March 1, 2011

While some law firms are downsizing, Polsinelli Shughart PC in Phoenix is experiencing unprecedented growth. The former regional trial firm merged two years ago with a dominant business law firm, and since then has been adding corporate and financial services attorneys to its bench of trial attorneys. It's a business model that is working.

In 2010, the firm increased by more than one third with the addition of 13 attorneys at one time from a competing Phoenix firm. According to The Phoenix Business Journal, the firm jumped 11 spots in the annual Book of Lists from 22nd to 12th. And, the growth is continuing. Recently, the firm added the talents of Richard Amoroso to its roster, who practices in insurance business and regulatory law, to help meet ongoing client needs.

“Attorneys are attracted to Polsinelli Shughart because they like our business platform,” said Edward F. Novak, managing partner for the Phoenix office. “We’re committed to expanding our services in a way that will benefit our clients the most. This, coupled with competitive rates, allows us to offer high-quality legal solutions to meet our clients’ needs.”

Headquartered in the Midwest, the Polsinelli Shughart law firm has grown to more than 500 attorneys in 14 cities stretching from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. With 57 attorneys and still growing, the Phoenix office is now the firm's third largest office behind Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri.
The Phoenix office has recently made two other major announcements: The recent promotion of Novak as office managing partner, and the relocation of the office to the new 27-story CityScape high-rise in downtown Phoenix in September 2010. Polsinelli Shughart occupies nearly 70,000 square feet on three floors, and more than ten percent of the building’s 600,000 square feet of Class A office space.

“It’s an exciting time at the firm,” said Novak. “We want to be the firm that anticipates what our clients need. With the addition of corporate services complemented by our trial strength, we are a premiere law firm,” said Novak.

Novak is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Law firm growth in a challenging economy
• Law firm management issues
• Legal trends in Phoenix

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael 816-395-0618,

Phoenix Marketing Manager Molly Edwards 602- 650-2338,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( 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 Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.