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Polsinelli PC

Main Office: 900 W. 48th Place | Kansas City | MO | 64112





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Reviewed on May 08, 2023
Former Employee

5.Current Employee, less than 1 yearBest Firm I've Ever Worked ForLAA in Denver, CORecommendProsGood pay, decent benefits, inclusive culture, progressive, good work-life balance for staffConsI can't think of a single thing to complain about.Advice to ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on July 22, 2021
Former Employee

Great building

Horrible firm, worst in Chicago. I’ve worked in Chicago for 40 years and this is the most toxic, harassing, evil firm in the city. If ever there was karma I hope it’s now.

Many, the good are fired or forced to leave and their clients taken.

Never stepping foot in it.

Former Employee


Full time



Why Working at Polsinelli PC Can be an Exciting Opportunity for Attorneys and Staff

Polsinelli PC, a national law firm with over 740 attorneys located in 19 offices, is a dynamic and fast-growing firm that offers an exciting and rewarding work environment for attorneys and staff. With a culture of openness and entrepreneurship that has been ingrained since its inception over forty years ago, Polsinelli is committed to constant improvement and providing exceptional legal services to its clients.

As the fastest growing U.S. law firm for the past six years, Polsinelli has achieved this growth by attracting top legal talent from prestigious law firms across the country. Attorneys who join Polsinelli can expect to work alongside like-minded professionals who are passionate about their work and dedicated to providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight.

Polsinelli focuses on several key industries, including healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, and energy and business litigation. With depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries, the firm is well-equipped to handle a wide range of legal matters and provide comprehensive solutions to its clients.

One of the key benefits of joining Polsinelli is the opportunity to build enduring client relationships. The firm places a strong emphasis on understanding its clients' business goals and objectives, and attorneys are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of their clients' industries. This approach allows Polsinelli attorneys to provide tailored legal advice that not only addresses legal issues but also helps clients achieve their overall business objectives.

In addition to the firm's strong client focus, Polsinelli offers attorneys the opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment. The firm values teamwork and encourages attorneys to work together to find innovative solutions to complex legal problems. This collaborative approach not only enhances the quality of the legal services provided but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and professional growth among attorneys.

Polsinelli's strategic plan includes expanding its presence in key markets to better serve the needs of its clients. The recent additions of offices in San Francisco and Atlanta are a testament to the firm's commitment to providing comprehensive services to clients across the country. By strategically locating its offices in lower-overhead markets, Polsinelli is able to offer more competitive overall costs compared to national firms concentrated in higher cost markets.

For attorneys and staff, joining Polsinelli means being part of a firm that values professional development and growth. The firm offers a range of training and development programs to help attorneys enhance their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments. Additionally, Polsinelli provides a supportive and inclusive work environment that encourages diversity and inclusion.

In conclusion, working at Polsinelli PC can be an exciting opportunity for attorneys and staff. With its commitment to constant improvement, focus on client relationships, collaborative work environment, and strategic growth plans, Polsinelli offers a dynamic and rewarding work experience. Attorneys and staff who join Polsinelli can expect to be part of a firm that values their contributions, provides opportunities for professional growth, and is dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services to its clients.

Practice Areas

Polsinelli PC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Polsinelli PC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

The firm seeks bright, enthusiastic students to join its summer program. Currently the firm interviews prospective students on campuses at many law schools and at Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, the Heartland Diversity and St. Louis Diversity Job Fairs.

If the candidate's school is not on the firm's interviewing schedule and neither in the job fairs, the firm advises them to apply directly to the office of their choice with a cover letter, along with a resume, law school transcript and writing sample.

If the student is applying for the firm's St. Louis office the application has to be sent to Jennifer Northcutt ( For all other offices the application has to be sent to Kelly Green (

Pro bono

The firm treats pro bono with seriousness and in earnest. The firm provides pro bono services in a wide range of activities, ensuring that those who need legal services but cannot afford them are not denied it. Every year the firm donates thousands of hours to their pro bono efforts.

The firm of its own free will chooses to represent individuals and nonprofit organizations that cannot otherwise afford legal services. It also accepts court-appointed assignments on behalf of poor and needy clients in the areas of child abuse and neglect, family disputes, and some types of criminal law.

The firm actively participates and contributes to the legal aid of various organizations and its work has been formally recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court from 2006 to 2008 for its participation in its Pro Bono Legal Services Commitment and Recognition Program. Polsinelli Shughart is also a member and supporter of the Colorado Lawyers Committee which forms task forces to address public interest issues involving the poor and the disadvantaged and handles related litigation.

Moreover, the firm employs full-time pro bono attorneys to provide representation in a variety of civil and criminal cases. Many of the firm's attorneys donate a portion of their time to pro bono activities for individuals, not-for-profit and charitable organizations. To encourage continued participation this pro bono time is credited towards the attorney's annual billing goals.

