News Releases
May 27, 2016
Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, released its 2016 rankings for lawyers and practices. Polsinelli earned high placements in state, practice and attorney rankings, with 10 practices and 57 attorneys receiving recognition.

Chambers 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.

“We are proud to have so many of our attorneys and practice groups earn this recognition, and we greatly appreciate our many clients who provided valuable feedback to Chambers,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. "We strive to build partnerships with our clients by better understanding the challenges they face. This ranking is a reflection of our focus and dedication to providing superior client service.”

For the second year in a row, Chambers ranked Polsinelli’s Health Care Practice at the national level. The firm’s National Health Care Practice was ranked No. 1 by Modern Healthcare last year. For the first time, Polsinelli’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice was ranked at the national level by Chambers.

Polsinelli has risen more than 50 spots over the past five years in the Am Law 100 annual law firm ranking. Recently, the firm was ranked among the 100 best U.S. law firms for women for the second year in a row by Law360. 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 annual benchmark market study in client service known as the BTI Client Service A-Team.

Polsinelli has more than 800 attorneys across 19 offices nationwide, and focuses on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate and business litigation services.


Polsinelli Practice Area Rankings
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware 
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Illinois
  • Corporate/M&A – Arizona 
  • Corporate/M&A – Kansas City & Surrounds 
  • Corporate/M&A – St. Louis & Surrounds 
  • Corporate M&A - Colorado
  • Healthcare – Illinois 
  • 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 
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts - Nationwide
  • Real Estate: Construction – Colorado 
  • Real Estate – Kansas 
  • Real Estate – Kansas City & Surrounds 


Polsinelli Individual Attorney Rankings

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

Arizona
  • 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 

California
  • Randye B. Soref in Bankruptcy/Restructuring 

Colorado
  • Stacy A. Carpenter in Litigation
  • Darren R. Hensley in Corporate/M&A 
  • Roy Bash in Real Estate: Construction 
  • Timothy Worrall in Intellectual Property

Delaware
  • Christopher A. Ward in Bankruptcy/Restructuring 

District of Columbia
  • Dawn M. Lurie in Immigration

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

Illinois
  • Scott Gilbert in Labor & Employment 
  • Michael D. Rosenthal in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity 
  • Jerry L. Switzer, Jr. in Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Kansas
  • John 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 
  • Edward E. Frizell in Corporate/M&A 
  • 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 

Missouri
  • 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 
  • Paul Klug in Corporate/M&A
  • John McNearney in Real Estate 
  • Kenneth H. Suelthaus in Corporate/M&A

Texas
  • Lon R. Williams, Jr. in Labor & Employment