Candidate Testimonials

“Art Gunther is a first-rate recruiter. Yes, Art located an excellent position for me. But beyond that, he took the time to discuss all aspects of the position and the process with me, and to consider and address my concerns. Switching careers always results in some amount of dislocation, but I think Art’s time and effort made the process as straightforward and painless as possible. Art provides truly excellent service. I continue to be extremely happy with the in-house position that Art located for me more than two years ago.”

Chief Counsel
Large Public Company

“Christe Lyons is a first-rate legal recruiter and, frankly, the only recruiter I recommend to those seeking to make a lateral move in the Chicago legal marketplace.  Christe’s knowledge of the Chicago market is unparalleled.  But, more importantly, it is her intelligence and interpersonal skills that make her an invaluable asset to any attorney, whether at the partner or associate level, looking to make a lateral move in the Chicago area.  Christe expends a tremendous amount of time and energy getting to know her candidates in order to find a career move that truly fits the candidate as well as the prospective employer.”

Quarles & Brady

“Art is great! I told Art that I was interested in not only switching firms, but also practice areas. Unlike most recruiters, Art never tried talking me out of changing practice areas. Instead, he listened to me and was a great source of information and advice. Art dedicated himself to helping me reach my career goals. I most appreciated how available Art was during my job search. We spoke almost daily when I was interviewing, and it was great knowing that I could just call for moral support during that stressful time. Art was there from beginning to end. Without Art, I don’t think I would be where I am today: extremely happy in my new position at my new firm. I recommend Art to friends of mine regularly.”

Grippo & Elden

“Christe Lyons is truly a full service legal recruiter.  From day one she was honest and open with me about my job prospects and what I could be doing to bolster my chances of a successful placement.  She took the time to comment on my resume and gave me weekly updates on my job search.  She truly seems to have her hand on the pulse of the legal market.  Christe took the time to get to know me and did a fantastic job of narrowing down the list of firms where I would be a good fit.  When it comes time to recommend a legal recruiter, I give one name–Christe Lyons.”

Horwood, Marcus & Berk

“Art, you are the best career counselor, coach, editor, hand holder and friend– thanks for all that you have done to make this work. You are a real pro. Your counsel, experience, professionalism, coaching, care, availability and responsiveness were so much appreciated. You really are wonderful and I am truly grateful.”

Midsize Chicago Firm

“It was clear from my very first contact with Art that he wanted to do everything he could to make sure that any move I made was right for me. He met with me, asked thoughtful and insightful questions (many on subjects that I had not even thought about in considering whether to make a move), provided invaluable advice on law firms and other career issues, and took a genuine interest in my well-being. And he listened and worked diligently on my behalf. The result? A terrific placement at Freeborn & Peters. I wholeheartedly recommend the Gunther Group to anyone looking for assistance in making the right career move.”

Freeborn & Peters

“Switching jobs is never easy. Christe Lyons took the time to understand me from both a personal and professional perspective.  Christe put me in the best position to succeed with each opportunity, providing resume advice, client background, and interview preparation. During the process, it was refreshing that Christe was tracking me down with updates whereas with other recruiting firms it is usually the other way around.  I have been with my current employer for four years and could not be happier.  If you are looking for someone who will always work with your best interests in mind, I suggest reaching out to Christe Lyons at The Gunther Group.”

Corporate Counsel
Consulting Firm

“In placing our group with a new firm, my partners and I agree that Art did a terrific job for us. Art worked closely with us to identify the best platform to which to move our practices. He understood the dynamics of working with a group of lawyers, each member with his own interests and concerns. I recommend Art to other partners (or groups) seeking a thorough, yet efficient and confidential search. As a co-department head at my new firm, I look forward to working with the Gunther Group to find talented attorneys to add to our practice.”

Schiff Hardin & Waite

“After several years in a specialized area of law, I was ready to make a big change in my career direction. The Gunther Group was wonderful to work with – professional, pleasantly critical, and supportive. I have recommended the Gunther Group to both attorney and employers – all have been beyond satisfied.”

Compliance Director
Fortune 500 Company

“A good friend of mine referred me to Art Gunther. I immediately got the impression that Art had my best interest in mind. And as I sit here today, I have an enormous amount of gratitude for Art. I would not be here in a job that I love if it were not for Art. He pursued my job search with diligence, persistence and a genuine interest in my well-being. Nothing prevented Art from zealously pursuing all possible leads for me and keeping on top of my search for almost six months. I sit here today, in large part, due to his efforts.”

Novack & Macey

“Christe Lyons is the recruiter you will be recommending to people you know who are looking for a change.  She not only has the integrity, expertise and background to help you meet your career goals and aspirations, she takes the time to listen and understand both you and your goals in order to help find the best job match.  Christe is so easy to talk to and extremely honest and straightforward.  She genuinely has your best interest at heart.  Christe went the “extra mile” for me from start to finish in finding me a job that I love with an amazing company, and I could not be happier that our paths crossed.  She is a wonderful recruiter and a wonderful person!”

Corporate Counsel
Public Company

“The Gunther Group was thoughtful and diligent in helping me find a position that fulfilled my needs. They are attentive, responsive, and very knowledgeable about the legal industry. I would highly recommend them to candidates looking to change law firms or transition to an in-house legal department and to businesses and firms with hiring needs.”

Corporate Associate
Midsize Chicago Firm

“My experience with Art taught me that not all legal recruiters are ‘headhunters.’ I never had to worry that Art was steering me to a firm that would provide him with the biggest fee. Together we found a firm where I enjoy working. When friends of mine aren’t enjoying their work, I insist they stop whining and do something about it: call Art Gunther.”

Greenberg Traurig, P.C.

“Art, thank you for the time you put into helping me make a transition.  You made an otherwise stressful process much easier to endure because you were patient and thoughtful. I appreciate your efforts and your follow up.  Hopefully there will not be a next time but if there is, I look forward to working with you again!“

Mid-sized Chicago Law Firm

“I highly recommend Art. Art assisted me in transitioning from an in-house position to the real estate practice group of a top 50 ranked law firm. Art helped make the process as seamless as possible. Ultimately, I was fortunate enough to receive offers from three respected law firms. Art takes the time to understand the types of positions you are interested in, lines up interviews meeting your criteria, helps you prepare for those interviews and negotiate offers. Art also continues to be a source of career advice and information regarding current job market conditions.”

Winston & Strawn

“Art is a trusted advisor with a tremendous amount of experience in navigating the complexities of today’s legal environment. I have worked with Art for years from both the client and candidate perspective.

In conducting the search for my current position, Art asked thoughtful questions and took a comprehensive and organized approach. He was always available throughout the entire process. Art has good relationships with decision makers at a wide range of firms. This allowed him to introduce and present me to a variety of firms with sophisticated and successful practices that addressed the objectives of my search.

After the search was narrowed to a select group of targeted firms, Art went the extra mile to answer my questions and provide advice on which firms could provide the best long term fit based on my goals.

Gunther Group is my “go to” recommendation whenever someone asks my advice for a placement firm, whether it is from the client or candidate perspective.”

AmLaw 100 Firm