News
October 18, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart congratulates 77 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2012 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 G. Edgar James, Thomas G. Kokoruda and R. Lawrence Ward are in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri.”
• Attorneys Jennifer Gille Bacon, Cathy J. Dean, Karen R. Glickstein, Lisa M. Haines, Janice E. Hetland, 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. Eighteen Polsinelli Shughart attorneys were selected for inclusion as Rising Stars from four offices.

The following attorneys were selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers® for Missouri and Kansas for 2012.

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
P. John Brady, Business Litigation
Gerald Brenneman, Business/Corporate
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
Bruce R. Hopkins, Nonprofit
G. Edgar James, Construction Litigation
Russell S. Jones, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation
John M. Kilroy, Jr., Business Litigation
W. Terrence Kilroy, Employment & Labor
Kraig M. Kohring, Business/Corporate
Thomas G. Kokoruda, Business Litigation
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
Blake H. Reeves, Health Care Litigation
Anthony J. Romano, Employment Litigation: Defense
Jeffrey B. Rosen, Construction Litigation
Frank J. Ross, Jr., Business/Corporate
William J. Sanders, Tax
Patricia A. Sexton, Professional Liability: Defense
Lonnie J. Shalton, Real Estate
Paul Sinclair, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Christopher P. Sobba, Construction Litigation
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 Swain, Intellectual Property
Stanley N. Woodworth, Real Estate

Springfield

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
Jay S. Dobbs, Business Litigation
Jeffrey E. Fine, Intellectual Property
Randy S. Gerber, Health Care
Keith J. Grady, Intellectual Property& Technology Litigation
Kenneth E. Hand, Estate Planning & Probate
Janice E. Hetland, Real Estate
Andrew T. Hoyne, Business/Corporate
Jeffrey H. Kass, Intellectual Property & Business Litigation
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 Litigation: Defense
Alan C. Witte, Business/Corporate
Stuart H. Zimbalist, Real Estate

2012 Rising Stars

Kansas City

Heath M. Anderson, Construction Litigation
Geoffrey D. Fasel, Business/Corporate
Herber O. Gonzalez, Construction Litigation
Robert J. Hingula, Employment Litigation: Defense
James M. Humphrey, Business Litigation
Joshua M. McCaig, Intellectual Property Litigation
Andrew J. Nazar, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Erin D. Schilling, Employment & Labor
Lauren E. Tucker McCubbin, Insurance Coverage
Judy Yi, Employment & Labor
Brian J. Zickefoose, Employment Litigation: Defense

Overland Park

Jay E. Heidrick, Business Litigation

Springfield

James E. Meadows, Appellate

St. Joseph

Seth C. Wright, Business Litigation

St. Louis

John M. Challis, Intellectual Property Litigation
Mark B. Grebel, Business Litigation
James P. Martin, Financial & Fiduciary Litigation
Johnny S. Wang, Employment & Labor Litigation

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

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