A Chouinard ice axe signed by Yvon Chouinard in the Chattanooga office of Rockridge. Chouinard is the founder of Patagonia, the author of Let My People Go Surfing, and our favorite example of a homeless-man-living-out-of-his-van turned billionaire and sustainability icon.
Our B Corp Story:
Tech Lawyers for Good®
Kevin Christopher, Founder & Principal
Hi! Thank you for visiting the Rockridge® site and taking an interest in our firm. I launched Rockridge in 2017 as one of the first B Corp law firms in the country. After spending a decade working at the nexus of impact and innovation in and around San Francisco, I envisioned my own legal practice as a technology firm with a missional framework. Originally, I prioritized tithing my profits towards environmental and social impact nonprofits. While that was charitable, it didn’t fully commit me to stakeholders that ultimately determine the impact of a business, including employees and community members. So I went one step further and applied B Corp principles to my then solo practice as a pending B Corp through B Lab.
Over time, Rockridge has come to represent not just innovators but change agents as well. We are a unique firm with a specialized impact + innovation focus. Our clients are tackling the world’s most pressing problems, and we take tremendous pride in populating their corners with aligned, experienced counsel.
Read more about our work on our Services page.
Our mission is to grow the impact economy by helping entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors scale businesses and technologies for good.
We've been named a Best For The World four years in a row (2018 to 2022), recognized among the top 5% of global B Corps.
We offer a suite of corporate, ESG, data privacy, and intellectual property transactional and litigation services to startups and multinationals alike.
An inside view of our offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
People often ask me what Rockridge stands for. It’s actually highly personal to me. It’s a reference to the Rockridge neighborhood just outside Berkeley where I learned the art of innovation and the practice of law. It’s a reference to a precipice, where innovators and impact leaders often find themselves looking for support to carry through their visions. It’s a nod to the rock climbing community, whose stewardship initiatives we’ve sponsored since our founding days. It’s not a name of soft edges, but then again I’ve never met a soft client in the business of impact.