Denver Legal Recruiters | Legal Recruitment | The Lion Group

Denver, CO ... Where We Find the Lions®

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Denver, CO 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 Denver, CO 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 Denver, CO.

Ask These Questions

For Denver 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 Denver 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 Denver, CO

Starting Associate Salary in
Denver, CO ***
$80k - $160k
Denver, CO Founded1858
State CapitalDenver CO
County for
Denver, CO
Denver County
City Fact about
Denver, CO
Denver City was founded in November 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory.
City Nickname
Denver, CO
Mile-High City
Top Industries
Denver, CO
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Denver, CO
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Denver, CO
Davis Graham & Stubbs
Holland & Hart
Sherman & Howard
Denver, CO
Michael Hancock
Notable People
Denver, CO
Philip Bailey
Deuce Mob
Major Employers
Denver, CO
Lockheed Martin Corp.
United Airlines
Kroger Co.
Xcel Energy
Inc. MapQuest
City History
Denver, CO
Denver City was founded in November 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory.
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Denver, CO's Wikipedia
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Top 100 US Law Schools in
Denver, CO**

Ranked #64University of Denver (Sturm)

Top 100 Law Firms in
Denver, CO*

Ranked #8
PPP $2.3m
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Ranked #44
PPP $1.29m
Morrison & Foerster
Ranked #49
PPP $1.12m
Arnold & Porter
Ranked #50
PPP $1.32m
Greenberg Traurig
Ranked #62
PPP $1.12m
Hogan Lovells
Ranked #67
PPP $900k
Perkins Coie
Ranked #72
PPP $765k
Baker & Hostetler
Ranked #72
PPP $925k
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Ranked #80
PPP $860k
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Ranked #86
PPP $875k
Fulbright & Jaworski
Ranked #90
PPP $705k
Bryan Cave
Ranked #91
PPP $885k
Patton Boggs
Ranked #92
PPP $720k
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Ranked #94
PPP $700k
Faegre Baker Daniels
Ranked #97
PPP $540k
Jackson Lewis
Ranked #98
PPP $535k
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Ranked #99
PPP $565k
Dorsey & Whitney
Ranked #100
PPP $485k
Littler Mendelson

Top 200 Law Firms in
Denver, CO*

Ranked #34
PPP $800k
Snell & Wilmer
Ranked #36
PPP $765k
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Ranked #43
PPP $695k
Gordon & Rees
Ranked #0
PPP $710k
Cozen O’Connor
Ranked #0
PPP $630k
Husch Blackwell
Ranked #54
PPP $630k
Ranked #35
PPP $775k
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Ranked #80
PPP $465k
Akerman Senterfitt
Ranked #68
PPP $525k
Ballard Spahr
Ranked #0
PPP $555k
Holland & Hart
Ranked #67
PPP $530k
Stinson Morrison Hecker
Ranked #87
PPP $450k
Fisher & Phillips
Ranked #84
PPP $455k
Kutak Rock
Ranked #94
PPP $425k
Lathrop & Gage