Awards & Recognition
August 1, 2017
One of only four in Georgia named to prestigious list

Polsinelli Shareholder Nancy E. Rafuse is one of the top 250 women litigators in the United States, Benchmark Litigation announced today. In addition to serving as a lead trial attorney for more than 25 years, Rafuse chairs Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment practice and manages the firm’s Atlanta office.

Rafuse is one of only four litigators in Georgia to make the list, and she has earned a spot every year since 2013. Benchmark Litigation is a national law publication that strives to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the U.S. and Canada litigation markets. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients.

“Nancy has cemented her place among the nation’s elite litigators by leading some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history,” said Polsinelli’s Litigation Department Chair Russ Jones. “She’s worthy of the hard-won respect of her peers and clients across the country.”

Rafuse has worked with some of the nation’s top companies serving as lead trial counsel in all areas of employment litigation. She’s defended on class actions in cases filed under the anti-discrimination statutes, such as Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, among others.

Earlier this year, Benchmark Litigation recognized Rafuse as Local Litigation Star, another honor she’s held since 2013. This is in addition to her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2007-2017; Civil Rights Law, 2007-2017; and Employment Law - Management, 2017.

For more information, contact Carrie Trent at