Awards & Recognition
May 26, 2017
Polsinelli Recognized with Top Rankings from Chambers USA

Fifty-five Attorneys and Nine Practices Earn Industry Recognition

Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, released its 2017 rankings for lawyers and practices. Polsinelli earned high placements in state, practice and attorney rankings, with nine practices and 55 attorneys receiving recognition.

rankings are based on several factors, including information obtained from client interviews, submissions put forward by law firms, as well as Chambers’ own database resources. Individual attorneys are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client-service in their respective practice areas. Law firm practices are ranked on quality of their attorneys, strength/depth, effectiveness and capability of the department.

“These rankings reflect our focus and dedication toward providing superior client service,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “We are proud to have such a large group of our attorneys and practice groups earn this recognition, and we appreciate our many clients who provided valuable feedback to Chambers. We strive to build partnerships with our clients by better understanding the challenges they face, and we will continue to maintain this focus on our clients’ priorities.”

For the third consecutive year, Chambers ranked Polsinelli’s Health Care practice at the national level. The firm’s Real Estate Practice was also recognized nationally by Chambers for the first time this year.

Polsinelli has risen more than 50 spots over the past five years in the Am Law 100 annual law firm ranking. For the second year in a row, Polsinelli was ranked among the top five percent of 650 law firms for providing outstanding client service to clients with revenues over $1 billion, according to BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 annual benchmark market study in client service known as the BTI Client Service A-Team.

Polsinelli Practice Area Rankings & Recognitions

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware
Corporate/M&A – Arizona
Corporate/M&A – Kansas City & Surrounds
Corporate/M&A – St. Louis & Surrounds
Corporate M&A – Colorado
Healthcare – North Carolina
Healthcare – Illinois
Healthcare – Georgia
Healthcare – Nationwide
Intellectual Property – Colorado
Intellectual Property – Missouri
Labor & Employment – Georgia
Labor & Employment – Kansas City & Surrounds
Labor & Employment – St. Louis & Surrounds
Litigation: General Commercial – Colorado
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia
Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Arizona
Real Estate – Colorado
Real Estate – Kansas
Real Estate – Kansas City & Surrounds
Real Estate – Nationwide
Real Estate: Construction – Colorado

Polsinelli Individual Rankings & Recognitions


Stuart M. Pape in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation


Phillip P. Guttilla
in Corporate/M&A
Melissa S. Ho in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Anne L. Kleindienst in Healthcare
Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Roy Bash in Real Estate: Construction
Stacy A. Carpenter in Litigation: General Commercial
Amy K. Hansen in Real Estate
Darren R. Hensley in Corporate/M&A
Timothy Worrall in Intellectual Property


Christopher A. Ward
in Bankruptcy/Restructuring


William B. Hill, Jr. in Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial
Nancy E. Rafuse in Labor & Employment
Sidney Welch in Healthcare


Scott M. Gilbert in Labor & Employment
Eric G. Greenfield in Real Estate
Michael D. Rosenthal in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Jerry L. Switzer, Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring


John P. Healy in Real Estate
Curtis J. Petersen in Real Estate
John D. Petersen in Real Estate
Lawrence A. Swain in Corporate/M&A

Kansas City & Surrounds

Carol C. Barnett in Labor & Employment
R. Dan Boulware in Litigation: General Commercial
Irwin E. Blond in Real Estate
Denise K. Drake in Labor & Employment
Dan Flanigan in Real Estate
Karen R. Glickstein in Labor & Employment
Lisa M. Haines in Real Estate
Robert A. Henderson in Litigation: General Commercial
Russell S. Jones, Jr. in Litigation: General Commercial
W. Terrence Kilroy in Labor & Employment
Thomas G. Kokoruda in Litigation: General Commercial
William W. Mahood III in Corporate/M&A
Korb W. Maxwell in Real Estate
Eric E. Packel in Labor & Employment
William S. Robbins, Jr. in Labor & Employment
Frank J. Ross, Jr. in Corporate/M&A
Lonnie J. Shalton in Real Estate
F. Chase Simmons in Real Estate
Kevin R. Sweeney in Corporate/M&A
W. Russell Welsh in Litigation: General Commercial


Keith J. Grady in Intellectual Property
Patrick C. Woolley in Intellectual Property

North Carolina

Barry D. Alexander in Healthcare
Sean A. Timmons in Healthcare

St. Louis & Surrounds

Ruben K. Chuquimia in Corporate/M&A
Christopher E. Erker in Environment
Andrew T. Hoyne in Corporate/M&A
Bradley G. Kafka in Labor & Employment
John P. McNearney in Real Estate
Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A


Lon R. Williams, Jr. in Labor & Employment