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About Columbia, SC

Starting Associate Salary in
Columbia, SC ***
Columbia, SC Founded 1786
State Capital Columbia SC
County for
Columbia, SC
Richland County
City Fact about
Columbia, SC
The name Columbia was a poetic term for the Americas derived from Christopher Columbus.
City Nickname
Columbia, SC
The Capital of Southern Hospitality
Top Industries
Columbia, SC
Wholesale & Retail Trade
Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC
# of NLJ 350 Attorneys
Columbia, SC
# of NLJ 350 Law Firms
Columbia, SC
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Columbia, SC
Nexsen Pruet
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Top 100 US Law Schools in
Columbia, SC**

Ranked #98 University of South Carolina

Top 100 Law Firms in
Columbia, SC*

Ranked #98
PPP $535k
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Columbia, SC… 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 Columbia, SC 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 Columbia, SC law firms or companies or in another city of their choice.

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Ask These Questions

In Columbia, SC, 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 Columbia, SC, 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 Columbia, SC:

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 Columbia, SC.

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Your Connector & Legal Recruiting Solution

Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, The Capital of Southern Hospitality, is the state capital and the largest city of South Carolina, U.S. Geographically located northwest of the state of South Carolina; lying between two converging rivers, Saluda River and Broad River to form the Congaree River in Columbia. The city is within the humid subtropical climate zone, with long and hot summers, and short and mild winters. According to the 2010 census, Columbia has 129,272 people (58.5% are male and 48.5% are female), 45,666 households, and 22,638 families. Columbia is home for different races, where 49.6% of the total population are White alone, 41.7% are African American, and 8.7% other races including Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian and some other races.

A brief history about Columbia, the name is derived from the word Columbiad, which pertains to the discoverer of America, Christopher Columbus. The first inhabitants of the area were the Congaree people. In 1540, one Spanish expedition travelled across this area while heading north; thus producing the earliest written records of the land. Even before it became a city in 1786, Columbia served an important role in the overall development of South Carolina: It was a frontier fort on the west of the Congaree River and at the same time head of navigation in the Santee River System. There had been numerous debates on what the name should be – Columbia or Washington – but Columbia won by 11-7 vote in the state senate. In 1800s, South Carolina College (present day University of South Carolina) was founded in Columbia to unite the Upcountry and Lowcountry; The First Baptist Church barely missed the burning by Sherman’s soldiers. In 1900s, Columbia emerged as the regional textile manufacturing center while other businesses bloomed including banks, arcades, and hotels.

Today, Columbia’s economical growth flourished throughout the years. Being the capital of the state, major employers are now in the area including Palmetto Health Hospital System, University of South Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Palmetto GBA. Large manufacturing companies such as Michelin, Pirelli, Bose Technology and many others also have facilities in Columbia. Urban development projects have also been continued since it began in late 1900s. The Congaree Vista (formerly Warehouse district) is now a central business district for art galleries, shops and restaurants, where historic buildings have been rehabilitated.

Most highways, routes and Interstates connect to Columbia, so access to Columbia is fairly easy. Train stations, busses, and airports are also available for travelers. Columbia welcomes visitors with many different destinations to visit, from nature parks, stadiums, museums, and recreational center: Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, University of South Carolina, SC State House, South Carolina State Museum, EdVenture Children’s Museum, and William’s-Brice Stadium to name a few. Furthermore, cultural events are being hosted by Columbia annually such as the South Carolina State Fair, Indie Grits Festival, Riverfest Celebration, The Columbia International Festival, etc. Food lovers can also enjoy Mr Friendly’s New Southern, Alodia’s, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, Little Pigs Barbeque, Cola’s Kitchen and many other restaurant choices.,_South_Carolina#Parks_and_recreation

*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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