October 20, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart congratulates 83 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2011 Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers®. Attorneys from all the major offices of Polsinelli Shughart in Missouri and Kansas are represented among the honorees. Only five percent of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas receive this honor

The following attorneys received further distinction in this year’s Super Lawyers.

• Chairman Emeritus R. Lawrence Ward was selected in the Super Lawyers list of “Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri.”
• Attorneys Roy Bash, Robert A. Henderson, W. Terrence Kilroy, Thomas G. Kokoruda and R. Lawrence Ward are in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri.”
• Attorney Robert J. Selsor is listed in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Attorneys in St. Louis.”
• Attorneys Jennifer Gille Bacon, Mary Beth Blake, Cathy J. Dean, Karen R. Glickstein, Lisa M. Haines, Lisa D. McLaughlin, and Lisa A. Weixelman are included in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Women in Missouri and Kansas.”

Super Lawyers® are selected for inclusion by fellow attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves and in-firm votes are only counted if they are matched by an out-of-firm nomination.

The Rising Star category is for attorneys under 40 who have 10 or fewer years of practice. 13 Polsinelli Shughart attorneys were selected for inclusion as Rising Stars from two major offices.

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers® for Missouri and Kansas for 2011.

Kansas City

Brett D. Anders, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Douglas K. Anning, Health Care
Jennifer Gille Bacon, Business Litigation
Roy Bash, Construction Litigation
Jacob W. Bayer, Jr., Business/Corporate
Gregory M. Bentz, Business Litigation
James E. Bird, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Mary Beth Blake, Health Care
John P. Brady, Business Litigation
Cathy Dean, Business Litigation
Dennis J. Dobbels, Class Action/Mass Torts
Daniel J. Flanigan, Banking
Edward E. Frizell, Mergers & Acquisitions
Karen R. Glickstein, Employment & Labor
Lisa M. Haines, Real Estate
Matthew R. Hale, Construction Litigation
Robert A. Henderson, Civil Litigation Defense
G. Edgar James, Construction Litigation
Russell S. Jones, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation
John M. Kilroy, Jr., Business Litigation
W. Terrence Kilroy, Employment & Labor
Thomas G. Kokoruda, Business Litigation
Kraig M. Kohring, Business/Corporate
William W. Mahood, Mergers & Acquisitions
Maribeth S. McMahon, Banking
Daniel T. Murphy, Real Estate
Mark A. Olthoff, Business Litigation
Dennis D. Palmer, Business Litigation
James A. Polsinelli, Mergers & Acquisitions
William B. Prugh, Tax
William E. Quirk, Appellate
Anthony J. Romano, Employment Litigation: Defense
Jeffrey B. Rosen, Construction Litigation
Frank J. Ross, Jr., Business/Corporate
William J. Sanders, Tax
Lonnie J. Shalton, Real Estate
Patricia A. Sexton, Professional Liability: Defense
Paul D. Sinclair, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
J. Harlan Stamper, Tax
James C. Sullivan, Employment Litigation: Defense
Kevin R. Sweeney, Securities & Corporate Finance
R. Lawrence Ward, Business Litigation
Lisa A. Weixelman, Insurance Coverage
W. Russell Welsh, Business Litigation

Overland Park

Greg L. Musil, Business Litigation
John D. Petersen, Land Use/Zoning
Anthony F. Rupp, Business Litigation
John S. Schmidt, Estate Planning & Probate
Lawrence A. Swain, Intellectual Property
Stanley N. Woodworth, Real Estate


Phillip R. Garrison, General Litigation
John C. Holstein, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thomas J. O’Neal, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

St. Joseph

R. Dan Boulware, Business Litigation
Mark R. Woodbury, Health Care

St. Louis

Scot W. Boulton, Estate Planning & Probate
T. Jack Challis, Estate Planning & Probate
Jeffrey E. Fine, Intellectual Property
Kenneth E. Hand, Estate Planning & Probate
Janice E. Hetland, Real Estate
Andrew T. Hoyne, Business/Corporate
Randy S. Gerber, Health Care
Lisa D. McLaughlin, Estate Planning & Probate
Joseph T. Porter, Jr., Banking
Robert J. Selsor, Estate & Trust Litigation
Helmut Starr, General Litigation
Kenneth H. Suelthaus, Business/Corporate
Eric M. Trelz, Employment & Labor
Alan C. Witte, Business/Corporate
Stuart H. Zimbalist, Real Estate

2011 Rising Stars

Kansas City

Heath M. Anderson, Construction Litigation
Geoffrey D. Fasel, Business/Corporate
James M. Humphrey, Business Litigation
Joshua M. McCaig, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Andrew J. Nazar, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Blake H. Revees, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Travis L. Salmon, Business Litigation
Christopher P. Sobba, Construction Litigation
Lauren E. Tucker McCubbin, Insurance Coverage
Judy Yi, Employment & Labor

St. Louis

John M. Challis, Intellectual Property Litigation
Graham L. Day, Intellectual Property Litigation
Mark B. Grebel, Business Litigation

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 540 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( 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.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers ( is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.
Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazine, featuring articles about attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list, is distributed to all attorneys in the state or region, the lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 companies and the ABA-approved law school libraries.
Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics has been publishing legal magazines since 1990 and Super Lawyers since 1991.