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About Wilmington, DE

Starting Associate Salary in
Wilmington, DE ***
$100k - $160k
Wilmington, DE Founded 1739
State Capital Dover DE
County for
Wilmington, DE
New Castle County
City Fact about
Wilmington, DE
The largest city in the state of Delaware.
City Nickname
Wilmington, DE
Chemical Capital of the World
Top Industries
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# of NLJ 350 Attorneys
Wilmington, DE
# of NLJ 350 Law Firms
Wilmington, DE
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Wilmington, DE
Richards, Layton & Finger
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
McCarter & English
Wilmington, DE
Dennis P. Williams
Notable People
Wilmington, DE
Christopher Castellani
John Dossett
Major Employers
Wilmington, DE
State of Delaware
Christiana Care Health System
Bank of America
City History
Wilmington, DE
The area was called Maax-waas Unk or Bear Place after the Maax-waas Hanna (Bear River) that flowed by (present Christina River).
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City Wiki Page
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Wilmington, DE's Wikipedia
City Web Site
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Top 100 Law Firms in
Wilmington, DE*

Ranked #5
PPP $3.0m
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Ranked #13
PPP $2.3m
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Ranked #17
PPP $2.3m
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Ranked #35
PPP $1.4m
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Ranked #43
PPP $1.6m
Fish & Richardson
Ranked #50
PPP $1.32m
Greenberg Traurig
Ranked #54
PPP $1.13m
DLA Piper
Ranked #64
PPP $1.05m
Reed Smith
Ranked #71
PPP $815k
Ranked #79
PPP $830k
Duane Morris
Ranked #81
PPP $730k
Pepper Hamilton
Ranked #81
PPP $785k
Ranked #89
PPP $690k
Blank Rome
Ranked #93
PPP $660k
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Ranked #99
PPP $565k
Dorsey & Whitney

Top 200 Law Firms in
Wilmington, DE*

Ranked #0
PPP $710k
Cozen O’Connor
Ranked #0
PPP $405k
Archer & Greiner
Ranked #18
PPP $1.0m
Stevens & Lee
Ranked #30
PPP $840k
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Ranked #37
PPP $755k
Ranked #45
PPP $685k
Barnes & Thornburg
Ranked #49
PPP $665k
McCarter & English
Ranked #50
PPP $660k
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Ranked #53
PPP $635k
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Ranked #54
PPP $630k
Ranked #57
PPP $565k
Fox Rothschild
Ranked #68
PPP $525k
Ballard Spahr
Ranked #74
PPP $515k
Saul Ewing

Wilmington, DE… 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 Wilmington, DE 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 Wilmington, DE law firms or companies or in another city of their choice.

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In Wilmington, DE, 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 Wilmington, DE, 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 Wilmington, DE:

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 Wilmington, DE.

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Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. Wilmington is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. Wilmington is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain. In 1800, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, a French Huguenot immigrated to the United States. Knowledgeable in the manufacture of gunpowder, by 1802 DuPont had begun making the explosive in Brandywine Village just outside the town of Wilmington. The DuPont company became a major supplier to the U.S. military.Located on the banks of the Brandywine River, the village was eventually annexed by Wilmington.

The area now known as Wilmington was first colonized by settlers from Sweden who in March 1638 arrived on the Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel. They established Fort Christina at the mouth of the Christina River at the area known as “The Rocks”, located near the foot of present-day Seventh Street. Fort Christina served as the headquarters for the colony of New Sweden which consisted of, for the most part, the lower Delaware River region (parts of present day Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey), but few colonists settled there. Dr. Timothy Stidham (Swedish:Timen Lulofsson Stiddem) was a prominent citizen and doctor in Wilmington. He was born in 1610, probably in Hammel, Denmark and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. He arrived in New Sweden in 1654 and is recorded as the first physician in Delaware.

Wilmington has become a national financial center for the credit card industry, largely due to regulations enacted by former Governor Pierre S. du Pont, IV in 1981. The Financial Center Development Act of 1981, among other things, eliminated the usury laws enacted by most states, thereby removing the cap on interest rates that banks may legally charge customers. Many major credit card issuers, including Bank of America (formerly MBNA Corporation), Chase Card Services (part of JPMorgan Chase & Co., formerly Bank One/First USA), and Barclays Bank of Delaware (formerly Juniper Bank), are headquartered in Wilmington. The Dutch banking giant ING Groep N.V. headquartered its U.S. internet banking unit, ING Direct (now Capital One 360), in Wilmington. The United Kingdom’s HSBC has their American operations headquartered in Wilmington.

The stage of the historic GRAND OPERA HOUSE, a landmark in Wilmington for more than 135 years, has hosted Ethel Barrymore, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Philip Sousa … And, in more recent years, everyone from the White Stripes to Willie Nelson to Wilco. A few blocks down, a recent $25 million preservation/renovation effort resurrected the majestic Queen theater and transformed it into WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AT THE QUEEN, a music-centric performance space with two stages, several bars and its own restaurant.

*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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