January 9, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart climbed to the 26th position nationally for providing outstanding client service among law firms serving Fortune 1000 companies. The rankings come from the BTI Consulting Group, Inc., the leading provider of strategic research for law firms, which revealed its annual benchmark market study on client service known as the BTI Client Service A-Team.

“This is exciting news and an affirmation that our national platform is gaining traction while keeping our core values, as we are serving larger and more diverse clients,” said Chairman Russ Welsh.

Equally impressive is the move up in ranking. Polsinelli Shughart jumped more than 100 positions from the 2011 report. The findings are based solely on client surveys, and not provided by the law firms. Comments from clients and general counsel include “Praising Polsinelli Shughart for thinking outside the box in how they service their clients,” and “providing outstanding service for a reasonable price.”

“We have always believed that the key to building a successful law firm is listening to our clients and partnering with them to help them reach successful results. These findings not only reinforce the relationships that we have formed with clients but our core commitment to help them achieve their successes,” said Welsh.

BTI begins its survey with the 650 core law firms serving large and Fortune 1000 clients. Of those, clients nominated just 306 for superior client service this year. Only 30 law firms distinguished themselves as the absolute best. Areas where Polsinelli Shughart ranked in the “Honor Roll of the Best” to drive client relationships include:

• Anticipates the client’s needs
• Breadth of services
• Brings together national resources
• Client focus
• Commitment to help
• Deals with unexpected change
• Handles problems
• Innovative approach
• Keeps clients informed
• Legal skills
• Meets scope and budget
• Quality products
• Regional reputation
• Understands the client’s business
• Unprompted communication

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart
With 570 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, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.