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 run 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 industries. Firm clients include GlaxoSmithKline, Wells Fargo, Aetna Life Insurance, Volkswagen AIG, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, HSBC, Carnival Cruises, and Marks & Spencer.


Founded in 1876 in Winston, 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 an office 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.

Bond Dickinson

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.

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

One West Fourth Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 721-3600
Fax: (336) 721-3660


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chair and FIrm Managing Partner: Betty Temple
  • Hiring Partner: Eric Glidewell
  • Total No. Attorneys 2018: 1,050

  • Base Salary
    DC, NoVa, California
    1st year: $170,000
    Summer Associate: $2,471/week Delaware, Maryland
    1st year: $160,000
    Summer Associate: $2,326/week Georgia, North Carolina
    1st year: $155,000
    Summer Associate: $2,253/week  South Carolina
    1st year: $125,000
    Summer Associate: $1,817/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    7 out of 7

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Commercial •  Corporate • Employment & Pensions • Dispute Resolution & Litigation • Finance: Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency•  IP, Technology and Data • Private Wealth • Projects, Construction and Infrastructure • Real Estate • Regulatory Law • Energy & Natural Resources •  Financial Institutions• Healthcare • Insurance • Manufacturing • Real Estate • Retail & Consumer • Transport & Infrastructure•  Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences • Communications & Technology and Private Wealth

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Tyson's Corner, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • Bristol, UK
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Leeds, UK
  • London, UK
  • Newcastle, UK
  • Plymouth, UK
  • Southampton, UK
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