Charleston Legal Recruiters | Legal Recruitment | The Lion Group

Charleston, SC ... Where We Find the Lions®

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Charleston, SC with National Reach. We specialize in corporate in-house counsel talent, compliance professionals, law partners and lateral groups.

In the constant state of US and Global economic change, Employers both Corporations and Corporate Defense Law Firms rely on The Lion Group, a Midwest legal recruiting firm, to recruit and place executives, in-house legal counsel, compliance professionals, attorneys and law partner talent.

Corporations rely on us for sourcing legal and compliance talent such as general counsel, chief compliance officer, deputy general counsel, division general counsel and division compliance managers, senior corporate counsel corporate counsel and contract administrators. We serve the Fortune 500 and other publicly traded companies, the largest private employers to companies with 100+ employees or $50 million in revenue and growing.

Corporate Defense Law Firms rely on us to present strategic law partners with portable business of $300,000 to $20 million. We have a 10 year history of placing single partners, groups and opening new offices for our clients. Our law firm clients have been the Am Law 100 & 200 and corporate defense law firms of $50 million and 75 attorneys or more.

Legal recruiting is our forte. At law schools, corporations and law firms locally here in Charleston, SC lawyers call us headhunters while others call us legal recruiters or legal search consultants, either way we get the job done and our clients are happy with our in-house attorney, compliance and law partner placements in Charleston, SC.

Ask These Questions

For Charleston Employers, do these questions or scenarios apply to you?

  • Our corporate legal department is looking to add another in-house attorney.
  • Human Resources posted a position on a job board but the quality of attorney candidates were not sufficient. 
  • We have in-house recruiters, but they are either under staffed or do not know how to find the best legal talent for open positions.
  • We are exploring our first in-house corporate counsel hire. 
  • I am curious about your legal recruiting process. 
  • We would like assistance with law partner recruiting.  
  • Our corporate defense law firm would like to discuss our options for opening a new office or a possible combination. 
  • Why Partners are leaving your law firm? 

For Charleston Legal & Compliance talent, do these questions or scenarios apply to you?



*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.

About Charleston, SC

Starting Associate Salary in
Charleston, SC ***
$45k - $80k
Charleston, SC Founded1794
State CapitalColumbia SC
County for
Charleston, SC
Charleston County
City Fact about
Charleston, SC
Oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern State of South Carolina
City Nickname
Charleston, SC
Big Sweet Grass Basket
Top Industries
Charleston, SC
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Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Charleston, SC
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Moore & Van Allen

Top 100 Law Firms in
Charleston, SC*

Ranked #77
PPP $930k
K&L Gates
No result found in Regional Report
Ranked #98
PPP $535k
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Top 200 Law Firms in
Charleston, SC*

Ranked #18
PPP $1.0m
Stevens & Lee
Ranked #25
PPP $870k
Moore & Van Allen
Ranked #63
PPP $540k
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Ranked #53
PPP $635k
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice