August 8, 2020

Volume X, Number 221

Polsinelli PC

2019 Thought Leadership Award 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.

In 1972 Jim Polsinelli and colleagues formed the firm to serve business and real estate clients in a small office in the historic Country Club Plaza District in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm has continued to see impressive growth over its 40+ year history with expanding practice areas and office additions, most recently in Seattle. The addition of these offices is part of our strategic plan to better serve the increasing needs of our clients.

We strive to align our services with our clients' business goals. Doing so has allowed us to attract experienced attorneys across the country seeking a platform best suited to their clients' priorities. With our firm’s concentration of presence in lower-overhead markets, we are able to offer more comprehensive services than local or regional firms and more competitive overall cost than national firms concentrated in higher cost markets.

Contributing authors from Polsinelli PC:

Todd A. Burgess Shareholder  Phoenix
Drawing on two decades of experience, Todd Burgess guides clients through all aspects of business and financial restructuring matters, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial disputes....
Cary Burke, Polsinelli PC, Atlanta, Workplace Regulation Lawyer, Employment Compliance Attorney
Cary Burke takes pride in bringing an assertive and strategic brand of representation to clients as a member of Polsinelli's employment litigation team. He partners with employers to...
Jeremy Burnette, health care litigator, healthcare lawyer, Polsinelli law firm
Jeremy Burnette is an experienced health care litigator with an acute understanding of the complex regulatory framework within which providers operate. Clients value his ability to navigate...
R. Ross Burris III, Polsinelli PC, Health care Compliance, Attorney, Medical Billing Audits Lawyer
Ross Burris benefits clients by applying a strong business acumen to understanding the goals and challenges clients face, and by leveraging a commanding ability to counsel on intricate...


James Stipek knows how to build something from the ground up. As an electrical engineer himself, James takes great pride in serving his clients as they take their innovations to the next...
Kelly Stohs, Polsinelli Law Firm, Overland Park, Real Estate and Litigation Attorney
Kelly Stohs is a business litigator who has focused the last decade of her practice on real estate litigation. Kelly is Co-Chair of Polsinelli's national Real Estate Litigation practice...
Michael Strand, Polsinelli Law Firm, Real Estate Development Attorney
As a real estate development and finance attorney, clients rely on Michael Strand to identify business-focused legal options to address their sophisticated needs. Mike works closely with...
Suni Sukduang, Polsinelli Law Firm, Houston, Intellectual Property and Litigation Attorney
Suni Sukduang, Chair of the Post Grant Practice Group, uses his legal and technical knowledge to advise some of the world’s most innovative companies on ways to leverage and protect their...
James Sullivan regularly defends clients against claims that could hugely impact their businesses. He focuses his practice on the defense and trial of a wide variety of employment claims,...
James J. Swartz Jr., Polsinelli PC, Employment Regulation Lawyer, Collective Action Lawsuits,
Jim Swartz partners with employers to address employment-related problems ranging from the day-to-day questions faced by employers in an increasingly regulated workplace, to high-stakes...
William Sweeney Employment Attorney Polsinelli
William Sweeney provides clients with practical solutions to solving complex employee benefit issues.Whether he is assisting clients with the design of new benefit plans or working through...
Sylvia Kornegay, Legislative Affairs,  Polsinelli Law Firm, Washington DC
Legislative Director
Having spent time on Capitol Hill, Sylvia joined Polsinelli with an extensive legislative background in financial services, agriculture, energy, and budget and appropriations issues. She...