August 20, 2020

A total of 186 attorneys ranked on Best Lawyers list for 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli congratulates 12 of its attorneys who were named “Lawyers of the Year” on The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 list, and an additional 174 attorneys who are ranked as Best Lawyers for 2021.

Only one lawyer in each practice area of the Best Lawyers communities is selected for the prestigious honor as “Lawyer of the Year.” Polsinelli attorneys from a wide variety of industries and practice areas received recognition; five of this year’s 12 honorees are previous “Lawyers of the Year” selections. 

Notably, Shareholder and New York City Office Managing Partner Dan Flanigan was recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” for the eighth time in his career, while Shareholder Robert Henderson earned the designation for the fourth-consecutive year and fourth total time in his career. Both lawyers have earned spots on the Best Lawyers list for 16 years each. 

Polsinelli’s 186 attorneys ranked as Best Lawyers for 2021 is an increase from the 173 attorneys ranked as Best Lawyers for 2020.

Additionally, 36 Polsinelli attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch for their work in their respective practice areas. The Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch award recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. The recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years. 

“I am proud of our 12 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for the excellent work they produced this past year on behalf of their clients, proving their worth for this prestigious recognition. Many of these attorneys are repeat winners, and I congratulate those attorneys for achieving these incredible milestones,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Chase Simmons. “We applaud our 186 attorneys who earned a place on the distinguished Best Lawyers list, and also our 36 attorneys who secured a spot on the new ‘Ones to Watch’ list. We have so much to be proud of this year.” 

Polsinelli’s 12 attorneys selected as Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” for 2021, with their specialties, include:

  • Adam W. Randle, St. Louis: Trusts and Estates
  • Douglas K. Anning, Kansas City: Health Care Law
  • P. John Brady, Kansas City: Litigation – Antitrust
  • Stephen D. Fisher, Seattle: Technology Law
  • Dan Flanigan, Kansas City: Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Linas J. Grikis, Chicago: Health Care Law
  • Robert D. Grossman, Kansas City: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Robert A. Henderson, Kansas City: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Frank Koranda, Kansas City: Corporate Law
  • Maribeth S. McMahon, Kansas City: Real Estate Law
  • John D. Petersen, Kansas City: Municipal Law
  • Paul J. Roshka, Jr., Phoenix: Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.