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NC Largest Law Firms 2017

1.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

1 W. 4th St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 721-3600

284 Lawyers

Partners: 137

Associates: 63

Of Counsel: 19

North Carolina offices: Winston-Salem (126), Charlotte (62), Raleigh (49), Durham (33), Greensboro (14)

Other offices: California (3), Delaware (11), Georgia (57), Maryland (17), South Carolina (69), Virginia (21), Washington, D.C. (35)

Hourly billing rates: $120 to $770

Starting pay for a new associate: $155,000

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,850

Gross revenue for firm: $281 million

 

Revenue per lawyer: $605,000

 

2.

Moore & Van Allen

100 North Tryon St.

Suite 4700

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 331-1000

249 Lawyers

Partners: 143

Associates: 67

Of Counsel: 31

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (236), Research Triangle Park (13)

 

3.

McGuireWoods

201 N. Tryon St.

Suite 3000

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 343-2000

226 Lawyers

Partners: 91

Associates: 60

Of Counsel: 75

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (186), Raleigh (34), Wilmington (6)

Other offices: Atlanta (44); Austin, Texas (7); Baltimore (19); Brussels (12); Charlottesville, Va. (21); Chicago, Ill. (108); Dallas (35); Houston (15); Jacksonville, Fla. (31); Los Angeles – Century City (52); Los Angeles – Downtown (9); London (32); New York (40); Norfolk, Va. (8); Pittsburgh (47); San Francisco (20); Tyson’s Corner, Va. (43); Washington, D.C. (47)

 

4.

Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc.

224 S. Dawson St.

Raleigh, NC 27601

(866) 219-5262

160 Lawyers

North Carolina offices: Raleigh headquarters (6), Statewide projects (37), Ahoskie  (5), Asheville  (5), Charlotte  (10), Concord  (4), Durham  (10), Fayetteville  (2), Gastonia  (5), Greensboro  (10), Greenville  (8), Morganton  (5), Pembroke  (2), Pittsboro  (4), Raleigh  (18), Sylva  (7), Wilmington  (6), Wilson  (7), and Winston-Salem (9)

Starting pay for a new associate: $42,100

 

5.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

401 S. Tryon St.

Suite 3000

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 335-6633

144 Lawyers

Partners:  114

Associates: 22

Of counsel: 9

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (86), Raleigh (59)

Other offices: Atlanta (6); Charleston, S.C. (19); Columbia, S.C. (20); Greenville, S.C. (6); Spartanburg, S.C. (4)

Hourly billing rates: Equity Partner, $350 to $725; Partner, $295 to $625; Special Counsel, $305 to $525; Counsel, $315 to $440; Associate, $220 to $425; Paralegal, $105 to $305

 

6.

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan

150 Fayetteville St.

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 838-2094

133 Lawyers

Partners: 85

Associates: 33

Of Counsel: 11

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (133)

 

7.

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

101 N. Tryon St.

Suite 1900

Charlotte, NC 28246

(704) 377-2536

125 Lawyers

Partners: 88

Associates: 25

Of Counsel: 15

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (114), Research Triangle Park (11)

Other offices: Rock Hill, S.C. (3)

Annual billable hours expected of associated: The firm does not have minimum billable hour quotas.

 

8.

Alston & Bird

101 S. Tryon St.

Suite 4000

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 444-1000

113 Lawyers

Partners: 46

Associates: 61

Of Counsel: 6

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (95), Raleigh (18)

Other offices: Atlanta (340); Beijing (2); Brussels (4); Dallas (37); Los Angeles (77); New York (119); Silicon Valley, Calif. (23); Washington, D.C. (99)

Starting pay for a new associate: Patent attorneys, $160,000; Non-patent attorneys, $155,000

 

9., tie

K&L Gates

Hearst Tower

214 North Tryon St.

47th floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 331-7400

108 Lawyers

Partners: 54

Associates: 54

Of Counsel: 8

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (66), Raleigh (35), Research Triangle Park (22)

Other offices: 45 offices globally, with a total of 1,922 lawyers

Starting pay for a new associate: $155,000

Gross revenue for firm: $1.2 billion

 

9., tie

Smith Moore Leatherwood

101 N. Tryon St.

Suite 1300

Charlotte, NC 28246

(704) 384-2600

108 Lawyers

Partners: 69

Associates: 23

Of Counsel: 16

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (23); Greensboro (52); Raleigh (25); Wilmington (8)

Other offices: Atlanta (16); Charleston, S.C. (6); Greenville, S.C. (34)

 

11.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

1001 W. 4th St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 607-7300

101 Lawyers

Partners: 33

Associates: 31

Of Counsel: 37

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (12), Raleigh (32), Winston-Salem (57)

Other offices: Atlanta (203); Augusta, Ga. (4); Dallas (24); Denver (24); Los Angeles (18); New York (36); San Diego (16); San Francisco (56); Seattle (18); Shanghai (3); Silicon Valley, Calif. (40); Stockholm (32); Tokyo (2); Walnut Creek, Calif. (9); Washington, D.C. (49)

 

12.

