Costa Mesa Legal Recruiters | Legal Recruitment | The Lion Group

Costa Mesa, CA ... Where We Find the Lions®

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Costa Mesa, CA 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 Costa Mesa, CA 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 Costa Mesa, CA.

Ask These Questions

For Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa, CA

Starting Associate Salary in
Costa Mesa, CA ***
$125k - $160k
Costa Mesa, CA Founded1906
State CapitalSacramento CA
County for
Costa Mesa, CA
Orange County
City Fact about
Costa Mesa, CA
The city is home to South Coast Plaza, one of the nation?s largest shopping centers, and the world-class Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory theater.
City Nickname
Costa Mesa, CA
City of the Arts
Top Industries
Costa Mesa, CA
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Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Costa Mesa, CA
Rutan & Tucker
Latham & Watkins
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Costa Mesa, CA
Jim Righeimer
Notable People
Costa Mesa, CA
Xeno Muller
Alex Varkatzas
Major Employers
Costa Mesa, CA
Coast Community College District Foundation
Orange Coast College
Coast Community College District
Fairview Developmental Center
City History
Costa Mesa, CA
Members of the Gabriele¤o/Tongva and Juane¤o/Luise¤o nations long inhabited the area.
City Wiki Page
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Costa Mesa, CA's Wikipedia
City Web Site
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Costa Mesa, CA's Website

Top 100 Law Firms in
Costa Mesa, CA*

Ranked #16
PPP $1.99m
Latham & Watkins
Orange County
Ranked #20
PPP $1.99m
Paul Hastings
Orange County - No result found
Ranked #30
PPP $1.6m
Bingham McCutchen
Orange County
Ranked #56
PPP $1.22m
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Orange County
Ranked #61
PPP $1.04m
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Orange County
Ranked #72
PPP $765k
Baker & Hostetler
Orange County
Ranked #92
PPP $720k
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Orange County
Ranked #99
PPP $565k
Dorsey & Whitney
Orange County

Top 200 Law Firms in
Costa Mesa, CA*

Ranked #12
PPP $1.16m
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Orange County
Ranked #29
PPP $845k
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Orange County
Ranked #34
PPP $800k
Snell & Wilmer
Orange County