Atlanta company buys PartnerJD

Jamie Shields (submitted photo)

Jamie Shield (submitted photo)

An Atlanta company has acquired a fast-growing legal staffing firm.

Glen Allen-based PartnerJD is now part of TrustPoint International, the companies announced last week.

No financial terms of the purchase, effective April 28, were released.

Jamie Shield, one of PartnerJD’s founders, said the sale to TrustPoint expands his company’s geographic footprint and will offer more services to clients.

“It was a very easy decision to make, to be on the cutting edge of the technology side of the discovery business,” Shield said.

PartnerJD provides legal staffing and placement services, as well as e-discovery staffing services. The term “e-discovery” refers to tasks associated with the discovery of electronically stored information, TrustPoint said.

The PartnerJD firm will operate as a separate business unit under TrustPoint International, although it will have access to TrustPoint’s full suite of e-discovery services, a press release said. TrustPoint specializes in helping clients discover and review electronically stored information.

Combined, the companies have the capacity to support 1,000 contract attorneys nationwide, Shield said.

Shield founded PartnerJD in 2009 with Karen Booth Adams, a local entrepreneur and early-stage investor.

In 2013, PartnerJD was ranked ninth on the RVA25, as one of the fastest-growing companies in Richmond.

The company’s name has been tweaked to PartnerJD, a TrustPoint International Company.

TrustPoint International CEO Mark Hawn said he looks forward to PartnerJD’s continued growth and success.

“PartnerJD is a regional leader in the delivery of e-discovery staffing services and we are excited to have them become part of the TrustPoint network of companies as they immediately enhance our expertise and extend our ability to support clients,” Hawn said in a press release.

Founded in 2008, the Atlanta-based TrustPoint International has 15 offices across the company.

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