2019 Vault Rankings
Stinson LLP is a Kansas City-based firm with more than 450 attorneys in offices in the Midwest, Mountain West and Southwest, and Washington, DC. The modern stems from the 2014 merger between Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and Minneapolis-based Leonard, Street and Deinard LLP.
The Stinson wing of the firm traces its roots back to the opening of a law practice in 1878 by Frank Rozzelle. Rozzelle served as personal attorney for William Rockhill Nelson, founder of the Kansas City Star and benefactor of Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Arthur Mag joined the firm in 1920 and served as Harry Truman’s personal lawyer. Mag guided the firm through continued growth and several name changes until his death in 1981. E.R. Morrison, who at one time had been an associate at the Rozzelle firm, founded his own firm in 1909, which eventually grew into Morrison & Heckler. In 2002, Morrison & Heckler megered with what was then called Stinson, Mag & Fizzell, to create Stinson Morrison Hecker. The firm leaders flipped a coin to determine the order of the names in the firm moniker.
Leonard, Street and Deinard was founded in Minneapolis in 1922 by George Leonard, Arthur Street, and Amos and Benedict Deinard. Over the course of 90 years, the firm grew to more than 200 attorneys in five offices: Minneapolis, Mankato, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Washington, DC.
1201 Walnut, Suite 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842-8600
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Mark D. Hinderks
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 448
1st year: $125,000
13 out of 14 (2016)
Kansas City, MO; Minneapolis, MN; St. Cloud, MN; Mankato, MN; Bismarck, ND; Omaha, NE; Jefferson City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Decatur, IL; Wichita, KS; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC