News
November 22, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes 12 new associate attorneys to the firm. The additions are part of the firm’s ongoing national growth and commitment to the development of new attorneys. The associates will practice in the Business, Financial Services, and Trial departments in Kansas City, Phoenix and St. Louis.

“The firm recently announced our 17 new shareholders and now we’re pleased to be adding the services of 12 new associates,” said Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russell Welsh. “We are always striving to be ready for what clients need today and anticipating what they need tomorrow. It’s a very exciting time for the firm.”

Added as associates in Kansas City

• Ashley M. Barton, Financial Services department with a focus in loan enforcement. She holds a J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law, dean’s honors, 2010.
• Jon R. Dedon, Trial department with a focus in heath care litigation. He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 2009.
• Ashley G. Hawkinson, Trial department with an emphasis on toxic and mass tort matters. She holds a J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2010.
• Kimberly A. Honeycutt, Business department with a focus in science and technology. She holds a J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law, 2010 and a Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, 2004.
• Carla M. Lee, Business department with an emphasis in science and technology. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law, 2010.
• Alison P. Lungstrum, Trial department with a focus in labor & employment matters. She holds a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, 2010.
• Jon H. Otto, Financial Services department with an emphasis in capital lending, capital markets and project finance matters. He holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2010.

Added as an associate in Phoenix

• Blair H. Moses, Trial department with a focus in business litigation. She holds a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, 2010.

Added as associates in St. Louis

• Kristin M. Croce, Financial Services department with a focus in loan enforcement. She holds a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, dean’s list, 2010.
• Spencer D. Curtis, Financial Services department with an emphasis in loan enforcement. He holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2008.
• Charles C. Vos, Business department with an emphasis in general corporate. He holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, cum laude, 2010.
• Karen M. Zelle, Trial department with a focus in IP and technology litigation matters. She holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law, dean’s list, 2010.

This fall, the Phoenix office relocated to the Cityscape office building to accommodate the growth of the firm. In addition, the St. Louis office recently consolidated its Clayton and downtown offices into one space downtown doubling the size of the office.

For more information contact:

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

Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900, binderman@parriscommunications.com

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

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 law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.