News Releases
December 8, 2014
Polsinelli welcomes 24 new attorneys to the firm as associates. The additions are part of the firm’s ongoing national growth and commitment to the development of new attorneys. The associates will practice in the firm’s core areas including health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation.

“The firm recently announced our 2015 shareholders and now we are pleased to be adding to the next generation of Polsinelli attorneys,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “We welcome this diverse group of young attorneys who help strengthen our business-focused firm while starting or advancing their legal careers.”

The expansion of new associates occurs during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli and a memorable 2014 year, including the establishment of Polsinelli’s Atlanta and San Francisco offices and recent announcements of forthcoming moves to larger offices in downtown Denver and Dallas. Polsinelli also promoted 21 attorneys to shareholders in six offices across the country. The American Lawyer has ranked the firm the fastest growing law firm in America six years in a row.

Chicago

  • Dayna C. LaPlante - Health Care. She earned her J.D., cum laude, and Health Law Certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2014.
  • Anne E. Prenner Schmidt - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. She earned her law degree and her LL.M in Employee Benefits from The John Marshall Law School in 2012 and 2013.
  • Sohil Shah - Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 2014.
  • Katherine A. Woodward - Real Estate Development & Finance. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Notre Dame Law School in 2014.
Dallas
  • Reid T. Johnson -  Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2014. Induction into Order of the Coif.
  • Tyler Hokanson -  Real Estate finance. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2014.
Denver
  • Ragini A. Acharya - Health Care. She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014.
  • Margaret M. Arcaro - Intellectual Property. She earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2011.
  • Rhiannon D'Agostin - Intellectual Property. She earned her J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 2008.
  • Michael A. Kolesar - Real Estate Transactions. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2014.
Kansas City
  • Jay E. Berryman - Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2014.
  • Meredith A. Hoberock - Loan Enforcement. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2012.
  • Brisa I. Izaguirre - Commercial Litigation. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2014.
  • M. Kevin Lee - Real Estate Development & Finance. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2014.
  • Mishelle S. Martinez - Construction/Energy/Real Estate Litigation. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2014
  • Nacente S. Seabury - Environmental and Natural Resources. She earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2014.
  • Ajay Sharma - Intellectual Property/Technology Ventures/Startup Services. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2011.
  • Daniel A. Stuart - Loan Enforcement. He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2012.
New York
  • Elizabeth Blakely Paquet - Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2012.
Phoenix
  • Monica R. Thompson - Insurance Recovery. She earned her law degree from Arizona State University-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2014
St. Louis
  • Anna E. Bonacorsi - Health Care. She earned her LL.M. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2014, where she specialized in Health Care Law and was a member of the Dean’s List. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2009.
  • Todd A. Davidovits - Intellectual Property Litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law in 2014.
  • Kevin M. Hogan - Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2014.
  • Kelly J. Muensterman - Labor & Employment Litigation. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2014.