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About Reston, VA

Starting Associate Salary in
Reston, VA ***
$125k - $135k
Reston, VA Founded 1964
State Capital Richmond VA
County for
Reston, VA
Fairfax County
City Fact about
Reston, VA
Reston is designed around one main center and five village centers: Lake Anne, Hunters Woods, Tall Oaks, South Lakes, and North Point
Top Industries
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
# of NLJ 350 Attorneys
Reston, VA
# of NLJ 350 Law Firms
Reston, VA
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Reston, VA
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
DLA Piper
Reston, VA
Lisa Merkel
Notable People
Reston, VA
Grant Hill
Donna Andrews
City History
Reston, VA
The land on which Reston sits was initially owned by Lord Fairfax during the 18th century. C.A. Wiehle (for whom Wiehle Avenue is named) bought the land later in the 1880s.
Reston, VA
Washington DC
City Wiki Page
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Reston, VA's Wikipedia
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Top 100 Law Firms in
Reston, VA*

Ranked #40
PPP $1.29m
Northern Virginia
Ranked #54
PPP $1.13m
DLA Piper
Northern Virginia
Ranked #59
PPP $1.03m
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Northern Virginia

Reston, VA… 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 Reston, VA 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 Reston, VA law firms or companies or in another city of their choice.

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Ask These Questions

In Reston, VA, 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 Reston, VA, 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 Reston, VA:

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 Reston, VA.

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Reston, Virginia—the First Planned Residential Community

Reston is a census-designated place located in Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County, about 20 miles north of Washington D.C. Containing four artificial lakes (among which Lake Anne and Lake Thoreau are the most famous), the town encompasses a total area of 17.4 square miles. According to the 2010 census, Reston’s population is 56,407 residents. Founded in 1964, modern Reston is internationally known as the first planned residential community.

Reston’s history began in 1649, when King Charles II of England assigned vast areas of land in Northern Virginia to seven of his supporters. During the 18th century, Lord Fairfax—the descendant of the original land owners—decided to auction it off for $5 per acre. In 1886, the property which later became Reston was bought by William Dunn and Dr. Carl Wiehle. For several years, Dr. Wiehle drafted plans for what he imagined to become a Utopian new city. In 1897, he even incorporated a town with his own name. Although Wiehle died soon after the construction of the first buildings and the Utopian project was abandoned, some 80 years later his ideas did catch on in 20th century Reston.

Reston’s foundation was the result of the idealist vision of Robert E. Simon, a Harvard graduate and real-estate entrepreneur who intended to create a city that would meet all the requirements of happy living. With the profit he made from the sale of Carnegie Hall (a family property), Simon purchased 6,750 acres of land in Fairfax County, determined to establish a self-contained community where people could live, work, learn and play without driving long distances. The name Reston was derived from his initials and the word “ town” . Primarily focusing on the quality of life, not only did Simon insist on walkability, density, access to green spaces and recreational facilities, but he also underlined the importance of racial equality, religious and cultural diversity, as well as availability for people with different levels of income. Although in 1967 Simon decided to leave, the latter results have been impressive: envisioned as a series of dense village centers, Reston grew into a thriving open-space urban community.

Reston prides itself on being the city with one of the most successful high school graduation rates in Virginia (20 percent above the state average) and a median household income of $105,775 (73 percent higher than the rest of Virginia). With numerous foot pathways, bike paths, bridges and tunnels, Reston is truly a haven for pedestrians. After the Metro opened a Silver Line in 2014, cars almost became an unnecessary item for the residents of Reston. On top of its pedestrian friendliness and traffic safety, Reston is a place filled with parks, wildflower meadows and wooded areas. With recreational spaces of more than fifteen hundred acres (including golf courses, public pools, bridle paths, and tennis courts), 23 educational institutions of all levels and a state-of-the-art medical complex, it’s no wonder that CNN Money Magazine ranked Reston as the 7th best place to live in America.

*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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