Lucas Group Promotes Martin To Managing Partner

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Executive recruitment firm taps demonstrated search expert to lead Chicago Legal team

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As an attorney who earned early success in the legal industry, Mat retains an intimate understanding of the complex dynamics involved in legal recruitment.

Recognized in the recruitment industry for its superior Associate training and professional development programs,Lucas Group today announced the promotion of Mat Martin to Managing Partner of its Chicago Legal practice group. An Associate with the premier executive recruitment firm since 2011, Martin’s established leadership abilities and business acumen have significantly contributed to recent and noteworthy growth in the Chicago branch.

“Throughout his career, Mat has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and performance,” said Tom Williamson, General Manager of Lucas Group’s Legal Division. “As an attorney who earned early success in the legal industry, Mat retains an intimate understanding of the complex dynamics involved in legal recruitment. From skillfully navigating required confidentiality to knowledgeably presenting attorneys who possess the ideal blend of practice expertise, cultural expectations and business fit, Mat’s leadership within our Chicago office – and across our national division – has been highly effective.”

Prior to joining Lucas Group as a Senior Executive Search Consultant three years ago, Martin served as Managing Director at Astor Professional Search where he specialized in lateral placement of partners and associates with law firms and corporations. Martin’s recognized ability to build and maintain a strong network of high-level contacts throughout the Chicago legal market is rooted in his notable experience as a practicing attorney, both for several Chicago firms and within personal practice.

“As Lucas Group continues to expand services across the Midwest, Mat’s exemplary business abilities, motivating energy and established legal recruitment expertise combine to present an outstanding opportunity – both for Mat and for his growing, high-potential team in Chicago,” said Williamson. “Based on his history of success, we believe fully in Mat’s capable leadership and look forward to the results he’ll achieve in this next chapter of his career.”

Martin’s experience as a practicing attorney in Chicago included work in private practice with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and Adelman, Gettleman, Merens, Berish & Carter, Ltd. While in law school, Martin clerked with the Office of the Attorney General in Wisconsin and was Senior Associate Editor of the Iowa Law Review. He earned his JD from University of Iowa College of Law and holds a BA from The Colorado College.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Lucas Group blends national reach with local expertise across 14 office locations. The firm is home to over 300+ Associates who serve the SMB, mid-tier and Fortune 500 markets with trusted search and placement services. Organized into seven functional practice groups, the firm provides management recruitment services for key business functionalities, including Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Military Transition.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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