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Womble Bond Dickinson still tops

North Carolina's 50 Largest Law Firms by the numbers

*Note: This survey is subject to updating, so the rankings may be slightly different than they appear in the April 23, 2018 print edition.

1. Womble Bond Dickinson

One W. 4th St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 721-3600

286 lawyers

Partners: 142

Associates: 65

Other attorneys: 65

Of Counsel: 24

North Carolina offices: Winston-Salem (121); Charlotte (70); Raleigh (57); Durham (31); Greensboro (17)

Other offices: California (31); Delaware (11); Georgia (59); Maryland (17); Massachusetts (9);

South Carolina (68); Virginia (21); Washington, DC (42)

Hourly billing rates: $100 to $810

Starting pay for new associate: $155,000

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,850

Gross revenue for firm: $311 million

Revenue per lawyer: $620,000

 

  1. Moore & Van Allen

100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 4700

Charlotte, NC 28202

(419) 957-5198

262 lawyers

Partners: 141

Associates: 78

Of Counsel: 43

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Research Triangle Park

 

  1. McGuireWoods

201 N. Tryon Street, Suite 3000

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 343-2000

229 lawyers

Partners: 93

Associates: 63

Of Counsel: 41

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (183); Raleigh (40); Wilmington (6)

Other offices: Atlanta (39); Austin, Texas (6); Baltimore (24); Brussels, Belgium (8); Charlottesville, Va. (20); Chicago (99); Columbia, SC (1); Dallas (38); Houston (15); Jacksonville, Fla. (29); London, UK (29); Los Angeles-two locations (53); New York (51); Norfolk, Va. (8); Pittsburgh (57); Richmond, Va. (235); San Francisco (25); Springfield, Ill. (1); Tysons, Va. (42); Washington, DC (52)

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,950                            Starting pay for a new associate: $120,000 – $175,000 (varies by location)                 Gross revenue for firm: $715,429,629                                     Revenue per lawyer: $707,016

 

  1. Legal Aid of North Carolina

224 S. Dawson St

Raleigh, NC 27601

(866) 219-5262

178 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (59); Greensboro (15); Winston-Salem (8); Durham (18); Sylva (7); Pittsboro (5); Wilmington (8); Charlotte (10); Ahoskie (4); Morganton (5); Wilson (8); Boone (2); Pembroke (3); Concord (4); Gastonia (4); Asheville (6); Greenville (8); Fayetteville (4)

Starting pay for new associate: $42,500

 

  1. Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

401 S. Tryon Street, Suite 3000

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 372-9000

143 lawyers

Partners: 97

Associates: 31

Of Counsel: 15

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (89); Raleigh (54)

Other offices: Columbia, SC (20); Charleston, SC (17); Greenville, SC (7); Spartanburg, SC (4); Atlanta (8)

 

  1. Smith, Anderson, Blount, Mitchell & Jernigan

150 Fayetteville Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 821-1220

136 lawyers

Partners: 79

Associates: 36

Starting pay for new associate: $150,000 which includes a profit-sharing component

 

  1. Robinson Bradshaw

101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1900

Charlotte, NC 28246

(704) 377-2536

129 lawyers

Partners: 86

Associates: 27

Of Counsel: 16

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (119) and Research Triangle (12)

Other offices: Rock Hill, SC (3)

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

Starting pay for new associate: $150,000

 

  1. K&L Gates

214 N. Tryon Street, 47th Floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 331-7400

116 lawyers

Partners: 48

Associates: 54

Of Counsel: 7

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park

Starting pay for new associate: $155,000

Gross revenue for firm: $989,900,000 (2017 global firm revenue)

 

  1. Alston & Bird

101 S. Tryon St., Suite 4000

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 444-1000

110 attorneys

Partners: 45

Associates: 56

Of Counsel: 9

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Raleigh

 

  1. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

1001 W. 4th Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(336) 607-7300

97 lawyers

Partners: 37

Associates: 25

Of Counsel: 35

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (8); Raleigh (32); Winston-Salem (60)

Other offices: Atlanta (203); Augusta, Ga. (4); Dallas (25); Denver (30); Houston (14); Los Angeles (17); New York (43); San Diego (14); San Francisco (50); Seattle (21); Shanghai (3); Silicon Valley (38); Stockholm (32); Tokyo (3); Walnut Creek, Calif. (9); Washington, DC (49)

 

  1. (tie) Smith Moore Leatherwood

101 N. Tryon St., Suite 1300

Charlotte, NC 28246

95 lawyers

Partners: 60

Associates: 21

Of Counsel: 14

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (18); Greensboro (48); Raleigh (22); Wilmington (7)

Other offices: Atlanta (17); Greenville, SC (30)

 

  1. (tie) Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

2000 Renaissance Plaza, 230 N. Elm St.

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 373-8850

95 lawyers       

Partners:69

Associates:21

Of Counsel:5

North Carolina offices: Greensboro (53); Raleigh (39); Wilmington (4)

 

  1. Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 781-4000

93 lawyers   

Partners: 48

Associates:36

Of Counsel: 11

 

  1. Ward & Smith

1001 College Ct.

P.O. Box 867

New Bern, NC 28563

(252) 672-5400

92 lawyers

Partners: 44

Associates:20

Of Counsel: 28

North Carolina offices: Asheville (11); Greenville (15); New Bern (23); Raleigh (26); Wilmington (17).

