November 12, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC congratulates four of our attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri who are among the The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 “Lawyers of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.

These recognized attorneys have received particularly high ratings in the regular Best Lawyers® surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The four selected attorneys are as follows:

Robert A. Henderson
Kansas City, MO
Product Liability Litigator of the Year

Bruce R. Hopkins
Kansas City, MO
Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year

Jeffrey B. Rosen
Kansas City, MO
Construction Lawyer of the Year

R. Lawrence Ward
Kansas City, MO
Antitrust Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers® is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

“We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Robert Henderson, Bruce Hopkins, Jeffrey Rosen and R. Lawrence Ward on their recognition as a "Kansas City, MO Best Lawyers ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011,” said Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers.

For information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

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.

About Best Lawyers®

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers® have no say in deciding which specialties they are included in. They are voted into specialties entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

Since many state bar associations have a board certification process and rules governing legal specialties, please be aware that the specialties and subspecialties listed in our publications are based on information from the general legal community and that a listed lawyer may or may not be board certified in a specialty or subspecialty. Clients are urged to check a lawyer’s firm web page to determine whether he or she is board certified in the specialty or subspecialty.