2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Everyone is extremely kind and respectful and always willing to lend a helping hand.”
“Respect for the individual as a core firm value.”
“Lack of a lockstep compensation structure.”
“Lack of transparency.”
About Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson came to be in 2017 through the combination of the U.S.’s Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and the U.K.’s Bond Dickinson. The combining firms each have roots that date back to the 19th Century. Womble Bond Dickinson focuses on energy and natural resources, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail and consumer, transportation and infrastructure, life sciences, pharma, communications and technology, private wealth, and healthcare sectors. The combined firm now has 27 offices in the U.K. and U.S. (including the firm’s newest office in Houston), with more than 1,000 attorneys, placing Womble Bond Dickinson among the AmLaw100.
Founded in 1876 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the firm that would become Womble Carlyle operated from a single office in Winston-Salem for more than a century. B.S. Womble joined the firm in 1907 and in 1923 Irving E. Carlyle joined the firm after a short stint as the basketball and baseball coach of Wake Forest. In the 1980s, Womble Carlyle began expanding outside Winston-Salem, establishing offices in Raleigh in 1982 and Charlotte in 1984. Through the 1990s, Womble Carlyle added offices in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, California, and Washington, DC. In 2011, Womble Carlyle and South Carolina’s Buist Moore merged to form the largest law firm in both Carolinas, growing the firm to more than 550 attorneys.
The Dickinson wing of the firm traces its roots back to through five generations of Dickinsons to Robert Dickinson who set up his law practice in London’s Royal Arcade in 1859. The firm would later move to Newcastle and be run by his grandson (also called Robert Dickinson), a former high jumper who competed in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A great-great-grandson of the founding Dickinson, Alexander Dickinson, is a partner in the firm today. In 1975, the firm, then known as Dickinson Miller & Turnbull merged with Dees & Thompson Griffith & Co, which traces its roots back to 1786, to form Dickinson Dees. The Bond name in the letterhead comes from Bond Pearce, a Plymouth-based firm that merged with Dickinson in 2013 to form Bond Dickinson.
Why Work Here
Why Work Here
You deserve more from your legal practice than a paycheck and a lock-step march to partnership. Meaningful work that challenges and excites you. Mentors eager to help you grow. Freedom to seek a balance between your work and home life. The opportunity to serve your community in a way that suits your interests and values. A collegial environment filled with people you look forward to seeing each day. And a true commitment to diversity and community service.
We invite you to explore Womble Bond Dickinson and see if our firm may be a good match for your career goals. Some specifics about Womble Bond Dickinson include:
One West Fourth Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 721-3600
Managing Partner: Betty Temple
Hiring Partner: Eric Glidewell
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1K - 1.5K
Boston, MA; California; Houston, TX; Northern Virginia; Washington, DC
1st year: $170,000
Summer Associate: $3,269/week Baltimore, MD; Wilmington DE
1st Year: $160,000
Summer Associate: $3,077/week Atlanta, GA; North Carolina
1st Year: $155,000
Summer Associate: $2,981/week South Carolina
1st Year: $125,000
Summer Associate: $2,404/week
Summer Associate Offers:
6 out of 6 (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
12 total (6 2Ls; 6 1Ls) (2019)
Chief Recruiting Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Winston-Salem, NC (HQ)
See firm’s website for complete list of practices and industries.