News
May 24, 2013

Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2013 rankings for lawyers and practice groups. Polsinelli received high rankings for 53 attorneys and nine practice areas in four states. Chambers rankings are based on submissions put forward by law firms, interviews during the course of research and Chambers’ own database resources. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

"Thank you to our clients who provided Chambers with valuable insight into our strategic partnerships,"said Chairman Russ Welsh. "It's a strong reflection of our dedication to understanding the challenges our clients face as general counsel and business leaders. We are proud to have this acknowledgement of so many of our lawyers across the country."

New in 2013

Chambers USA recognized six new Polsinelli attorneys as national leaders in 2013. Additionally, six attorneys improved band rankings including two new Band 1 rankings for Arizona attorneys Lucas J. Narducci in Environmental (including water rights) and Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

Polsinelli Rankings

Ranked 1 in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 1 in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 in Real Estate (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked 1 in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri

Ranked 2 in Corporate/M&A (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked 2 in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked 2 in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri

Ranked 3 in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 in Healthcare (Illinois) - Illinois

Ranked 4 in Corporate M&A (Arizona) - Arizona
Ranked 4 in Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona) - Arizona


Individual Rankings

Ranked * for R. Lawrence Ward in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri

Ranked 1 for Daniel J. Flanigan in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 for Keith J. Grady in Intellectual Property (Missouri) – Missouri
Ranked 1 for W. Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 for Greg L. Musil in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Lucas J. Narducci in Environment (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 1 for Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Arizona
Ranked 1 for John D. Petersen in Real Estate (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Lonnie J. Shalton in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 for Lawrence A. Swain in Corporate/M&A - Kansas

Ranked 2 for Roy Bash in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Irwin E. Blond in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Robert E. Fitzgerald Jr. in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Janice E. Hetland in Real Estate (St Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Russell S. Jones Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Thomas G. Kokoruda in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for William W. Mahood III in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Michael D. Rosenthal in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois) - Illinois
Ranked 2 for Michael D. Rosenthal in Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Nationwide)
Ranked 2 for Frank Ross in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Anthony F. Rupp in Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas
Ranked 2 for Kevin R. Sweeney in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for W. Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) -Missouri
Ranked 2 for Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri

Ranked 3 for Carol C. Barnett in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Jacob W. Bayer, Jr. in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Dan R. Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Frank Caro in Corporate/M&A (Kansas) – Kansas
Ranked 3 for Ruben K. Chuquimia in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Barton D. Day in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
Ranked 3 for Cathy J. Dean in Litigation (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Christopher E. Erker in Environmental (Missouri) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Edward “Trip” Frizell in Corporate/M&A and Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Robert E. Fitzgerald Jr. in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Lisa Haines in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Marty Harper in Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona) - Arizona
Ranked 3 for Andrew Hoyne in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for John M. Kilroy, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Jane K. McCahill in Healthcare (Illinois) - Illinois
Ranked 3 for Maribeth McMahon in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for James A. Polsinelli in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Joseph T. Porter Jr. in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Chase Simmons in (Missouri – KC Real Estate) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware) - Delaware
Ranked 3 for William S. Robbins, Jr. in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Steven C. Willman in Corporate M&A (Kansas) - Kansas

Ranked 4 for Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A – Arizona
Ranked 4 for Thomas Irvine in Real Estate (Arizona) - Arizona
Ranked 4 for Brian K. Moll in Corporate/M&A (Arizona) - Arizona
Ranked 4 for Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (California) - California

Ranked U for Margaret B. LaBianca in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked U for Jared Minkoff in Real Estate (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked U for Darren B. Neil in Real Estate (Kansas) - Kansas
Ranked U for Curtis J. Petersen in Real Estate (Kansas) - Kansas

Key
S - Senior Statesman
* - Star (above rank 1)
U - Up and Coming
W - Associates to Watch

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

About Polsinelli

Real Challenges. Real Answers.sm Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to understanding our clients’ businesses has helped us become the fastest-growing, full-service law firm in America*. With more than 640 attorneys in 16 cities, our national law firm is a recognized leader in the industries driving our growth, including health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com.

Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

*Inc. Magazine, September 2012