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Robinson & Cole LLP

Our Survey Says


Associates interested in working at Robinson+Cole should have a good answer for “Why Robinson+Cole” (and why that office location) ready to go. The firm’s culture is highly rated, with associates praising the firm’s efforts to encourage camaraderie and collegiality through events both during and outside of work hours. Associates credit partners with a high level of genuine interest in their careers, and report that the firm is quite transparent. The firm’s reasonable billable hour requirement of 1,800 is paired with flexibility through a hybrid schedule. Compensation is felt to be fair, especially in light of the firm’s commitment to work-life balance. Associates are happy with the level of substantive work they receive, and report that the firm’s technology and IT support are fantastic, making hybrid work seamless. The firm takes attorney wellness seriously, and the commitment shows through both the generally balanced lifestyle it provides as well as a series of specific initiatives. Both formal and informal training are highly rated; each associate receives both a partner mentor and an associate mentor, and most people are willing to teach if asked. The firm hires with an outlook toward everyone eventually making partner and makes the path to do so very clear for those associates who want it. The firm provides unlimited billable hour credit for pro bono work and does a great job facilitating pro bono opportunities for all of its attorneys. Robinson+Cole associates also appreciate the firm’s diversity efforts, noting many supportive initiatives and billable credit given for up to 50 hours of DEI work.

Robinson & Cole LLP

280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 275-3579

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Rhonda J. Tobin
Hiring Partner: Keisha S. Palmer
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
250 - 500
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,800 hours

Base Salary

All offices 1st year: $160,000-$180,000 2nd year: $165,000-$185,000 3rd year: $170,000-$190,000 4th year: $175,000-$195,000 5th year: $182,500-$202,500 6th year: $190,000-$210,000 7th year: $200,000-$220,000 8th year: $210,000-$230,000 Summer associate: $3,076.92–$3,461.54 weekly

Employment Contact

Catherine Duke
Chief Talent Officer
Phone: 212-451-2962
Kayla Dias
Legal Recruiting Manager
Phone: 617-557-5942
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 11

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Albany, NY
Boston, MA
Hartford, CT
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Providence, RI
Stamford, CT
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations
Business Transactions
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Environmental, Energy, and Telecommunications
Finance & Public Finance
Government Relations & Lobbying
Health Law
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
Labor, Employment, Benefits, & Immigration
Land Use
Managed Care and Employee Benefit Litigation
Real Estate & Development
Tax & Tax-Exempt Organizations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.