Awards & Recognition
August 30, 2010

We’re not surprised, just proud! Polsinelli Shughart PC congratulates 95 of our attorneys from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. who are among The Best Lawyers in America® 2011. We take pride in the fact that attorneys from all our major offices were selected for the prestigious ranking. Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

Polsinelli Shughart has 10 lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers® for at least 10 years (*) and one lawyer who has been listed in Best Lawyers® for at least 20 years (20).

Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The following is the list of Polsinelli Shughart attorneys chosen as Best Lawyers® for 2011.

Chicago
Jane K. McCahill (2008)
Health Care Law

Denver
Eugene R. Commander (2005)
Construction Law
G. Stephen Long (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Michael A. Sabian (1993)*
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Kansas City
Brett D. Anders (2007)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Douglas K. Anning (2009)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Jennifer Gille Bacon (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Roy Bash (2005)
Construction Law
Jacob W. Bayer, Jr. (2007)
Corporate Law
James E. Bird (2005)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
John S. Black (2007)
Sports Law
Mary Beth Blake (1993)*
Health Care Law
Irwin E. Blond (2010)
Real Estate Law
P. John Brady (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Michael V. Conger (2007)
Employee Benefits Law
Cathy J. Dean (2010)
Commercial Litigation
Dennis J. Dobbels (2007)
Mass Tort Litigation
Robert E. Fitzgerald, Jr. (2010)
Real Estate Law
Daniel J. Flanigan (2005)
Banking Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Karen R. Glickstein (2008)
Labor and Employment Law
Virginia C. Gross (2008)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Lisa M. Haines (2010)
Real Estate Law
Matthew R. Hale (2010)
Construction Law
Judith S. Heeter (2007)
Sports Law
Robert A. Henderson (2003)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Bruce R. Hopkins (2007)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Jay M. Howard (2011)
Health Care Law
G. Edgar James (2011)
Construction Law
Russell S. Jones, Jr. (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
John M. Kilroy, Jr. (2005)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
W. Terrence Kilroy (2007)
Labor and Employment Law
Kraig M. Kohring (2007)
Structured Finance Law
Thomas G. Kokoruda (1991) (20)
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation
William W. Mahood III (2007)
Corporate Law
Maribeth S. McMahon (2008)
Structured Finance Law
Thomas P. O'Donnell (2010)
Health Care Law
Timothy D. O'Leary (2010)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Dennis D. Palmer (1995)*
Franchise Law
James A. Polsinelli (1999)*
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William B. Prugh (2007)
Tax Law
William E. Quirk (2007)
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey B. Rosen (2007)
Construction Law
William J. Sanders (2011)
Tax Law
Thomas J. Schenkelberg (2010)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Patricia A. Sexton (2011)
Product Liability Litigation
Lonnie J. Shalton (2006)
Real Estate Law
Paul D. Sinclair (2008)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
J. Harlan Stamper (2007)
Tax Law
James C. Sullivan (2010)
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment Law
Kevin R. Sweeney (2007)
Biotechnology Law
Corporate Law
R. Lawrence Ward (1993)*
Antitrust Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Lisa A. Weixelman (2007)
Insurance Law
W. Russell Welsh (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Patrick C. Woolley (2011)
Biotechnology Law

Overland Park
Frank A. Caro, Jr. (2007)
Energy Law
Greg L. Musil (2005)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning Law
John D. Petersen (2006)
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Anthony F. Rupp (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law
Municipal Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Steven D. Ruse (2008)
Personal Injury Litigation
John S. Schmidt (2007)
Trusts and Estates
Timothy J. Sear (2009)
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Lawrence A. Swain (2006)
Intellectual Property Law
Larry W. Winn III (2007)
Real Estate Law
Stanley N. Woodworth (2007)
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
David N. Zimmerman (2009)
Tax Law

Phoenix
Brian M. Goodwin (2005)
Legal Malpractice Law
Medical Malpractice Law
Municipal Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Marty Harper (2006)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Labor and Employment Law
Scott K. Henderson (2010)
Real Estate Law
Thomas K. Irvine (2008)
Construction Law
Municipal Law
Lucas J. Narducci (2007)
Environmental Law
Edward F. Novak (1995)*
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Springfield
Phillip R. Garrison (2010)
Commercial Litigation
JoAnne Spears Jackson (2011)
Employee Benefits Law
Thomas J. O'Neal (2005)
Banking Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Michael D. Textor (2010)
Construction Law
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
John C. Holstein (2005)
Appellate Law

St. Joseph
R. Dan Boulware (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Grace S. Day (2009)
Family Law

St. Louis
Scot W. Boulton (2011)
Trusts and Estates
T. Jack Challis (2008)
Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey E. Fine (2010)
Intellectual Property Law
Randy S. Gerber (2008)
Health Care Law
Kenneth E. Hand (1995)*
Trusts and Estates
Andrew Hoyne (2003)
Biotechnology Law
Paul G. Klug (2010)
Corporate Law
Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek (2007)
Employee Benefits Law
Lisa D. McLaughlin (1995)*
Trusts and Estates
Joseph T. Porter, Jr. (2006)
Banking Law
Corporate Law
Robert J. Selsor (2008)
Trusts and Estates
Helmut Starr (2008)
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Municipal Law
Kenneth H. Suelthaus (1995)*
Banking Law
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Stuart H. Zimbalist (2001)*
Real Estate Law

Topeka
William W. Sneed (2007)
Government Relations Law

Washington, D.C.
James H. Davidson (2009)
Government Relations Law
Martin Frost (2009)
Government Relations Law

For information, contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.
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About Best Lawyers®
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® have no say in deciding which specialties they are included in. They are voted into specialties entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

Since many state bar associations have a board certification process and rules governing legal specialties, please be aware that the specialties and subspecialties listed in our publications are based on information from the general legal community and that a listed lawyer may or may not be board certified in a specialty or subspecialty. Clients are urged to check a lawyer’s firm web page to determine whether he or she is board certified in the specialty or subspecialty.