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About Polsinelli PC

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys across 22 offices, serving corporations, institutions and entrepreneurs nationally. In 1972, Jim Polsinelli and colleagues formed the firm to serve business and real estate clients in a small office on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm’s attorneys practice in a variety of areas, with a focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate and business litigation, but have a depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm has grown consistently throughout its 40+ year history with expanding practice areas and office additions, most recently in Boston, Houston, Miami, and Silicon Valley.

Stamps of Approval

Polsinelli is in the top five percent of law firms for client service and has risen more than 50 spots in Am Law's annual firm ranking over the past five years. In May 2016, Polsinelli was ranked among 100 best U.S. law firms for women. Additionally recognized as a leader in health care law, Polsinelli is ranked No. 1 by Modern Healthcare (June 2015) and nationally ranked by Chambers USA (May 2016). Polsinelli also earned praise from legal decision makers at top corporations in key client service activities, securing placement on BTI Consulting’s 2016 Most Recommended Law Firms, Brand Elite and Client Service A-Team lists. The firm’s breadth of services was also singled out as a core firm in BTI’s Power Rankings in Health Care, Chemicals, High Tech and Telecommunications Industries.

Diversity and Inclusion

Polsinelli’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program (the “Fellowship”) is one component of the firm’s overall diversity and inclusion objectives. Its purpose is to integrate the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion with efforts to recruit the best diverse candidates from the nation’s top law schools. The financial strain felt by an average law school student is eased with funds granted through the Fellowship. For one Washington University law student, “The Fellowship offered some relief from the financial burden. I was also impressed that the Fellowship reflected Polsinelli's efforts at diversity and inclusion by reaching law students at the beginning of their legal careers.” The Fellowship provides annual scholarship funds which are awarded to an individual, or to multiple individuals, to assist with tuition. 

Polsinelli PC

900 W. 48th Place
Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 753-1000

Firm Stats

Chairman and CEO: Chase Simmons
Recruiting Chair: Michael Williamson

Base Salary

1st year: $135,000-$160,000
Summer associates: $2,595-$3,075/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
18 out of 18 (2Ls) (2018)

Employment Contact

Cristy M. Johnson
Director of Firm-Wide Legal Recruiting
(816) 360-4274

Major Office Locations

Kansas City (HQ)
Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Chattanooga, TN
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Phoenix, AZ
Raleigh, NC
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Silicon Valley, CA
St. Louis, MO
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE

Major Departments

Health Care
Mid-Market Corporate
Financial Services
Real Estate
Intellectual Property
Labor and Employment
Business Litigation
Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Chemical Manufacturing
Corporate and Transactional
Energy and Utilities
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Environmental and Natural Resources
Family Owned Businesses
Food and Agriculture
Food and Drug
Franchises and Distributors
Government Contracts
Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal
Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships
Insurance Business and Regulatory Law
Life Sciences
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Nonprofit Organizations
Privacy and Data Security
Pro Bono
Professional Services
Public Policy
Public Sector
Real Estate Finance
Retail and Hospitality
Securities and Corporate Finance
Startup Ventures
Wealth Planning/Administration