October 29, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Cullin B. Hughes to the firm as an associate where he will assist clients with health care matters. Hughes focuses on transactional and regulatory issues for health care providers and has been involved in a number of health care merger and acquisition transactions. Hughes joins Polsinelli Shughart’s growing Health Care Practice which serves physicians, hospitals and health systems and long term care providers. The American Health Lawyers Association has ranked the firm’s Health Care Practice as the seventh largest in the country.

Polsinelli Shughart’s growing and sophisticated health care capabilities coast to coast attracted me to the firm,”said Hughes. “I’m really excited to be here and look forward to practicing with some of the nation’s most recognized health care lawyers.”

Hughes also advises clients on compliance matters including the anti-kickback statute, Stark Law, HIPAA/HITECH, CMS reimbursement, and state licensure and practice laws. Hughes will be collaborating with attorneys who serve health care clients in a variety of areas including corporate, tax, nonprofit, and employee benefits, along with litigation attorneys. Attorneys in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. comprise the Health Care Practice.

Hughes earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2009 where he graduated Order of the Coif, and earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 2006. He is active in the American Bar Association – Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys. In addition, Hughes is a member of the bars of Kansas and Missouri, the Johnson County Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Committed to the community, Hughes serves as a board member of the Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

About Polsinelli Shughart
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.