Executive Senior Partner - Direct Hire
The most successful legal recruiters have impeccable industry knowledge and experience as well as a constant pulse on the legal community. With an extensive career history practicing law, Nicole Kennedy strategically partners with clients and candidates to help them achieve their respective goals.
Prior to becoming an attorney recruiter, Nicole worked as a practicing lawyer for more than sixteen years, providing her with the necessary experience to appreciate the unique needs of her clients and candidates. Throughout her career, she settled multi-million dollar cases, participated in hundreds of depositions, managed a heavy docket and was one of best negotiators in her office. While working as an attorney, she also held firm management positions, which included the recruiting and training of new associates and laterals. Wanting to have a hand in assisting legal professionals and companies in elevating their careers and businesses, Nicole made a career change to executive legal recruiting.
Nicole joined Lucas Group in 2017 as an Executive Search Consultant in the Legal practice group. It is her goal to build and maintain close relationships with law firms, companies and candidates and to do so with the highest level of integrity. Client and candidate confidentiality is of the utmost importance to Nicole, and she understands that finding the best fit for both clients and candidates is what contributes to the long-term success of professionals and organizations. It is Nicole’s job to find those high caliber attorneys who best suit the growing needs of firms and companies in a seamless and expeditious way.
Nicole has been involved with the Texas Bar Association, the Junior League of Houston, Zoo Friends and the Houston Symphony League. She holds a J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.