Cleveland, Ohio Legal Recruiters

Cleveland, OH ... Where We Find the Lions®

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Cleveland, OH 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 Cleveland, OH 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 Cleveland, OH.

Ask These Questions

For Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland, OH

Starting Associate Salary in
Cleveland, OH ***
$65k - $135k
Cleveland, OH Founded1796
State CapitalColumbus OH
County for
Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County
City Fact about
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland serves as a destination point for iron ore shipped from Minnesota, as well as coal transported by rail.
City Nickname
Cleveland, OH
Americas North Coast
Top Industries
Cleveland, OH
Wholesale & Retail Trade
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Cleveland, OH
Jones Day
Baker & Hostetler
Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Cleveland, OH
Frank G. Jackson
Notable People
Cleveland, OH
Newton D. Baker
David Birney
Major Employers
Cleveland, OH
Applied Industrial Technologies
Cleveland Clinic
Forest City Enterprises
NACCO Industries
Sherwin-Williams Company
City History
Cleveland, OH
The first settler in Cleaveland was Lorenzo Carter, who built a cabin on the banks of the Cuyahoga River.
City Wiki Page
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH's Wikipedia
City Web Site
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH's Website

Top 100 US Law Schools in
Cleveland, OH**

Ranked #68Case Western Reserve University

Top 100 Law Firms in
Cleveland, OH*

Ranked #72
PPP $765k
Baker & Hostetler
Ranked #75
PPP $820k
Jones Day
Ranked #84
PPP $765k
Squire Sanders
Ranked #97
PPP $540k
Jackson Lewis
Ranked #98
PPP $535k
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Ranked #100
PPP $485k
Littler Mendelson

Top 200 Law Firms in
Cleveland, OH*

Ranked #52
PPP $6855k
Ice Miller
Ranked #71
PPP $525k
Thompson Hine
Ranked #70
PPP $525k
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Ranked #87
PPP $450k
Fisher & Phillips
Ranked #97
PPP $405k
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Ranked #0
PPP $460k
Roetzel & Andress