78 Robinson+Cole lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2024. Of the 78 lawyers from across the firm’s practice groups and offices named to the list, 57 are from Connecticut. The firm continues to have the highest number of recognized lawyers in the state. Additionally, five lawyers were named the Best Lawyers® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” in the following offices, in the noted practice areas:
Hartford, CT – Best Lawyers® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”
Jacqueline Pennino Scheib – Trademark Law
Michael R. Enright – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Theodore J. Tucci – Insurance Law
Boston, MA – Best Lawyers® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”
Michael S. Giaimo – Land Use and Zoning Law
Stamford, CT – Best Lawyers® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”
Patricia D. Weitzman – Health Care Law and Litigation-Health Care
The fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America was also released, which includes 23 Robinson+Cole lawyers. Read more in the press release.
Robinson+Cole announces the addition of partners Ze'-ev D. Eiger, Capital Markets + Securities Team in New York; Sean C. Griffin, Business Litigation Group in Washington DC; Adam J. Petitt, Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group in Philadelphia; Jessica L. Rothman, Construction Group in New York, and E. Evans Wohlforth, Jr. as a partner in the firm’s Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group.
Congratulations to the following lawyers on their 2023 recognitions:
Lisa B. Andrzejewski - Women in Construction, New York Real Estate Journal
Joseph A. Barra - Massachusetts "Go To" Construction Lawyer, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Stephen J. Boyajian - "Leaders in the Law," Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly / "Professional Excellence in Law," Rhode Island Monthly
Jessica D. Bardi - Ascending Leader Award, Environmental Business Council of New England
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
Katherine M. Fix - "Lawyers on the Fast Track," Legal Intelligencer
Katherine E. Garavaglia, "Ones to Watch Rising Stars," New England Real Estate Journal
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
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, Law.com
Stephani A. Roman - Hot List, Lawyers of Color
Jacqueline Pennino Scheib - 2023 IP Stars, Managing IP
Lauren M. Sigg - New Leader in the Law, Law.com
Anthony J. Vogel - New Leader in the Law, Law.com
Jinhua (Anna) Wang - Wonderful Women, Lawyers of Color
Abby M. Warren - Forty Under 40, Hartford Business Journal
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.
For the third consecutive year, Robinson+Cole has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a year-long process that began in July 2021. Robinson+Cole is one of only 165 law firms to receive Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification. The certification is developed and facilitated by Diversity Lab in an effort to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership positions by broadening the pool of women, lawyers of color, lawyers with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers who are considered for significant governance roles, partner promotions, lateral partner and senior associate hiring and inclusion in business development initiatives.
“Fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is integral to Robinson+Cole’s core values of collaboration, civility, and inclusion,” said Robinson+Cole Managing Partner Rhonda Tobin. “Our continued participation in Mansfield Rule certification provides us with measurable benchmarks to ensure we are diversifying the leaders of our firm in accordance with those core values.”
Welcome to Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 law firm established over 178 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.