Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300 | Raleigh | NC | 27601

Phone: 919-821-1220 | Fax: 919-821-6800

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Year of establishment 1912 Number of partners 77
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 2.30
Biggest office Raleigh Percentage of women attorneys 16.90
Number of attorneys 133 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.10
Number of associates 34 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.70
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Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on August 04, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm needs better administration of expectations for both work/life balance, financial opportunities that open doors and administration and compensation decision making processes. The firm is great but it needs a bit more management overlook so it can be run on a more efficient level and generate more opportunity for others.

Pros: The firm offers a more supportable plan of action than most huge law offices - top of the line legitimate administrations for both value-based and litigation, however bring down billable rates than most larger law offices. It is an awesome occupation for a youthful lawyer - incredible experience and junior partner pay is the greatest in the area, but there are no rewards and exceptionally ostensible raises as the years pass. There are some extraordinary individuals, and the firm has liberal family leave and exceptionally flexible part-time opportunities on a case-by-case basis.

Cons: The Run of the mill enormous law office balance work/life and adjust, however excessively top overwhelming parts and a lot of organization overhead costs to have the opportunity for big law firm financial upside, even for partners. Administration and pay choices are made by votes of the employees, and since the firm is so top heavy, it has a major political feel, which causes wastefulness and unwieldy administration choices that are not generally in the greatest advantage of the firm as an organization.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Why should you choose Smith Anderson to represent your company? We have been successful for over 100 years because we help further our clients’ success. We are proud of and grateful for our many long-standing client relationships. Many of our lawyers and practice areas are routinely rated at the top of their field in the most esteemed legal publications. We are the largest business and litigation law firm headquartered in the Research Triangle area and one of the largest in North Carolina. Our diverse portfolio of practices and services often enables us to be the single source for our clients’ varied legal needs. Approximately one-third of our lawyers previously practiced with some of the most prestigious national and international firms, and our associates are recruited from leading law schools. The breadth of knowledge and experience of our attorneys positions us well to handle complicated and sophisticated business and litigation legal matters.

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Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP Awards and Recognitions

Smith Anderson landed on Law360's 2015 list of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S., moving up 11 ranks from last year to 326. Smith Anderson's 128 lawyers make it the largest law firm based in Raleigh and one of the largest in North Carolina.

Smith Anderson is listed in the National Law Journal's 2015


Smith Anderson strives to embrace the differences that make us unique and is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive law firm. Diversity and inclusion at Smith Anderson means embracing and celebrating the variety of experiences and backgrounds that make for a stronger internal culture, while better reflecting the communities and clients we serve. We encourage all employees to contribute their unique perspectives and capabilities to achieve superior results for our clients.

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