Robinson Bradshaw is a growing firm of more than 160 attorneys, with four offices operating in and around North Carolina. Prospective associates are expected to work primarily from one of the firm’s offices, but those who do have a strong chance of making partner so long as they stick around (and that is what they want for their career). With no billable-hour requirement and with lockstep compensation, Robinson Bradshaw makes the top five in our rankings for career outlook, hours, satisfaction, associate/partner relations, and firm cul...
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Robinson Bradshaw recruits primarily from regional schools in the South due to an expectation that associates live in North Carolina, and it seeks candidates who want to stick around for a while. Associates report that the firm facilitates a “nice guys finish first” culture and fosters real friendships between attorneys and staff—even during COVID-19. Partners outnumber associates, and the expectation is that every associate who wants to make partner will, so partners and associates have very close working relationships, and associates feel valued and respected. The firm has no billable-hours requirement and, uniquely, is hours-blind, meaning only the managing partner can view the hours billed by attorneys. As a result, compensation is lockstep and is not tied to hours, resulting ...
Robinson Bradshaw is a growing, full-service firm based in North Carolina. The firm has more than 160 attorneys practicing in a broad range of practice areas in four offices across the Carolinas: Raleigh, Charlotte, and Research Triangle in North Carolina, and Rock Hill in South Carolina. Robinson Bradshaw represents clients all over the country and emphasizes collaboration and collegiality amongst its attorneys by, among other things, not tying compensation to any individual attorney’s billable hours or originations.
Robinson Bradshaw has been an active pillar of the North Carolina legal community since its founding in 1960. The firm operates as a full-service, corporate-focused law firm, and as it has grown it has chosen to focus on strengthening and deepening its ties...