News Releases
November 2, 2015
Polsinelli has elected 24 attorneys to shareholder based on their excellent client service and diligent work in more than a dozen service areas including health care, financial services, real estate, and litigation.

“We’re proud to recognize our new shareholders for their dedication to serving our clients,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “Their achievements display that together, our firm will continue to create value and help our clients achieve their business objectives. It’s been a productive year and we thank our clients for helping us grow and allowing us to serve them nationwide.”

Seven attorneys at the firm’s headquarters office in Kansas City were appointed to shareholder, while Denver and Phoenix each add three attorneys earning recognition. Polsinelli’s Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis and Wilmington offices each promoted two new shareholders, while a new shareholder was elected in each of the firm’s Dallas, New York and Overland Park, Kan., offices.

Polsinelli’s growth continued in 2015 with the addition of two new offices in Raleigh and Nashville. In January, a study by BTI ranked Polsinelli in the top five percent of national law firms for superior client service. The firm climbed to a No. 86 ranking in the American Lawyer’s top 100 law firms before being named the largest health care practice in the nation by Modern Healthcare in June.

The 24 new shareholders represent 10 cities and 10 different practice areas. Polsinelli congratulates the following promoted shareholders:

Atlanta
  • Teeka K. Harrison – Labor & Employment. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Florida State University College of Law.
  • Matthew S. Knoop – Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law.
Chicago
  • Lisa S. Katz – Health Care.  She earned her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.
  • John F. Young – Real Estate. He earned his J.D., cum laude; Order of the Coif, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Dallas
  • Andrew D. Kinworthy – Corporate & Transactional. He earned his J.D. from Washington University-St. Louis School of Law.
Denver
  • David M. Allred – Corporate & Transactional and Securities & Corporate Finance. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
  • Alexander B. Barton – Real Estate. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
  • Derek D. Donahoe – Intellectual Property. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, top 10 percent of the graduating class.
Kansas City
  • Christopher S. Abrams – Tax. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas, Recipient of KU School of Law Tax Certificate.
  • Paul D. Boppart – Real Estate. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas.
  • Hannah R. DeLuca – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina.
  • Daniel S. Dooley – Loan Enforcement and Financial Services. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University.
  • Adam R. Troutwine – Environmental. He earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa.
  • John M. Tyner – Commercial Litigation and Financial & Fiduciary Litigation. He earned his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa.
  • Jessica M.J. Zaiger – Capital Markets/Commercial Lending and Financial Services. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota; Order of the Coif.
New York
  • Brooks S. Clark – Real Estate Finance. He earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Overland Park
  • Genniveve D. Ramsey – Real Estate. She earned her J.D. from the Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Phoenix
  • Jamie D. Cole – Corporate & Transactional. She earned her J.D. from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
  • Evan M. Gilbert – Corporate & Transactional and Securities & Corporate Finance. He earned his J.D. from the Minnesota Law School.
  • Nathan J. Kunz – Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
St. Louis
  • Matthew S. Layfield – Loan Enforcement and Financial Services. He earned his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law.
  • Andrew J. Voss – Health Care Services. He earned his J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law.
Wilmington, De.
  • Christopher M. Coggins – Financial & Fiduciary and Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. He earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center
  • Justin K. Edelson – Bankruptcy & Restructuring and Financial Services. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.