At Robinson+Cole, we cultivate deep relationships within our communities, the legal profession, and the industries we serve to help envision "the whole picture" and to understand the factors that drive today's constantly-changing world.
By cultivating a thorough understanding of your industry, the nature and structure of your business, your risk tolerance level, and your budget, our more than 250 lawyers tailor legal strategies that align with the overall business needs and objectives of your company. Since our founding in 1845, commitment to our clients and their success has distinguished the firm. Our goal is to help our clients achieve those objectives at the cost they expect.
Many of our clients’ interests span the country and the globe. By nurturing a robust network of relationships, we’ve expanded our capabilities to serve our clients wherever their needs arise. We actively participate in the U.S. Law Firm Group, a national network of law firms, each headquartered in a major U.S. city; SCG Legal, which extends our global relationships through its network of 140 law firms; and ADVOC, a leading international network of independent law firms.
We strive to be trusted legal advisors, not vendors. With Robinson+Cole, you won’t go through layers of lawyers to get an answer or to learn the status of a matter. We staff efficiently, with a senior lawyer directly involved in all aspects of each matter.
Because clients expect and deserve responsiveness and accessibility, we respond to inquiries wherever we are. We view managing costs and exceeding expectations as paramount considerations.
We constantly seek ways to use technology to the best advantage. Our in-house technology team provides support and access for our lawyers to use products and services such as document management, e-learning, Internet-based communications, and courtroom support to our clients. We are skilled in using extranets, which allow our clients to access every facet of pending matters day or night, including matter status, billings to date, key contact information, documents, and other useful tools and information.
Not only are our lawyers experienced practitioners, they are also leaders in the profession, active in local and national bar associations, trade organizations, and local community service organizations. They speak at seminars, author substantive articles and are often quoted in the press. We are further strengthened and encouraged by the team spirit our culture fosters through a broad range of pro bono and community service initiatives. In addition, our Diversity Committee promotes diversity, acceptance, and a positive work environment.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY + INCLUSION
As a Mansfield Rule Certified-firm, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment in which the diverse backgrounds of our lawyers and other professionals are respected and each individual is empowered to succeed. At Robinson+Cole, diversity refers to the full spectrum of people who comprise our firm, our clients, and the communities we serve. Diversity reflects a culture of inclusion that welcomes all people, no matter their ethnicity, culture, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, marital status, and veteran status, as well as people of diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, and ideas.
As our firm has grown in size and geographic reach, so has the profile of our pro bono program and the breadth of pro bono matters in which we are involved. While the partners, counsel and associates and other professionals in all our offices participate in a wide variety of pro bono matters, much of our pro bono effort has focused on assisting women and children in crisis as well as veterans. Through active involvement with community organizations, government officials and agencies, and numerous nonprofit organizations, our lawyers and staff have worked successfully to improve the quality of life for those individuals and their families.
A FLEXIBLE FIRM
A modern law firm must be flexible to thrive. This means more than simply adapting to the changing legal landscape; it requires taking the initiative to ensure mutually-rewarding business relationships with our clients. Alternative fee arrangements are a permanent part of the conversation between law firms and their clients, and even when they might not fit a particular set of circumstances, they warrant consideration. We welcome these conversations. Likewise, we work to add value for our clients through no-cost services such as electronic newsletters and educational roundtables.