Melissa Wolfe

Assistant Manager - Contract

Practice: Legal
Location: New York, NY

No two job openings are the same. Understanding this, Melissa Wolfe digs deep into the requirements of a job and the hiring manager’s needs to craft a recruiting and placement plan based on the unique circumstances. This method of recruiting keeps her clients and candidates returning for her customized support that they cannot receive anywhere else.

Melissa joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Senior Partner in the Legal contract practice group. Working with high- performing legal talent, she matches them with top employers ranging from small, boutique firms to large, Fortune 500 corporations. A former practicing attorney, Melissa understands the needs of her clients and candidates from having been in their same position. Honest and reliable, she diligently works to address critical legal hiring needs meticulously, efficiently and discreetly. In an industry saturated with recruiters, Melissa stands out from the competition due to her experience, methodologies and consultative approach.

Before joining Lucas Group, Melissa spent two years practicing law before beginning her staffing and recruiting career in 2005. For twelve years, she honed and perfected her legal recruiting practice including overseeing three offices and 35 recruiters. Throughout her career, Melissa has established and built a successful legal recruiting agency and placed law firm partners with multi-million dollar books of business. Melissa’s well-rounded career experience allows her to offer her clients and candidates expert advice and guide them to positive career and business decisions.

A passionate New Yorker, Melissa enjoys taking her son to Bryant Park and the New York Library as well as walking her dogs in Central Park; she also volunteers at the animal shelter. Melissa holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Bowling Green State University where she graduated with honors.