RKC is a firm of 95 attorneys representing corporate clients throughout the US. While our primary emphasis is on the Southeast, our practice is national. We handle a variety of disputes, but our primary focus is on business and commercial litigation. Whether state or federal, trial, appellate or arbitration, we bring the same tough, zealous advocacy to all of our clients' cases.
"Never underestimate the use of imagination and creativity to get the job done," says co-founding partner, William "Bud" Kirk.
When the founding partners encountered an unforeseeable roadblock at a Tampa courthouse in early 1983, they turned what could have been a major disappointment into what is now a memorable victory. "After we arrived, we quickly realized we could not get our demonstrative evidence through the doors of the building's elevator," recalls Thom Rumberger.
In the practice of litigation there are only two places you can be as far as technology is concerned: on the cutting edge or lagging behind the competition. We are committed to being on the forefront, arming our attorneys and legal staff with state-of-the-art technology so that information can be shared seamlessly and at a moment's notice when needed. We integrate the latest technology into our practice at every level, including substantial investments in programming proprietary custom applications to better serve the needs of our clients, attorneys, and staff. These systems and best practices provide us with a competitive advantage and can substantially decrease costs and increase efficiency in case management.
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When submitting a resume for consideration as an Attorney, please include overall GPA, class rank (of at least top 25%), and a recent writing sample. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing ability. Hirings have included state supreme court clerks, federal judicial law clerks, law review editors, and graduates in the top 10% of their law school classes.
The Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Summer Associate Training Program is a comprehensive learning experience. It incorporates legal research, writing, educational workshops, attendance at hearings, depositions, and mediations, and a simulated trial.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell's commitment to diversity in the workplace starts at the top, and extends to the entire firm. We believe that our workforce should be reflective of the diverse marketplace in which we do business as well as within the local communities in which we serve.