All current openings with Womble Bond Dickinson are listed in our Careers Portal.  See below for additional information regarding employment opportunities with Womble Bond Dickinson.

Lateral Attorneys

Womble Bond Dickinson provides lateral attorneys with: 

  • An exceptional client development team to help grow your practice by providing guidance and coaching, preparing materials, meeting clients, and drafting proposals.
  • The opportunity to assume firm leadership roles from the start of your tenure.
  • Respect for your talents. We invite all professionals to participate in the Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which helps maximize internal performance, foster teamwork, and improve client relationships.
  • A comprehensive professional development program. 
  • A firm-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as pro bono service.
  • Advanced technology, with the support to make it work for you.

Contact a member of our attorney recruiting team to discuss how opportunities with Womble Bond Dickinson fit your practice objectives. Search firms should submit candidates through our search firm portal.

For general inquiries and candidate submissions, please reach out to the WBD Recruiting Team for assistance, and the appropriate team member will respond.

Law Students & Judicial Clerks

Summer Associates at Womble Bond Dickinson enjoy a variety of meaningful work and social activities that will introduce students to our lawyers, our staff, and the cities in which we live and work.

Diverse candidates are also encouraged to apply to the Womble Scholars Program.

More information about the Summer Associate Program and the Womble Scholars Program is available here.

Womble Bond Dickinson values judicial clerkship experience and offers highly competitive clerkship bonuses and year-to-year partnership track credit (up to two years) for entry level associates who have completed a state appellate court clerkship or federal court clerkship.

Contact one of our entry-level attorney recruiters regarding Summer Associate and post-clerkship opportunities.

Undergraduate & Master’s Students

Undergraduate and Master’s students and recent graduates of such programs can participate in Womble Bond Dickinson’s summer internship program. This program is connected to the firm’s HBCU Succeed program as it supports the creation of opportunities for diverse students interested in careers at a law firm. Through the internship program, students can apply to Staff Intern positions. Staff Interns are assigned to one of the firm’s corporate departments such as Human Resources, Accounting and IT.

The Womble Bond Dickinson internship program is open to all majors as the program is focused on career awareness, professional development and networking. Interns in the program will participate in dedicated professional development sessions and be assigned a mentor to support their learning experience and understanding of the options and resources available at a law firm. Further, interns will gain hands-on work experience and participate in check-ins and feedback sessions both with their internship supervisor as well as the Internship Program Manager.

Junior-level undergraduate and Master’s-level students who are pursuing science and technical degrees are also encouraged to apply to the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) co-op program. This program allows students to work with and learn from various IP professionals including Patent Agents, Patent Attorneys and Technical Advisors. After working at Womble Bond Dickinson for one semester, upon mutual agreement, the student will return to school and then they will return to the firm for another semester on either a full-time or part-time basis. During the second, and potentially third, semester of the co-op program, the student will continue to expand their awareness of careers in IP and gain hands-on experience that leverages their science or technical backgrounds. Depending on career goals, co-ops are also supported by the firm in their pursuit of passing the Patent Bar to expand the options available to them upon graduation.

Interested candidates can apply directly to both the internship and co-op programs here. Questions about the programs should be directed to the Internship Program Manager.

Please note that information about the firm’s Summer Associate program for law students can be found here.

Paralegals and Professional Staff

Paralegals and professional staff play a key role in the success of our business. Our model not only delivers excellent value-added service to our clients but also provides a path to kick-start your legal career.

Contact the appropriate office administrators or office manager if you are interested in working at our firm.

Alumni Referral Program

We always are looking to add talented attorneys and staff to our team. With that in mind, we have introduced an Alumni Referral Policy to compensate alumni for talent referrals we hire. 

Referral fees are available for all available positions. Our current openings are listed at our Career Portal and on our new Alumni Network Referral page, but we are interested in adding the right lateral talent in many other practice areas as well.

To make a referral (and earn a referral fee of up to $50,000), simply complete the form at the Alumni Network Referral page.  This link also includes more details about the Alumni Referral Policy.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Lori Reese Patton, Chief Recruiting Officer, or Kate Rooney Thomson, Director, Lateral Recruiting. 


Assistance for Applicants with Disabilities

Please call toll free at +1 877.862.2563. This is a dedicated line to address disability accommodation requests where applicants can leave a detailed message with their name, contact information, and other pertinent facts. Applicants with disabilities who leave a message on this phone line will receive a prompt response. Messages left on this line for other purposes will not receive a response.

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