News Releases
November 25, 2013

Polsinelli welcomes 23 new associate 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 health care, real estate, corporate and transactional, science and technology, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation.

“The firm recently announced our 33 new 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 firm while starting or advancing their legal careers, and provide clients with practical legal guidance for better business decisions.”

The expansion of new associates occurs during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli and a memorable 2013 year. The firm added 104 attorneys nationwide this year to help meet client needs. Most recently, Polsinelli celebrated the grand opening of its new 10-story headquarters, Plaza Vista, located in one of Kansas City’s most important areas near the historic Country Club Plaza. Plaza Vista was built to accommodate the growing firm, which also opened a new office in Chattanooga this year. The American Lawyer ranked Polsinelli the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period.

Polsinelli has more than 680 attorneys nationwide working in 17 cities. Attorneys from offices in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Overland Park, Phoenix, St. Joseph and St. Louis join the firm as associates.

Chicago

• Leigh C. Bonsall, Science and Technology. She earned her J.D. and Advocacy Certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2010.
• Kathleen D. Kenney, Health Care. She earned her J.D. and Certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010.
• Khurram Naik, Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation. He earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in 2013.
• Haley A. Smith, Labor and Employment/ERISA. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University News Orleans College of Law in 2013 and earned an International Law Certificate.
• Colleen S. Walter, Commercial Litigation. She earned her law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2013.

Denver

• Elizabeth L. Phillips, Labor and Employment. She earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2013.
• Ryan B. Thurber, Health Care. He earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 2013.

Kansas City and Overland Park

• Benjamin S. Allison, Insurance Recovery. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013.
• Adrian LeCesne, Energy and Utilities. He earned his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2013.
• Alexia L. Norris, Real Estate Transactions. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2006.
• Genniveve D. Ramsey, Real Estate Transactions. She earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2004.
• Katharine K. Sangha, Labor and Employment. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013.
• William J. Shull, Health Care Litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013.
• Melvin J. Sims, Science and Technology. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2013.
• Cory C. VanDyke, Corporate and Transactional. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2012.
• Tyler L. Weigel, Corporate Finance and Securities. He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, with honors, in 2013.
• Phillip Zeeck, Commercial Litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2012.

Phoenix

• Stuart D. Kottle, Environmental Litigation. He earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2013.
• Nicholas A. Verderame, Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, with honors, in 2013.

St. Joseph

• Joshua Emberton, Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 2013.

St. Louis

• Lilian H. Davis, Labor and Employment. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010.
• Britton St. Onge, Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, with honors, in 2009.
• Zachary D. Wood, Real Estate Development. He earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, with honors, in 2013.

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

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