2020 Vault Rankings
About Stinson LLP
Stinson LLP is a force in the Midwest, with offices throughout Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota. It has expanded beyond its roots over the years, with additional offices in Arizona, DC, New York, and Texas. The firm is home to nearly 500 attorneys who work across dozens of practice areas and industries.
One and Only
Stinson LLP is the result of multiple mergers over the past decade—most notably, the 2014 merger between Kansas City-based Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and Leonard, Street and Deinard LLP. In 2019, the firm rebranded itself to Stinson LLP, providing the firm with more unified branding.
Stinson is a full-service firm, with practices ranging from business litigation and corporate finance to energy and environmental to IP and employment to real estate and securities—plus many more. The firm has a well-respected Energy practice that focuses on various matters, including environmental, litigation, regulatory, and transactional issues. Clients include electrical cooperatives, municipal utilities, power producers, refineries, and those in the renewable energy space.
The firm’s busy corporate and litigation practices are complemented by strong real estate and labor and employment teams. Stinson also boasts a robust IP practice, focusing on such areas as patent and trademark prosecution, IP litigation, copyright protection, transactional matters relating to IP, trade secrets, and false advertising. The group also works in tandem with the firm’s M&A lawyers to complete IP due diligence where needed.
Stinson takes professional development seriously with University Stinson—a program that includes legal training, business skills, and career development. The firm offers new lawyers an orientation through its Lawyering Institute, which provides foundational training relating to litigation and transactional work. Stinson provides career development resources via its Success in Practice Program, including learning tracks that are customized for each lawyer.
1201 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (612) 335-1500
Managing Partner: Mark Hinderks
Deputy Managing Partner: Allison M. Murdock
Recruiting Committee Co-Chairs: Brittany Barrientos & Amy Conway
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
250 - 500
1st year: $125,000
Summer Associate: $2,300/week
Summer Associate Offers:
12 out of 12 (2Ls) (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
17 total (12 2Ls; 5 1Ls) (2019)
Chief Attorney Recruiting and Development Officer
Greenwood Village, CO
Jefferson City, MO
Kansas City, MO
New York, NY
St. Louis, MO
See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.