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Robinson & Cole LLP

  • Designation: Hartford
  • Head Count: 201
  • Gross Revenues: $110,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $545,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $465,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Robinson & Cole is a Hartford-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Robinson & Cole has 201 attorneys and is the 201st largest firm in the United States.  With $110,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 191st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CT, FL, MA, NH, NY and RI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 191 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 201 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 103 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Second Circuit Says Conn. Business Law Violates First Amendment

Mark Hamblett : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 11, 2014

A federal appeals court has struck down a Connecticut law that forced an insurance company and auto glass repair business to mention a competitor's name if the insurer violated a ban on promoting its own repair shops.

Circuit Said State Law Restricts Commercial Speech

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 09, 2014

A federal appeals court has struck down a law that forced an insurance company and auto glass repair business to mention a competitor's name if the insurer violated a ban on promoting its own repair shops.

Practitioners Say Appeals Process is Widely Misunderstood

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The Connecticut Law Tribune : August 26, 2014

According to appellate court judges and practitioners alike, appellate practice in Connecticut requires a specialized form of advocacy that is not understood by all litigants.

Temporary Workers, Enduring Liability

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 21, 2014

Temps come with their own brand of liability, even though most companies hire the workers from a staffing agency.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly Fitzsimmons Will Retire in April

Isaac Avilucea : The Connecticut Law Tribune : August 21, 2014

From serving as a federal prosecutor in a murder-for-hire plot to working as a sportswriter, Holly Fitzsimmons' career has been full of adventure.

Appellate Bar Would Like Speedier Conn. Supreme Court Decisions

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The Connecticut Law Tribune : August 13, 2014

It may be the most comment lament of litigants when they appeal their cases: "When will the court decide my case?"

Employee Speech Suit Raises State Constitutional Issues

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : August 01, 2014

A lawsuit filed by a manager who lost his job at the Hartford office of Swiss financial services giant UBS AG has turned into a pivotal case that could affect how Connecticut workers are protected by the state's whistleblower law.

Religious Groups Turn To Federal Law In Land Use Cases

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 28, 2014

Religious organizations of all denominations have long argued they should be permitted to build new places of worship free from discrimination.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Major Conn. Firm Announces Six New Hires

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 21, 2014

One of Connecticut's largest law firms is adding five new associates and one new counsel, with nearly all of the new hires taking positions in Connecticut.

Rhode Island Struggling with Stratification

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

The Road to Recovery is Narrow in Connecticut

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Company Wins $35 Million Verdict in Trade Secrets Case

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 11, 2014

The feud between two competitors in the niche business of product printing technology fueled a hotly contested intellectual property battle that came to a head in the U.S. District Court.

Hartford Attorney Hits 'Judge Judy' with Counterclaim

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 10, 2014

A Hartford personal injury lawyer is trying to turn the tables on television's "Judge Judy." John Haymond and his Haymond Law Firm recently filed a counterclaim against Judith Sheindlin, who stars on the syndicated daytime television series. This past March, Sheindlin had sued Haymond and his law firm, claiming they unlawfully used Sheindlin's image in the firm's television and internet advertising.

Developments—Legal Fees and Farewell to 'Unfinished Business'

Anthony E. Davis : New York Law Journal : July 07, 2014

In his Professional Responsiblity column, Anthony E. Davis discusses two recent developments that highlight the critical need for lawyers and law firms to take care in the drafting of their engagement letters, and two just decided cases that deal an apparent death blow to the "unfinished business" doctrine in New York as well as in its birthplace, California.

Influential Yale Law Professor Passes Away

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 01, 2014

Quintin Johnstone, an influential presence in Connecticut's legal community for more than a half century and a longtime professor at Yale Law School, has died at age 99. Johnstone was also a member of The Law Tribune's Editorial Board from its inception in 1987 until 2011, and chaired the board, which produces opinion pieces for the newspaper, for about a decade.

Former Wall Street Exec Beats Arson Accusation, Collects $1.5 Million

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 27, 2014

C. Andrew Riley is a former Wall Street executive who purchased an ornate Victorian home in the Windham County town of Pomfret after his honeymoon 31 years ago. One day in February 2009, a fire broke out in the room where Riley stored family photos and mementos from his career. In addition, his wife had just received a $30,000 bonus check from her employer. That, too, was reduce to ash. In fact, much of the home's interior sustained extensive damage.

Former Executive Wins Just Under $2 Million In Lawsuit After Insurer Accuses Him Of Arson

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 24, 2014

A former Wall Street executive who lost all of his belongings in a fire at his home stands to recover just under $2 million after a jury decided his insurance company wrongly accused him of arson and refused to pay him.

What's a 'Workday'? There's No Simple Answer

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 13, 2014

It used to be easier when more people worked in factories. Now there's training, travel and even sleep.

Honors Night 2014: Colin Tait Wrote The Book On Connecticut Evidence Law

THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 13, 2014

From the late 1970s through 1999, the first thing that many Connecticut lawyers did at trial was to take out a slim orange book and place it on the counsel table. It was professor Colin Tait's "Handbook of Connecticut Evidence."

State Sees Huge Drop In Bar Exam Numbers

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 11, 2014

Twice every year, the release of Connecticut bar exam results provides a glimpse of how well the latest crop of law school graduates has been trained. But beyond the passage rate, there's a simpler statistic: The number of people who sit for the test each year can be considered a bellwether of the overall health of the legal market.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 05, 2014

Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

Court Weighs Fees Owed to Former Firms in Bankruptcy

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2014

State Court of Appeals judges appeared skeptical Wednesday about concluding that lawyers are responsible to their former bankrupt firms for fees earned on uncompleted matters they take to their new firms.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

More Pro Ses Appearing In Appellate Court

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 23, 2014

Nonlawyers used to represent themselves in only the simplest cases. Even that caused challenges for the court system, as trial judges had to slow down and explain procedural matters to these novice litigators.

Sandy Mass Tort Won't Involve Class Actions, Lawyers Say

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : May 21, 2014

Nearly 2,000 lawsuits are pending against insurers over Hurricane Sandy damage, but class actions likely will play at best a small role, plaintiffs and defense attorneys agreed.

Sandy Still Raising Insurance Claim Issues

AMARIS ELLIOTT-ENGEL : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 16, 2014

In the 18 months since Superstorm Sandy swept in from the Atlantic, Connecticut lawyers have been untangling knotty legal issues that have arisen concerning insurance coverage for home and business owners who suffered property damage.

Two Major Conn. Firms Hire Employment Law Veterans

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 15, 2014

Two major Connecticut law firms have hired employment lawyers with decades of experience to bolster their practices. Robert C. Hinton, the president of the New Haven County Bar Association, has joined Pullman & Comley and will be based in the Hartford office. Matthew T. Miklave, a former counsel and trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, is a new addition at Robinson & Cole.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Circuit Upholds Kidnapping Conviction Under Lindbergh Law

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 30, 2014

There was sufficient evidence to support a conviction in which a kidnapper used trickery to lure his victim into a minivan for the purpose of robbing and killing him, a federal appeals court held Tuesday.