Awards & Recognition
August 23, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart congratulates 134 of our attorneys from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. who are among those included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Our attorneys strive to work on behalf of their clients' businesses as passionately as if they were their own. We are proud to be recognized by our peers for this prestigious ranking which is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

What’s New?

Twenty Polsinelli Shughart lawyers were included in The Best Lawyers in America® for the first time increasing our total amount of lawyers ranked to 134 or approximately 20 percent of our firm. Polsinelli Shughart has 12 lawyers who have been included in Best Lawyers® for at least 10 years, three lawyers who have been included in Best Lawyers® for at least 20 years, and one lawyer has been ranked in Best Lawyers® for 25 years.

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 2013.

Chicago
Mark A. Gershon
Real Estate Law
Linas J. Grikas (2013)
Health Care Law
Lauren K. Mack (2013)
Native American Law
Jane K. McCahill
Health Care Law
Daniel S. Reinberg (2013)
Criminal Defense - White - Collar

Dallas
Jonathan K. Henderson
Health Care Law
Leanne Capps Medford
Appellate Practice
Henry Talavera
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Denver
Stacy A. Carpenter
Insurance Law
Eugene R. Commander
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Colleen M. Faddick
Health Care Law
T. Jeffrey Fitzgerald (2013)
Health Care Law
Sean R. Gallagher
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Darren R. Hensley (2013)
Corporate Law
Bruce A. Johnson
Health Care Law
Ann C. McCullough
Health Care Law
Peter T. Moore (2013)
Corporate Law
Gerald A. Niederman
Health Care Law

Jefferson City
Richard S. Brownlee III
Insurance Law (2013)
Rodney D. Gray
Government Relations Practice

Kansas City
Brett D. Anders
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Douglas K. Anning
Health Care Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Jennifer Gille Bacon 
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Roy Bash
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Jacob W. Bayer, Jr.
Corporate Law
Greg M. Bentz 
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
James E. Bird
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
John S. Black
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Sports Law
Mary Beth Blake (1993) (20)
Health Care Law
Irwin E. Blond
Real Estate Law
P. John Brady
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Michael V. Conger
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Cathy J. Dean 
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Securities
Dennis J. Dobbels 
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants
Robert E. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
Daniel J. Flanigan
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Karen R. Glickstein
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Virginia C. Gross
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Lisa M. Haines
Real Estate Law
Matthew R. Hale
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Robert A. Henderson (2003) (10 years)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Bruce R. Hopkins
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Jay M. Howard
Health Care Law
G. Edgar James 
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Russell S. Jones, Jr.
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
John M. Kilroy, Jr. 
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
W. Terrence Kilroy
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Kraig M. Kohring 
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas G. Kokoruda (1991) (20)
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
William W. Mahood III
Corporate Law
Maribeth S. McMahon
Real Estate Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas P. O'Donnell
Health Care Law
Timothy D. O'Leary
Arbitration
Mediation
Dennis D. Palmer (1995) (10 years)
Franchise Law
James A. Polsinelli (1999) (10 years)
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William B. Prugh
Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Tax Law
William E. Quirk 
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Anthony J. Romano (2013)
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Jeffrey B. Rosen 
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
William J. Sanders 
Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Tax Law
Thomas J. Schenkelberg 
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Patricia A. Sexton 
Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lonnie J. Shalton
Real Estate Law
Paul D. Sinclair 
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
J. Harlan Stamper
Tax Law
James C. Sullivan
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Kevin R. Sweeney
Biotechnology Law
Corporate Law
R. Lawrence Ward (1993) (20)
Antitrust Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lisa A. Weixelman 
Insurance Law
W. Russell Welsh 
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Patrick C. Woolley
Biotechnology Law


Los Angeles
Larry C. Conn (2013)
Health Care Law
Michael J. Connell (1983) (25)
Corporate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Lisa Greer Quateman 
Public Finance Law

Overland Park

Frank A. Caro, Jr.
Energy Law
Greg L. Musil (2005)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Curt J. Petersen (2013)
Land Use and Zoning Law
John D. Petersen (2006)
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Anthony F. Rupp (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Municipal
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Municipal Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Steven D. Ruse (2008)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
John S. Schmidt (2007)
Trusts and Estates
Timothy J. Sear (2009)
Commercial Litigation
Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Securities
Lawrence A. Swain (2006)
Copyright Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Steven C. Willman (2012)
Trusts and Estates
Stanley N. Woodworth (2007)
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law
David N. Zimmerman (2009)
Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Tax Law

Phoenix
Yu Cai (2013)
Biotechnology Law
Michael C. Ford (2013)
Environmental Law
Brian Michael Goodwin
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Litigation - Municipal
Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Marty Harper (2006)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Securities
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Thomas K. Irvine
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law
Anne L. Kleindienst
Corporate Law
Finance Law
Lucas J. Narducci
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental
Edward F. Novak (1995) (10 years)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Andrew B. Turk 2013
Commercial Litigation

Springfield
Jay M. Dade (2013)
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Phillip R. Garrison
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
John C. Holstein
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Real Estate
Thomas J. O'Neal
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Michael D. Textor
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Real Estate Law

St. Joseph
R. Dan Boulware
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Grace S. Day
Family Law
Mark R. Woodbury
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Health Care Law

St. Louis
Jane E. Arnold
Health Care Law
Scot W. Boulton
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Trusts and Estates
Thomas Campbell (2013)
Gaming Law
John M. Challis
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
T. Jack Challis
Trusts and Estates
Ruben K. Chuquimia
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Kathryn J. Doty (2013)
Patent Law
Jeffrey E. Fine
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
James A. Fredericks (2013)
Real Estate Law
Randy S. Gerber
Health Care Law
Mark H. Goran (2003) (10 years)
Health Care Law
Keith J. Grady
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Kenneth E. Hand (1995) (10 years)
Trusts and Estates
Janice E. Hetland
Real Estate Law
Andrew T. Hoyne (2003) (10 years)
Biotechnology Law
Technology Law
Venture Capital Law
Joan B. Killgore
Health Care Law
Paul G. Klug
Corporate Law
Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lisa D. McLaughlin (1995) (10 years)
Trusts and Estates
Sanford S. Neuman (1995) (10 years)
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
Joseph T. Porter, Jr.
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Scot J. Seabaugh (2013)
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Robert J. Selsor
Commercial Litigation
Litigation Trusts & Estates
Helmut Starr
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law
Kenneth H. Suelthaus (1995) (10 years)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Eric M. Trelz (2013)
Employment Law - Management
Stuart H. Zimbalist (2001) (10 years)
Real Estate Law

Topeka
William W. Sneed
Government Relations Practice

Washington, D.C.
Teresa Brooks (2013)
Health Care Law
James H. Davidson
Government Relations Practice
Martin Frost
Government Relations Practice

For information, contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com


About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, the firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.

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 39,000 leading attorneys cast over three 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.