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About Charleston, WV

Starting Associate Salary in
Charleston, WV ***
Charleston, WV Founded 1787
State Capital Charleston WV
County for
Charleston, WV
Kanawha County
City Fact about
Charleston, WV
Charleston is the county seat of Kanawha County.
City Nickname
Charleston, WV
Top Industries
Charleston, WV
Charleston, WV
Charleston, WV
# of NLJ 350 Attorneys
Charleston, WV
# of NLJ 350 Law Firms
Charleston, WV
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Charleston, WV
Jackson Kelly
Spilman Thomas & Battle
Bowles Rice

Top 100 Law Firms in
Charleston, WV*

Ranked #92
PPP $720k
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Top 200 Law Firms in
Charleston, WV*

Ranked #90
PPP $440k
Dinsmore & Shohl
Ranked #95
PPP $415k
Frost Brown Todd

Charleston, WV… Where We Find the LionsSM

In the wake of global economic changes, Employers both Companies and Law firms rely on the Lion Group, a national legal recruiting firm, to recruit attorneys for their strategic and growth requirements. Attorneys meaning In-House counsel, government attorneys, law firm partners and associates. Companies rely on us for general counsels and deputy general counsel positions. Law firms rely on us for strategic law partner recruiting, partner groups placements, new office development for law firms and law firm merger and acquisition services. We love the legal industry. And serve company executives and law firm executives in the placement of lawyers and strategic growth initiatives in the United States.

Legal recruiting is our forte. At law schools, companies and law firms locally here in Charleston, WV lawyers call us head hunters while others calls us legal recruiters or legal search consultants, either way we get the job done and our clients are happy with strategic lawyer placements in Charleston, WV law firms or companies or in another city of their choice.

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Ask These Questions

In Charleston, WV, are you finding yourself asking these questions?

  • Have you dealt with a Legal Recruiter before and do you know How the Process Works?
  • Is your Company in a pinch and need to hire a Strategic Attorney to your Team now?
  • Are you reviewing Budget this year and want to Expand Your Talent Pool & Bottom Line?
  • Does your office need an Infusion of Talent and Leadership?
  • Would your Client give you More Business if you got the right Lawyer?
  • Did your Company just Expand and you need another General Counsel or Deputy?
  • Or did your Company get Acquired and you need a new level of InHouse Attorney leadership and experience?
  • Is your Law Firm considering a Merger or Acquisition for expansion and need game changing Introductions?
  • Did your last Recruiter offer a weak or no Guarantee for their work?
  • Were you left wanting with your last Recruiting experience and the Candidates presented?

At the Lion Group and in Charleston, WV, we understand the myriad of law employment details for InHouse counsel, law associates, partners, groups & entire firms.

Consider our clients, the NLJ350 & Fortune Companies, and why they have chosen us in Charleston, WV:

Introductions & Synergies

We create opportunity for our clients. We eat, sleep and think new connections that accelerate our clients goals.


It is our commitment to serve our clients and candidates with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and respect. We will serve relentlessly until the search has been completed to satisfaction.

Value Added

We are not simply legal recruiters. We think like Marketers. We innovate like Entrepreneurs. We connect like Investment Bankers. We counsel like Presidential Advisors.


We commit to a rigorous safe guarding of sensitive communications and information. We understand the delicate steps in the lateral process.

Market Intelligence

We are forever students of the law industry. We know what is going on and are sought for information locally here at Charleston, WV.

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Charleston, West Virginia—Chemicalville

The City of Charleston is the state capital and government, commercial and industrial center of West Virginia. Charleston is located at the confluence of the Kanawha and Elk rivers, at the intersection of Interstates 79, 77 and 64, approximately 160 miles southeast of Columbus and 230 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Surrounded by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city lies within the eco-region of the Western Allegheny Plateau. With a population of 50,821 residents and a wider metropolitan area of 224,743, it is also the most populated city of West Virginia. Among the eleven American cities that carry the same name, however, West Virginia’s Charleston is not the largest, as South Carolina’s Charleston has approximately twice as many inhabitants.

Charleston’s history goes back in 1773, when the Bullitt family was deeded 1,250 acres of land. In 1787, the property which later became Charleston was bought by Colonel George Clendenin, who built the first permanent settlement in the area, Fort Lee, which served as a stronghold for early explorers. In 1794, the settlement got the name “Charles Town” in honor of Clendenin’s father, Charles. Everyday usage eventually shortened this to Charleston, under which name the town was officially incorporated on January 19, 1818. After the Civil War, following the split of Virginia in two states, Charleston was chosen to become West Virginia’s new capital.

Charleston’s early economy was tightly linked to its production of salt. Following the discovery of salt brines along the Kanawha River, the first salt well was built in 1806. Throughout the first half of the 19th century, Charleston became one of the major salt production centers in the world. The presence of salt brine deposits, hydrocarbon resources (coal, oil and gas) and well-developed rail and water transportation attracted chemical manufacturers in the early 1900’s. Large scale chemical production started in the 1920’s, when the first plants were built, marking a new era in Charleston’s development, which earned the city its nickname of “Chemicalville”. Sadly, the vast presence of chemical industry in the area resulted in many accidents, the latest and most severe of which occurred in 2014, when a chemical spill into the Elk River polluted Charleston’s tap water.

Today, Charleston is working hard to establish itself as the cultural, educational, recreational and business capital of the Appalachian Mountain region. Home to numerous annual events and fairs, the city prides itself on its openness to visitors. In addition to a number of historical buildings that could be found throughout the city, the West Virginia State Capitol stands out as the main landmark of Charleston. After the first two capitol buildings both burned down in fires (the first one in 1921 and the second one in 1927), the third construction was completed on June 20, 1932, at an impressive cost of ten million dollars. At the high of 292 feet, its distinctive gilded dome stands taller than any other building in West Virginia.

*The law firm rankings are based on the 2013 AML 100&200 by Profits Per Partner.
**The top law school rankings are based on the 2013 U.S. News Best Law School ranking.
*^The top ATL law school rankings are based on 2013 Above the Law rankings.
***Salaries are based on a range of small to large law firms that were found for this city.
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