Awards & Recognition
September 24, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart is proud to congratulate nine attorneys honored by their peers as The Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2010. Best of the Bar recognizes outstanding attorneys in the Kansas City metro area, who will be featured in a special section in the September 24 issue of The Kansas City Business Journal.

Best of the Bar compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by requesting nominations from area attorneys, who nominate those they admire and respect in private practice. The following is the list of Polsinelli Shughart attorneys chosen as Best of the Bar for
2010. (The number in parentheses indicates the number of years honored among the Best of the Bar, now in its ninth year.)

Roy Bash (4) – Construction Litigation
James E. Bird – Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Mary Beth Blake – Health Care; Health Care- Long-Term and Senior Housing; Life Sciences
James M. Humphrey – Business Litigation; Corporate Directors & Officers Liability Litigation; Antitrust
Thomas G. Kokoruda (9) – Health Care Litigation
Blake H. Reeves – Business Litigation; Health Care Litigation
Paul D. Sinclair (7) – Corporate Directors & Officers Liability Litigation; Business Litigation
Adam T. Suroff – Product Liability; Business Litigation
R. Lawrence (Larry) Ward (9) – Corporate Directors & Officers Liability Litigation; Class Actions; Antitrust; Business Litigation; Banking and Financial Services Litigation

For information, contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael,

About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 500 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, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. 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 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.