Polsinelli Recognized with Top Rankings from Chambers USA

Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, released its 2018 rankings for lawyers and practices. Polsinelli earned high placements in state, practice and attorney rankings, with 53 attorneys receiving recognition and the firm receiving 24 honors spread across nine practices. The firm’s Phoenix office received rankings in Corporate M&A and Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations. Individual attorneys in the Phoenix office who received rankings include Phillip Guttilla (Corporate M&A), Anne Kleindienst (Healthcare), and Edward F. Novak (Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations.)

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.

“These rankings reflect our focus and dedication toward providing superior client service,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “We are proud to have such a large group of our attorneys and practice groups earn this recognition, and we appreciate our many clients who provided valuable feedback to Chambers. We strive to build partnerships with our clients by better understanding the challenges they face, and we will continue to maintain this focus on our clients’ priorities.”

For the fourth consecutive year, Chambers ranked Polsinelli’s Health Care practice at the national level. The firm’s Real Estate Practice was also recognized nationally by Chambers for the second year in a row. Additionally, the Real Estate team received two new local honors, in Illinois and St. Louis.

Polsinelli Practice Area Rankings & Recognitions

Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Delaware, Band 4
Corporate/M&A – Arizona, Band 3
Corporate/M&A – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Corporate/M&A – St. Louis & Surrounds, Band 2
Corporate M&A – Colorado, Recognized Practitioner
Healthcare – North Carolina, Recognized Practitioner
Healthcare – Illinois, Band 2
Healthcare – Georgia, Band 3
Healthcare – Nationwide, Band 4
Intellectual Property – Colorado, Recognized Practitioner
Intellectual Property – Missouri, Band 1
Labor & Employment – Georgia, Band 3
Labor & Employment – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Litigation: General Commercial – Colorado, Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial – Georgia, Recognized Practitioner
Litigation: General Commercial – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Arizona, Band 1
Real Estate – Colorado, Band 3
Real Estate – Illinois, Band 4
Real Estate – Kansas, Band 1
Real Estate – Kansas City & Surrounds, Band 1
Real Estate – St. Louis & Surrounds, Recognized Practitioner
Real Estate – Nationwide, Recognized Practitioner
Real Estate: Construction – Colorado, Band 2

Polsinelli Individual Rankings & Recognitions


  • Leonard MacPhee, Band 4
  • Joyce G. Mazero in Franchising, Band 1
  • Stuart M. Pape in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation, Band 1
  • William A. Tanenbaum in Outsourcing, Band 3


  • Phillip P. Guttilla in Corporate/M&A, Band 3
  • Anne L. Kleindienst in Healthcare, Band 2
  • Edward F. Novak in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Band 1

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices. Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence(1) and #10 for best client relationships(2) among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation(3). 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