October 27, 2009

Another award? We’ll take it. Polsinelli Shughart PC is excited to announce that 69 of our attorneys are included in the Super Lawyers® 2009 list for Missouri and Kansas. 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. In addition, Chairman Emeritus R. Lawrence Ward is featured in a Q & A editorial article “Brilliant Careers,” interviewed about his most interesting cases and advice for young lawyers. 

Attorneys Roy Bash, Robert A. Henderson, Thomas G. Kokoruda and R. Lawrence Ward are included in the list of "Top 100 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas."

Attorney Robert J. Selsor is included in the list of "Top 50 Attorneys in St. Louis."

Attorneys Jennifer Gille Bacon, Mary Beth Blake, Cathy J. Dean, Karen R. Glickstein, Lisa D. McLaughlin and Lisa Weixelman are included in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Women in Missouri and Kansas.”

Super Lawyers are selected 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 following attorneys are included in the Super Lawyers list for Missouri and Kansas for 2009.

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, Bankrutpcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Mary Beth Blake, Health Care
John P. Brady, Business Litigation
Jack L. Campbell, Government/Cities/Municipalities
Cathy Dean, Business Litigation
Dennis J. Dobbels, Class Action/Mass Torts
Karen R. Glickstein, Employment & Labor
Daniel J. Flanigan, Banking
Edward E. Frizell, Mergers & Acquisitions
Matthew R. Hale, Construction Litigation
Lisa M. Haines, Real Estate
Robert A. Henderson, Civil Litigation Defense
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, Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice
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
Anthony J. Romano, Employment Litigation: Defense
Jeffrey B. Rosen, Construction Litigation
Frank Ross, Business/Corporate
Tom Rottinghaus, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
William J. Sanders, Tax
Patricia A. Sexton, Professional Liability/Defense
Lonnie J. Shalton, Real Estate
Paul Sinclair, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
J. Harlan Stamper, Tax
James C. Sullivan, Employment Litigation: Defense
Kevin R. Sweeney, Securities & Corporate Finance
R. Lawrence Ward, Business Litigation
W. Russell Welsh, Business Litigation
Lisa A. Weixelman, Insurance Coverage

Overland Park

Greg L. Musil, Business Litigation
John D. Petersen, Land Use/Zoning
Anthony F. Rupp, Business Litigation
Steven D. Ruse, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Larry Winn III, Land Use/Zoning
Stanley N. Woodworth, Real Estate


Phillip R. Garrison, Business Litigation
John C. Holstein, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thomas J. O’Neal, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

St. Joseph

Dan R. Boulware, Business Litigation

St. Louis

Jeffrey E. Fine, Intellectual Property
Janice E. Hetland, Real Estate
Joseph T. Porter, Jr., Banking
Scot W. Boulton, Estate Planning & Probate
T. Jack Challis, Estate Planning & Probate
Randy S. Gerber, Health Care
Kenneth E. Hand, Estate Planning & Probate
Lisa D. McLaughlin, Estate Planning & Probate
Donald G. Mueller, Jr., Health Care
Robert J. Selsor, Estate & Trust Litigation
Helmut Starr, General Litigation
Kenneth H. Suelthaus, Business/Corporate
David F. Yates, Employment & Labor
Stuart H. Zimbalist, Real Estate

2009 Rising Stars

Kansas City

Heath Anderson, Construction Litigation
Andrew M. Bond, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
D. Al Boulware, Corporate Governance & Compliance
Cassandra L. Carpenter, Securities & Corporate Finance
Amy C. Edwards, Estate Planning & Probate
Geoffrey D. Fasel, Business/Corporate
James M. Humphrey, Business Litigation
Matthew S. Jordan, Securities & Corporate Finance
Christopher J. Mohart, Construction Litigation
Amy W. Ringsdorf, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Travis L. Salmon, Business Litigation
Anthony Springfield, Business Litigation
Lauren Tucker-McCubbin, Insurance Coverage

Overland Park

Korb W. Maxwell, Land Use/Zoning
Darren B. Neil, Real Estate


Michael D. Textor, Construction Litigation

St. Louis

Matthew C. Hans, Business Litigation
Luke J. Mangan, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Richard A.Voytas, Business Litigation

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 480 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences and health care. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 13 offices located in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Wilmington, Delaware; Chicago and Edwardsville, Illinois; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, Missouri; New York City; and Washington, D.C.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers ( is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.

Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazine, featuring articles about attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list, is distributed to all attorneys in the state or region, the lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 companies and the ABA-approved law school libraries.