Awards & Recognition
September 8, 2011

We’ve expanded, increased services, added offices and it’s reflected in our The Best Lawyers in America® rankings. Polsinelli Shughart congratulates 109 of our attorneys from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. who are among those included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. 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.

What’s New?

Ten Polsinelli Shughart lawyers were included in The Best Lawyers in America® for the first time, plus we increased our total amount of lawyers ranked by 13 from last year. Polsinelli Shughart has 11 lawyers who have been included in Best Lawyers® for at least 10 years (*) and two lawyers who have been included 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 2012.

Chicago
Mark Gershon (2012)
Real Estate Law
Jane K. McCahill (2008)
Health Care Law

Denver
Eugene R. Commander (2005)
Litigation-Construction
Colleen M. Faddick (2010)
Health Care Law
Sean R. Gallagher (2011)
Litigation- Labor & Employment
Bruce A. Johnson (2009)
Health Care Law
Ann C. McCullough (2009)
Health Care Law
Gerald A. Niederman (2006)
Health Care Law

Jefferson City
Rodney D. Gray (2012)
Government Relations Practice

Kansas City
Brett D. Anders (2007)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation-Bankruptcy
Douglas K. Anning (2009)
Health Care Law
Non-Profit/ Charities Law
Jennifer Gille Bacon (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Antitrust
Roy Bash (2005)
Litigation- Construction
Jacob W. Bayer, Jr. (2007)
Corporate Law
Greg M. Bentz (2012)
Commercial Litigation
James E. Bird (2005)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
John S. Black (2007)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Sports Law
Mary Beth Blake (1993)*
Health Care Law
Irwin E. Blond (2010)
Real Estate Law
P. John Brady (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Antitrust
Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
Michael V. Conger (2007)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Cathy J. Dean (2010)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Securities
Dennis J. Dobbels (2007)
Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions-Defendants
Robert E. Fitzgerald, Jr. (2010)
Real Estate Law
Daniel J. Flanigan (2005)
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation- Banking & Finance
Litigation- Bankruptcy
Karen R. Glickstein (2008)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation- Labor & Employment
Virginia C. Gross (2008)
Non-Profit/ Charities Law
Lisa M. Haines (2010)
Real Estate Law
Matthew R. Hale (2010)
Construction Law
Litigation- Construction
Robert A. Henderson (2003)
Commercial Litigation
Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation- Defendants
Bruce R. Hopkins (2007)
Non-Profit/ Charities Law
Jay M. Howard (2011)
Health Care Law
G. Edgar James (2011)
Litigation- Construction
Russell S. Jones, Jr. (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Antitrust
Litigation- Intellectual Property
Litigation- Patent
John M. Kilroy, Jr. (2005)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Antitrust
W. Terrence Kilroy (2007)
Employment Law- Management
Labor Law- Management
Kraig M. Kohring (2007)
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas G. Kokoruda (1991) (20)
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law
Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
William W. Mahood III (2007)
Corporate Law
Maribeth S. McMahon (2008)
Real Estate Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas P. O'Donnell (2010)
Health Care Law
Timothy D. O'Leary (2010)
Arbitration
Mediation
Dennis D. Palmer (1995)*
Franchise Law
James A. Polsinelli (1999)*
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William B. Prugh (2007)
Litigation & Controversy- Tax
Tax Law
William E. Quirk (2007)
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey B. Rosen (2007)
Litigation- Construction
William J. Sanders (2011)
Litigation & Controversy- Tax
Tax Law
Thomas J. Schenkelberg (2010)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Patricia A. Sexton (2011)
Product Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation- Defendants
Lonnie J. Shalton (2006)
Real Estate Law
Paul D. Sinclair (2008)
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation- Bankruptcy
J. Harlan Stamper (2007)
Tax Law
James C. Sullivan (2010)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation Labor & Employment
Kevin R. Sweeney (2007)
Biotechnology Law
Corporate Law
R. Lawrence Ward (1993)*
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Antitrust
Personal Injury Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
Lisa A. Weixelman (2007)
Insurance Law
W. Russell Welsh (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Intellectual Property
Personal Injury Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation- Defendants
Patrick C. Woolley (2011)
Biotechnology Law

Los Angeles
Michael J. Connell (1983) (20)
Corporate Law
Securities/ Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Lisa Greer Quateman (2006)
Public Finance Law

Overland Park
Frank A. Caro, Jr. (2007)
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
John D. Petersen (2006)
Municipal Law
Real Estate Law
Anthony F. Rupp (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Municipal
Medical Malpractice Law- Defendants
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
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
Brian M. Goodwin (2005)
Legal Malpractice Law- Defendants
Legal Malpractice Law- Plaintiffs
Litigation- Municipal
Medical Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation- Defendants
Marty Harper (2006)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Labor Law- Management
Litigation- Construction
Litigation- Securities
Scott K. Henderson (2010)
Real Estate Law
Thomas K. Irvine (2008)
Litigation- Construction
Litigation- Municipal
Municipal Law
Anne Kleindienst (1995)*
Corporate Law
Finance Law
Lucas J. Narducci (2007)
Environmental Law
Litigation- Environmental
Edward F. Novak (1995)*
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Springfield
Phillip R. Garrison (2010)
Appellate Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
John C. Holstein (2005)
Appellate Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation- Banking & Finance
Litigation- Labor & Employment
Litigation- Land Use & Zoning
Litigation- Real Estate
JoAnne Spears Jackson (2011)
Litigation- ERISA
Thomas J. O'Neal (2005)
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 (2010)
Construction Law
Litigation- Construction

St. Joseph
R. Dan Boulware (2005)
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Grace S. Day (2009)
Family Law
Mark R. Woodbury (2012)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

St. Louis
Scot W. Boulton (2011)
Litigation- Trusts & Estates
Trusts and Estates
John M. Challis (2012)
Litigation- Trusts & Estates
T. Jack Challis (2008)
Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey E. Fine (2010)
Copyright Law
Technology Law
Trademark Law
Randy S. Gerber (2008)
Health Care Law
Keith J. Grady (2012)
Litigation- Intellectual Property
Kenneth E. Hand (1995)*
Trusts and Estates
Janice E. Hetland (2012)
Real Estate Law
Andrew T. Hoyne (2003)
Biotechnology Law
Venture Capital Law
Joan B. Killgore (2012)
Health Care Law
Paul G. Klug (2010)
Corporate Law
Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek (2007)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lisa D. McLaughlin (1995)*
Trusts and Estates
Joseph T. Porter, Jr. (2006)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Robert J. Selsor (2008)
Litigation-Trusts & Estates
Helmut Starr (2008)
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation- Land Use & Zoning
Litigation- Municipal
Municipal Law
Kenneth H. Suelthaus (1995)*
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Stuart H. Zimbalist (2001)*
Real Estate Law

Topeka
William W. Sneed (2007)
Government Relations Practice

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

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

About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 540 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its 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 located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.
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About Best Lawyers®
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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.

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