Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the election of Curtis Crowther, Katherine Fix, and Joel McNabney as Partners as well as the promotion of Trevor Bradley, Meryl Breeden, Dan Brody, and Scott Garosshen to Counsel, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners and counsel represent a range of practice areas, including bankruptcy, business litigation, government enforcement and white-Collar defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance, intellectual property and technology litigation, manufacturing, insurance litigation and appellate litigation. 

“We are proud to elevate and congratulate these extraordinarily talented attorneys for their well-deserved promotions,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Managing Partner at Robinson+Cole. “These future leaders of our firm are dedicated to helping clients achieve their business goals by delivering exceptional services.” Read more in the press release

Robinson+Cole Expands Affordable Housing Finance Practice with Addition of Six Lawyers in Washington, DC

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the significant expansion of its Affordable Housing Finance practice with the addition of six lawyers and six professional staff team members from Washington, DC-area-based firm Kearbey Pirulli & Evatt LLC. The team includes Robert Kearbey, Nicholas Pirulli and Patrick Evatt, who will all join Robinson+Cole as partners.

"Adding Rob, Nick, Patrick and their team achieves multiple objectives in our strategic plan,” said Rhonda J. Tobin, Robinson+Cole’s Managing Partner. “It builds upon one of our strongest practices, expands our presence in the Washington, DC area, creates deeper institutional relationships with our largest clients, and broadens our client base in a key practice area. We are thrilled to combine the talents of these two groups to serve our clients.” Read more in the press release.

Robinson+Cole Participates in Diversity Labs Initiatives

Robinson+Cole is among 90 law firms in the US, UK, and Canada to collaborate with the Diversity Lab in an effort to continue building a culture of inclusion for people with disabilities by implementing one or more of the actions listed on the recently launched Disability Inclusion Commitments. Announced on December 5, 2023, the list is comprised of 10 actions that law firms, legal departments, and other organizations can take to increase inclusion and equitable access to opportunities for disabled individuals in the legal profession. Read more.

In October, the firm announced that it achieved Mansfield Rule Certification Plus, marking the fourth consecutive year of certification after a year-long review process. Robinson+Cole is among only half of the certified law firms to receive the Mansfield Certification Plus designation, which measures the structural changes and steps the firm has taken over the past year to ensure paths to leadership are open and transparent to all qualified lawyers. Read more in the press release.

Leaders in the Law

Congratulations to the following lawyers on their 2023 recognitions:

Lisa B. Andrzejewski - Women in Construction, New York Real Estate Journal
Jessica D. Bardi - Ascending Leader Award, Environmental Business Council of New England 
Joseph A. Barra - Massachusetts "Go To" Construction Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Kendra L. Berardi - Massachusetts "Go To" Commercial Real Estate Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Stephen J. Boyajian - "Leaders in the Law," Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly / "Professional Excellence in Law," Rhode Island Monthly
Lisa M. Boyle - Power 25 Health Care, Hartford Business Journal
Dan A. Brody - Rising Star, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA)
John P. Casey - Jeanne Czel Person of the Year Award, Connecticut Marine Trades Association
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson - "Women in Business," Hartford Business Journal
Conor O. Duffy - Forty Under 40, Hartford Business Journal
Amanda S. Eckhoff - "Top Women of Law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Katherine M. Fix - "Lawyers on the Fast Track," Legal Intelligencer
Linn F. Freedman - Lifetime Achievement Award, Rhode Island Monthly Tech10 Awards
Katherine E. Garavaglia, "Ones to Watch Rising Stars," New England Real Estate Journal 
Michael S. Giaimo - "Top Lawyer," Boston magazine
Sean C. Griffin - FDCC Diversity Award, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Lawrence P. Heffernan - Hall of Fame, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Dana M. Horton - "Professional Excellence in Law," Rhode Island Monthly
Francesco C. Mioli - GOLD Impact Award, UConn Law Alumni Association
Keisha S. Palmer - "100 Women of Color"  
Krista L. Patterson - "Women in Commercial Real Estate," New York Real Estate Journal
Leticia C. Pimentel - "Up & Coming Lawyers," Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
Austin G. Provost - “Ones to Watch Rising Stars,” New York Real Estate Journal
Natalie D. Ramsey - "Top 100 Restructuring Professional," Global M&A Network/ "Distinguished Leader," Legal Intelligencer
Kathryn M. Rattigan - New Leader in the Law,
Stephani A. Roman - Hot List, Lawyers of Color
Jacqueline Pennino Scheib - 2023 IP Stars, Managing IP
Lauren M. Sigg - New Leader in the Law,
Anthony J. Vogel - New Leader in the Law,
Jinhua (Anna) Wang - "Wonderful Women," Lawyers of Color
Abby M. Warren - Forty Under 40, Hartford Business Journal

Robinson+Cole Receives 42 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Six National Rankings in Latest Edition of Best Law Firms®

Robinson+Cole received 42 first-tier metropolitan rankings, including 27 in the city of Hartford, in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms ®. Law firms included in the publication are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

Robinson+Cole also received six national rankings: Tier 1 ranking for Land Use & Zoning Law, Tier 2 rankings for Information Technology Law and Real Estate Law, and Tier 3 rankings in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Insurance Law, and Labor Law - Management. Read more in the press release.

Robinson+Cole Ranked #17 in “2024 Best Law Firms to Work For”

Robinson+Cole was ranked #17 in the “2024 Best Law Firms to Work For” category as part of Vault’s Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings. The rankings are derived from Vault’s Annual Associate Survey in which more than 20,000 associates anonymously rated and commented on various aspects of their work lives. Robinson+Cole climbed eight spots up the Best Law Firms to Work For list, which highlights the top 50 law firms surveyed. Robinson+Cole has achieved a top 25 listing in the past three editions of the rankings.

In addition to ranking #17 in the 2024 Best Law Firms to Work For category, Robinson+Cole received top 10 recognitions in the following categories: Firm Culture, Integration of Laterals & Clerks, Technology & Innovation, Transparency, and Wellness. The firm also ranked #10 in Vault’s “2024 Best Law Firms For Diversity,” which includes a #6 ranking in Diversity for Women.


Welcome to Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 law firm established over 179 years ago, with a deeply-rooted culture of collaboration, civility and inclusion. Serving regional, national, and international clients from offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Florida, and California, our 250-plus lawyers and other professionals share a simple, common goal: We’ll work hard to know you, your industry, and your business so that we can provide the service and representation that best fits your needs.