Practice Areas

We are a full-service executive and professional recruiting firm providing:

  • Direct Hire Placement
  • Contract/Staff Augmentation
  • Contract-to-Hire
  • Projects (including eDiscovery)

Our Approach

This is a relationship business.  We get to know you as a client and the culture of your organization so that we can make the right match for our clients and candidates.  We take the time to meet our candidates and clients to build a rapport to better understand priorities and pain points so that we make the right placement the first time!

Legacy of Success

A combined 50+ years of recruiting expertise for various organizations.  Large or small, public or private –  we’ve repeatedly found the right candidates.

Dynamic Duo!

Kamile Prochaska, Founding Member and Recruiting Specialist

Kamile Prochaska
Kamile Prochaska

A founding member of Duvera, Kamile Kuci Prochaska has extensive experience and proven results in legal, accounting, HR, and IT placements.

Mrs. Kamile Kuci Prochaska has over 25 years’ professional experience and over 20-years’ experience in the executive search and staffing industry.

Previously, Kamile worked for recruiting firms such as Donovan & Watkins, Ad Hoc Legal, and Providus.  While her specialty is legal recruiting – attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and legal office managers – she has experience placing accounting, technology, and human resources professionals, having made thousands of placements for direct hire and contract during her recruiting career.  Her keen eye for talent is matched only by her ability to find the right person for the skill and personality required for the position at hand, with placements in Houston and Dallas.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from The University of Houston. Mrs. Prochaska is a supporter of multiple charitable causes in the Houston area.

Kim Pratel, Member & Executive Recruiter

Kim Burrow Pratel
Kim Pratel

 Kim Burrow Pratel joined Duvera Consulting, LLC in 2020 as a Member and Executive Recruiter specializing in legal, accounting & finance staffing.  Previously, Kim was with Donovan & Watkins from 2007- 2019 and was most recently the Managing Director & Executive Recruiter for Strategic Accounts. She managed Houston operations which focuses on the placement of senior level contract and direct hire accounting, finance, legal, administrative and HR professionals. She was originally recruited to DW to develop the company’s attorney placement division and catapulted Donovan & Watkins into the attorney recruiting space with contract and direct-hire attorney placements into Fortune 10 – 500 corporations. She built their e-Discovery recruiting program in essentially Greenfield space, including recruiting and fulfillment for the largest eDiscovery and claims review project in history. She has placed attorneys and executive level accounting/finance professionals in corporations and law firms in various cities including Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago and New York. Prior to Donovan & Watkins, Kim was with a national legal staffing firm for six years as the Director of Paralegal & JD Placement. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and a native Houstonian. 


Greater Houston Trusted Recruiters

I worked with Kamile during my job search for a corporate counsel position. She was knowledgeable about the market and industries I was interested in. She worked diligently to keep me informed and not once during the process did I question her commitment to helping me find a position that met all my goals. If I ever begin the search again, she will be my first call!

Corporate Counsel

Kamile is a marvelous person! I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for me. She helped me leave my former workplace in Louisiana and assisted with finding a position for me in current workplace in Houston. I absolutely enjoyed working with her. She was constantly keeping me in the loop about where my resume was getting sent and updates on applications. She is such a great person and so easy to talk to when expressing concerns about career and job options. I truly love the firm I was placed in and I appreciate Kamile going above and beyond to get me there!

Legal Assistant

Kamile is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend her without reservation. She went above and beyond for me. I am forever grateful for her and so glad she found me and got me the best job ever!

Executive Assistant | Office Management | Project Management

Kamile contacted me early in the fall last year about an open position at another firm. She worked very hard with both the employer and me to make sure negotiations went smoothly and both parties were happy. Even eight months later, she still periodically checks in with me! Kamile is invested in her clients (employers and employees), and she is a pleasure to work with.

Legal Assistant

Kamile helped obtain and negotiate my current position. I had not worked with any recruiters previously and I found her to be extremely professional and helpful during the whole process. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Stock Plan and Stockholder Relations Professional

Kamile was wonderful to work with and she got me the exact position I wanted. She was very supportive during my transition and I will always be grateful for her encouragement and hard work.

Legal Secretary

Kamile is amazing at her job! I have known her for 5 years and she has placed me twice with two amazing firms. She has great intuition and truly cares about the candidates as well as the employers. She absolutely knows when the position will be a great fit! I have enjoyed working with her during my placements and appreciate all the hard work that she does. I would recommend her to anyone in search of placement.

Sr. Corporate Paralegal

Kamile is very good at what she does. She found me the perfect job at the beginning of my career as a paralegal. Once I had some experience under my belt and moved on from that job, she didn’t forget about me and told me about another position that she felt that I would be perfect for and she was right. I got that position and I truly feel like this will be my forever job. I will be forever grateful to her!

Enterprise Governance Specialist

Kamile is a great asset when looking for a new position. Kamilehas assisted me over the years in my search for new employment. She remembers her past placements and is always happy to listen and offer suggestions. Kamile is a wonderful recruiter and does a superb job!!!

Program Manager

Kim has been an excellent recruiter who has moved into leadership. Her work ethic is unmatched, and she has grown to become a supportive and nurturing leader. She understands my views as a recruiter and any concerns I have. She is very quick to respond to any questions and always follows up to make sure it was resolved. Kim is understanding on time off when needed and is interested in helping me grow as an employee. I appreciate her commitment to transparency and I feel valued.

Senior Recruiter

I have known Kim for many years. She is a delight to work with. I also run into her at CLE conferences, Paralegal Association meetings etc. over the years. She knows how to develop and maintain relationships. Professional, personable, smart, knows how to guide you and an all-around lovely person.

Global Compliance Manager

I’m not usually a huge fan of recruiters, but Kim is an absolute exception to that rule. She is the only recruiter with whom I’ve worked who remembers all the small but meaningful details, made me feel taken care of, and is genuinely passionate about her work. –


Kim is very good at what she does. Her placements have always been perfect. She is very easy to interview with because of her warm personality. Every assignment she sent me on I was very happy with. She is definitely an asset to her company.

Legal Assistant

I want to give a BIG thank you to Kim Burrow Pratel, CSP for her unrelenting support in helping me finally find my desired job/company. I am beyond grateful and thrilled to start this next chapter in my career working with JPI. Cheers to new beginnings! #grateful #thankyou

Capital Markets Transactions Manager