June 23, 2010
Polsinelli Shughart is the 10th largest health care law firm in the nation, according to the latest rankings from Modern Healthcare magazine. The publication annually ranks law firms based on their total membership in the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Polsinelli Shughart is featured in the June issue of Modern Healthcare.

The news comes on the heels of landmark health reform legislation in Washington, which has created opportunities for Polsinelli Shughart attorneys to assist clients in protecting and furthering their interests.

Polsinelli Shughart jumped nine spots from the 2009 rankings, capping a year of steady growth in the firm’s health care law practice. The firm has 56 AHLA members, up from 40 at the same time in 2009.

“We now have one of the largest, most comprehensive and talented health care practices in the country,” said Mary Beth Blake, chair of the firm’s Health Care Law practice.

A mix of bright, young talented attorneys and seasoned, well-known attorneys in the health care industry characterizes the practice. And the growth couldn’t have come at a better time as the recently enacted health reform legislation has positioned Polsinelli Shughart to assist clients with strategic planning and policy analysis of the legislation’s provisions.

The firm has added a number of Health Care Public Policy professionals in its Washington, D.C., office, as well as increased its experience in complex health care transactions in its Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City offices.

Polsinelli Shughart’s clients include large multi-facility systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, long-term care facilities and integrated health systems of all sizes as well as home health systems and hospice providers. We also represent more than 200 physician practice groups.

About Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source of health care business news. As a weekly news-driven publication, it reports on important healthcare events and trends as they happen – not a month later. Readers use the information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. The ranking of health care law firms appeared in the magazine’s May 31, 2010 issue.

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 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, New York City, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.