Awards & Recognition
May 16, 2017
Polsinelli Department Chair Frank Ross Honored with Prestigious Award from Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Ross named Baron of the Boardroom by Kansas City legal association

Polsinelli is proud to announce that the firm’s Business Department Chair, Frank J. Ross, Jr., has been selected to receive the 2017 Baron of the Boardroom Award for his years of excellence in corporate law. The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) presents the award annually to one or more attorneys who have a distinguished career representing clients in corporate/business matters.    
“Frank is one of Polsinelli’s most esteemed corporate attorneys, in addition to the very significant role he has played in our firm’s growth over the past two decades,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “His genuine passion for client service and commitment to each client’s success has built enduring relationships over the course of his distinguished career. Frank is very deserving of this “Baron of the Boardroom” award, as he is a symbol of all that it stands for.” 

Established in 2005, the Baron of the Boardroom Award recognizes KCMBA members whose business and corporate accomplishments and professional demeanor have resulted in consistent recognition by their peers as exemplary. 

Ross will be recognized Thursday, May 18, at an awards dinner in Branson, Mo., as part of the annual KCMBA Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference, which runs May 17-19. Ross follows Polsinelli’s Founder James Polsinelli, who also received the award in 2006. 
As Chair of Polsinelli’s Business Department, Ross has led the growth of the Department from 30 attorneys in 1998, to more than 375 professionals in 2016, all serving distinguished business clients across the nation. Among his recent successes, The American Lawyer recently featured the firm in part for its ability to grow a national health care practice in a down economy, which has been facilitated by Ross’ strategic vision for the practice.

Ross’s service to clients is varied based on the particular needs of a business, but he regularly partners with clients in a capacity similar to that of in-house general counsel or a business’ transactional leader. In these strategic roles, he advises clients on the difficult issues and challenging opportunities confronting them daily.

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