May 1, 2013
Polsinelli welcomes highly experienced commercial litigation attorney Dmitry Shifrin as a shareholder and member of its strong national team of skilled litigators. Shifrin has represented corporate and individual clients as counsel in a wide range of complex commercial disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as multidistrict litigation panels.

“Dmitry’s depth of experience in all types of commercial litigation will be a great asset to our clients in Chicago as well as a complement to our national litigation capabilities,” said Polsinelli Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “We are extremely pleased to have an attorney of Dmitry’s caliber join our growing team.”

Shifrin’s legal experience is quite diverse and spans a number of industries, and he will focus his practice on commercial litigation, product liability and mass torts, health care, and insurance recovery matters. His courtroom experience has spanned all facets of the practice, including dispositive motion hearings, pursuing and defending requests for injunctive relief, and trial work. In addition to his courtroom experience, Shifrin believes the bedrock to any client relationship is to act as a trusted advisor instead of simply a litigator. He is well-versed in risk management and developing strategy not only in litigation but also various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

“Polsinelli has a clear vision of what a law firm should be to successfully serve its sophisticated clients in a cost-conscious manner. Clients value our Midwestern rate structure,” Shifrin said. “Polsinelli offers an outstanding opportunity and a national platform to develop my practice while working with many of the most highly respected attorneys in the legal profession. I am excited to join and contribute to such a deep and wide-reaching bench.”

The addition of Shifrin occurs during an exciting period of overall growth for Polsinelli, which has seen its national footprint expand to nine states and 16 cities. The firm was listed by Inc. Magazine in 2012 as the fastest-growing, full service law firm in America and Chicago has been a major part of that growth. The office opened in 2006 with just six attorneys. Today it has expanded to 77.

Shifrin earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2002. He earned a B.A. degree in from the same university in 1998. Shifrin is licensed in Illinois and Missouri, and is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. In 2011, he was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.