 

  1. Poyner Spruill

301 Fayetteville St., Suite 1900

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 783-6400

90 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Southern Pines

 

  1. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo

6000 Fairview Rd., Suite 1000

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 366-1101

82 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (51); Raleigh (20); Wilmington (11)

Other offices: Columbia, SC (8)

 

  1. Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog

5420 Wade Park Blvd., Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 828-5100

81 lawyers

Partners: 50

Associates:18

Of Counsel: 13

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (49); Charlotte (18); Wilmington (14)

 

  1. Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough

100 N. Tryon St., 42nd floor

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 417-3000

71 lawyers

Partners: 51

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 10

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem

Other offices: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Huntington, W. Va.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Myrtle Beach, SC; Nashville, Tenn.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Washington, DC; New York; Denver; Los Angeles

 

  1. Nexsen Pruet

4141 Parklake Ave., Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 755-1800

68 lawyers

Partners:37

Associates:12

Of Counsel: 21

North Carolina offices: Raleigh at Parklake and Raleigh Downtown (27); Charlotte (22); Greensboro (21)

Other offices: Columbia, SC (63); Charleston, SC (27); Greenville, SC (24); Myrtle Beach, SC (4); Hilton Head, SC (4)

 

  1. McAngus Goudelock & Courie

602 Fairview Rd., Suite 700

Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 643-6303

64 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington

 

  1. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

4208 Six Forks Rd., Suite 1100

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 787-9700

56 lawyers

Partners:18

Associates:30

Of Counsel: 8

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (12); Raleigh (44)

Other offices: 50 other offices with more than 880 attorneys

 

  1. Katten Muchin Rosenman

550 S. Tryon St., Suite 2900

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 444-2000

50 lawyers

Partners:14

Associates:17

Of Counsel: 9

North Carolina office: Charlotte (50)

Other offices: Chicago (239); Dallas (14); New York (154); Washington, DC (63); Los Angeles Century City (68); Los Angeles Downtown (7); San Francisco Bay Area (3); Orange County (3); Houston (10); Austin, Texas (3); Irving, Texas (2); London (36); Shanghai (4)

 

  1. Law Office of James Scott Farrin

280 S. Mangum St., Suite 400

Durham, NC 27701

(866) 900-7078        

46 lawyers

Partners: 12

Associates: 33

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina offices: Durham (39); Raleigh (1); Charlotte (3); Greensboro (2)

 

  1. Johnston, Allison & Hord

1065 E. Morehead St.

Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 332-1181

41 lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (41)

 

  1. (tie) Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes

2600 One Wells Fargo Center, 301 South College St.

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 377-2500

40 lawyers

Partners:25

Associates:5

Of Counsel: 10

North Carolina office: Charlotte (40)

 

  1. (tie) Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

101 S. Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 375-0057

40 lawyers

Partners:30

Associates:9

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte (40)

Other offices 273 attorneys in Charleston, SC; Tampa, Fla.; Sarasota, Fla.; Toledo, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

 

  1. (tie) Troutman Sanders

434 Fayetteville St., Suite 1900

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 835-4100

39 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (28); Raleigh (11)

 

  1. (tie) Young Moore and Henderson

3101 Glenwood Ave.

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 782-6860

39 lawyers

North Carolina office: Raleigh (39)

 

29. James, McElroy & Diehl

525 N. Tryon St., Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 372-9870

38 lawyers

Partners: 24

Associates: 10

Of counsel: 4

North Carolina office: Charlotte (38)

30. Van Winkle Law Firm

6000 Fairview Rd., Suite 1200

Charlotte, NC 28210

37 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte, Asheville, Hendersonville

 

31. (tie) Williams Mullen

301 Fayetteville St., Suite 1700

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 981-4000        

36 lawyers

Partners: 28

Associates: 8

North Carolina office: Raleigh (36)

Other offices: Richmond, Va. (119); Tysons, Va. (14); Washington, DC (8); Charlottesville, Va. (6); Norfolk, Va. (19); Virginia Beach, Va. (22); Columbia, SC (5)

 

31. (tie). Tuggle Duggins

100 N. Greene St., Suite 600

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 378-1431

36 lawyers

North Carolina office: Greensboro (36)

 

33. Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham

4700 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 450

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 873-0166

33 lawyers   

Partners: 19

Associates: 12

Of Counsel: 2

North Carolina offices: Raleigh (28); Asheville (5)

 

34. King & Spalding

100 N. Tryon St., Suite 3900

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 503-2600

32 lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (32)

 

35. Hutchens Law Firm

4317 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, NC 28311

(910) 864-6888        

31 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Cameron (1); Charlotte (8); Fayetteville (18); Wilmington (2); Southport (1); Southern Pines (1)

Other office: Columbia, SC (7)

Website: hutchenslawfirm.com

Founding date: 1980

Managing partner/president: H. Terry Hutchens

Hiring director: H. Terry Hutchens

(910) 864-6888

[email protected]

Marketing director: Margaret Minuth

(910) 864-6888

[email protected]

Areas of practice:  Administrative Law, Business Law, Construction Law, Family & Collaborative Law, Landlord and Tenant Law, Litigation (Civil, Business), Mediation and Arbitration, Military Law, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning, Workers Compensation             Community involvement: Our attorneys serve on the NC Bar Associations’ committee for the 4ALL community service day and open the Firm up as a host call center as well as cover the phones, and our attorneys support the Legal League Feeding Frenzy, raising money and food for the needy in our communities. Additionally, our staff volunteers bimonthly to serve breakfast to the less fortunate at OperationInAsMuch in Fayetteville.