Polsinelli Shughart take pride in helping the community and is committed to improving the communities in which it works and has long embraced its responsibility to the community at large and encouraged involvement in pro bono and other public service activities.

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Polsinelli Shughart is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. These are some of the awards that it has received.

Twenty Polsinelli Shughart lawyers were included in The Best Lawyers in America® for the first time increasing our total amount of lawyers ranked to 134 or approximately 20 percent of our firm. Polsinelli Shughart has 12 lawyers who have been included in Best Lawyers® for at least 10 years, three lawyers who have been included in Best Lawyers® for at least 20 years, and one lawyer has been ranked in Best Lawyers® for 25 years.

Ingram's Magazine readers have selected Polsinelli Shughart as a Gold honor winner in the Best Law Firm category for the third straight year.

Polsinelli Shughart went from four attorneys in 2011 to nine attorneys selected by their peers as the 2012 "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America®. Recipients of this prestigious award practice in Polsinelli's Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix and St. Louis offices.

Chambers USA, the world's leading guide to the legal profession, released its 2011 rankings for practice groups and lawyers. Polsinelli Shughart PC received rankings for 39 attorneys and 11 practice areas in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri.

Polsinelli Shughart PC attorney Grace S. Day of St. Joseph, Missouri, will be honored for her dedication to the legal profession and her impact on the lives of countless families in Northwest Missouri. Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected Day as its 2011 Women's Justice Award "Woman of the Year.

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Polsinelli Shughart believes that only through innovation can they provide new and creative approaches that respond proficiently and successfully to their clients' needs that change from conventional legal requirements to avant-garde unanticipated problems. This, the firm believes, can only come through having a diverse workplace, where people from diverse cultures and diverse backgrounds will bring in different perspectives and ideas and provide new approaches to solving its clients' problems. The firm values diversity and does so by attracting, retaining, and mentoring the best legal and professional talent available, irrespective of who they are.

Polsinelli Shughart is committed having a working place environment in which diverse individuals feel welcome and contribute to providing excellent legal service, irrespective of whether their diversity is race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic background, marital or parental status.

The firm provides equal opportunity to everyone, employees, attorneys, supervisors and managers, at Polsinelli Shughart to realize their potential and perform at their best. The firm also provides training and mentoring and believes that by providing impartial treatment and respect to the employees and respecting and valuing them for their differences, it helps to structure a cohesive and unified team that is better able to work together and provide unparalleled service to its clients.

The firm does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and addresses complaints of unfairness and inequity with alacrity and without retaliation or adverse employment action against the complainant. Any employee, attorney, supervisor or manager found to have engaged in discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment.

Summer associate program

The firm places great emphasis in its summer associate program. The program commences with a two-day orientation program. Students will participate in the firm's specially designed for the summer associates professional development program that may include writing, negotiation, etiquette, associate life and community involvement.

Students can expect to be assigned a variety of projects in widespread practice areas. The firm puts considerable emphasis on research and writing as this helps them to analyze and assess the students, writing and analytical capabilities.

The summer associate's workload is observed to make certain that he/she is not overburdened with work, yet completes an adequate number of projects. The firm also ensures that the student gets to interact with attorneys in their preferred areas of legal practice. Summer Associates are also provided opportunities to attend hearings, depositions, closings, certain client meetings and other people-oriented events.

The students' work will receive appropriate and timely feedback. They will have two formal evaluations one half-way through their summer experience and once at its conclusion. In addition, they will receive feedback on each individual project from the supervising attorney. However, the firm has an "open door" affable environment. Students are welcome to contact the supervising attorney whenever they have questions or concerns about a project. The students will also have a partner and associate mentor assigned to them who will provide informal feedback throughout the summer.

While the firm appreciates that as new entrant to the legal profession there will be lacunas in their work but it looks for quality work product, attention to detail, and superior analytical and writing skills and that the summer associates are regular and neat in their work and submit their assignments on time.

Polsinelli Shughart offers many opportunities throughout the summer, both formal and informal, to socialize with others at the firm to get to know the people at the firm and its surroundings.

Working for the Polsinelli PC

Polsinelli Shughart believes that its employees play a crucial role in the success of the firm and that each employee fills a vital role, contributing to the superior legal service it provides its clients. The firm values and respects each and every employee and fosters a mutually respectful and caring atmosphere at the firm and the employees respond by taking pride in their work and producing quality, efficient services.

If you are looking for a challenging yet welcoming workplace, Polsinelli Shughart is a great place to begin and expand upon your legal career. In spite of its exceptional growth the work culture at the firm has remained relaxed, welcoming and entrepreneurial. Achieving professional excellence in a collegial and hospitable environment, where differences are respected, is what the firm places great emphasis upon.


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