Polsinelli Announces Election of 23 New Shareholders Nationwide

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced the election of 23 attorneys to shareholder, based on their superior work and client service delivery. The new shareholders span across 10 offices and more than a dozen service areas. John Barwell and Craig Waugh of the firm’s Phoenix office are among the new shareholders.

“It takes time, dedication and hard work to become a shareholder at our firm, and I’m proud to recognize this deserving group of attorneys,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “With their attention to client service and proven accomplishments, our firm will continue to create value and help our clients achieve their business goals.”

John Barwell works closely with corporations and manufacturers defending products liability claims and personal injury lawsuits. He helps resolve business disputes, including contract disputes and claims of breach of fiduciary duty, embezzlement, fraud and misrepresentation. John earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Craig Waugh is a commercial and securities litigator who assists clients in state and federal court actions, arbitrations, and enforcement actions by the SEC, FINRA, and Arizona Securities Division. Craig earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

News of the 23 new shareholders comes during a busy time for the firm, as it recently announced significant internal restructuring changes. Earlier this month, Polsinelli announced the creation of two new departments, Health Care and Labor & Employment, and also named longtime Shareholder Kraig Kohring the firm’s new Chair of the Real Estate & Financial Services Department, which has more than 170 attorneys.

Earlier this year, Polsinelli created an Intellectual Property Department to accommodate growing client needs. The firm has doubled its number of departments – six – in 2017. Additionally, Real Estate Practice Group and Real Estate Equity Group Chair Chase Simmons was elected as Polsinelli’s Vice Chair and Chair-Elect in June, and will become the firm’s third Chairman on Jan. 1, 2019.

Polsinelli congratulates the following promoted shareholders:

Atlanta

• Stan Hill – Labor & Employment. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Chicago

• Roberto A. Dall’Asta – Real Estate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.
• Mark T. Deming – Hatch Waxman Litigation. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois School of Law.

Chattanooga

• Dustin J. Manning – Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.

Dallas

• Jonathan S. Blum – Nonprofit Organizations. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law-Austin.
• Andrew M. Johnson – Products Liability and Toxic Tort. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.
• Daniel D. McGuire – Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Denver

• Peter K. Booth – Real Estate. He earned his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.
• Rhiannon I. D’Agostin – Biotech & Life Science Patent Prosecution. She earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
• Michael R. Dolan – Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Kansas City

• Vedrana Balta – Corporate and Transactional. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.
• Zachary R. Dyer – Insurance Business and Regulatory Law. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.
• Luke A. Hagedorn – Energy. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
• Robert C. Johnson – Real Estate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Nashville

• Robert Dempsey – Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Phoenix

• John F. Barwell – Products Liability and Toxic Tort. He earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
• Craig M. Waugh – Commercial Litigation. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

St. Louis

• Kristin M. Croce – Capital Markets / Commercial Lending. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Saint Louis University School of Law.
• Marissa L. Curran – Environmental. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
• Karen Z. Morris – Intellectual Property Litigation. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.
• Andrew C. Speciale – Corporate and Transactional. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Washington, D.C.

• Herbert F. Allen – Antitrust. He earned his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.
• Cybil G. Roehrenbeck – Public Policy. She earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation3. 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, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. www.polsinelli.com  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

12018 BTI Client Service A-Team Report
22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings
32017 BTI Brand Elite