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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, Connecticut-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Robinson & Cole has 221 attorneys and is the 183rd largest firm in the United States. The firm ranked 189th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $104,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. The firm has multiple U.S. offices, including several in Connecticut, one in New York, one in Boston, and one in Sarasota, Florida. Robinson & Cole is a business law firm. Among its practice areas are business litigation; corporate; e-commerce; energy; government relations and lobbying; intellectual property and technology; mergers and acquisitions; public finance; and voting rights.

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

Employment Law: Workplace Claims Inevitable Under Medical Marijuana Act

Matthew T. Miklave : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 29, 2014

Connecticut employers inevitably will face litigation as medical marijuana use collides with substance abuse and employment policies.

Religious Groups Turn To Federal Law In Land Use Cases

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

The Road to Recovery is Narrow in Connecticut

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

Company Wins $35 Million Verdict in Trade Secrets Case

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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.

$100,000-Plus Pensions For Older Judges Under Attack

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 30, 2014

As it stands, any lawyer who is nominated for a state judgeship and serves on the bench for even the briefest period is eligible for a pension equal to two-thirds of his or her judicial salary. A Superior Court judge currently makes $154,559 annually, meaning a pension would pay about $103,000 a year, plus benefits.

Litigation Department Of The Year: Robinson & Cole's Appellate Unit Thrives With Team-First Approach

DOUGLAS S. MALAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 29, 2014

It's a trend that Robinson & Cole partner Jeffrey White has noticed over the past 10 years. Larger firms outside of the appellate hub of Washington, D.C., have been focusing on building up teams of appellate lawyers to show their depth and expertise.

Litigation Departments Of The Year 2014

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 28, 2014

What you will likely find most interesting in the articles on the following pages is the incredible array of cases handled by Connecticut firms—an intellectual property case involving a dental manufacturer's patent, an employment law case involving racial slurs, and financial litigation involving allegedly misled investors, to name but a few. If you want to learn just a little more about a practice area that's not your own, this is a painless way to do it.

Litigation Departments Of The Year 2014

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 28, 2014

The Connecticut Law Tribune's annual Litigation Departments of the Year competition was truly a case study. We had well over 30 law firms submit nearly 60 applications, with some firms opting to compete in more than one category. We picked 15 winners.

Robinson & Cole Unveils New Logo As Part Of Rebranding Effort

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 24, 2014

A law firm's logo is more than just something to decorate business cards and stationery. It can serve as an important marketing tool by conveying a message to prospective clients about the firm's goals and values.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

News of firm additions and appointments.

Janet Hall Confident She Can Make Federal Courts 'Run Better'

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 21, 2014

Just two weeks after U.S. District Judge Janet Hall took over as the administrative leader of the state's federal court, she was thrown into the middle of the budgetary impasse in Washington.

Governor Announces 16 Nominees For Superior Court

KAREN ALI : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 14, 2014

When people talk about the Sweet 16 this time of year, it's usually a reference to top teams in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournament. But this March, the reference can be made to the 16 attorneys nominated by Gov. Dannel Malloy for Superior Court judgeships.

ADR: Search Tool, A New Way Of Choosing An Arbitrator

KAREN JALKUT and JEFFREY T. ZAINO : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 28, 2014

One of the most critical phases of an arbitration process is selecting an arbitrator. Sometimes the parties come to the process with a mutually agreeable arbitrator. In most cases, however, the initial phases of an arbitration case are contentious and parties do not agree on much, let alone who will serve as the arbitrator.

Cover Story: In Search of the Downturn's Laid-Off Associates

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Some are at smaller firms, and some left the law altogether: Stories of six of the recession's survivors.

Network Effect


: The American Lawyer : January 26, 2014

Nancy Cremins drew on every connection she had to find the right fit.

In Shooting Case, Insurer Must Defend Temple Law Student

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2014

An insurer has to defend a former Temple Law student in a civil trial against him over his shooting of the son of a Fox Rothschild partner, a federal judge has ruled.

Robinson & Cole Hires Nine Associates In Multiple Practice Areas

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 20, 2014

Robinson & Cole has joined a handful of other law firms that have made significant hiring moves at the start of 2014, with the addition of six new lawyers in Hartford and Stamford.

Nine More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners targeted in the latest round of suits filed by the defunct firm's liquidation trust include Steven Otillar, who waged a since-settled court fight with Citibank over his alleged failure to repay a capital loan, and onetime Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.