(312) 781-9000
Joel Bronstein Esq.
  • Direct (312) 781-9009
  • joel@astorsearch.com
  • The Wrigley Building
    400 North Michigan Ave
    Suite 1650
    Chicago, Illinois 60611

Joel Bronstein Esq.

Managing Director

Joel works with partners, practice groups and associates to identify optimal, tailored career opportunities with distinguished international, regional, boutique law firms and corporations. Joel believes that a comprehensive, consultative approach to legal recruiting fosters the strongest long-term relationships, while empowering candidates and clients to achieve their ideal results. When working with Joel, candidates can expect him to offer instinctive insight as well as the highest level of confidentiality and discretion. The cornerstone of Joel’s operating philosophy is an unwavering determination and persistence to locate the right long-term fits for candidates and clients through a highly personalized approach.

Prior to joining Astor Professional Search, Joel was an attorney with a high-end litigation boutique firm in North Carolina. Additionally, Joel obtained invaluable knowledge through his experience with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Joel lives in Chicago with his wife and their adorable yet dramatic Shiba Inu, Nolan. When away from the office, Joel enjoys traveling, playing guitar, watching live music, and honing his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills.


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors

  • Dean’s List
  • North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Online Editor
  • Holderness Moot Court, Environmental Negotiations Team

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.

  • Major in Philosophy, minors in English and Religious Studies
  • Dean’s List
  • Semester abroad: Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel

Associations & Memberships

  • Anti-Defamation League – Board Member; Glass Leadership Institute, Co-Chair
  • JUF of Metropolitan Chicago – Young Lawyers Group, Executive Committee
  • Chicago Lights, Volunteer