Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

Bank of America Tower, 620 South Tryon Street, Suite 800 | Charlotte | NC | 28202

Phone: 704-372-9000 | Fax: 704-334-4706

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Year of establishment 1884 Number of partners 123
Number of offices 7 Partner to associate ratio 2.60
Biggest office Charlotte Percentage of women attorneys 22.50
Number of attorneys 225 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 48 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.00
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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: There's not much to do to improve. It's a good place to work. Just get the associates to know that the playing around is distracting and to take it to a minimum.

Pros: The perks and benefits here aren't bad. I received pay a little above what I was expecting for starting out. Not everyone is friendly, but the associates and paralegals I interacted with were great.

Cons: There is a bit of competition among some of the associates. It starts off as light ribbing, but sometimes takes a turn into an uncomfortable situation. I hated to be standing around or working when some of the guys would start fraternizing like this and they'd get a little out of hand.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Parker Poe is a well-respected regional law firm in the United States. For more than a century, attorneys in the firm have represented many of the Southeast’s largest local governments and companies in corporate, finance, regulatory, real estate and litigation matters. Parker Poe now has more than 200 attorneys serving clients from seven offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Practice Areas

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Business Torts
  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization & Creditors' Rights
  • Beverage Industry
  • Business Investment & Incentives
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Foreclosure & Receivership
  • Construction
  • Disability Access
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Employment & Labor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Mergers Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Negligence Defense
  • Public Company Growth & Compliance
  • Public Finance
  • Public Transit
  • Real Estate & Commercial Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Pro bono

Parker Poe has a long history of service to our community; we are committed to reinvesting our time and talent in the communities that are the source of our success and growth.

Pro Bono legal service represents an important part of life at Parker Poe. The Firm is a past recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association's Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, individual partners have been awarded the Bar Association's Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Service Award, and three attorneys recently received the Power of Justice Award for their pro bono efforts. Parker Poe regularly works with the Volunteer Lawyers Programs in both Wake and Mecklenburg Counties and has been recognized by those programs for its efforts to provide legal services to the poor. In South Carolina, we fulfill the pro bono requirements established by the South Carolina Supreme Court, and many Parker Poe attorneys are active in the South Carolina Bar's voluntary pro bono program.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Awards and Recognitions

Catharine Arrowood Receives H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award

Catharine Arrowood Receives Symphony's Award of Excellence

Charles Meeker Recognized with John Ross Leadership Award

Cindy Wittmer Receives Joseph Branch Professionalism Award

Craig Lynch Receives 2013 Citizen Lawyer Award

Crystal Jones Receives 2013 George Williams Award

Evins Receives Top Chamber Award

Four Parker Poe Attorneys Awarded Lawyer of the Year

Hankins Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Henry Campen Receives 2012 Commitment Award from SAFEchild

J. Allen Adams Receives Professionalism Award

Josephine Hicks Receives Independent Publisher Book Award

Kristi Walters Honored with Women in Business Achievement Award

Melanie Dubis Honored with Women in Business Award

Nancy Olah Receives ATHENA Leadership Award

NCBA Honors Catharine Arrowood with McKnight Award

Parker Poe Attorney Inaugural Recipient of Distinguished Service Award

Parker Poe Attorney Jim Preston Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Parker Poe Attorney Kristi Walters Receives Outstanding Recent Graduate Award

Parker Poe Attorney Receives Alumnus of the Year Award

Parker Poe Attorneys Receive Pro Bono Award

Parker Poe Awards Two Scholarships to Johnson C. Smith University Students

Parker Poe Named Recipient of Raleigh Medal of Arts Award

Parker Poe Receives Collaborative Award

Parker Poe Receives Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

Parker Poe Receives Pinnacle Business Award

Parker Poe Wins Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

Parker Poe Wins Legal Marketing Association Award


A strong commitment to creating a diverse work environment is central to Parker Poe's core values and strategic vision. Parker Poe recognizes that promoting diversity among attorneys and staff is essential to the success of the firm, its lawyers, employees and clients. The diverse background and experiences of Parker Poe's attorneys and staff enrich our practice of law and our service to our clients.

Summer associate program

Summer Associates work on challenging projects comparable to those assigned to full-time first- and second-year associates. Projects include preparing transactional closing documents, drafting contracts, preparing litigation pleadings and memoranda, and assisting lawyers in their preparation for closing, depositions and hearings. Summer Associates also participate in client conferences, closing, depositions and court proceedings whenever possible and are not isolated in our libraries performing legal research or in workrooms reviewing documents.


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