Senior Managing Partner
Throughout Michael Johnson’s extensive career, he has had the opportunity to work across many industries and functionalities. This diverse experience gives him a broad, comprehensive view of the job market and ensures he makes strategic matches with each and every placement. Thoughtful, discreet and relatable, Michael strives to source the perfect fit for each position, both in skills and personality, while leading his team to unparalleled success.
With more than seven years of legal recruiting experience, Michael joined Lucas Group in 2011 in the Human Resources practice group, bringing with him an impeccable track record of financial and managerial success. In his role as Managing Partner, he oversees a team of recruiters while also running a full desk, working with leading HR talent and top employers throughout the Los Angeles area and West coast. Michael immediately made an impact at Lucas Group, exceeding goals and earning top awards such as President’s Club, Sterling Club and Diamond Club. Much of Michael’s success at Lucas Group can be credited to his collaborative approach to recruiting as he works across practice groups and teams to meet the needs of his clients and candidates. In addition, his leadership of the HR team in Los Angeles has allowed them to achieve great success as they have been named the top HR team in the company.
Prior to Lucas Group, Michael spent more than seven years at Kelly Law Registry where he managed a team of recruiters focused on legal placement and consistently exceeded revenue expectations. He and his team frequently placed large teams with a single client – sometimes as many as 60 attorneys at one firm. Before his recruiting career, Michael worked for legal publisher and information company West (now Thomson Reuters) eventually earning the title of Director of Sales for the Western Region. Throughout his 20 years with West/Westlaw, he was able to learn about many industries and develop an incredible business acumen that he continues to utilize in his recruiting career.
In his free time, Michael enjoys taking advantage of the Southern California weather by hiking, exercising and being outdoors; he has also been skiing since the age of two. A passionate musician, he has been singing with various choral groups for virtually his entire life. Michael holds a Communications Degree from the University of Minnesota as well as a JD from Southwestern University School of Law.