October 13, 2010

Benchmark Litigation recommends Polsinelli Shughart PC and eight of our attorneys for litigation. The publication interviewed clients, colleagues and in-house counsel on various criteria including the attorney’s ability to strategize, cross-examine, explain complex facts to a jury, and connect with the jury and judge. It is also the only guide that does not force litigation attorneys into strict practice area categorizations, instead pinpointing the best all-around "bet-the-company" trial attorneys at both the local and national levels.

Benchmark Litigation recommends the following Polsinelli Shughart attorneys:

State Local Star - Missouri

Roy Bash – Chair of the Construction Litigation practice group
Robert Henderson – Chair of the Product Liability practice group
John C. Holstein- Practices in business litigation (Springfield/SW Missouri)
R. Lawrence Ward – Chairman Emeritus of the firm’s board and chair of Business Litigation
W. Russell Welsh – Chairman and chief executive officer

State Local Star – Kansas

Greg L. Musil – Practices in business litigation (Kansas City region)

Future Stars

Todd Bartels – Practices in business litigation (St. Joseph/NW Missouri)
Kelly Flood – Practices in business litigation (Arizona)
James C. Sullivan- Practices in business litigation (Kansas City region)

(Future Stars reflects those partners who were consistently referenced by peers, competitors, and clients as litigators who are likely to appear as “local litigation stars” in coming editions).

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC
With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( 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.

About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading US trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the US litigation market, the publication’s rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Supplementary firm information is also submitted in the form of a questionnaire. The guide’s “local litigation stars” reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys, while “future stars” are those litigators who are highlighted as likely to become “local litigation stars” in coming editions. Benchmark’s independent research is conducted annually between February and June.