By Kim Clark
Attorneys Per Diem Inc., a 5-year-old Baltimore company that places more than 100 temporary lawyers, paralegals and secretaries in jobs throughout Maryland and Washington each day, was purchased yesterday by Jacksonville, Fla.-based AccuStaff Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
President Derek Dewan said his Florida temporary services company wants to be the first major temporary agency to enter the growing legal market. AccuStaff also bought Lawstaf Inc., an Atlanta-based legal temporary service, yesterday.
“This is one of fastest-growing segments” of the temporary services industry, he said, predicting that the market could eventually reach half a billion dollars a year in revenue.
Laura Black, who quit a job with the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in 1990 to start the local temporary agency for lawyers, said she and co-founder Mark Neumann “are very happy” with the purchase.