Legal Recruiting

Expert Legal recruiters who know the market and deliver results

In today’s highly competitive legal market, you can’t afford to make mistakes with talent. From in-house counsel to law firm associates, from senior partners and whole practice groups to new office branches, knowledgeable and efficient legal recruiting can make the difference between simply competing and consistently winning. Lucas Group attorney recruiters understand this nuance, and we thrive in the legal information business. With insight and complete discretion, we deliver a select group of carefully screened candidates, transforming an array of possibilities into your successful hire.

Partner Recruitment

We operate at the highest levels, and assist Partners with strategic firm moves, new office openings, and group and firm mergers.

Associate Recruitment

With speed and precision, our legal
recruiters place performance-driven
and highly skilled Associates in
Am Law 100 and regional firms.

In-House Counsel

From mid-tier companies to Fortune
500, our legal recruiters fill In-House
Counsel positions with experienced,
demonstrated attorney talent.

Legal recruiting is a time-sensitive and intricate undertaking. Companies need attorneys who can help them minimize risk and maximize return. Law firms need attorneys who will propel their firm forward in a reliable and professional fashion. Everyone needs expert, flexible, and entrepreneurial lawyers who can help solve their most complex and important legal issues here, or anywhere in the world.

Lucas Group expertly works with Am Law 100 and leading regional and local firms to find and place talented law associates and partners. Our legal recruiters also provide expert counsel regarding practice group recruiting, mergers, and branch office openings. In addition to firm work, we skillfully place demonstrated in-house counsel within legal departments of mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growth companies, and financial institutions.

As North America’s premier executive recruitment firm, Lucas Group attorney recruiters perform and produce with efficiency, insight, and discretion. We do our own exhaustive research and work closely with our law firm and corporate clients as well as with our attorney candidates. We strive to understand corporate culture, strategic objectives, areas of expertise, and how our attorney recruiters can help solve current challenges and achieve long-term goals.

We know the market; we excel in the legal information business; and we communicate with candor. As the
pre-eminent source of associates, partners, and in-house counsel for the country’s top law firms, corporations, and financial institutions, Lucas Group legal recruiters successfully operate in a high demand field with fast, precise search and delivery results.Mergers, acquisitions, branch openings, and firm-to-firm moves are delicate undertakings. Our legal recruiters are able to quickly and proficiently recruit and move associates, partners, and entire practice groups because we understand our clients’ needs; we discretely approach attorneys who match those needs; and we manage the complex negotiations with the utmost professionalism.

Our legal recruiting experts are knowledgeable, high-performance, and results-driven. Most of our attorney recruiters are former practicing attorneys. As such, they understand both the unique circumstances of an attorney career move and the wider dynamics of the industry—the primacy of personal and professional reputations; the financial significance of firm changes; and the highly compressed timeframe within which these changes must occur.

Lucas Group legal recruiters deliver a select group of carefully screened candidates, transforming an array of possibilities into a successful hire for you. Recently, we helped a valued client—a highly prestigious Am Law 100 firm—find a talented Associate in a practice area of highly strategic importance.

Our legal recruiting search began without any previous knowledge of the candidate, whom we promptly identified, evaluated, and presented. Our thorough research indicated a highly attractive academic and professional pedigree. He was five years out of an esteemed law school and worked in the Directors and Officers Professional Liability practice of a respected firm.

Our attorney recruiters critically reviewed his academic and professional credentials, assessed his quality match with our client, interviewed him, and subsequently recommended him for their consideration. He wasn’t just a resume. He was a highly valued Associate with the skills, education, and legal knowledge our client sought.

Impressed by his presence, capabilities, and notable book of business, our client readily hired him and today views this Associate as a rising leader in their ranks.

The entire process took six weeks.