News
June 7, 2012

Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2012 rankings for lawyers and practice groups. Polsinelli Shughart received high rankings for 49 attorneys and 13 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.

Chambers USA recognized two additional Polsinelli Shughart practice areas and ten additional attorneys as national leaders in 2012. New rankings for Polsinelli Shughart in 2012 include Corporate/M&A (Arizona) and Intellectual Property (Missouri), which debuted in the Band 1 ranking. Science and Technology Chair Patrick C. Woolley was ranked in Chambers for the first time and also debuted in Band 1. Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Chair Keith J. Grady was also ranked in Chambers for the first time and debuted in Band 1. In addition the firm moved up from Band 3 to Band 1 this year in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona.

All attorneys listed in Chambers USA last year were listed once again, and ten new attorneys have been recognized in 2012. They include:

Frank Caro in Corporate M&A (Kansas) - Kansas
Keith Grady in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri
Andrew Hoyne in Corporate M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Russell S. Jones Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Margaret B. LaBianca in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona
Jared Minkoff in Real Estate (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Brian K. Moll in Corporate M&A (Arizona) -Arizona
Darren B. Neil in Real Estate (Kansas) - Kansas
Steven C. Willman in Corporate M&A (Kansas) - Kansas
Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri

Polsinelli Shughart Rankings

Ranked 1 in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 1 in Environmental (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 1 in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri
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 3 in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 in Health Care (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 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 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 1 for Stanley N. Woodworth in Real Estate - Kansas
Ranked 1 for Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property (Missouri) - Missouri

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 Lucas J. Narducci in Environment (including water rights) - Arizona
Ranked 2 for Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Arizona
Ranked 2 for James A. Polsinelli in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
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 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: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Edward “Trip” Frizell in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Robert E. Fitzgerald Jr. in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A – Arizona
Ranked 3 for Lisa Haines in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
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 William W. Mahood III in Corporate/M&A (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 Joseph T. Porter Jr. in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for William S. Robbins, Jr. in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) - Missouri
Ranked 3 for Michael B Shteamer in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
Ranked 3 for Steven C. Willman in Corporate M&A (Kansas) - Kansas

Ranked 4 for Marty Harper in Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona) - 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 Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware) - Delaware

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 Chase Simmons in (Missouri – KC Real Estate) - Missouri

Key
S - Senior Statesman
* - Star (above rank 1)
U - Up and Coming
W - Associates to Watch
** Ruben Chuquimia started at Polsinelli Shughart in May 2012.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual 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 in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.