Cliff Jarrett Assistant Dean of Career Strategy

Phone: 540-458-8534


Office: 3010 Lewis Hall 


BA, Guilford College

JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law


Cliff Jarrett joined Washington and Lee in 2014 from the legal recruiting and placement firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), where he was a partner and office leader of the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham office. At MLA, he focused on the placement of partners, practice groups and associates with law firms and in-house legal departments at international, regional and local firms throughout the southeast and nationally.

Prior to opening MLA's North Carolina office, Jarrett was a partner in the Charlotte office of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman (now K&L Gates), where he practiced for nearly 16 years in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Jarrett's many years of practice and recruiting experience have resulted in strong relationships with attorneys, in-house legal departments and firms throughout the country.

Jarrett graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law: J.D., cum laude, and he was a member of the Editorial Board of W&L Law Review. He also attended Guilford College where he received an A.B. in economics with high honors and was a member of the varsity soccer team.