Ward & Smith

1001 College Court

New Bern, NC 28563

(252) 672-5400

92 Lawyers

Partners: 39

Associates: 23

Of Counsel: 30

North Carolina offices: Asheville (11), Greenville (16), New Bern (24), Raleigh (25), Wilmington (16)

 

13.

Poyner Spruill

301 Fayetteville St.

Suite 1900

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 783-6400

90 Lawyers

Partners: 66

Associates: 9

Of Counsel: 15

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (18), Raleigh (57), Rocky Mount (14), Southern Pines (1)

 

14.

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

2000 Renaissance Plaza

230 N. Elm St.

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 373-8850

88 Lawyers

Partners: 68

Associates: 15

Of Counsel: 5

North Carolina offices: Greensboro (53), Raleigh (33), Wilmington (5)

 

15.

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton

4101 Lake Boone Trail

Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 781-4000

87 Lawyers

Partners: 47

Associates: 32

Of Counsel: 8

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (87)

 

16.

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog

5420 Wade Park Blvd.

Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 828-5100

83 Lawyers

Partners: 48

Associates: 21

Of Counsel: 12

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (52), Charlotte (19), Wilmington (12)

 

17.

Hendrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo

6000 Fairview Rd.

Suite 1000

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 366-1101

82 Lawyers

Partners: 33

Associates: 47

Of Counsel: 2

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (50), Raleigh (21), Wilmington (11)

Other offices: Columbia (7)

 

18.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

100 North Tryon St.

42nd floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 417-3000

66 Lawyers

Partners: 44

Associates: 14

Of Counsel: 8

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (36), Raleigh (25), Winston-Salem (5)

 

Other offices: Atlanta (137); Boston (40); Charleston, S.C. (34); Columbia, S.C. (115); Greenville, S.C.( 40); Huntington, W.Va. (14); Jacksonville, Fla. (11); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (12); Nashville, Tenn. (15); Tallahassee, Fla. (5); Washington, D.C. (28); New York (3); Denver (3); Los Angeles (5)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,900

Gross revenue for a firm: $380.4 million

Revenue per lawyer: $738,500

 

19.

Nexsen Pruet

4141 Parklake Ave.

Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27612

65 Lawyers

Partners: 36

Associates: 8

Of Counsel: 21

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (21), Greensboro (22), Raleigh (22)

Other offices: Charleston, S.C. (29), Columbia, S.C. (68), Greenville (27), Hilton Head, S.C. (4)

 

20.

McAngus Goudelock & Courie

6302 Fairview Rd.

Suite 700

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 643-6303

61 Lawyers

Partners: 28

Associates: 33

North Carolina offices: Asheville (7), Charlotte (29), Raleigh (20), Wilmington (5)

Other offices: Charleston, S.C. (19), Columbia, S.C. (33), Greenville, S.C. (20), Florence, S.C. (2), Myrtle Beach (7), Memphis, Tenn. (3), Nashville, Tenn. (6), Oxford, Miss. (4), Atlanta, Ga. (11)

 

21.

Katten Muchin Rosenman

550 S. Tryon St.

Suite 2900

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 444-2000

50 Lawyers

Partners: 12

Associates: 17

North Carolina office: 50

Other offices: Austin, Texas (3), Chicago (245), Houston (13), Irving, Texas (2) London (28), New York (150), Los Angeles – Century City (66), Los Angeles – Downtown (7), Orange County, Calif. (2), San Francisco (4), Shanghai (5)

 

22.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

4208 Six Forks Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 787-9700

46 Lawyers

Partners: 19

Associates: 19

Of Counsel: 8

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (13), Raleigh (33)

Other offices: Atlanta (41); Austin, Texas (13); Berlin (10); Birmingham, Ala. (14); Boston (14); Charleston, S.C. (4); Chicago (34); Cleveland, Ohio (15); Columbia, S.C. (15); Dallas (33); Denver (17); Detroit (12); Greenville, S.C. (37); Houston (22); Indianapolis (22); Irvine, Calif. (33); Jackson, Miss. (3); Kansas City, Mo. (15); Las Vegas (14); London (5); Los Angeles (46); Memphis, Tenn. (8); Mexico City (7); Miami (8); Milwaukee (15); Minneapolis (10); Morristown, N.J. (19); Nashville, Tenn. (14); New Orleans (12); New York (14); Oklahoma City (3); Paris (6); Philadelphia (9); Phoenix (19); Pittsburgh (16); Portland, Ore. (17); Richmond, Va. (13); Sacramento, Calif. (2); San Antonio (7); San Diego (11); San Francisco (30); Seattle (4); St. Louis (23); St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (6); Stamford, Conn. (5); Tampa, Fla. (21); Toronto (4); Tucson, Ariz. (3); Washington, D.C. (33)

 

23.

Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes

2600 One Wells Fargo Center

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 377-2500

42 Lawyers

Partners: 25

Associates: 7

Of Counsel: 10

North Carolina office: Charlotte (42)

North Carolina office: Charlotte (42)

Hourly billing rates: $180 to $500

 

24., tie

Johnston, Allison & Hord

1065 E. Morehead St.

Charlotte NC 28204

(704) 332-1181

41 Lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (41)

 

24., tie

Williams Mullen

301 Fayetteville St.

Suite 1700

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 981-4000

41 Lawyers

Partners: 30

Associates: 11

North Carolina office: Raleigh (41)

Other offices: Charlottesville, Va. (5); Columbia, S.C. (5); Norfolk, Va. (17); Richmond, Va. (120); Tyson’s Corner, Va. (13); Virginia Beach, Va. (27); Washington, D.C. (7)

 

24., tie

Young Moore and Henderson

3101 Glenwood Ave.

Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 782-6860

41 Lawyers

Partners: 30

Associates: 8

Of Counsel: 3

North Carolina office: Raleigh (41)

 

24., tie

Law Office of James Scott Farrin

280 S. Mangum St.

Suite 400

Durham, NC 27701

(866) 900-7078

41 Lawyers

Partners: 11

Associates: 29

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (2), Durham (38), Greensboro (1)

28.

Troutman Sanders

434 Fayetteville St.

Suite 1900

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 835-4100

40 Lawyers

Partners: 21

Associates: 13

Of Counsel: 4

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (27), Raleigh (13)

Other offices: Atlanta (203); Beijing (6); Chicago (6); Hong Kong (29); Irvine, Calif. (47); New York (96); Portland, Ore. (11); Richmond, Va. (117); Tyson’s Corner, Va (21); San Francisco (17); San Diego (17); Shanghai (6); Virginia Beach, Va. (35); Washington, D.C. (46)

29.

Van Winkle Law Firm

6000 Fairview Rd.

Suite 1200

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 372-5095

37 Lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Asheville, Hendersonville

 

30.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

101 S. Tryon St.

Suite 2200

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 375-0057

35 Lawyers

Partners: 27

Associates: 7

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte (35)

 

31.

Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham

4700 Falls of Neuse Rd.

Suite 450

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 873-0166

34 Lawyers

Partners: 22

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 2

North Carolina offices: Asheville (5), Raleigh (29)

 

32.

Tuggle Duggins

100 N. Greene St.

Suite 600

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 378-1431

33 Lawyers

North Carolina offices:  Greensboro (33)

 

33.

King & Spalding

100 N. Tryon St.

Suite 3900

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 503-2600

32 Lawyers

Partners: 18

Associates: 18

North Carolina office: Charlotte (32)

Other offices: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Dubai, U.A.E.; Frankfurt, Germany; Geneva; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Paris; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; San Francisco; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Singapore; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.

 

34.

Mayer Brown

214 North Tryon Street

Suite 3800

Charlotte, NC 28202

704 444 3500

 

29 lawyers

 

Partners: 8

Associates: 17

Of Counsel: 3

 

North Carolina office: Charlotte (28)

 

Other offices: Bangkok; Beijing; Brasilia, Brazil; Brussels; Chicago; Düsseldorf, Germany; Dubai, U.A.E.; Frankfurt; Hanoi,Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City; New York; Palo Alto, California; Paris; Rio de Janeiro; Sao Paulo; Shanghai; Singapore; and Washington DC.

Total firmwide lawyers: 1,586.

 

Starting pay for a new associate: $180,000

 

Gross revenue for firm: $1.26 billion

 

35.

Hunton & Williams

Bank of America Plaza

101 S. Tryon St.

Suite 3500

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 378-4700

26 Lawyers

Partners: 14

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 2

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (22), Raleigh (4)

Other offices: Atlanta (38); Austin, Texas (4): Bangkok (29): Beijing (3): Brussels (8); Dallas (87); Houston (2); London (17); Los Angeles (23); McLean, Va. (21); Miami (29); New York (98); Norfolk, Va. (7); Richmond, Va. (189); San Francisco (9); Tokyo (2); Washington D.C. (146)

 

36.

