Awards & Recognition
June 20, 2014

Nancy E. Rafuse, a Polsinelli shareholder and managing partner of the national firm’s Atlanta office, has been selected by Benchmark Litigation for inclusion in the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation. She is one of five women attorneys from the state of Georgia recognized for the national honor.

The Top 250 Women in Litigation is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of leading female trial attorneys in the United States, and is determined through targeted research and peer review process.

Rafuse is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on employment law and litigation issues in today’s business environment. Prior to joining Polsinelli in January, she was the managing partner of Rafuse Hill & Hodges based in Atlanta.

“We congratulate Nancy on this tremendous honor,” Litigation Department Chair Thomas G. Kokoruda said. “Polsinelli is proud to have one of our attorneys recognized as one of the nation’s most outstanding female litigators.”

With the honor, Rafuse will be featured in the 3rd edition of the Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation published in June, which aims to celebrate the contributions made by the attorneys, as well as the main Benchmark Litigation book published in September. This recognition is added to a lengthy list of distinctions for Rafuse, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Georgia Trend magazine’s “Georgia’s Legal Elite,” inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia’s Top 100 Lawyers, to name a few.

In January, Polsinelli launched its Atlanta office by ushering in a group of highly experienced and well-known attorneys from Rafuse Hill & Hodges. The group of 11 included five shareholders and six associates who serve local and national clients in labor and employment and litigation matters.

Polsinelli is now in 18 cities nationwide with more than 720 attorneys. The American Lawyer has ranked the firm as the fastest-growing law firm in America for the past six years, and it was recently propelled into the Am Law 100 at No. 93. Last month, Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession, recognized 55 attorneys and 12 practice areas at Polsinelli in its 2014 rankings.

Rafuse should be considered an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Social media in the workplace
• Class action lawsuits
• Employment litigation

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780,

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real 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 assisting General Counsel and CEOs in achieving their objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 720 attorneys in 18 offices. Profiled by The American Lawyer and ranked as the fastest growing U.S. law firm over a six-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 Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*Law360, March 2014
** The American Lawyer 2013 and 2014 reports