Significant changes in 2017: We opened an office in Southport, NC and welcomed attorney Damón Gray. Our firm was selected for inclusion by U.S. News & World Report with the Best Law Firms in America.

 

36. Hunton Andrews Kurth (Formerly Hunton & Williams)

101 S. Tryon St., Suite 3500

Charlotte, NC 28280

(704) 378-4700

30 lawyers

Partners: 15

Associates: 10

Of Counsel: 5

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (26); Raleigh (6)

 

37. (tie) Carruthers & Roth

235 N. Edgeworth St.

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 379-8651

27 lawyers

Partners: 22

Associates: 4

Of Counsel: 1

 

37. (tie) Mayer Brown

214 N. Tryon St., Suite 3800

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 444-3500

27 lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (27)

39. (tie) Hamilton, Stephens, Steele + Martin

525 N. Tryon Street, Suite 1400

Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 344-1117        

22 lawyers

Partners: 15

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte (22)

Hourly billing rates: $240-$475

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Starting pay for new associate: $100,000

 

39. (tie) 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)

 

41. White & Allen

106 S. McLewean St.

Kinston, NC 28501

(252) 527-8000

21 lawyers

Partners: 15

Associates: 5

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina offices: Kinston (12); New Bern (6); Snow Hill (1); Greenville (2)

 

42. Alexander Ricks

4601 Park Rd., Suite 580

Charlotte, NC 28209

(704) 365-3656

19 lawyers

Partners: 13

Associates: 5

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Charlotte

43. (tie) Mullen, Holland & Cooper

301 S. York St.

Gastonia, NC 28052

(704) 864-6751

18 lawyers

Partners: 8

Associates: 6

Of Counsel: 4

North Carolina office: Gastonia (18)

 

43. (tie)  Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

1431 Elizabeth Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28204

18 lawyers

North Carolina office: Charlotte (18)

 

45. King Law Offices

215 N. Main St.

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

(828) 286-333)

16 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Brevard (1); Charlotte (1); Columbus (1); Concord (1); Hendersonville (1); Hickory (3); Lincolnton (1); Marion (2); Rutherfordton (4); Shelby (1)

Other offices: Gaffney, SC (1); Greer, SC (2)

Hourly billing rates: $200-$350

 

46. Tin Fulton Walker & Owens

301 East Park Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704)338-1220

15 lawyers

Partners: 11

Associates: 1

Of Counsel: 3

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (11); Raleigh (2); Chapel Hill (2)

47. Walker Lambe

240 Leigh Farms Rd., Suite 100

Durham, NC 27707

(919) 493-8411        

14 lawyers

Partners: 6

Associates: 3

Of Counsel: 5

North Carolina offices: Durham (8); Clayton (1)

 

48. (tie) Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan

133 Fayetteville St., Suite 500

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 833-3114

12 lawyers

 

48. (tie) Essex Richards

1701 South Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 377-4300

12 lawyers

 

50. (tie) Jackson Lewis

3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 450

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 760-6460        

10 lawyers

Partners: 7

Associates: 2

Of Counsel: 1

North Carolina office: Raleigh (10)

Other offices: 53 offices throughout the country with a total of 781 lawyers

50. (tie) Wake Family Law Group

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., Suite 360,

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 787-4040

10 lawyers

Partners: 6

Associates: 4

North Carolina office: Raleigh (10)

51. Dickey, McCamey & Chilcote

2115 Rexford Rd., Suite 210

Charlotte, NC 28211

(704) 998-5184

9 lawyers

North Carolina offices: Charlotte (6); Raleigh (3)

Other offices: Pittsburgh, Penn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Erie, Penn.; Glendale, Calif.; Haddonfield, NJ; Harrisburg, Penn. Lancaster, SC; Philadelphia, Penn.; Steubenville, Ohio; Wheeling, W.Va.; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, Del.

 

52. Gordon & Rees

421 Fayetteville St., Suite 330

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 787-4555

8 lawyers

North Carolina office: Raleigh (8)

 

53. (tie) Ivey, McClellan, Gatton & Siegmund

100 S. Elm St., Suite 500

Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 274-4658

7 lawyers

 

53. (tie) Gallivan, White & Boyd

6805 Morrison Blvd., Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28201

(704) 552-1712

7 lawyers

Partners: 3

Associates: 4

North Carolina office: Charlotte (7)

Other offices: Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; and Greenville, SC


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