Carruthers & Roth

235 N. Edgeworth St.

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 379-8651

25 Lawyers

Partners: 21

Associates: 3

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Greensboro (25)

 

37.

Hamilton, Stephens, Steele + Martin

201 S. College St.

Suite 2020

Charlotte, NC 28244

(704) 344-1117

23 Lawyers

Partners: 16

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte: 23

Hourly billing rates: $240 to $450

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Starting pay for a new associate: $100,000

 

38.

Myers Bigel

4140 Parklake Ave.

Suite 600

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 854-1400

22 Lawyers

Partners: 15

Associates: 5

Of Counsel: 2

North Carolina office: Raleigh (22)

Hourly billing rates: $215 to $500

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,600

Starting pay for a new associate: $115,000

 

39., tie

Mullen, Holland & Cooper

301 S. York St.

Gastonia, NC 28052

(704) 864-6751

20 Lawyers

Partners: 9

Associates: 7

Of Counsel: 4

North Carolina offices: 20

 

39.

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

1431 Elizabeth Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 376-1600

20 Lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (20)

 

41.

White & Allen

106 S. McLewean St.

Kinston, NC 28501

(252) 527-8000

19 Lawyers

Partners: 15

Associates: 4

North Carolina offices: Greenville (1), Kinston (11), New Bern (6), Snow Hill (1)

 

42.

King Law

215 N. Main St.

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

(888) 748-5464

18 Lawyers

Partners: 3

Associates: 15

North Carolina offices: Brevard (1), Charlotte (1), Columbus (2), Gastonia (1), Hickory (2), Lincolnton (1), Marion (1), Rutherfordton (5), Shelby (4)

Other offices: Gaffney, S.C. (1), Greenville, S.C. (1)

Hourly billable rates: $200 to $350

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,400

Starting pay for a new associate: $40,000

Gross revenue for firm: $2.7 million

Revenue per lawyer: $185,000

 

43.

Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill

240 Leigh Farm Rd.

Durham, NC 27707

(919) 493-8411

17 Lawyers

Partners: 8

Associates: 3

Of Counsel: 5

North Carolina offices: Clayton, Durham

 

44.

Essex Richards

1701 South Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-4300

13 Lawyers

Partners: 11

Associates: 2

North Carolina office: Charlotte (13)

 

45.

Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan

133 Fayetteville Street,

Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 833-3114

 

11 lawyers

 

North Carolina office: Raleigh (11)

 

46., tie

Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund

100 S. Elm St.

Suite 500

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 274-4658

9 Lawyers

Partners: 6

Associates: 2

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina offices: Eden (1), Greensboro (8)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

 

46., tie

Dickie McCamey & Chilcote

2115 Rexford Rd.

Suite 210

Charlotte, NC 28211

(704) 998-5184

9 Lawyers

Partners: 5

Associates: 4

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (7), Raleigh (2)

Other offices: Pittsburgh, Penn. (120); Cleveland, Ohio (4); Columbus, Ohio (9); Erie, Penn. (1); Glendale, Calif.; Haddonfield, N.J. (4); Harrisburg, Penn. (5); Lancaster, S.C. (3); Philadelphia, Penn. (7); Steubenville, Ohio (1); Wheeling, W.V. (4); White Plains, N.Y. (1); Wilmington, Del. (3)

 

46., tie

Gallivan, White & Boyd

6805 Morrison Blvd.

Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28211

(704) 552-1712

9 Lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (9)

Other offices: Charleston, S.C.; Columbia, S.C.; Greenville, S.C.

49., tie

Jackson Lewis

3737 Glenwood Ave.

Suite 450

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 760-6460

8 Lawyers

Partners: 6

Associates: 1

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Raleigh (8)

Other offices: 55 offices throughout the country with a total of 805 lawyers

Gross revenue: $407.5 million

 

49., tie

Gordon & Rees

421 Fayetteville St.

Suite 330

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 787-4555

 

8 Lawyers

 

Partners: 3

Associates: 1

Of Counsel: 4

 

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (8)

McNair Law Firm

Bank of America Plaza

101 S. Tryon St.

Suite 2610

Charlotte, NC 28280

5 Lawyers

Partners: 4

Associates: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte (5)

Other offices: Bluffton, S.C. (2); Charleston, S.C. (15); Columbia, S.C. (39); Greenville, S.C. (16); Hilton Head, S.C. (10); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (6); Pawleys Island, S.C. (1)


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