Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli congratulates Shareholder Quentin L. Jennings for his selection as a recipient of Missouri Lawyers Media’s 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Jennings is among 20 Missouri attorneys, firms and legal professionals recognized for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion, and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all.
Jennings, based in Polsinelli’s Kansas City, Mo. office, is a corporate and transactional attorney who manages a vast portfolio, acting as a strategic partner on all aspects of commercial transactions, ranging from $100,000 to $500 million. He previously served as Chairman of Polsinelli’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, helping the firm achieve national recognition for its leadership in diversity and inclusion. Due in large part to his focus on diverse recruitment, Polsinelli has been featured by Law360 as one of the top law firms in the country for hiring diverse attorneys.
“Quentin has spent countless hours outside of his law practice serving as a champion for diversity and inclusion on behalf of Polsinelli,” said Greg Kratofil, Jr., Kansas City Co-Office Managing Partner. “Quentin is a change agent and someone who constantly pushes others to do better, think a different way or discuss alternative points of view – and we are all better because of it. His advocacy and actions for diversity and inclusion in law and servant leadership are deserving of this recognition. We congratulate him for this prestigious honor.”
Jennings has leveraged his legal career to be the change he wants to see. When he isn’t practicing law, he mentors minority business owners, is involved in youth development programming and serves as a recruiter, particularly of diverse lawyers. His commitment to inclusion and justice for all has earned numerous distinctions. Jennings was named to Lawyers of Color’s 2019 ‘Nation’s Best list for his accomplishments and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and was recognized as a Rising Star by Minority Corporate Counsel Association in 2014. He was also included in Ingram Magazine’s 40 Under Forty list in 2014.
“I am honored that Missouri Lawyers Media has recognized our collective efforts on a subject that has been very important to me since a very young age,” said Jennings. “As a person of color in the legal profession, I have experienced firsthand the strides we have made during the past decade to both attract and retain people of color in the legal industry. I am proud to be that representation for younger generations of diverse populations to come in the future.”
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 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.