Awards & Recognition
March 10, 2011

Another honor? We’ll take it. Polsinelli Shughart PC congratulates eight of our attorneys in Denver selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers® 2011 or Colorado Rising Stars® 2011. Only five percent of attorneys in Colorado receive this honor.

The list of Super Lawyers includes several of Polsinelli Shughart’s shareholders reaching across multiple practices:

• Eugene R. Commander – Construction Litigation
• Sean R. Gallagher – Business Litigation
• Howard B. Gelt – Real Estate
• Joseph J. Mellon – Business Litigation
• Michael A. Sabian – Business/Corporate

Super Lawyers are selected by fellow attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves, and in-firm votes are only counted if they are matched by an out-of-firm nomination.

Three Polsinelli Shughart attorneys have also been selected for inclusion in Colorado Rising Stars including:

• William R. Meyer – Business Litigation
• Allison R. Nelson – Real Estate
• Nicole A. Westbrook – Business Litigation

Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( 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 Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers ( is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The object of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.
Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazine features articles about attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list, id distributed to all attorneys in the state or region, the lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 companies and the ABA-approved law school libraries.
Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics has been publishing legal magazines since 1990 and Super Lawyers since 1991.