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April 25, 2019

 57 attorneys and 11 practices earn honors

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has earned prominent placements in the 2019 state, practice and attorney rankings from Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization. 

Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Chambers rankings are compiled through assessments of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide. 

“We are proud of our lawyers and practice groups that have received this recognition along with so many other awards recently,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Chase Simmons. “We are certainly pleased by the rankings and the client feedback it reflects.”

The following Polsinelli practices and attorneys were recognized in Chambers USA 2019 rankings, which are organized by Firm departments below.

Nationally Ranked Practices
Healthcare – Nationwide (Nationally ranked for the fifth consecutive year.)
Real Estate – Nationwide (Nationally ranked for the third consecutive year.)

Business Department

Practices:
Corporate/M&A – Arizona
Corporate/M&A – Colorado
Corporate/M&A – Kansas
Corporate/M&A – Kansas City & Surrounds
Corporate/M&A – St. Louis & Surrounds

Attorneys State Ranked:
Arizona
Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A
Colorado
Darren R. Hensley in Corporate/M&A
Kansas
Lawrence A. Swain in Corporate/M&A
Kansas City & Surrounds
Frank J. Ross, Jr. in Corporate/M&A
Kevin R. Sweeney in Corporate/M&A
William W. Mahood III in Corporate/M&A
New York
William A. Tanenbaum in Technology & Outsourcing
St. Louis & Surrounds
Christopher E. Erker in Environment
Ruben K. Chuquimia in Corporate/M&A

Attorneys Nationally Ranked:
Joyce G. Mazero in Franchising
Leonard MacPhee in Franchising
William A. Tanenbaum in Outsourcing

Healthcare Department
Practices:
Healthcare – Georgia
Healthcare – Illinois
Healthcare – North Carolina

Attorneys State Ranked:
Arizona
Anne L. Kleindienst in Healthcare
Georgia
Daniel J. Mohan in Healthcare
North Carolina
Barry D. Alexander in Healthcare
Sean A. Timmons in Healthcare

Attorneys Nationally Ranked:
Stuart M. Pape in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Intellectual Property Department

Practices:
Intellectual Property – Colorado
Intellectual Property - Missouri

Attorneys State Ranked:
Colorado
Gregory P. Durbin in Intellectual Property
John R. Posthumus in Intellectual Property
Timothy A. Worrall in Intellectual Property
Missouri
Kathryn J. Doty in Intellectual Property
Keith J. Grady in Intellectual Property
Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment Department
Practices:
Labor & Employment – Georgia
Labor & Employment – Kansas City & Surrounds
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Arizona

Attorneys State Ranked:
Arizona
Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government
Colorado
Donald L. Samuels in Labor & Employment 
Georgia
Nancy E. Rafuse in Labor & Employment
Sarah J. Hawk in Immigration
William B. Hill, Jr. in Labor & Employment
Kansas City & Surrounds
Denise K. Drake in Labor & Employment
W. Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment
Texas
Lon R. Williams, Jr. in Labor & Employment
Washington
Robert Mahler in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government
Washington, D.C.
Connie N. Bertram in Labor & Employment

Litigation Department
Practices:
Litigation: General Commercial – Colorado
Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds 

Attorneys State Ranked:
Colorado
Stacy A. Carpenter in Litigation: General Commercial
Sean Gallagher in Litigation: General Commercial, Recognized Practitioner
Georgia
William B. Hill, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial
Kansas City & Surrounds
R. Dan Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial
Robert A. Henderson in Litigation: General Commercial
Russell S. Jones, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial
Thomas G. Kokoruda in Litigation: General Commercial
W. Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial

Real Estate and Financial Services Department
Practices:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Real Estate – Colorado
Real Estate - Illinois
Real Estate – Kansas
Real Estate – Kansas City & Surrounds
Real Estate – St. Louis & Surrounds
Real Estate: Construction – Colorado

Attorneys State Ranked:
California
Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Colorado
Amy K. Hansen in Real Estate
Roy Bash in Real Estate: Construction
Delaware
Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Shanti M. Katona in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Georgia
David E. Gordon in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Illinois
Eric G. Greenfield in Real Estate
Jerry L. Switzer, Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Nura Yanaki in Real Estate
Kansas
Curtis J. Petersen in Real Estate
John D. Petersen in Real Estate
Kansas City & Surrounds
Dan Flanigan in Real Estate
F. Chase Simmons in Real Estate
Irwin E. Blond in Real Estate
Korb W. Maxwell in Real Estate
Lisa M. Haines in Real Estate
St. Louis & Surrounds
John P. McNearney in Real Estate
Washington
Jane E. Pearson in Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Earlier this year, Chambers also recognized the firm with the following honors across their network of ranking publications:

  • Chambers Global recognized Joyce G. Mazero in the Global: Franchising section and William A. Tanenbaum in the USA: Outsourcing.
  • Chambers FinTech recognized Polsinelli’s Financial Technology (FinTech) and Regulation practice with a national ranking and Richard B. Levin in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 22 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.