Awards & Recognition
May 23, 2014

Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2014 rankings for lawyers and practice groups. Polsinelli received high rankings for 55 attorneys and 12 practice areas in ten states. Chambers rankings are based on submissions put forward by law firms, interviews during the course of research and Chambers’ own database resources. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

"Thank you to our clients who provided Chambers with valuable insight into our strategic partnerships," said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. "It’s a strong reflection of our dedication to understanding the challenges our clients face as general counsel and business leaders. We are proud to have this acknowledgement of so many of our lawyers across the country."

New in 2014

Recently, the firm moved up to the Am Law 100 ranking #93. The American Lawyer magazine ranked Polsinelli as the fastest growing law firm in the country during a six-year period. Early this year, the firm added an Atlanta office to increase the firm’s labor and employment capabilities, bringing a Georgia – Labor & Employment ranking in band 2.  New Chambers practice area rankings for the firm also included Delaware – Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Colorado – Real Estate: Construction.

Polsinelli Rankings

  • Ranked 1 in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
  • Ranked 1 in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 in Real Estate (Kansas) – Kansas
  • Ranked 1 in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 in Corporate/M&A (Kansas) – Kansas
  • Ranked 2 in Intellectual Property - Missouri
  • Ranked 2 in Labor & Employment – Georgia
  • Ranked 2 in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas) – Kansas
  • Ranked 2 in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 in Real Estate: Construction – Colorado
  • Ranked 3 in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
  • Ranked 3 in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 in Healthcare (Illinois) – Illinois
  • Ranked 3 in Corporate M&A (Arizona) – Arizona
  • Recognized Practioner Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
  • Recognized Practioner Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Illinois

Individual Rankings

  • Ranked * for R. Lawrence Ward in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 for Daniel J. Flanigan in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 for Keith J. Grady in Intellectual Property (Missouri) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 for W. Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 for Greg L. Musil in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas) – Kansas
  • Ranked 1 for Lucas J. Narducci in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
  • Ranked 1 for Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Arizona
  • Ranked 1 for John D. Petersen in Real Estate (Kansas) – Kansas
  • Ranked 1 for Nancy E. Rafuse in Labor & Employment – Georgia
  • Ranked 1 for Lonnie J. Shalton in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 1 for Lawrence A. Swain in Corporate/M&A – Kansas
  • Ranked 1 for Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property (Missouri) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for Roy Bash in Real Estate – Colorado
  • Ranked 2 for Irwin E. Blond in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for Eugene R. Commander in Real Estate – Colorado
  • Ranked 2 for Janice E. Hetland in Real Estate (St Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for William B. Hill, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
  • Ranked 2 for Russell S. Jones Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for William W. Mahood, III in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for Jane K. McCahill in Healthcare (Illinois) – Illinois
  • Ranked 2 for Frank J. Ross, Jr. in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for F. Chase Simmons in (Missouri – KC Real Estate) - Missouri
  • Ranked 2 for Kevin R. Sweeney in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Carol C. Barnett for Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • Ranked 3 for Dan R. Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Ruben K Chuquimia in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Barton D. Day in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
  • Ranked 3 for Christopher E Erker in Environment (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Edward E. “Trip” Frizell in Corporate/M&A and Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Karen R. Glickstein in Labor & Employment – (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Lisa M. Haines in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Robert A. Henderson in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Darren R. Hensley in Corporate/M&A – Colorado
  • Ranked 3 for William B. Hill, Jr. in Labor & Employment – Georgia
  • Ranked 3 for Andrew T. Hoyne in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Mitchell J. Klein in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
  • Ranked 3 for Thomas G. Kokoruda in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Dawn M. Lurie in Immigration – District of Columbia.
  • Ranked 3 for Maribeth S. McMahon in Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for James A. Polsinelli in Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Joseph T. Porter Jr. in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Michael D. Rosenthal in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Illinois) – Illinois
  • Ranked 3 for Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware) – Delaware
  • Ranked 3 for W. Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 3 for William S. Robbins, Jr. in Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Missouri
  • Ranked 4 for Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A – Arizona
  • Ranked 4 for Thomas K. Irvine in Real Estate (Arizona) – Arizona
  • Ranked 4 for Brian K. Moll in Corporate/M&A (Arizona) – Arizona
  • Ranked 4 for Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – California
  • Ranked 4 for Jerry L. Switzer, Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Illinois
  • Recognized Practioner for Robert Goldstein in Corporate/M&A - Colorado
  • Ranked W for Matthew S. Knoop in Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
  • Ranked U for Margaret B. LaBianca in Environment (including water rights) – Arizona
  • Ranked U for Melissa Ho in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Arizona
  • Ranked U for Jared Minkoff in Real Estate (St. Louis & Surrounds) - Missouri
  • Ranked U for Curtis J. Petersen in Real Estate (Kansas) – Kansas

Key
S - Senior Statesman
* - Star (above rank 1)
U - Up and Coming
W - Associates to Watch

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 720 attorneys in 18 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

*Law360, March 2014