Awards & Recognition
September 20, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC congratulates St. Louis attorney Ryan J. Mason for being selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2010. Mason is an associate who practices in the Financial Services department in the St. Louis office of Polsinelli Shughart. The legal newspaper will honor Mason, and 54 other attorneys across the state, at the Rams Club in St. Louis, Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

“It was an honor to be considered, and it’s humbling to be recognized among the talented group of young attorneys who were chosen,” said Mason who is a St. Louis native. “Polsinelli Shughart offers vast resources and accomplished mentors to young attorneys in order to help us realize success in the business of law and assume leadership roles in the communities we serve.”

Mason earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 2003, and his A.B., with honors, from Washington University in 2000. He primarily represents the interests of financial services clients in every stage of litigation, from out-of-court workouts, to motion and trial practice in court, to advocacy before appellate courts. In addition, Mason handles bankruptcy proceedings, hearings for injunctive relief, and a wide variety of other litigation actions and workout matters.

“Ryan epitomizes what Polsinelli Shughart looks for in a young attorney,” said St. Louis Managing Director Randy Gerber. “He is hard working, personable and has a great working relationship with our clients. We’re pleased to have him represent our firm as an example of an outstanding young attorney.”

Mason is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Illinois Bar Association. In addition to his legal career, Mason is involved in making his hometown a better place to work and live through his efforts with The Mission Continues, an organization committed to providing service fellowships to wounded and disabled American military veterans, as well as through the annual party he organizes and hosts to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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

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