Michael Lyles

Executive Senior Partner - Direct Hire

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Michael Lyles believes that if you are open to learning new things and constantly challenging yourself both personally and professionally, you can achieve a higher level of success. A self-professed maverick, Michael combined his love of relationship-building with a healthy sense of competitiveness to find his passion in executive recruiting. Through brokering relationships between leading legal talent and top firms and employers, he creates positive synergy for both parties.

Prior to Lucas Group, Michael spent time as a prosecutor and later in criminal defense. Using his diverse background, Michael came to Lucas Group in 2015 as an Executive Search Consultant sourcing high caliber legal professionals for a wide range of companies and law firms throughout the Southeast. He quickly gained traction in the industry, placing a candidate at a prestigious firm within his first five weeks at Lucas Group. Not afraid to be candid and honest, Michael lets his clients and candidates know if the course of action that they are pursuing is in their best interest or not. The thrill of changing lives and connecting with new people combined with his ability to offer unique insight and knowledge to both his clients and candidates lay a strong foundation for a successful career in recruiting.

A former sports blogger for several popular websites, Michael enjoys watching football as well as spending time with his wife and dog Lenox and getting reacquainted with his hometown of Atlanta. Michael holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University and a J.D. from Mercer University; he also spent time as a law school career counselor at Cardozo Law School in New York.

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