May 3, 2018
Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, released its 2018 rankings for lawyers and practices. Polsinelli earned high placements in state, practice and attorney rankings, with 54 attorneys receiving recognition and the firm receiving 24 honors spread across nine practices. 

 rankings are based on several factors, including information obtained from client interviews, submissions put forward by law firms, as well as Chambers’ own database resources. Individual attorneys are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client-service in their respective practice areas. Law firm practices are ranked on quality of their attorneys, strength/depth, effectiveness and capability of the department.

“These rankings reflect our focus and dedication toward providing superior client service,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “We are proud to have such a large group of our attorneys and practice groups earn this recognition, and we appreciate our many clients who provided valuable feedback to Chambers. We strive to build partnerships with our clients by better understanding the challenges they face, and we will continue to maintain this focus on our clients’ priorities.” 

For the fourth consecutive year, Chambers ranked Polsinelli’s Health Care practice at the national level. The firm’s Real Estate Practice was also recognized nationally by Chambers for the second year in a row. Additionally, the Real Estate team received two new local honors, in Illinois and St. Louis.

Polsinelli Practice Area Rankings & Recognitions

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware, Band 4
Corporate/M&A – Arizona, Band 3
Corporate/M&A – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Corporate/M&A – St. Louis & Surrounds, Band 2 
Corporate M&A – Colorado, Recognized Practitioner
Healthcare – North Carolina, Recognized Practitioner
Healthcare – Illinois, Band 2
Healthcare – Georgia, Band 3
Healthcare – Nationwide, Band 4
Intellectual Property – Colorado, Recognized Practitioner
Intellectual Property – Missouri, Band 1
Labor & Employment – Georgia, Band 3
Labor & Employment – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Litigation: General Commercial – Colorado, Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia, Recognized Practitioner
Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Arizona, Band 1
Real Estate – Colorado, Band 3

Real Estate – Illinois, Band 4
Real Estate – Kansas, Band 1 
Real Estate – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1

Real Estate – St. Louis & Surrounds, Recognized Practitioner
Real Estate – Nationwide, Recognized Practitioner
Real Estate: Construction – Colorado, Band 2 

Polsinelli Individual Rankings & Recognitions


Leonard MacPhee, Band 4

Joyce G. Mazero in Franchising, Band 1

Stuart M. Pape in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation, Band 1

William A. Tanenbaum in Outsourcing, Band 3


Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A, Band 3
Anne L. Kleindienst in Healthcare, Band 2
Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Band 1


Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band 4


Roy Bash in Real Estate: Construction, Band 3
Stacy A. Carpenter in Litigation: General Commercial, Recognized Practitioner 

Sean Gallagher in Litigation: General Commercial, Recognized Practitioner
Amy K. Hansen in Real Estate, Band 3
Darren R. Hensley in Corporate/M&A, Band 2 

John R. Posthumus in Intellectual Property, Band 1
Timothy Worrall in Intellectual Property, Band 3


Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band 3


Daniel J. Mohan, Health Care, Band 2

Sarah J. Hawk, Immigration, Band 3

William B. Hill, Jr. in Labor & Employment, Band 3, and Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3
Nancy E. Rafuse in Labor & Employment, Band 1

David E. Gordon in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Up and Coming


Eric G. Greenfield in Real Estate, Up and Coming
Jerry L. Switzer, Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band 4

Nura Yanaki in Real Estate, Associate to Watch


Curtis J. Petersen in Real Estate, Band 3
John D. Petersen in Real Estate, Band 1
Lawrence A. Swain in Corporate/M&A, Band 2 

Kansas City & Surrounds

Carol C. Barnett in Labor & Employment, Band 3
R. Dan Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3
Irwin E. Blond in Real Estate, Band 2 
Denise K. Drake in Labor & Employment, Band 1 
Dan Flanigan in Real Estate, Band 1 
Karen R. Glickstein in Labor & Employment, Band 2 
Lisa M. Haines in Real Estate, Band 3
Robert A. Henderson in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 1
Russell S. Jones, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 2 
W. Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment, Band 1 
Thomas G. Kokoruda in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3
William W. Mahood III in Corporate/M&A, Band 3 
Korb W. Maxwell in Real Estate, Band 3
Frank J. Ross, Jr. in Corporate/M&A, Band 3
F. Chase Simmons in Real Estate, Band 1
Kevin R. Sweeney in Corporate/M&A, Band 2 
W. Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial, Eminent Practitioner


Keith J. Grady in Intellectual Property, Band 2
Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property, Band 1

New York

William A. Tanenbaum in Technology & Outsourcing, Band 2

North Carolina

Barry D. Alexander in Healthcare, Band 2
Sean A. Timmons in Healthcare, Band 2

St. Louis & Surrounds

Ruben K. Chuquimia in Corporate/M&A, Band 3 
Christopher E. Erker in Environment, Band 3 
Bradley G. Kafka in Labor & Employment, Band 3 
John P. McNearney in Real Estate, Band 2 
Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A, Band 3


Lon R. Williams, Jr. in Labor & Employment, Band 4