October 13, 2010

Another award? We’ll take it. Polsinelli Shughart PC is excited to announce that 82 of our attorneys are selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® 2010 list for Missouri and Kansas. Attorneys from all the major offices of Polsinelli Shughart in Missouri and Kansas are represented among the honorees. Only five percent of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas receive this honor. In addition, Chairman Emeritus R. Lawrence Ward was selected in the Super Lawyers list of “Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri.”

Attorneys Roy Bash, Robert A. Henderson, Thomas G. Kokoruda and R. Lawrence Ward are in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri.”

Attorney Robert J. Selsor is listed in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Attorneys in St. Louis.”

Attorneys Jennifer Gille Bacon, Mary Beth Blake, Cathy J. Dean, Karen R. Glickstein, Lisa M. Haines, Janice E. Hetland, Lisa D. McLaughlin, Patricia A. Sexton and Lisa A. Weixelman are included in the Super Lawyers list of the “Top 50 Women in Missouri and Kansas.”

Super Lawyers are selected by fellow attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves and in-firm votes are only counted if they are matched by an out-of-firm nomination.

The Rising Star category is for attorneys under 40 who have ten or fewer years of practice. 15 Polsinelli Shughart attorneys, from all our major offices, were selected for inclusion in the list of Rising Stars.

The following attorneys are listed in Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas for 2010.

Kansas City

Brett D. Anders, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Douglas K. Anning, Health Care
Jennifer Gille Bacon, Business Litigation
Roy Bash, Construction Litigation
Jacob W. Bayer, Jr., Business/Corporate
Gregory M. Bentz, Business Litigation
James E. Bird, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Mary Beth Blake, Health Care
John P. Brady, Business Litigation
Cathy Dean, Business Litigation
Dennis J. Dobbels, Business Litigation
Daniel J. Flanigan, Banking
Edward E. Frizell, Mergers & Acquisitions
Karen R. Glickstein, Employment & Labor
Lisa M. Haines, Real Estate
Matthew R. Hale, Construction Litigation
Robert A. Henderson, Civil Litigation Defense
Edgar G. James, Construction Litigation
Russell S. Jones, Jr., Intellectual Property Litigation
John M. Kilroy, Jr., Business Litigation
W. Terrence Kilroy, Employment & Labor
Thomas G. Kokoruda, Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice
Maribeth S. McMahon, Banking
Daniel T. Murphy, Real Estate
Mark A. Olthoff, Business Litigation
Dennis D. Palmer, Business Litigation
James A. Polsinelli, Mergers & Acquisitions
William B. Prugh, Tax
William E. Quirk, Appellate
Jeffrey B. Rosen, Construction Litigation
Frank J. Ross, Jr., Business/Corporate
William J. Sanders, Tax
Lonnie J. Shalton, Real Estate
Patricia A. Sexton, Professional Liability: Defense
Paul Sinclair, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
J. Harlan Stamper, Tax
James C. Sullivan, Employment Litigation: Defense
Kevin R. Sweeney, Securities & Corporate Finance
R. Lawrence Ward, Business Litigation
Russell W. Welsh, Business Litigation

Overland Park

Greg L. Musil, Business Litigation
John D. Petersen, Land Use/Zoning
Anthony F. Rupp, Business Litigation
Steven D. Ruse, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
John S. Schmidt, Estate Planning & Probate
Larry Winn, III, Land Use/Zoning
Stanley N. Woodworth, Real Estate


Phillip R. Garrison, General Litigation
John C. Holstein, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thomas J. O’Neal, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

St. Joseph

Dan R. Boulware, Business Litigation
Mark R. Woodbury, Business/Corporate

St. Louis

Scot W. Boulton, Estate Planning & Probate
T. Jack Challis, Estate Planning & Probate
Jeffrey E. Fine, Intellectual Property
Kenneth E. Hand, Estate Planning & Probate
Janice E. Hetland, Business/Corporate
Andrew T. Hoyne, Business/Corporate
Lisa D. McLaughlin, Estate Planning & Probate
Joseph T. Porter, Jr., Banking
Robert J. Selsor, Estate & Trust Litigation
Helmut Starr, General Litigation
Kenneth H. Suelthaus, Business/Corporate
Eric M. Trelz, Employment & Labor
Alan C. Witte, Business/Corporate
Stuart H. Zimbalist, Real Estate

2010 Rising Stars

Kansas City

Heath M. Anderson, Construction Litigation
Marla R. Bell, Real Estate
Andrew M. Bond, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
D. Al Boulware, Corporate Governance & Compliance
Geoffrey D. Fasel, Business/Corporate
James M. Humphrey, Business Litigation
William E. Quick, Securities & Corporate Finance
Jennifer M. Schwartz, Real Estate
Christopher P. Sobba, Construction Litigation
Lauren E. Tucker McCubbin, Insurance Coverage
Judy Yi, Employment & Labor


Michael D. Textor, Construction Litigation

St. Louis

Luke J. Mangan, Class Action/Mass Torts

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About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers ( is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.
Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazine, featuring articles about attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list, is distributed to all attorneys in the state or region, the lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 companies and the ABA-approved law school libraries.
Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. Law & Politics has been publishing legal magazines since 1990 and Super Lawyers since 1991.