A statement by Keith Vaughan, Manager of Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, said, ''we sincerely appreciate this award, and view it as validation that we have made tremendous strides, but not that we have reached our destination. In practice and in philosophy, we will continue to work toward creating a richly diverse firm.'
The law firm, originally known as Watson & Glenn, was founded in Winston-Salem in 1876. To date, the firm employs over 530 lawyers across eleven offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Georgia, Virginia and District of Columbia. In 2003, the firm received The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Corporate Leadership Award. Over the years, numerous attorneys with the firm have been listed with The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyer, and Chambers and Partners U.S.A - America's Leading Lawyers in Business.