Awards & Recognition
August 10, 2011
Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2011 rankings for practice groups and lawyers. Polsinelli received rankings for 39 attorneys and 11 practice areas in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. 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.

New in 2011

Chambers USA recognized three additional Polsinelli practice areas and four additional attorneys as national leaders in 2011. New rankings for Polsinelli in 2011 include Arizona Environmental, Arizona Litigation: General Commercial and Illinois Health Care. In addition, the firm moved up from Band 2 to Band 1 this year in (Corporate/M&A Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri.

All attorneys listed in Chambers USA last year were listed once again, and four new attorneys have been recognized in 2011. They include:
  • Irv Blond (Missouri-KC Real Estate) 
  • Trip Frizell (Missouri-KC Corporate/M&A) 
  • Marty Harper (Arizona Litigation) 
  • Chase Simmons (Missouri-KC Real Estate)

Polsinelli Rankings

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

Ranked 2 in Corporate/M&A - Kansas
Ranked 2 in Litigation: General Commercial - Kansas

Ranked 3 in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 3 in Health Care - Illinois
Ranked 3 in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri

Ranked 4 in Litigation:General Commercial - Arizona

Individual Rankings

Ranked * for R Lawrence Ward in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 for Lawrence A Swain in Corporate/M&A - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Greg L Musil in Litigation: General Commercial - Kansas
Ranked 1 for John D Petersen in Real Estate - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Stanley N Woodworth in Real Estate - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Daniel J Flanigan in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 for Lonnie J Shalton in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Frank Ross in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for James A Polsinelli in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Kevin R Sweeney in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Kenneth H Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A (St Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Lucas J Narducci in Environment (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 2 for W Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Cathy J Dean in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 2 for Roy Bash 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 W Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Edward F Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Arizona
Ranked 2 for Robert E Fitzgerald Jr in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Robert E Fitzgerald Jr in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Jacob W Bayer Jr in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 2 for Anthony F Rupp in Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas
Ranked 3 for Irv Blond (Missouri-KC Real Estate)
Ranked 3 for Edward “Trip” Frizell (Missouri-KC Corporate/M&A)
Ranked 3 for Phillip P Guttillia in Corporate/M&A - Arizona
Ranked 3 for William W Mahood III 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 Barton D Day in Environment (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 3 for Kenneth H Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A (St Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Jane K McCahill in Healthcare - Illinois
Ranked 3 for William S Robbins Jr in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Dan R Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for John M Kilroy Jr in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Lisa Haines in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Maribeth McMahon in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Michael B Shteamer in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Janice E Hetland in Real Estate (St Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 4 for Marty Harper in Arizona Litigation
Ranked 4 for Thomas Irvine in Real Estate – Arizona
Ranked 4 for Thomas Irvine in Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Arizona
Ranked U for Chase Simmons in (Missouri-KC Real Estate)
Ranked U for Christopher A Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware

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