October 9, 2009

Benchmark Litigation recommends Polsinelli Shughart PC and 13 of our attorneys for litigation. Only five law firms in Missouri and three law firms in Kansas earned this specific designation according to Benchmark Litigation. The publication interviewed clients, colleagues and in-house counsel on various criteria including the attorney’s ability to strategize, cross-examine, explain complex facts to a jury, and connect with the jury and judge.

Benchmark Litigation recommends the following Polsinelli Shughart attorneys:

State Local Star - Missouri

Roy Bash - Chair of the construction practice group
Robert Henderson - Practices in business litigation
Russell S. Jones - Practices in business litigation
Thomas G. Kokoruda - Chair of the trial department and health care litigation
Mark A. Olthoff - Chairs the Midwest banking, consumer and financial litigation practice group
James C. Sullivan - Practices in labor and employment
R. Lawrence Ward - Chairman Emeritus of the firm’s board and Chair of business litigation
Russ Welsh - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

State Local Star - Kansas

Greg L. Musil - Practices in business litigation

Future Local Star - Arizona

Kelly J. Flood - Practices in business litigation
Rebekah W. Francis - Practices in business litigation

Future Local Star - Missouri

Todd H. Bartels-Practices in business litigation
Tom A. Rottinghaus-Practices in health care litigation

About Benchmark Litigation (Web site)

Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the US litigation market, with a research team based in the US conducting extensive face-to-face interviews around the country over a yearlong period. It is also the only guide that does not force litigation attorneys into strict practice area categorizations, instead pinpointing the best all-around "bet-the-company" trial attorneys at both the local and national levels.
We highlight the absolute top firms in the country across all practice areas. We asked sources to name the best firms in the nation for any type of complex matter, and ultimately our research team was left with the top national firms showcased in this section. These firms truly are capable of handling any case effectively, and are authoritatively renowned within the US business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work and their litigation professionals.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With approximately 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 offices 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.