October 6, 2020

Benchmark Litigation has nationally ranked Polsinelli’s Litigation Department and 21 of the firm’s Litigation attorneys as Benchmark Litigation Stars, six of whom are newly-ranked this year. The Litigation Department earned one additional recognition at the state level in Georgia.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication to focus exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, ranking firms and leading national attorneys in various practice areas. Now in its 14th year, results are produced after months of extensive research, which includes client interviews, peer interviews, and recent casework reviews. During the research, Benchmark examines recent casework handled by law firms and asks individual litigators to provide professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.

Benchmark Litigation recognizes the following Polsinelli attorneys as Litigation Stars and Future Stars for 2021: 

Litigation Stars:

Todd Bartels, Shareholder - Missouri Litigation Star

Mary Clare Bonaccorsi, Cross Departmental Litigation Chair – Illinois Litigation Star (New)

Dan Boulware, Shareholder - Missouri Litigation Star

Colin Deihl, Shareholder - Colorado Litigation Star

Denise Drake, Labor & Employment Department Chair - Missouri Litigation Star

Robert Henderson, Shareholder – Missouri Litigation Star

Gary Hood, Shareholder and IP Division Chair - Illinois Litigation Star (New)

Russell Jones, Jr., Shareholder - Missouri Litigation Star

David King, Shareholder - Tennessee Litigation Star

Thomas Kokoruda, Shareholder - Missouri Litigation Star

Brian McEvoy, Shareholder - Georgia Litigation Star (New)

Farah Nicol, Litigation Department Chair - California Litigation Star (New)

Edward Novak, Shareholder – Arizona Litigation Star

Brian Rafferty, Shareholder Georgia Litigation Star (New)

W. Russell Welsh, Chair Emeritus – Missouri Litigation Star

Future Stars:                     

Noel Cohen, Shareholder and Office Managing Partner - California Future Star

Dan Cranshaw, Shareholder - Missouri Future Star

Melissa Ho, Shareholder and Practice Group Vice Chair – Arizona Future Star

Lauren Tucker McCubbin, Shareholder and Practice Group Chair - Missouri Future Star

Ellen Persons, Shareholder – Georgia Future Star (New)

Keith Volpi, Shareholder and Practice Group Chair - Missouri Future Star


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 21 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.