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Robinson & Cole LLP

About Robinson & Cole LLP

We cultivate deep relationships within our communities, the legal profession, and the industries we serve to envision "the whole picture" and to understand the factors that drive today's constantly changing world.

We share a rich history and culture of community involvement, pro bono service, celebration of diversity, and dedication to client service. Since our founding in 1845, our past has molded us but it does not define us. The connections we have today and will make tomorrow keep us looking to the future, refining our methods, and inventing new ways to serve you better.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1845 Number of Partners 101
Number of offices 1 Partner:associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Hartford Percentage of women attorneys 28.30
Number of attorneys 206 Percentage of minority attorneys 8.00
Number of associates 66 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Area of practice

Robinson & Cole LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Construction
  • Corporate Law
  • Data Privacy + Security
  • Environmental + Utilities
  • Finance + Public Finance
  • Government Relations + Lobbying
  • Health Law
  • Insurance + Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Employment Benefits + Immigration
  • Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate + Development
  • Tax + Nonprofit Organizations
  • Trusts + Estates
Awards and recognitions

Robinson+Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono Awards
KATHLEEN M. PORTER EARNS BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR EFFORTS WITH MARATHON ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Pro Bono Award
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence "First 100"
Connecticut Legal Services Honor
Robinson & Cole's Pro Bono Award
"$1 Million Pro Bono Service Campaign"
Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award
Connecticut Law Tribune's Pro Bono Award
Connecticut Bar Associations's 2012 Pro Bono Honor Roll
Pro Bono Partnership's Volunteer of the Year Award
209A Pro Bono Initiative Award
2012 Veterans Justice Award and Volunteer Hero
Connecticut Legal Services Pro Bono Honoree
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Pro Bono Award
Ranked 97 in Am Law 200 for Pro Bono Service
Connecticut Bar Association 2012 Pro Bono Award
Robinson & Cole Pro Bono Award
Pro Bono Partnership's 2010 Law Firm of the Year Award
Robinson & Cole Pro Bono Award

Diversity

Robinson+Cole is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment where the diverse backgrounds of all of our lawyers and other professionals are respected and each individual is empowered to succeed. For Robinson+Cole, diversity refers to the spectrum of people who make up our firm, our clients, and the community we serve. Diversity reflects a culture of inclusion that welcomes people of all types, no matter their ethnicity, culture, race, color, gender, religion, national origin,ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, marital status, and veteran status, as well as people of diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas, and thinking.

Promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment is not just the right thing to do. The broad influx of ideas and perspectives that our increasingly diverse group of lawyers and other professionals bring to the practice of law better positions us to provide the best legal services for our clients.

Robinson+Cole's Diversity Action Plan calls for and sets goals to maintain an environment characterized by acceptance and respect for all individuals. The plan was implemented upon the recommendation of the Managing Committee and the vote of the partnership. As a result, it is embraced by the firm's leadership. To ensure the plan's success, a Diversity Committee composed of firm leaders and other parties was developed and charged with the task of carrying out the plan.

At its core, the plan focuses on a three-pronged approach to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment at the firm, namely, recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse lawyers. Simply stated, at Robinson+Cole, we want you to join us, stay with us, and succeed with us.

Robinson+Cole's Women's Initiative is a firmwide effort to promote the success of women lawyers. As part of this effort, the firm conducts educational programs in areas such as professional development and business development and strongly encourages mentoring, networking, and community involvement. In several of our offices, the women lawyers participate in an informal internal lunch network where they share interests and learning experiences. In our larger offices, Hartford, Boston, and Stamford, our women lawyers have hosted a number of networking events, such as wine tastings and a chocolate-making class, to which women contacts and clients from the area are invited; local nonprofit organizations are honored at these events and attendees bring in-kind donations to support the charities.

While not unique to women attorneys, effective alternative work arrangements are often critical to the retention of attorneys who balance family and other outside responsibilities. Robinson+Cole supported the use of alternative work arrangements long before other firms recognized the need; our first formal alternative work arrangement began in 1988, and in 2001, a lawyer who was working an alternative work arrangement was elected partner.

Robinson+Cole's Women's Committee was created to complement the efforts of our Women's Initiative. It is dedicated to advancing and retaining the firm's women lawyers. The Women's Committee supports our women lawyers in accomplishing their professional goals and becoming leaders in a changing legal landscape.

One measure of firmwide support for women at any firm is the presence of women lawyers in positions of leadership. At Robinson+Cole, women are represented at the highest levels of firm governance, serving as members of the firm's Managing Committee, section chairs, and practice group leaders.

Summer associate program

The firm offers a limited number of Summer Fellowship opportunities for first- and second-year law students. The paid internship is flexible as to start and end date. Our Summer Fellows work closely with Robinson+Cole lawyers as well as participate in client conferences, observe court proceedings, and other activities as available throughout the duration of the summer program.

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Robinson & Cole LLP LOCATIONS

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Robinson & Cole LLP Headquarters

280 Trumbull Street ,

Hartford, CT
06103-3597

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Robinson & Cole LLP Office

120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY
10605-1522

914-761-0055 phone
914-422-3636 fax

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Robinson & Cole LLP Office

Palm Tower ,
1343 Main Street , Suite 400
Sarasota, FL
34236-5635

941-906-6850 phone
941-906-6851 fax

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Robinson & Cole LLP Office

One Boston Place
Boston, MA
02108-4404

617-557-5900 phone
617-557-5999 fax

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Robinson & Cole LLP Office

695 East Main Street
Stamford, CT
06904-2305

203-462-7500 phone
203-462-7599 fax

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