About Us

Clearwater Legal

Clearwater Legal is led by accomplished industry veterans with a breadth of prior experience at both AmLaw 100 firms and leading services providers. Our vision in founding Clearwater Legal is to create a premier document review and legal staffing company that is focused on providing superior talent solutions. We build trust with our clients with our unrelenting commitment to responsiveness, integrity, and providing value-enhancing services.

Joseph T. Kearney

PRINCIPAL & Managing Executive

Joe Kearney has been supporting complex document review projects for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Clearwater, Joe was the top revenue producer for two of the industry’s leading e-discovery providers, a reflection of his intense focus on customer service and satisfaction.

Prior to becoming an e-discovery services provider, Joe was a Senior Manager at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he oversaw the administration of the firm’s contract attorneys, as well as the paralegal and law clerk programs. Before joining Arnold & Porter, Joe was a litigation paralegal at AmLaw 100 firms, supporting numerous large-scale document collections and reviews.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore.

Joseph T. Kearney can be contacted at joe@clearwater-legal.com.

Sandra M. Chu

Principal & COO

Sandra Chu is an attorney who has been involved in the document review industry for almost 10 years. Prior to joining Clearwater, Sandra was a project manager at a top-tier AmLaw 100 firm.

Prior to her law firm tenure, Sandra managed complex document review projects for a leading e-discovery services provider, where she oversaw a multitude of projects, managing hundreds of contract attorneys and assisted various law firms throughout the EDRM process.

Sandra is licensed in the District of Columbia, New York and Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University.

Sandra M. Chu can be contacted at sandra@clearwater-legal.com.

Wanda Lin

Principal & SVP

Wanda Lin has over 16 years of experience in the legal staffing industry. Prior to joining Clearwater Legal, she was the Vice President of Business Development and Placement Director at Legal Support Personnel. Wanda is known to be particularly adept at developing and maintaining relationships with clients and candidates.

Before entering the staffing business, Wanda worked for the Giuliani Administration as a senior community affairs liaison and senior consultant for his Office of Operations. She was also a corporate paralegal at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Wanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from New York University.

Wanda Lin can be contacted at wanda@clearwater-legal.com.

Leon E. Spencer

Senior Director, Recruiting & Client Services

Leon Spencer is an attorney with more than 11 years of experience in the e-discovery and legal staffing industry. Prior to joining Clearwater, Leon was the Senior VP of Staffing and Recruiting for Compliance, where he led the development and management of the company’s national staffing efforts. Prior to his career in legal staffing, Leon practiced law in South Carolina for six years.

Leon’s proven ability to deliver services on short notice and meet hard deadlines has helped establish long term relationships with numerous AmLaw 100 clients.

Leon holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of South Carolina. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and spends significant time in Washington, D.C.

Leon E. Spencer can be contacted at leon@clearwater-legal.com.