June 19, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart announced today it has expanded its litigation capabilities with the addition of Joseph T. VanLandingham to the Commercial Litigation practice group in Denver. VanLandingham is an associate and focuses his practice on class action defense, commercial disputes, insurance bad faith litigation and products liability.

“The continued growth of our Denver office enhances the services we can offer clients in the Rocky Mountain region and nationwide,” said Eugene R. Commander, managing partner of Polsinelli Shughart’s Denver office. “Joe is a welcome addition to our firm and an asset to the litigation department.”

VanLandingham is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. In 2007, he served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Edward Moss, 17th Judicial Court, Adams County, Colorado. VanLandingham earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Strum College of Law, Order of St. Ives, in 2009. He also earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston.

“I’m pleased to join one of the fastest growing law firms in the country, and I look forward to collaborating with Polsinelli Shughart attorneys in Denver and our other offices nationwide to serve clients,” VanLandingham said.

Polsinelli Shughart has a rich, national reputation of trial and appellate advocacy. The firm’s national Litigation Department includes more than 200 attorneys practicing in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. 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.

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With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual 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 in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.