February 27, 2012
National law firm Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Joseph A. Heschmeyer to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a business litigation attorney. Heschmeyer represents both corporate and individual clients through all aspects of complex business disputes as well as personal injury defense.

“Joseph is a promising, young attorney and we are committed to his development,” said Shareholder William D. Blakely, who heads up the Washington, D.C. office’s business litigation practice. “He started at the firm in the Records Department as a high school student. Then while attending Georgetown University Law Center, it took only a few weeks for us to realize that we needed to elevate him to law clerk and eventually, upon graduation, to an attorney position in our firm.”

The addition of Heschmeyer to the Washington office occurs during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli Shughart, which recently has opened new offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart in 2011 as “the third fastest growing law firm in the country.”

Polsinelli Shughart’s national Litigation department includes more than 200 attorneys practicing in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Attorneys in the department have tried and won cases and appeals on behalf of some of the largest companies and against some of the most acclaimed law firms in the nation.

“Polsinelli Shughart has a rich, national reputation of trial and appellate advocacy and I’m pleased to be a part of that team,” Heschmeyer said. “I have the opportunity to practice with some of the premier litigation attorneys in the country. I look forward to collaborating with them.”

Heschmeyer earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, and earned his B.A. degree from Washburn University in 2007.

“I love living in Washington, D.C,” said Heschmeyer. “There is an energy, passion and intellectual curiosity here that I find deeply satisfying and rewarding.”

Heschmeyer is licensed in Missouri only.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With 580 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, as Polsinelli Shughart LLP.