Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP at a Glance

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About Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

With more than 550 attorneys, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast.  Founded in 1876 in Winston, NC as Watson & Glenn, the firm 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. By the end of the 1990s, Womble Carlyle had opened its Atlanta, Research Triangle Park, Washington DC, and Greenville, South Carolina offices.  The firm now has 15 offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, California, and Washington, DC.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Betty Temple
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 550

Major Office Locations

  • Winston Salem, NC (HQ)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Durham, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Tyson's Corner, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
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