Kansas School for the Deaf. Joshua enjoys spending time with his family.


About Mrs. Emily Whiteman Hill: Mrs. Hill is responsible for administrative, as well as billing duties.  She is an expert in working with firms and companies to tailor make a billing plan that is most appealing.

Mrs. Hill attended Pembroke Hill School.  She is a Shawnee Mission East Alumni.  Mrs. Hill holds degrees from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in English Literature and Sociology.

Mrs. Hill serves on the Board of Directors for Timber Trace Home Owners Association.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Jacomo Sailing Club. Mrs. Hill has served with the B.O.T.A.R. Organization (B.O.T.A.R. Class of 1991) and the American Royal for over 20 years in Kansas City.  She serves on the 4-H Jackson County Fair Committee. Mrs. Hill enjoys summer travels to Nantucket, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  Mrs. Hill is a downhill ski enthusiast, as well.

Mrs. Hill coordinates research and our searches.

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