W. Russell Welsh
Strong relationships and a deep understanding of our clients' complex challenges enable Polsinelli to offer our clients practical legal guidance for better business decisions. Polsinelli was founded in 1972 as a three-attorney law firm in Kansas City, Missouri, and this client service philosophy has fueled its growth. In October, 2013, Polsinelli moved its national headquarters to a newly built location to support the attorneys in the Kansas City area and a National Service Center with administrative functions that serve our attorneys and clients across the country.
It is with the help of our clients that we have reached some impressive and noteworthy milestones, including being named as the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the last six years and as an Honoree for the Global M & A Deal of the Year in the United States in 2013.
Clients across the nation benefit from the firm’s central location with our national headquarters in Kansas City and 19 strategically-located offices established over time to support our clients’ needs.
Our attorneys collaborate across state lines to provide clients with the deep experience of our national practices, and maintain our balanced cost structure. The attorneys of our Kansas City office span the full range of our 170 service and industry practice areas.
Recognizing the importance of integrating business and corporate citizenship, attorneys and staff are enthusiastic about serving Kansas City’s needs by participating in numerous civic and charitable organizations throughout the greater Kansas City area. Polsinelli’s chairman Russ Welsh has served as the Chair of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and Polsinelli employees firm-wide participate in V.I.S.I.O.N., a volunteer outreach program which encourages opportunities to work side by side with their peers and invest time and service in our neighborhoods.
Some of the many charitable and civic organizations that are supported by the Kansas City office include: