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■■ MEthodologies n In-house counsel ranking, corporate counsel directory In-house legal departments for public and private companies and nonprofit organizations are ranked by attorney headcount. Included on both the ranking and the directory are companies and organizations with at least $100 million in revenue. Revenue figures were provided by the companies or researched from sources including annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the American Hospital Directory, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes and the St. Louis Business Journal. Sources for attorney headcount were the companies, their websites and Martindale-Hubbell.

n Billing rates Billing rates were gathered from applications for fees for work in 2009 and 2010 included in court filings. Information was gleaned from bankruptcy cases, in which attorneys and firms provide their “usual” rates; class action lawsuits, in which plaintiffs’ attorneys sometimes back up their requests for contingency fees with records of hours worked on the case and place an hourly rate value on their time; and cases in which a winning side requested attorneys’ fees from the loser. Attorneys’ rates vary according to the client, previously agreed-upon rates and the type of work performed, so one listed rate for an attorney might not apply across the board.

n Money 22 Most firms volunteered Money 22 information to Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Some cooperated conditionally or in part. For others, estimates were derived from industry data or consultation with firm insiders. The Money 22 calculations speak to firmwide financial performance. The survey requested full-time equivalents for the year. FTE numbers take into account how long an attorney has been at a law firm and were used to calculated average profits per partner and revenue per lawyer. Revenue and profit numbers represent the firm’s fiscal year. For most firms, fiscal year 2009 figures were used. Money 22 definitions and calculations Revenue per lawyer is gross revenue divided by full-time equivalent lawyers as of Aug. 31, 2009. Profit is the total of compensation for equity partners plus the total of compensation for nonequity partners. Profits per partner is calculated by subtracting total nonequity partner compensation from profit, then dividing by equity partners. For firms that have a minimal or no nonequity partner tier, net income was divided by partners. Leverage is the ratio of all attorneys to equity partners.

n Big 55 The Big 55 are ranked by number of total attorneys in Missouri; Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois; and Johnson County, Kansas. Firms that tied in the Big 55 rankings are listed by the number of attorneys firmwide, then by alphabetical order. Information was provided by the firms or found on their websites.

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Company

City

Monsanto Co.

Creve Coeur

In-house counsel

Rank

Company

City

In-house counsel

34

38

JE Dunn Construction Group

Kansas City

3

2

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc.

St. Louis

25

38

Quality Technology Services

Overland Park, Kan.

3

3

Energizer Holdings Inc.

St. Louis

23

38

Entertainment Properties Trust

Kansas City

3

4

Ameren Services Co. Inc.

St. Louis

20

38

Insituform Technologies Inc.

Chesterfield

3

5

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis

17*

38

CPI Corp.

St. Louis

3

6

Shelter Mutual Insurance Cos.

Columbia

17

38

Belden Inc.

St. Louis

3

7

Black & Veatch

Overland Park, Kan.

16

38

Ash Grove Cement Co.

Overland Park, Kan.

3

8

Charter Communications Inc.

St. Louis

15

38

Performance Contracting Group Inc.

Lenexa, Kan.

3

8

Express Scripts Inc.

St. Louis

15

38

Lockton Cos.

Kansas City

3

8

Hallmark Cards Inc.

Kansas City

15

38

AMC Entertainment Inc.

Kansas City

3

11

Emerson Electric Co.

St. Louis

14

48

Lansing Trade Group

Overland Park, Kan.

2

12

Stifel Financial Corp.

St. Louis

12

48

Viasystems Group Inc.

St. Louis

2

13

Savvis Inc.

St. Louis

10

48

Patriot Coal Corp.

Creve Coeur

2

Thermadyne Holdings Corp.

St. Louis

2

KCP&L

Kansas City

10

48

15

Assurant Employee Benefits

Kansas City

8

48

Esco Technologies Inc.

St. Louis

2

16

Reinsurance Group of America Inc.

Chesterfield

7

48

Ferrellgas Partners

Overland Park, Kan.

2

48

Compass Minerals International Inc.

Overland Park, Kan.

2

16

Laclede Gas Co.

St. Louis

7

48

Populous

Kansas City

2

18

O’Reilly Automotive Inc.

Springfield

6

48

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.

St. Louis

2

18

UMB Financial Corp.

Kansas City

6

48

New Prime Inc.

Springfield

2

18

Furniture Brands International Inc.

St. Louis

6

58

Inergy

Kansas City

1

18

Kansas City Southern

Kansas City

6

58

Huttig Building Products Inc.

St. Louis

1

18

The Scoular Co.

Overland Park, Kan.

6

58

American Italian Pasta Co.

Kansas City

1

18

Peabody Holding Co. Inc.

St. Louis

6

58

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.

Creve Coeur

1

24

Arch Coal Inc.

Creve Coeur

5

58

Springfield

1

24

Kansas City Life Ins. Co.

Kansas City

5

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

26

American National Property And Casualty Co.

Springfield

4

26

Graybar Electric

St. Louis

26

Euronet Worldwide Inc.

26

13

58

DST Systems Inc.

Kansas City

1

58

Olin Corp.

Clayton

1

4

58

Bass Pro Shops Inc.

Springfield

1

Leawood, Kan.

4

58

MMC Corp.

Overland Park, Kan.

1

Maritz

Fenton

4

58

Bartlett & Co.

Kansas City

1

26

Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

St. Louis

4

58

Angelica Corp.

Chesterfield

1

26

Layne Christensen Co.

Mission Woods, Kan.

4

58

Dierbergs Markets Inc.

Chesterfield

1

26

Brown Shoe Co.

St. Louis

4

58

St. Anthony’s Medical Center

St. Louis

1

26

Terracon Consultants Inc.

Olathe, Kan.

4

58

Midway Ford Truck Center Inc.

Kansas City

1

26

Burns & McDonnell

Kansas City

4

58

Fike Corp.

Blue Springs

1

26

CoxHealth

Springfield

4

58

Memorial Hospital

Belleville, Ill.

1

26

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc.

Kansas City, Kan.

4

Katy Industries Inc.

St. Louis

***

26

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center

St. Louis

Dickinson Financial Corp.

Kansas City

***

Walton Construction Co.

Kansas City

***

4**

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Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

Bartlett and Co. 4900 Main St., Suite 1200 Kansas City, Mo. 64112 816-753-6300

bartlettandco.com

Simon B. Buckner

Private

$2.04 billion

The Scoular Co. 10801 Mastin St., Suite 800 Overland Park, Kan. 66210 913-338-1474

scoular.com

Joan Maclin

Private

$3.5 billion

populous.com

Zachary Rudman

Private

$125.7 million

oreillyauto.com

Jeffrey Groves

Public

$4.85 billion

Euronet Worldwide Inc. 3500 College Blvd. Leawood, Kan. 66211 913-327-4200

euronetworldwide.com

Jeffrey B. Newman

Public

$1.03 billion

Maritz 1475 N. Highway Drive Fenton, Mo. 63099 636-827-2960

maritz.com

John F. Risberg

Private

$1.43 billion

chartercom.com

Gregory Doody

Public

$6.75 billion

MMC Corp. 10955 Lowell Ave., Suite 350 Overland Park, Kan. 66210 913-469-0101

mmckc.com

Harold Mitts

Private

$110 million

Performance Contracting Group Inc. 16400 College Blvd. Lenexa, Kan. 66219 913-888-8600

pcg.com

Chuck Williams

Private

$923 million

huttig.com

Sally Townsley

Public

$455.2 million

laynechristensen.com

Steven F. Crooke

Public

$1.01 billion

n Agriculture

n Architecture

Populous 300 Wyandotte St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-221-1500 n Automotive

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. 233 S. Patterson Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65802 417-829-5727 n Business services

n Communications

Charter Communications Inc. 12405 Powerscourt Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63131 314-965-0555 n Construction

n Distribution

Huttig Building Products Inc. 555 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63141 314-216-2600 n Drilling

Layne Christensen Co. 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway Mission Woods, Kan. 66205 913-677-6800

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Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

Ameren Services Co. Inc. 1901 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63103 314-621-3222

ameren.com

Steven R. Sullivan

Public

$7.09 billion

Arch Coal Inc. CityPlace One, Suite 300 Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141 314-994-2700

archcoal.com

Robert G. Jones

Public

$2.58 billion

Emerson Electric Co. 8000 W. Florissant Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63136 314-553-2000

emerson.com

Frank L. Steeves

Public

$20.92 billion

KCP&L 1200 Main St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-556-2785

kcpl.com

Bill Riggins

Public

$1.31 billion

Laclede Gas Co. 720 Olive St. St. Louis, Mo. 63101 314-342-0535

lacledegas.com

Mark C. Darrell

Public

$1.89 billion

Patriot Coal Corp. 12312 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141 314-275-3600

patriotcoal.com

Joseph W. Bean

Public

$2.04 billion

Peabody Holding Co. Inc. 701 Market St. St. Louis,Mo. 63101 314-342-3400

peabodyenergy.com

Alexander C. Schoch

Public

$6 billion

Black & Veatch 11401 Lamar Ave. Overland Park, Kan. 66211 913-458-2000

bv.com

Tim Triplett

Private

$2.7 billion

Burns & McDonnell 9400 Ward Parkway Kansas City, Mo. 64114 816-333-9400

burnsmcd.com

William Quatman

Private

$1.08 billion

Terracon Consultants Inc. 18001 W. 106th St., Suite 300 Olathe, Kan. 66061 913-599-6886

terracon.com

Michael Yost

Private

$327 million

AMC Entertainment Inc. 920 Main St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-221-4000

amctheatres.com

Kevin M. Connor

Private

$2.42 billion

Build-A-Bear Workshop 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63114 314-423-8000

buildabear.com

Eric Fencl

Public

$394.37 million

Entertainment Properties Trust 30 W. Pershing Road Kansas City, Mo. 64108 816-472-1700

eprkc.com

Greg Silvers

Public

$270.81 million

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. 600 Emerson Road, Suite 300 Creve Coeur, Mo. 63141 314-813-9200

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Ed Quatmann

Public

$999.8 million

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2009 Revenue

Dickinson Financial Corp. 1111 Main St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-471-9800

bankmw.com

John Cox

Private

$420.9 million

Stifel Financial Corp. 501 N. Broadway St. Louis, Mo. 63102 314-342-2000

stifel.com

David M. Minnick

Public

$1.1 billion

UMB Financial Corp. 1010 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64106 816-860-7000

umb.com

Dennis R. Rilinger

Public

$666.39 million

American Italian Pasta Co. 1251 N.W. Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 500 Kansas City, Mo. 64116 816-584-5000

aipc.com

Robert Schuller

Public

$628.16 million

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. One Busch Place St. Louis, Mo. 63118 314-577-2000

anheuser-busch.com

Gary L. Rutledge

Public

$36.8 billion

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. 5000 Kansas Ave. Kansas City, Kan. 64111 913-288-1000

awginc.com

Frances Pellegrino Puhl

Private

$7.06 billion

Dierbergs Markets Inc. 16690 Swingley Ridge Road Chesterfield, Mo. 63017 636-532-8884

www.dierbergs.com

Sarah Siegel

Private

$650 million

JE Dunn Construction 1001 Locust St. Kansas City, Mo. 64106 816-474-8600

jedunn.com

Casey Halsey

Private

N/A*

Walton Construction Co. 3252 Roanoke Road Kansas City, Mo. 64111 816-753-2121

www.waltonbuilt.com

Maggie Maher

Private

N/A*

Alton Memorial Hospital One Memorial Drive Alton, Ill. 62002 618-463-7311

altonmemorialhospital.org

Michael DeHaven

Angelica Corp. 424 S. Woods Mill Road Chesterfield, Mo. 63017 314-854-3807

angelica.com

Steven Frey

Barnes-Jewish Hospital One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza St. Louis, Mo. 63110 314-747-3000

bjc.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$3.09 billion**

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital 10 Hospital Drive Saint Peters, Mo. 63376 636-916-9000

bjsph.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$287.53 million**

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital 12634 Olive Blvd. St. Louis, Mo. 63141 314-966-8000

barnesjewishwestcounty.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$197.08 million**

Boone Hospital Center 1600 E. Broadway Columbia, Mo. 65201 573-815-8000

boone.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$669.34 million**

n Financial services

n Food and beverage

n General contracting

n Health care

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Nonprofit

Public

$346.82 million**

$435 million


■■ Q&A with charity elmer n What kinds of issues keep you and your legal staff the busiest?   Contracts, human resources, regulatory issues and those crazy one-off legal issues that we have no idea how to resolve, but we figure it out.

n Have you increased or reduced your number of outside counsel firms? Why? I have increased the number of outside firms. I find it is more cost-effective to use several highly specialized firms that have expertise and can answer questions with little research versus one firm that has more general knowledge — thus more research.  I am also bidding out more legal work, so that offers smaller firms the opportunity to do work for my organization that I historically may not have considered.    

n Considering the crisis in the economy, what, if anything, have you changed in your legal department because of budget pressures? I utilize outside counsel less and negotiate alternative fee arrangements or discounts on hourly rates. I also bid out certain legal projects to ensure high-quality, cost-effective work. 

General counsel   

CoxHealth

n What do you enjoy the most about your job? There are several things. Working for one client and knowing it very well, and getting to deal with a wide variety of issues. There is never a dull day in the Legal Department. As a bonus, it is also very rewarding to work for a company with a charitable mission to help people and the community.

■■ in-house Counsel Directory Category Company/Address/Phone Number

Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

Christian Hospital 11133 Dunn Road St. Louis, Mo. 63136 314-653-5000

christianhospital.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$629.25 million**

CoxHealth 1423 N. Jefferson Springfield, Mo. 65802 417-269-3000

www.coxhealth.com

Charity Elmer

Nonprofit

$1.9 billion**

Express Scripts Inc. 1 Express Way St. Louis, Mo. 63121 314-770-1666

express-scripts.com

Keith J. Ebling

Public

$24.75 billion

Memorial Hospital 4500 Memorial Drive Belleville, Ill. 62226 618-233-7750

memhosp.com

Margeret Lowery

Nonprofit

$743.72 million**

Missouri Baptist Medical Center 3015 N. Ballas Road St. Louis, Mo. 63131 314-996-5000

missouribaptist.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$1.02 billion**

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital 751 Sappington Bridge Road Sullivan, Mo. 63080 573-468-4186

missouribaptistsullivan.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$100.78 million**

Parkland Health Center 1101 W. Liberty St. Farmington, Mo. 63640 573-756-6451

parklandhealthcenter.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

$138.46 million**

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*Not available. Private companies are not required to report revenue.

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■■ in-house Counsel Directory Category Company/Address/Phone Number

Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

St. Anthony’s Medical Center 10010 Kennerly Road St. Louis, Mo. 63128 314-525-1000

stanthonysmedcenter.com

Laura Frame

Nonprofit

$1.14 billion**

St. John’s Mercy Hospital 901 E. Fifth St. Washington, Mo. 63090 636-239-8000

stjohnsmercy.org

John Howard

Nonprofit

$330.01 million**

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center 615 S. New Ballas Road St. Louis, Mo. 63141 314-251-6000

stjohnsmercy.org

John Howard

Nonprofit

$2.3 billion**

St. Louis Children’s Hospital One Children’s Place St. Louis, Mo. 63110 314-454-6000

stlouischildrens.org

Michael DeHaven

Nonprofit

N/A

jqhhotels.com

Justin Harris

Private

N/A*

American National Property And Casualty Co. 1949 E. Sunshine Springfield, Mo. 65899 417-887-0220

anpac.com

Robert Campbell

Private

N/A*

Assurant Employee Benefits 2323 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64108 816-474-2345

assurantemployeebenefits.com

Ken Bowen

Private

$1.21 million

Kansas City Life Insurance Co. 3520 Broadway Kansas City, Mo. 64111 816-753-7000

kclife.com

William A. Schalekamp

Public

$419.6 million

Reinsurance Group of America Inc. 1370 Timberlake Manor Parkway Chesterfield, Mo. 63017 636-736-7000

rgare.com

James E. Sherman

Public

$7.07 billion

Shelter Mutual Insurance Cos. 1817 W. Broadway Columbia, Mo. 65203 573-214-6384

shelterinsurance.com

Randa Rawlins

Private

$3.72 billion

Lockton Cos. 444 W. 47th St. Kansas City, Mo. 64112 816-960-9000

lockton.com

Trey Humphrey

Private

$766 million

Brown Shoe Co. 8300 Maryland Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63105 314-854-4000

brownshoe.com

Michael I. Oberlander

Public

$2.24 billion

Energizer Holdings Inc. 533 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63141 800-323-8177

energizer.com

Gayle G. Stratmann

Public

$4 billion

Esco Technologies Inc. 9900A Clayton Road St. Louis, Mo. 63124-1186 314-213-7200

escotechnologies.com

Alyson S. Barclay

Public

$619.06 million

n Health care (continued)

n Hospitality

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts 300 S John Q. Hammons Parkway, Suite 900 Springfield, Mo. 65806 417-864-4300 n Insurance

n Manufacturing

*Not available. Private companies are not required to report revenue. **American Hospital Directory latest gross patient revenue available.

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■■ in-house Counsel Directory Category Company/Address/Phone Number

Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

Furniture Brands International Inc. 1 N. Brentwood Blvd., 15th Floor St. Louis, Mo. 63105 314-863-1100

furniturebrands.com

John D. Botsford

Public

$1.22 billion

Graybar Electric 34 N. Meramec Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63105 314-573-9200

graybar.com

Matthew W. Geekie

Public

$4.38 billion

Katy Industries Inc. 305 Rock Industrial Park Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63044 314-656-4321

katyindustries.com

Brian Nichols

Public

$141.2 million

Olin Corp. 190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1530 Clayton, Mo. 63105 314-480-1401

olin.com

George Pain

Public

$1,53 billion

Thermadyne Holdings Corp. 16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 300 St. Louis, Mo. 63017 636-728-3000

thermadyne.com

Nick H. Varsam

Public

$347.65 million

Ash Grove Cement Co. 11011 Cody St. Overland Park, Kan. 66210 913-451-8900

ashgrove.com

Steve Ryan

Private

N/A*

Compass Minerals International Inc. 9900 W. 109th St. Overland Park, Kan. 66210 913-344-9200

compassminerals.com

Robert E. Marsh

Public

$963.1 million

Ferrellgas Partners 7500 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kan. 66201 913-661-1500

ferrellgas.com

Rick Frawley

Public

$2.07 billion

Inergy 2 Brush Creek Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64112 816-842-8181

inergylp.com/

Laura L. Ozenberger

Public

$1.57 billion

fike.com

Logan J. Wilson

Private

N/A*

Bass Pro Shops Inc. 2500 E. Kearney St. Springfield, Mo. 65807 417-873-5000

basspro.com

Larry Wilcher

Private

$2.65 billion

CPI Corp. 1706 Washington Ave. St. Louis, Mo. 63103 314-231-1575

cpicorp.com

Jane E. Nelson

Public

$422.37 million

Hallmark Cards Inc. 2501 McGee Trafficway Kansas City, Mo. 64108 816-274-5111

hallmark.com

Brian E. Gardner

Private

$4 billion

n Manufacturing (continued)

n Production

n Propane

n Protection

Fike Corp. 704 S.W. 10th St. Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 816-229-3405 n Retail

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■■ in-house Counsel Directory Category Company

Website

General Counsel

Type

2009 Revenue

Belden Inc. 7733 Forsyth Blvd., Tower B, Suite 800 St. Louis, Mo. 63105 314-854-8030

belden.com

Kevin Bloomfield

Public

$1.41 billion

DST Systems Inc. 333 W. 11th St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-435-1000

dstsystems.com

Randall Young

Public

$2.22 billion

Insituform Technologies Inc. 17988 Edison Ave. Chesterfield, Mo. 63005 636-530-8000

insituform.com

David Morris

Public

$726.87 million

Monsanto Co. 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. Creve Coeur, Mo. 63167 314-694-1000

monsanto.com

David F. Snively

Public

$11.74 billion

Quality Technology Services 12851 Foster St., Suite 205 Overland Park, Kan. 66213 913-312-5512

qualitytech.com

Shirley Goza

Private

N/A*

Savvis Inc., 1 Savvis Parkway Chesterfield, Mo. 63017 314-628-7000

savvis.net

Brian Hughes

Public

$874.41 million

Sigma-Aldrich Corp. 3050 Spruce St. St. Louis, Mo. 63103 314-771-5765

sigma-adrich.com

George Miller

Public

$2.15 billion

Viasystems Group Inc. 101 S. Hanley Road St. Louis, Mo. 63105 314-727-2087

viasystems.com

Daniel J. Weber

Public

$496.45 million

lansingtradegroup.com

Tom Carew

Private

$5 billion

Kansas City Southern 427 W. 12th St. Kansas City, Mo. 64105 816-983-1303

kcsouthern.com

William Wachner

Public

$1.48 billion

New Prime Inc. 2740 N. Mayfair Ave. Springfield, Mo. 65803 417-866-0001

primeinc.com

Steven Crawford

Private

$800 million

Midway Ford Truck Center Inc. 7601 N.E 38th St. Kansas City, Mo. 64161 816-455-3000

midwaytrucks.com

Terry Tyrrell

Private

$143 million

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Lansing Trade Group 10975 Benson St., Suite 400 Overland Park, Kan. 66210 913-748-3000 n Transportation

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Case

E.J.’s Shoes

$350

Median partner rate

$310

$595 Pepper Hamilton

Highest rate/firm

$810 Cooley Godward Kronish

$208

Median associate rate

$225

$280 Pepper Hamilton

Highest associate rate/firm

$510 Cooley Godward Kronish

$150

Median paralegal rate

$155

$160 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

Highest paralegal rate/firm

$155 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

■■ Billing rates by the numbers

$17.50

Cost per minute of most expensive out-of-state attorney

Cost per minute of most expensive Missouri attorney

$100

$75

Largest rate increase by out-of-state attorney

7.7%

Largest rate increase for Missouri attorney

8.4%

Average rate increase for Missouri attorneys from 2008 to 2009

Average rate increase for Missouri attorneys from 2007 to 2008

$360

Average rate charged by a St. Louis partner

Average rate charged by a Kansas City partner

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Billing rates were gathered from applications for fees for work in 2009 and 2010 included in court filings. Information was gleaned from bankruptcy cases, in which Evans & Dixon - full - 2011 - 8/1/10 attorneys and firms provide their “usual” rates; class action lawsuits; and cases in which a winning side requested attorneys’ fees from the loser. Rate

Name

Title

Practice(s)

Partner

Bankruptcy

n Danna McKitrick

$315

A. Thomas DeWoskin

n Hepler Broom

$275

Michael Becker

Partner

Banking and bankruptcy

$150

Jessica Hawkins

Associate

Litigation

Partner

Bankruptcy

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n Lathrop & Gage

$325

Robert Eggmann

n McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan

$450

R. Pete Smith

Shareholder

Labor and employment; commercial litigation

$350

Jonathan Margolies

Shareholder

Bankruptcy

$295

Greg Spies

Shareholder

Business transactions and litigation

$235

Hugh Marshall

Shareholder

Business transactions and litigation

$60

Billie Smith

N/A

N/A

n Polsinelli Shughart

$400

James Bird

Shareholder

Financial services

$260

Sherry Dreisewerd

Shareholder

Financial services

$110

Rebecca O’Brien

Paralegal

N/A

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n Redmond & Nazar

$285

Edward Nazar

Partner

Bankruptcy and litigation

$220

W. Thomas Gilman

Partner

Bankruptcy and litigation

$220

Martin Ufford

Partner

Bankruptcy and litigation

$180

Jeffrey Rockett

N/A

N/A

$160

Nicholas Grillot

N/A

N/A

Financial services

n Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

$390

Nicholas Franke

Partner

$310

Francis Neuner Jr.

Partner

$280

Jeff Figge

Partner

$230

Matthew Wilson

Associate

Business transactions

$220

Laura Hughes

Associate

Bankruptcy and litigation

$155

Kimberly Collier Reitz

Paralegal

N/A

$155

L. Wright

Paralegal

N/A

Principal

Bankruptcy

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n Summers Compton Wells

$295

David Sosne

St. Louis, MO 314.621.7755

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n Thompson Coburn

$480

David Warfield

Partner

Bankruptcy

816.472.4600

$310

Brian Hockett

Associate

Bankruptcy

$225

Allison Graves

Associate

Bankruptcy

Springfield, MO

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■■ 2009 regional billing rates Rate

Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

n Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman

$250

Joel Pelofsky

Of counsel

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$250

Ronald Weiss

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

n Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs

Rate

Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

$393

John Cruciani

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$388

Shelley Runion

Partner

Kansas City

Employee benefits

$372

J. Dale Youngs

Partner

Kansas City

Litigation

$356

Kirsten Byrd

Partner

Kansas City

Business litigation

$345

Deborah Juhnke

Electronic discovery consultant

Kansas City

Electronic discovery

$330

Kathryn Bussing

Of counsel

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$299

Michael Fielding

Associate

Kansas City

Creditors’ rights; bankruptcy

$160

Beth Boggs

Managing partner

St. Louis

Tort litigation

$160

Darin Boggs

Partner

St. Louis

Tort litigation

$385

Tammee McVey

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$200

Purvi Shah

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors’ rights

$299

Michael Fielding

Associate

Kansas City

Creditors’ rights; bankruptcy

$150

Joan Will

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$236

David Walsh

Associate

Kansas City

Commercial transactions, corporate

Shareholder

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$204

Amy Kutschka

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$200

Christopher Redmond

Partner

Kansas City

Business litigation, bankruptcy

n Bryan Cave

n Danna McKitrick

$300

A. Thomas DeWoskin

n David Shroeder Law Offices

$260

David Schroeder

Partner

Springfield

N/A

$195

Catherine Stoetzer

Supervising case manager, litigation services

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

n Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich

$425

Jerome Dobson

Partner

St. Louis

Employment litigation

$185

Nancy Payne

Senior paralegal

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$325

Jonathan Berns

Partner

St. Louis

Employment litigation

$173

Murie Bolen

Legal assistant

Kansas City

Litigation services

$300

Gregory Rich

Partner

St. Louis

Employment litigation

$173

A. Tipton

N/A

N/A

Real estate

$146

C. Harkins

N/A

Kansas City

N/A

$125

C. Houser

N/A

N/A

N/A

$125

S. Morris

N/A

Kansas City

N/A

$80

A. Roster

N/A

Kansas City

N/A

$80

E. Stockman

N/A

N/A

N/A

Member

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$100

Jerry Rappold

Paralegal

St. Louis

Employment litigation

n Dunn & Davison

$225

Thomas Stoll

Partner

Kansas City

Estate planning, bankruptcy, commercial

$265

n Evans Partnership

$175

Stephen Evans

Principal

St. Louis

Personal injury litigation

n Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

$235

Ryan Gavin

n Karfeld Law Firm

Officer

St. Louis

Commercial, civil litigation

n Husch Blackwell

Edward Karfeld

n Krigel & Krigel

$275

Sanford Krigel

Managing partner

Kansas City

Business law

$250

Erlene Krigel

Managing partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy trustee

$225

Anita Butler

Senior partner

Kansas City

Estate planning

$225

Carol Katzer

Attorney

Kansas City

Bankruptcy trustee

$200

Steve Braun

Attorney

Kansas City

Business, art and probate

$200

Robert Gaines

Attorney

Kansas City

Business and real estate litigation

$472

Jason Reschly

Partner

Kansas City

Tax

$451

Craig Adoor

Partner

St. Louis

Business services

$450

Benjamin Mann

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$450

Douglas Schmidt

Partner

Kansas City

Insurance litigation

$435

Chris Rockers

Partner

Kansas City

Finance

$434

Jeffrey Haughey

Partner

Kansas City

Business services

$200

Lisa Key

Attorney

Kansas City

Adoption and family law

$398

Patricia Martin

Senior Counsel

Kansas City

Employee benefits

$200

Karen Schneider Rosenberg

Partner

Kansas City

Reproductive technology and adoption law

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Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

n Krigel & Krigel (continued)

$175

Kelsey Patterson Nazar

Attorney

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$175

Dana Wilders

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

Principal

St. Charles

General

n Law Office of Brad Goss

$175

Brad Goss

Rate

Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

$285

Greg Spies

Shareholder

Kansas City

Business transactions, civil and commercial litigation

$225

Hugh Marshall

Shareholder

Kansas City

Business transactions, litigation

$60

Billie Smith

N/A

Kansas City

N/A

Partner

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

n Neil Weintraub Attorney at Law n Law Offices of George A. Barton

$260

$600

George Barton

Managing partner

Kansas City

Business litigation

$400

Brian Barjenbruch

Attorney

Kansas City

Employment

$400

Jennifer Benson

Contract attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$400

Brandee Bower

Contract attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$400

Stacy Burrows

Associate

Kansas City

Complex litigation, class actions, collections

$400

Robert Harken

Associate

Kansas City

Class action, complex litigation, contracts

$400

Daniel Hobart

Attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$400

Johanna Nagel

Contract attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$400

Phyllis Norman

Attorney

Kansas City

Business and complex commercial litigation, class action

$300

Jennifer Childress

Contract attorney

Kansas City

General

$300

Luke Kopmeyer

Contract attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Leslie Aronson

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Margo Barton

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Renee Bichel

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

David Brown

Law clerk

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Eric Collins

Law clerk

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Janet Ingram

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Jana McMullin

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Christina Mirabila

Law clerk

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Lisa Rockenback

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

n McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan

$425

R. Pete Smith

Managing partner

Kansas City

Labor and employment law; corporation banking; civil litigation

$325

Jonathon Margolies

Shareholder

Kansas City

Commercial law, appellate, bankruptcy

Neil Weintraub

n Pennington Shea

$260

Francis Pennington III

Partner

St. Louis

General

$190

Laurie Shea

Partner

St. Louis

Business litigation

n Pletz and Reed

$180

John Reed

Partner

Jefferson City

Bankruptcy

$150

Nicolette Robovsky

Associate

Jefferson City

Bankruptcy

n Polsinelli Shughart

$600

Lawrence Ward

Partner

Kansas City

Business litigation

$450

Richard Paul III

N/A

Kansas City

Litigation

$400

Michael Murphy

N/A

Kansas City

Commercial litigation

$380

Karen Gleason

Attorney

Kansas City

Commercial litigation

$380

Travis Salmon

Partner

Kansas City

Business litigation

$350

Jack McInnes

Attorney

Kansas City

Business litigation

$330

Helmut Starr

Shareholder

St. Louis

Commercial litigation, land use, zoning

$325

Jonathon Margolies

Shareholder

Kansas City

Commercial law, appellate, bankruptcy

$275

Christopher Swenson

Shareholder

St. Louis

Employment

$210

Elizabeth Gross

Associate

St. Louis

Business and employment litigation, employment

$200

Deborah Hagan

Paralegal

Kansas City

Employment, business litigation

$200

Brian Powell

Paralegal

Kansas City

Business litigation

$120

Tina Dube

N/A

St. Louis

N/A

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Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

n Raymond I. Plaster

$275

Raymond Plaster

Partner

Springfield

Bankruptcy, restructuring, litigation

n Redmond & Nazar

Rate

Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

$310

M. Elizabeth Fast

Partner

Kansas City

Financial services

$310

Barry Pickens

Partner

Kansas City

Environmental

$300

Francis Neuner Jr.

Partner

St. Louis

Labor and employment, litigation

$275

Jeff Figge

Partner

St. Louis

Estate planning, business transactions

$285

Edward Nazar

Partner

Wichita, Kan.

Bankruptcy and litigation

$220

W. Thomas Gilman

Partner

Wichita, Kan.

Bankruptcy and litigation

$265

Eric Johnson

Partner

Kansas City

$220

Martin Ufford

Partner

Wichita, Kan.

Bankruptcy and litigation

Financial services

$220

Adam LaBoda

Associate

Kansas City

$180

Jeffrey Rockett

Attorney

Wichita, Kan.

N/A

Financial services

$160

Nicholas Grillot

Attorney

Wichita, Kan.

N/A

$220

Matthew Wilson

Associate

St. Louis

Mergers and acquisitions, public finance

$210

Laura Hughes

Associate

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$195

Patrick Sweeney

Associate

St. Louis

Business transactions, real estate

$160

Rhonda Nielsen

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$150

Kimberly Bedbury

Paralegal

N/A

Litigation

$150

Kimberly Collier Reitz

Paralegal

St. Louis

Financial services

$150

Mary Dohr

Paralegal

St. Louis

N/A

$150

R. Hardy

Summer intern

$150

Heather Morris

Associate

N/A

N/A

$150

Andrea Murdock

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$150

Pamela Ozias

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$150

Suzanne Schmitt

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$150

Lisa Wright

Paralegal

Kansas City

Financial services

$142

Roberta Morehead

Paralegal

N/A

Intellectual property

n Shook, Hardy & Bacon

$425

Mark Moedritzer

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$265

Kristen Trainor

Of counsel

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

n Speer Law Firm

$500

Charles Speer

Partner

Kansas City

Class action, environmental

$400

Tammy Dodson

Attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$400

Kirra Jones

Attorney

Kansas City

Class action, environmental

$200

Faith Brennan

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Art Jackson

Attorney

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Stacy Snoddy

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

$200

Laurie Stratton

Paralegal

Kansas City

N/A

n Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

N/A

$425

James Price

Partner

Kansas City

Environmental

$380

Scott Goldstein

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$370

Daniel Doyle

Partner

Kansas City

Financial services

$370

Nicholas Franke

Partner

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$195

Partner

Kansas City

General

$360

David Wing

Partner

Overland Park, Kan.

Labor and employment

Rex Redlingshafer

$195

Janice Stanton

Partner

Kansas City

General

$85

Karen Shackelford

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

n Stanton & Redlingshafer

$350

Susan Willman

Of counsel

Overland Park, Kan.

Labor and employment

$340

Gardiner Davis

Partner

St. Louis

Business litigation

$325

Julia Vander Weele

Partner

Kansas City

Employee benefits, ERISA litigation

$445

Paul Hoffmann

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy and creditors rights

$325

Kathleen Whitby

Of counsel

St. Louis

Environmental litigation, real estate

$395

Mark Johnson

Partner

Kansas City

Environment law, business litigation

$320

Lisa Epps

Partner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy, commercial lending, financial services

$390

Kate Hauber

Partner

Kansas City

Real estate

$370

Gerald Weidner

Partner

Kansas City

Real estate, commercial lending

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■■ 2009 regional billing rates Rate

Name

Title

Location

Practice(s)

Kansas City

Environment, energy, natural resources

Stacy Stotts

Partner

$315

Sharon Stolte

Partner

Overland Park, Kan.

Commercial and bankruptcy

$195

Allison Hardy

Associate

Kansas City

Corporate finance

$195

Nicholas Zluticky

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$175

M. Azeltine

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$170

M. Bell

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$170

C. Duren

Paralegal

N/A

N/A

$130

D. Meyr

N/A

N/A

N/A

David Sosne

Title

Location

Practice(s)

$265

Neil Sader

Owner

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$235

Meredyth Vick

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

$225

Bradley McCormack

Associate

Kansas City

Bankruptcy

n Thompson Coburn

$480

David Warfield

Partner

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$310

Brian Hockett

Associate

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

$200

Allison Elvert Graves

Associate

St. Louis

Bankruptcy

n For out-of-region rates, please see Pages 26-27

n Summers Compton Wells

$295

Name

n The Sader Law Firm

n Stinson Morrison Hecker (continued)

$350

Rate

Principal

St. Louis

Bankruptcy, commercial litigation and corporate

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Money 22 firms are ranked by gross revenue for fiscal year 2009, which for most firms is the calendar year. Most financial figures are provided by Money 22 headcount and revenue per lawyer figures are based on full-time equivalents for the year. Gross revenue and profit are rounded to the neares Rank

Firm

Gross revenue

Revenue per lawyer

Profit

1

Bryan Cave

$554,817,000

$549,700

$191,653,000

2

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal 1

$472,600,000

$759,800

$141,780,000

3

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

$336,600,000

$693,300

$138,657,000

4

Husch Blackwell

$289,000,000

$511,500

$138,500,000

5

Polsinelli Shughart 2

$167,353,839

$404,200

$71,400,000

6

Thompson Coburn

$159,500,000

$489,000

$75,100,000

7

Stinson Morrison Hecker

$145,838,000

$500,300

$72,354,000

8

Lathrop & Gage

$120,919,000

$431,900

$49,725,000

9

Armstrong Teasdale

$97,700,000

$450,200

$49,507,000

10

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

$69,500,000

$439,900

$43,500,000

11

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

$53,000,000

$370,600

$21,700,000

12

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

$46,000,000

$400,000

$20,500,000

13

Brown & James

$30,500,000

$287,700

$11,450,000

14

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

$28,000,000

$395,000

$14,000,000

15

Hepler Broom

$26,958,000

$359,000

$10,918,000

16

Gallop Johnson & Neuman

$24,735,000

$321,200

$8,925,000

17

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard 2

$23,342,000

$343,300

$9,366,000

18

Gilmore & Bell

$22,500,000

$450,000

$9,225,000

19

Wallace Saunders

$19,400,000

$352,000

$7,433,000

20

Evans & Dixon

$16,500,000

$253,800

$6,650,000

21

Lashly & Baer

$15,500,000

$303,900

$4,731,000

22

Carmody MacDonald

$13,750,000

$404,400

$5,500,000

1. Set to combine with London firm and become SNR Denton on Sept. 30, 2010 2. Fiscal year ended Oct. 31.

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y the firms. For others, estimates were derived from industry data or consultation with firm insiders. st $1,000; revenue per lawyer and profits per partner are rounded to the nearest $100. Profit per partner

Margin

Equity partners

Total attorneys

Leverage

$622,600

35%

203

1,009

4.97

$773,200

30%

142

622

4.38

$1,015,200

41%

107

496

4.64

$564,000

48%

170

565

3.32

$495,800

43%

71

414

5.80

$467,000

47%

137

326

2.37

$491,000

50%

119

292

2.46

$409,000

41%

96

280

2.91

$483,000

51%

87

226

2.49

$450,000

63%

86

158

1.84

$374,300

41%

58

143

2.46

$301,500

45%

68

115

1.69

$380,200

45%

18

106

5.89

$750,000

50%

10

54 3

5.40

$340,000

41%

25

75

3.00

$276,200

36%

29

77

2.65

$327,500

40%

22

68

3.09

$349,000

41%

22

50

2.27

$200,900

38%

31

55

1.77

$226,000

40%

20

65

3.25

$139,100

31%

34

51

1.50

$437,700

40%

12

34

2.83

3. Baker Sterchi’s figures do not include contract attorneys. Revenue per lawyer was adjusted to account for the use of contract attorneys.

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■■ 2009 Out-of-region billing rates Rate

Name

Title

City

Practice

Rate

Name

Title

City

Practice

Partner

Roseland, NJ

Bankruptcy

n Lowenstein Sandler

n Bader & Associates

$575

George Bader

Partner

Denver

Employment litigation

$500

Renee Taylor

Of counsel

Denver

Class actions

$100

Chris Bachman

Law clerk

Denver

N/A

$100

Chris Green

Law clerk

Denver

N/A

n Bryan Cave

$435

Keith Aurzada

Associate

Dallas

Bankruptcy

$395

John Leininger

Associate

Dallas

Bankruptcy

$600

Bruce Nathan

$475

David Banker

Counsel/associate

Roseland, NJ

Bankruptcy

$340

Marianna Udem

Associate

New York

Bankruptcy

n Pepper Hamilton

$595

Francis Lawall

Partner

Philadelphia

Bankruptcy

$470

Bonnie Kistler

Of Counsel

Berwyn, Pa.

Bankruptcy

$280

Nina Varughese

Associate

Philadelphia

Bankruptcy

$205

Susan Henry

Senior Paralegal

N/A

N/A

n Cooley, Godward and Kronish

$785

Jay Indyke

Partner

New York

Bankruptcy

$485

Michael Klein

Associate

New York

Bankruptcy

$295

Nicholas Santoiemma

Associate

New York

Bankruptcy

Partner

Denver

Plaintiffs personal injury, employment

n Polsinelli Shughart

$600

G. Stephen Long

Partner

Denver

Business litigation

$550

Joseph Mellon

Partner

Denver

Business litigation, class actions

$450

Kelly Flood

Partner

Phoenix

Complex litigation, class actions

$350

Robert Ward

Associate

Denver

Business litigation

Sole Practitioner

Paola, Kan.

Business services

n Franklin D. Azar & Associates

$575

Frank Azar

$575

Jon Barclay

Attorney

Denver

Plaintiffs personal injury

$575

Rodney Bridgers

Attorney

Denver

Plaintiffs personal injury

$575

Bob Markel

Attorney

Denver

Plaintiffs personal injury

$400

Nate Axvig

Attorney

Denver

Plaintiffs employment, civil litigation

$400

Jeremy Cave

Attorney

Denver

$300

Wilkinson

Attorney

$200

Colette Poeppel

$200

Alicia Salazar

New York

Corporate restructuring

Plaintiffs personal injury

$1,035

Linda Hayman

Partner

New York

Personal property

Denver

Plaintiffs personal injury

$1,032

Peter Neckles

Partner

New York

Paralegal

Denver

N/A

Commercial banking and investment

Paralegal

Denver

N/A

Co-Managing Shareholder

Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy

$615

Shari Heyen

Shareholder

Houston

Bankruptcy and litigation

$475

Sandra Selzer

Associate

Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy

$455

Denis Meloro

Associate

Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy and securities

$325

Maggie Conner

Associate

Houston

Bankruptcy

$275

Max Riffin

Associate

Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy

$200

Gail Jamrok

Paralegal

Houston

N/A

n Jones & Keller

Shareholder

Denver

Business law

n Law Office of Jonathan A. Backman

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Jonathan Backman

n Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Partner

Scott Cousins

$200

Sandra Hartley

J. Gregory Milmoe

$685

Reid Godbolt

$175

$1,050

n Greenberg Traurig

$340

n Sandra K. Hartley LLC

Sole Practitioner

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Bloomington, Ill.

General practice

$975

Kenneth Berlin

Partner

New York

Environmental

$975

Kenneth Plevan

Partner

New York

Intellectual property

$945

Andre LeDuc

Partner

Washington

Federal income tax

$945

Kayalyn Marafioti

Partner

New York

Bankruptcy, corporate restructuring

$945

David Nagler

Partner

New York

Real estate

$945

James O’Rorke Jr.

Of counsel

New York

Real estate

$943

Anthony Clark

Partner

Wilmington, Del.

Corporate restructuring

$935

J. Eric Ivester

Partner

New York

Corporate restructuring

$933

Marian Wexler

Partner

Chicago

Real estate

$907

Edward Meehan

Partner

Washington

Complex civil litigation

$895

Alesia Ranney-Marinelli

Partner

New York

Corporate restructuring

$850

Nancy Olson

Partner

New York

Real estate

$775

John Amodeo

Counsel

New York

Environmental, litigation


■■ 2009 Out-of-region billing rates Rate

Name

Title

City

Practice

n Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (continued)

$775

David Kolin

Counsel

Chicago

Banking

$775

Jane Kroesche

Counsel

San Francisco

Environmental transactions

$775

Joy Maddox

Counsel

Washington

Banking

$775

Sooryun Youn

Counsel

New York

Banking

$760

Tiffany Boydell

Counsel

New York

Banking

Rate

Name

Title

City

$460

Amber Sturrus

Associate

New York

Practice

Real estate

$460

Samuel Winokur

N/A

N/A

N/A

$452

John Nelson

Associate

Chicago

Corporate

$385

Evan Kanter

N/A

N/A

N/A

$375

Katy Lewis

N/A

N/A

N/A

$360

Allison Barrows

Associate

Los Angeles

N/A

$360

Tracy Gardner

Associate

New York

Intellectual property

$695

Gary Rubin

Counsel

Washington

Litigation

$695

Robert Weber

Counsel

Wilmington, Del.

Corporate restructuring

$360

Ebba Gebisa

Associate

Chicago

Corporate restructuring

$360

Anna Kolontyrsky

Associate

New York

Mergers and acquisitions

$360

Timothy Moore

Associate

Los Angeles

Executive compensation

$330

William Terry

N/A

N/A

N/A

$680

Megan Cleghorn

N/A

N/A

N/A

$680

Catherine Danz

Associate

Chicago

Real estate

$680

Neil Lombardo

Associate

Washington

Litigation

$680

Kevin Oliver

Associate

Los Angeles

Real estate

$668

Samuel Ory

Partner

New York

Corporate and project finance

$665

Ian Erickson

Associate

Washington

Litigation

$665

Matthew Murphy

Partner

New York

Corporate restructuring

$665

Seth Shelden

Associate

New York

Intellectual property & technology, litigation

$295

Marsha Klimek

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$295

Wendy LaManna

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$295

Michael McGuire

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$295

Kellie Weilbrenner

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$295

Robert Zalin

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$289

Autumn Bechler

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$653

Alison Rhoten

Associate

New York

Corporate

$625

Ronald Kohut

Associate

New York

Labor and employment

$289

Dorian DeFrancesco

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$595

Samantha Nussbaum

Associate

Los Angeles

Executive compensation

$288

Mirjana Mirkovic

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$595

Elizabeth Stein

N/A

N/A

N/A

$260

Lynn Buckley

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$582

Jeremy Hall

Associate

Chicago

Corporate restructuring

$255

Gary Kruger

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Teresa Alutto

Associate

Washington

Litigation

$220

Suzen Baraka

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Imri Eisner

Associate

New York

Banking

$220

Valerie Gulotta

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Douglas Herrmann

Associate

Wilmington, Del.

Bankruptcy

$220

Helen Kaplan

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$220

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Vincenzo Lucibello

Associate

New York

Banking

Ricardo Perez-Gonzalez

$220

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Paul Schockett

Associate

Washington, DC

Tax

Jaclyn Perlmutter

$220

Jennifer Russell

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$540

Andy Grewal

N/A

N/A

$175

Andrew Chima

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

Associate

New York

Real estate

$175

Caitlin O’Hern

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

Litigation

$175

David Schindelheim

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$175

Gina Valent

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$90

Maira Rivera

Paraprofessional

N/A

N/A

$535

Neil Klein

$495

Kattie Kingsley

Associate

Washington

$495

Matthew Kriegel

Associate

New York

$495

Jonathan Pfleeger

Associate

Chicago

Corporate restructuring

$495

Megan Wernke

Associate

Washington

Tax

$495

Thomas Williams

Associate

New York

Banking, institutional investing

$495

Raymond Zolekhian

N/A

N/A

N/A

$460

Jordan Feirman

N/A

N/A

N/A

$460

Lauryn Fraas

Associate

New York

Litigation

$460

Jessica Kumar

Associate

Chicago

Bankruptcy, corporate restructuring

n Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

$470

Kenneth Mason

Partner

Overland Park, Kan.

Employee benefits

$380

Gregory Ash

Partner

Overland Park, Kan

Employee benefits

$375

Richard Hertel

Partner

Overland Park, Kan

Real estate

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■■ the big 55 2010 Firm name rank City

Leader(s)

NonOf attorneys Equity equity counsel Associates firmwide

Support staff

Attorneys in region

1

Husch Blackwell Kansas City, St. Louis

David Fenley, Joseph Conran

170

180

25

190

565

773

467

2

Polsinelli Shughart Kansas City

W. Russell Welsh

71

142

43

158

414

534

372

3

Bryan Cave St. Louis

Don G. Lents; Peter D. Van Cleve; Robert Thompson

203

191

48

568

1,009

1,126

330

4

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Kansas City

John Murphy

107

86

70

233

496

912

327

5

Thompson Coburn St. Louis

Thomas Minogue

137

48

15

127

326

375

258

6

Lathrop & Gage Kansas City

Joel Voran

96

51

60

73

280

318

253

7

Stinson Morrison Hecker Kansas City

Mark Hinderks

119

62

30

81

292

376

225

8

Armstrong Teasdale St. Louis

Michael Chivell

87

33

14

83

217

201

205

9

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale St. Louis

Timothy Thornton

58

17

5

63

167

132

160

10

Lewis Rice & Fingersh St. Louis

Jack Pruellage

85

22

13

39

159

133

159

11

Brown & James St. Louis

James Whaley; T. Michael Ward

18

22

1

72

113

89

113

12

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Kansas City

Michael Saunders

66

0

18

24

115

135

108

13

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Chicago

Elliott Portnoy; Jennifer Marler; John Snyder

25

21

7

50

654

775

103

14

Gallop Johnson & Neuman St. Louis

Sanford Neuman; Thomas Campbell

29

18

13

17

77

50

77

15

Evans & Dixon St. Louis

Michael Castellano

20

14

6

35

75

64

75

16

Hepler Broom Edwardsville, Ill.

Management committee

25

7

0

42

75

60

75

17

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard St. Louis

John Sandberg (As of Nov. 1, 2010)

22

12

2

33

68

92

69

18

Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs Overland Park, Kan.

Karl Kuckelman

31

0

3

15

55

67

55

19

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Kansas City

Thomas N. Sterchi; Karen D. Griggs

10

17

6

17

50

61

50

19

Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd East Alton, Ill.

John Simmons; Michael Angelides

5

11

5

29

50

165

50

21

Lashly & Baer St. Louis

John Fox Arnold; Kenneth C Brostron

34

0

3

12

49

46

49

22

Gilmore & Bell Kansas City

Webb Gilmore; David Queen

22

10

0

18

50

53

46

23

Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee Kansas City

Larry Bingham; Joseph Hiersteiner

28

0

1

11

40

26

40

24

Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass St. Louis

Edward Meyer; William Thomas

14

1

1

23

39

43

39

25

Senniger Powers St. Louis

Keith Rabenberg

13

3

1

18

35

33

35

26

Carmody MacDonald St. Louis

Donald R. Carmody; Ronald E. Rucker; David H. Luce; Kevin J. Williams

12

4

0

18

34

33

34

27

Stolar Partnership St. Louis

David Krauss, Jay Levitch, Susan Rowe

26

0

0

7

33

31

33

28

Moser & Marsalek St. Louis

Thomas Magee; Peter F. Spataro

10

9

2

11

32

24

32

29

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan Kansas City

R. Pete Smith

22

6

2

4

34

45

31

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■■ TOp 10 product liability firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Firm

Product liability attorneys

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

231

Husch Blackwell

77

Bryan Cave

60

Thompson Coburn

50

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

45

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

27

Brown & James

26

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

25

Armstrong Teasdale

24

Lathrop & Gage

23

■■ the big 55 2010 Firm name rank City

Leader(s)

NonOf attorneys Equity equity counsel Associates firmwide

Support staff

Attorneys in region

29

Danna McKitrick St. Louis

Ronald N. Danna; Leland Curtis

8

8

0

15

31

27

31

31

Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt Kansas City

David Oliver

18

2

0

10

30

21

30

32

Kutak Rock Omaha

David A. Jacobson

16

0

3

10

389

24

29

32

Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer Kansas City

Joseph J. Roper

7

4

2

12

25

28

29

34

Paule Camazine & Blumenthal St. Louis

Thomas M. Blumenthal

15

1

1

10

27

33

27

34

South & Associates Overland Park, Kan.

Alan South

8

0

0

19

27

157

27

36

Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs St. Louis

Beth C. Boggs

4

2

1

19

26

20

26

37

Franke Schultz & Mullen Kansas City

John Franke; John Schultz; John Mullen

10

0

0

15

25

55

25

37

Hovey Williams Overland Park, Kan.

Thomas Luebbering

8

3

6

8

25

27*

25

37

McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer St. Louis

Thomas W. McCarthy

8

8

0

9

25

17

25

37

Williams Venker & Sanders St. Louis

Paul N. Venker; Lucy Unger

10

4

1

10

25

34

25

41

Herzog Crebs St. Louis

Peter Herzog

7

7

1

9

24

24

24

42

Riezman Berger St. Louis

Frederick J. Berger; Richard N. Tishler; Nelson L. Mitten; Mark Temkin

13

1

0

9

23

21

23

*Includes three patent agents

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■■ TOp 10 real estate firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Firm

Real estate attorneys

Bryan Cave

144

Husch Blackwell

92

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

91

Stinson Morrison Hecker

60

Lathrop & Gage

42

Thompson Coburn

40

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

37

Armstrong Teasdale

35

Gallop Johnson & Neuman

14

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

13

■■ the big 55 2010 Firm name rank City

Leader(s)

NonOf attorneys Equity equity counsel Associates firmwide

Support staff

Attorneys in region

43

Brown & Crouppen St. Louis

Ron Brown; Terry Crouppen

2

0

2

19

23

62

23

43

Neale & Newman Springfield

Paul G. White

15

0

3

4

22

28

22

45

White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels Kansas City

Mike White, Harold Goss

14

0

0

8

22

16

22

46

Brinker & Doyen St. Louis

Gary P. Paul

6

1

1

13

21

13

21

46

Dysart Taylor Lay Cotter & McMonigle Kansas City

Robert W. Cotter; Thomas E. Roszak

14

0

4

3

21

15

21

46

McMahon Berger St. Louis

Thomas O. McCarthy

9

0

3

9

21

11

21

46

Rosenblum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft St. Louis

Richard Bender

12

0

3

6

21

15

21

46

Summers Compton Wells St. Louis

Robert F. Summers

12

0

3

6

21

19

21

51

Harness Dickey & Pierce Detroit

Rudolph Telscher, Bryan Wheelock, Joseph Walsh

6

3

1

10

116

24

20

51

Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi St. Louis

Lionel L. Lucchesi

13

0

5

2

20

16

20

51

Wagstaff & Cartmell Kansas City

Thomas W. Wagstaff

10

0

2

8

20

24

20

54

Horn Aylward & Bandy Kansas City

Bob Horn; Jim Bandy; Tim Aylward

6

5

0

8

19

10

19

54

Slagle, Bernard & Gorman Kansas City

Ernie Yarnevich

16

0

0

3

19

24

19

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■■ TOp 10 intellectual property firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 9 10

Firm

Intellectual property attorneys

Husch Blackwell

98

Bryan Cave

72

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

68

Lathrop & Gage

62

Armstrong Teasdale

57

Senniger Powers

35

Thompson Coburn

35

Hovey Williams

25

Stinson Morrison Hecker

22

Harness Dickey & Pierce

20

■■ Q&A • Robert bain n What was the most significant patent ruling in the last year? The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision, Bilski v. Kappos.

n What was its effect? Ultimately, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bilski is most significant for its inability to provide any clarity with respect to determining whether certain methods or processes, including business methods, are eligible for patenting. In Bilski, the Supreme Court refused to establish a single test for determining patent-eligibility, holding that while the Federal Circuit’s “machine-or-transformation” test is a useful and important clue for determining patenteligibility under 35 U.S. Code 101, it is not the sole or exclusive test. The court in Bilski also left the door open for business method patents without wholly endorsing the possibility. In response, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued interim guidelines for evaluating subject matter eligibility in light of the Bilski decision. These guidelines provide factors that patent examiners should consider in determining whether a claim is merely directed to an abstract idea and, thus, not patent eligible. The guidelines lean heavily on the machine-ortransformation test and I suspect we haven’t heard the last of this issue. Chief operating partner and chairman of electrical, computer systems and software patent group

Senniger Powers

n How have clients changed their approach to intellectual property matters in light of the economy? Rather than taking a shotgun approach to filing patent applications on all innovations in several countries, many clients are being more selective in pursuing patent protection. For example, some clients are opting to bypass patent protection for less significant advances, or advances in products or services that are only peripheral to their core business. Or they are filing patent applications only when peripheral licensing opportunities exist. This is having a positive effect of freeing up resources that can be invested in research and development. Also, clients are examining their intellectual property portfolios, especially their patent portfolios, to see if there are opportunities to license inventions to others, especially to others in non-competitive fields.

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■■ TOp 10 corporate firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 10

Firm

Corporate attorneys

Bryan Cave

252

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

135

Husch Blackwell

83

Thompson Coburn

65

Lathrop & Gage

60

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

60

Stinson Morrison Hecker

43

Lashly & Baer

30

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

28

Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee

21

■■ q&a • steven baumer n Are mergers and acquisitions picking up again? Why or why not? We’ve been seeing an increase in M&A activity, particularly during the last six months or so. I think companies are starting to feel a bit better about the general state of the economy and less concerned that we are heading for a “double dip” recession. Those companies with significant cash reserves, or which otherwise have balance sheets that allow them to efficiently tap the capital markets, are now more actively looking for strategic growth opportunities. There is also a significant amount of private equity money available for deals, given the money that was raised in the past few years but which has not yet been put to use. Some of the increased activity may also be attributable to sellers trying to sell by the end of the year since many people expect that capital gains tax rates are likely to increase next year.  

n How have clients changed their approach to deals in light of the economy? Partner, transactions and corporate finance and securities practices

Bryan Cave

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Sellers seem to be looking for more deal certainty today. Buyers are often willing to provide that increased certainty in order to win deals; certainty is often provided by a buyer through a buyer not having a financing contingency included in the deal. We’ve also seen a trend toward more protections around the purchase price.  

n How have you changed how you serve clients?

There is clearly a premium today on making sure that you are providing services as efficiently as possible. There are a lot of synergies involved when people work together as a team over and over again.  We staff deals with that in mind, with the goal of growing increasingly more efficient the more we learn about the client, their businesses, the types of risks and issues that affect or drive value for them and how they manage and think about those items in a deal context.


■■ TOp 10 commercial litigation firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Firm

Commercial litigation attorneys

Bryan Cave

336

Husch Blackwell

220

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

217

Stinson Morrison Hecker

137

Brown & James

113

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

90

Thompson Coburn

80

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

75

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

73

Evans & Dixon

72

■■ q&a • Douglas Weems n What was the most significant ruling in a commercial case in the last year? In my opinion, it is the United States Supreme Court’s decision on April 27 in a case called Stolt-Nielsen v. Animal Feeds International Corp. The court held that parties cannot be compelled to submit disputes to class arbitration if the parties did not expressly agree to do so. This holding removes the threat of class arbitration, if the arbitration agreements are silent on the issue.

n What was its effect? Many businesses rely on arbitration agreements as a cost-effective method for resolving disputes. There have been a variety of attacks on arbitration agreements, including that the agreements are unconscionable and unenforceable. Whether and how class actions can proceed in arbitration have been hotly contested subjects in recent years. In this case, the Supreme Court held that class actions cannot proceed in arbitration if the arbitration agreements are silent on the issue. This decision should bring needed clarity to this issue. Partner, commercial litigation practice

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

n How have clients changed their approach to litigation in light of the economy? More clients are interested in alternative fee agreements. In addition, more disputes are being settled through alternative means — arbitration, mediation, etc.

n How have you changed how you serve clients? We are implementing more alternative fee agreements.

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■■ TOp 10 banking and finance firms Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Firm

Banking and finance attorneys

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal

205

Bryan Cave

106

Husch Blackwell

63

Thompson Coburn

45

Lathrop & Gage

41

Stinson Morrison Hecker

30

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

22

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

20

Armstrong Teasdale

18

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

11

■■ Q&A • Wendi Alper-Pressman n What services have banks been looking for in the past year?   Advice in connection with restructuring loans, sales of loans and enforcing rights under loan documents.

n Are they starting to loosen up on lending and financing?   Loans are available for well-capitalized businesses that have positive earnings. Loans are available for income-producing properties. Larger equity contributions from the principals are certainly required, as the days of 100 percent or even 80 percent financing on commercial real estate are over. Guarantor support is generally required. Banks are unwilling to assume the risk of failure. Banks are not loaning money for projects in which the ability to repay is dependent upon factors outside the borrower’s control — i.e. the sale of a building or the lease up of retail or office space. In effect, loans are made upon “what’s there” as opposed to “what if.”   

n How have clients changed their approach to researching prospective borrowers and going after delinquent loans? From the lending side, I think banks are looking at the ability to service debt on a global basis, and income and earnings. From the delinquency side, I don’t know that it has changed very much. I guess to some extent lenders are far more patient if the borrowers are cooperative, provide information and full and complete disclosure of their finances and operations. 

Partner, bankruptcy and financial institutions practices

Lathrop & Gage

  

n How have you changed how you serve clients in light of the economy?   I haven’t. I just talk with them more often.

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V&S Search lists big wins for plaintiffs, defense V&S search results at www.molawyersmedia.com largest 2010 plaintiff award $60 million settlement in a class action lawsuit filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court against A.G. Edwards for alleged kickbacks the company received from “preferred mutual fund” groups

largest 2010 plaintiff jury verdict $11.05 million in the Jackson County case of Owens v. Contigroup, et al, where a group of 15 plaintiffs sued over the stench coming from an indutrial hog farm in Gentry County.

largest 2010 Bench judgment $18.8 million in a suit filed by certain blind residents of Missouri who claimed to be underpaid by the state’s Blind Pension Fund. The state is appealing that award.

largest 2010 defense verdict $5 million in a medical malpractice case heard in the St. Louis City Circuit Court. The jury came back after just an hour of deliberations to find for the defendants in the case.

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ith the year more than two-thirds over, jury award and settlement amounts appear to be similar to last year in Missouri, with two large class actions leading the way among plaintiffs wins and a $5 million medical malpractice case heading up the defense victories. Missouri Lawyers Media has hundreds of verdicts and settlements from around the state in its V&S Search (www.molawyersmedia. com), compiled from submissions by attorneys and court reporting by the staffs of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, The Daily Record (Kansas City), St. Louis Daily Record, and the Countians of St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. The top ten plaintiff wins for 2010, as of Aug. 31, are split among four jury verdicts, one bench judgment and five settlements. There are 44 plaintiff wins of more than $1 million in the database for 2010. For all of 2009 there were more than 86 plaintiff wins that broke the $1 million mark. The largest 2010 plaintiff award, a $60 million settlement in May, was in a class action lawsuit filed in St. Louis City Circuit Court against A.G. Edwards for alleged kickbacks the company received from “preferred mutual fund” groups. Another class action settlement of $55 million came from a case filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court by more than 200 municipalities against wireless companies over taxes on cellphones. It is another in a series of settlements about the same issue that were agreed to over the past few years. The largest plaintiff jury verdict so far is $11.05 million in the Jackson County case of Owens v. Contigroup, et al. A group of 15

plaintiffs sued over the stench coming from an indutrial hog farm in Gentry County. Charlie Speer of the Speer Law Firm in Kansas City said it was the largest verdict he has received in cases he filed against concentrated animal feeding operations. A Cole County Circuit Court bench judgment of $18.8 million is the largest in that category so far this year. The suit was filed by certain blind residents of Missouri who claimed to be underpaid by the state’s Blind Pension Fund. The state is appealing that award. The top ten defense jury verdicts as of Aug. 31 are all over $1 million. Defense verdicts are determined by the last pretrial demand made by the plaintiffs in a case where the jury finds for the defense. The top defense verdict is $5 million from a medical malpractice case heard in the St. Louis City Circuit Court. The jury came back after just an hour of deliberations to find for the defendants in the case. Defense attorney Robert S. Rosenthal of Brown & James said, “I suspect ... they had made up their minds and were just being nice.” Medical malpractice cases continue to be difficult for plaintiffs to win with just one of five plaintiff wins reported to Missouri Lawyers Media of more than $1 million. Smaller counties also continue to produce large plaintiff verdicts as they did last year. Plaintiff verdicts of $8 million in Platte County, $1.27 million in Lincoln County and $453,000 in a Taney County medical malpractice case are evidence of that trend. The purported largest jury verdict ever in McDonald County also came down this year in a wrongful death case. Plaintiff attorney Ed Hershewe said the jury deliberated three or four hours before delivering the $1 million verdict.


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n Top plaintiff wins Rank

Amount

1

$60 million

2

$55 million

3

$30.1 million

4

$19.4 million

5

$11.05 million

6

$9 million

7

$8.8 million

8

$8 million

9

$7.6 million

10

$7.4 million

Caption

Type

Court

Winning attorneys and firms

Bachman v. A.G. Edwards

class action

St. Louis

Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, St. Louis; Wayne Lamprey, Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day, & Lamprey, San Francisco; Ronnie White, Holloran White Schwartz & Gaertner, St. Louis; Kirk Hulett, Hulett Harper Steward, San Diego; Charles Piven, Brower Piven, Stevenson, Md.; Jerome Congress, Janine Pollack, John McFarlane, Milberg, New York; Matthew Zevin, Stanley, Mandel & Iola, San Diego; Jules Brody, Mark Levine, Stull, Stull & Brody, New York; Joseph Weiss, Richard Acocelli, Julia Sun, Weiss & Lurie, New York; Alfred Yates Jr., Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., Pittsburgh

City of University City v. AT&T Wireless Service

class action

St. Louis County

John W. Hoffman, Douglas R. Sprong, Korein Tillery, St. Louis; John F. Mulligan Jr., Richmond Heights; Howard Paperner, St. Louis

Gerken v. Sherman

class action

Cole County

Deborah Greider and John Ammann

In re: H&R Block Inc. Express IRA Marketing Litigation

class action

U.S. District Court, WDMO

Norman Siegel, of Stueve Siegel Hanson in Kansas City, and Daniel C. Girard, of Girard Gibbs in San Francisco, Calif.

Owens v. Contigroup Cos.

public nuisance

Jackson County

Charlie Speer, Speer Law Firm, Kansas City; Richard Middleton, Savannah, Ga.

Maritz Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co.

contracts

St. Louis County

Lawrence Friedman, Matthew Darrough, Megan Bauer, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis

Rizzo v. Hendrick Automotive Group Corp. Inc.

business fraud

U.S. District Court, WDMO

Ralph K. Phalen, Attorney at Law, Kansas City; Mitchell L. Burgess, Keith C. Lamb, Burgess & Lamb, Kansas City

George v. Johnson Controls Inc.

product liability

Platte County

Robert L. Langdon, Adam W. Graves, Phyllis Norman, Langdon & Emison, Lexington

Monsanto Co. v. ConocoPhillips Co.

contracts

St. Louis County

James Bennett, Gabriel Gore and Jennifer Kingston, Dowd Bennett, Clayton

FDIC v. Lathrop & Gagew

legal malpractice

U.S. District Court, EDMO

Douglas P. Dowd and Paul G. Lane, Dowd & Dowd, St. Louis

settlement

settlement

bench judgment

settlement

jury verdict

settlement

bench judgment

settlement

jury verdict

settlement

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n Top defense wins (Based on the last reported pretrial demand) Rank

Amount

Caption

Type

Court

Winning attorneys and firms

1

$5 million

Machon, et al. v. Washington University

medical malpractice

St. Louis

Robert S. Rosenthal, Halle L. Dimar, Brown & James, St. Louis (for Washington University and Bradley Freeman); Thomas J. Smith, Katherine M. Fowler, Fox Galvin, St. Louis (for Barnes-Jewish Hospital)

2

$3 million

Elder v. Airsol Co. Inc.

wrongful death

St. Louis

Corey L. Kraushaar and Christopher J. Seibold, Brown & James, St. Louis

3

$2.5 million

Reynolds v. Christenson Transportation Inc.

contracts

Greene County

Bryan O. Wade and Laura A. Greene, Husch Blackwell, Springfield

4

$2 million

Simmons v. Heartland Wood Products Inc.

wrongful death

New Madrid County

Debbie S. Champion, Dean A. Stark, Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, St. Louis

5

$1.2 million

Laber v. Dierbergs Markets Inc.

premises liability

St. Louis County

Debbie S. Champion, Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, St. Louis

6

$1 million

Skelton v. Farnham

medical malpractice

Jasper County

Randy R. Cowherd, Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, Springfield

6

$1 million

Sturgeon v. Career Education Corp.

business fraud

Clay County

Martin M. Loring and Stephen Torline, Husch Blackwell, Kansas City; James Monafo and Kyle Seelbach, Husch Blackwell, St. Louis

6

$1 million

Davidson v. Crown Pointe Church of the Assemblies of God of Lee’s Summit, Mo. Inc.

wrongful death

Jackson County

Steven Coronado, Paul Gordon, Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado, Kansas City, for Crown Pointe Church; Thomas M. Deacy, Meghan Lewis, Deacy & Deacy, Kansas City, for Roberts

6

$1 million

Petkoff v. Metropolitan Community College

discrimination

Jackson County

Ian Cooper and Amy Clendennen, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, St. Louis

6

$1 million

WLA Quail Run LLC v. Downing

premises liability

Platte County

James H. Thompson Jr., Thompson Law Office, Kansas City

(tie)

(tie)

(tie)

(tie)

(tie)

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n Top business law plaintiff wins Rank

Amount

Caption

Type

Court

Winning attorneys and firms

1

$4.2 million

Halliburton v. Leidholdt

breach of fiduciary duty

St. Louis County

Gary Sarachan, Drey Cooley and Sheila Greenbaum, Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, St. Louis

2

$1.59 million

Regions Bank v. Healthstyle Products International Inc.

fraud

St. Louis County

Michael K. Daming, David G. Wasinger, The Wasinger Law Group, St. Louis

jury verdict

bench judgment

3

$1.5 million

Penn, et al. v. BayerCropScience

crop contamination

Adair County

Don Downing, Gretchen Garrison, Gray, Ritter & Graham, St. Louis; Richard J. Arsenault, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, La.; Bruce S. Kingsdorf, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, New Orleans; Bill Chaney, Looper, Reed & McGraw, Dallas

4

$1.24 million

Erbe Inc. v. Metrotech Food Equipment Service Inc.

negligence

St. Charles County

Bradley Hansmann and John Cooney, Brown & James, St. Louis

5

$1.17 million

D.D. Beal Investments LLC v. Mid-Missouri Bank

fraud

Jackson County

Thomas Larson and Scott Wissel, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Kansas City

jury verdict

jury verdict

jury verdict

n Top employment law plaintiff wins Rank

Amount

1

$6.5 million

Holmes v. Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners

2

$2.6 million

3

$1.27 million

4 5

$500,000

jury verdict

Caption

Type

Court

Winning attorneys and firms

defamation

Jackson County

Lyle Gregory, Gregory & Associates, Raymore; Jeff Bruce, Belton; Brian Franciskato, Nash & Franciskato, Kansas City; and Daniel Hobart, Raymore

Hervey v. Mo. Dept. of Corrections

discrimination

Jackson County

David Lunceford, Lee’s Summit, and Jeff Bruce, Belton

Schaar v. State of Missouri

sexual harassment

Lincoln County

Jerome “Jerry” Dobson and Michelle Dye Neumann, Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, St. Louis

EEOC, et al. v. Imagine School Inc.

discrimination

U.S. District Court, WDMO

Patrick G. Reavey, Kevin C. Koc, Rebecca Stith and Anne Guesewelle

Baker v. Silver Oak Senior Living Management Co.

discrimination

U.S. District Court, WDMO

Kristi L. Kingston and Lynne J. Bratcher, Bratcher Gockel & Kingston, Kansas City

jury verdict

jury verdict

settlement

$400,000 jury verdict

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n Top contract law plaintiff wins Rank

Amount

1

$60 million

2

$9 million

3

$7.6 million

4

$7.3 million

5

$7 million

Caption

Type

Court

Winning attorneys and firms

Bachman v. A.G. Edwards

class action

St. Louis

Robert Blitz, Christopher Bauman, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, St. Louis; Wayne Lamprey, Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day, & Lamprey, San Francisco; Ronnie White, Holloran White Schwartz & Gaertner, St. Louis; Kirk Hulett, Hulett Harper Steward, San Diego; Charles Piven, Brower Piven, Stevenson, Md.; Jerome Congress, Janine Pollack, John McFarlane, Milberg, New York; Matthew Zevin, Stanley, Mandel & Iola, San Diego; Jules Brody, Mark Levine, Stull, Stull & Brody, New York; Joseph Weiss, Richard Acocelli, Julia Sun, Weiss & Lurie, New York; Alfred Yates Jr., Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr., Pittsburgh

Maritz Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co.

insurance contract

St. Louis County

Lawrence Friedman, Matthew Darrough, Megan Bauer, Thompson Coburn, St. Louis

Monsanto Co. v. ConocoPhillips Co.

business contract

St. Louis County

James Bennett, Gabriel Gore and Jennifer Kingston, Dowd Bennett, Clayton

Aspenleiter v. ViraCor Laboratories

business contract

Jackson County

Robert Thompson and Robert Hoffman, Bryan Cave, Kansas City; Sarah Swatosh, Bryan Cave, St. Louis

Integrated Sales Service Ltd. V. DMC Management Consultants Ltd.

business contract

U.S. District Court, WDMO

Paul Herbers, Jim Glover, Cooling & Herbers, Kansas City

settlement

jury verdict

jury verdict

jury verdict

arbitration award

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n By name General Counsel name

Page

Lowery, Margeret

13 8

Stratmann, Gayle G.

14

Sullivan, Steven R.

10

Barclay, Alyson S.

14

Maclin, Joan

Bean, Joseph W.

10

Maher, Maggie

12

Townsley, Sally

Bloomfield, Kevin

17

Marsh, Robert E.

16

Triplett, Tim

10

Botsford, John D.

16

Miller, George

17

Tyrrell, Terry

17

Bowen, Ken

14

Minnick, David M.

12

Varsam, Nick H.

16

8

Buckner, Simon B.

8

Mitts, Harold

8

Wachner, William

17

Campbell, Robert

14

Morris, David

17

Weber, Daniel J.

17

Carew, Tom

17

Nelson, Jane E.

16

Wilcher, Larry

16

Connor, Kevin M.

10

Newman, Jeffrey B.

Cox, John

12

Crawford, Steven Crooke, Steven F. Darrell, Mark C. DeHaven, Michael

8

Williams, Chuck

8

Nichols, Brian

16

Wilson, Logan J.

16

17

Oberlander, Michael I.

14

Yost, Michael

10

8

Ozenberger, Laura L.

16

Young, Randall

17

Pain, George

16

Puhl, Frances Pellegrino

12

Firm attorneys & other professionals

Quatman, William

10

Acocelli, Richard

10 12, 13, 14

Page

Doody, Gregory

8

37, 40

Ebling, Keith J.

13

Quatmann, Ed

10

Adoor, Craig

20

Elmer, Charity

13

Rawlins, Randa

14

Alper-Pressman, Wendi

34

Fencl, Eric

10

Riggins, Bill

10

Alutto, Teresa

27

Frame, Laura

14

Rilinger, Dennis R.

12

Amodeo, John

26

Frawley, Rick

16

Risberg, John F.

8

Angelides, Michael

28

Frey, Steven

12

Rudman, Zachary

8

Arnold, John Fox

28

Gardner, Brian E.

16

Rutledge, Gary L.

12

Aronson, Leslie

21

Geekie, Matthew W.

16

Ryan, Steve

16

Arsenault, Richard

39

Goza, Shirley

17

Schalekamp, William A.

14

Ash, Gregory

27

Schoch, Alexander C.

10

Aurzada, Keith

26

Groves, Jeffrey

8

Halsey, Casey

12

Schuller, Robert

12

Axvig, Nate

26

Harris, Justin

14

Sherman, James E.

14

Aylward, Tim

30

Howard, John

14

Siegel, Sarah

12

Azar, Frank

26

Hughes, Brian

17

Silvers, Greg

10

Azeltine, M.

23

Humphrey, Trey

14

Snively, David F.

17

Bachman, Chris

26

Jones, Robert G.

10

Steeves, Frank L.

10

Backman, Jonathan

26

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â– â–  Index Bader, George

26

Brody, Jules

37, 40

Cruciani, John

20

Bain, Robert

31

Brostron, Kenneth

28

Curtis, Leland

29

Bandy, Jim

30

Brown, David

21

Daming, Michael

39

Banker, David

26

Brown, Ron

30

Danna, Ronald

29

Baraka, Suzen

27

Bruce, Jeff

39

Danz, Catherine

27

Barclay, Jon

26

Buckley, Lynn

27

Darrough, Matthew

Barjenbruch, Brian

21

Burgess, Mitchell

37

Davis, Gardiner

22

Barrows, Allison

27

Burrows, Stacy

21

Deacy, Thomas

38

Barton, George

21

Bussing, Kathryn

20

DeFrancesco, Dorian

27

Barton, Margo

21

Butler, Anita

20

DeWoskin, A. Thomas

Bauer, Megan

37, 40

Byrd, Kirsten

20

Dimar, Halle

Bauman, Christopher

37, 40

Campbell, Thomas

28

Dobson, Jerome

20, 39

37, 40

19,20 38

Baumer, Steven

32

Carmody, Donald

28

Dodson, Tammy

22

Bechler, Autumn

27

Castellano, Michael

28

Dohr, Mary

22

Bedbury, Kimberly

22

Cave, Jeremy

26

Dowd, Douglas

37

Bell, M.

23

Champion, Debbie

38

Downing, Don

39

Chaney, Bill

39

Doyle, Daniel

22

Bennett, James

37, 40

Benson, Jennifer

21

Childress, Jennifer

21

Dube, Tina

21

Berger, Frederick

29

Chima, Andrew

27

Duren, C.

23

Berlin, Kenneth

26

Chivell, Michael

28

Eggmann, Robert

19

Berns, Jonathan

20

Clark, Anthony

26

Eisner, Imri

27

Bichel, Renee

21

Cleghorn, Megan

27

Epps, Lisa

22

Bingham, Larry

28

Clendennen, Amy

38

Erickson, Ian

27

Collins, Eric

21

Evans, Stephen

20

Fast, M. Elizabeth

22

Blitz, Robert

37, 40 29

Blumenthal, Thomas

Congress, Jerome

37, 40

20, 29

Conner, Maggie

26

Feirman, Jordan

27

Boggs, Darin

20

Conran, Joseph

28

Fenley, David

28

Bolen, Murie

20

Cooley, Drey

39

Fielding, Michael

20

Bower, Brandee

21

Cooney, John

39

Figge, Jeff

Boydell, Tiffany

27

Cooper, Ian

38

Flood, Kelly

26

Bratcher, Lynne

39

Cotter, Robert

30

Fowler, Katherine

38

Braun, Steve

20

Cousins, Scott

26

Fraas, Lauryn

27

Brennan, Faith

22

Cowherd, Randy

38

Franciskato, Brian

39

Bridgers, Rodney

26

Crouppen, Terry

30

Franke, Nicholas

Boggs, Beth

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19, 22


â– â–  Index Franke, John Friedman, Lawrence

29 37, 40

Harkins, C.

20

Karfeld, Edward

20

Hartley, Sandra

26

Katzer, Carol

20

Gaines, Robert

20

Hauber, Kate

22

Key, Lisa

20

Gardner, Tracy

27

Haughey, Jeffrey

20

Kingsdorf, Bruce

39

Garrison, Gretchen

39

Hayman, Linda

26

Kingsley, Kattie

27

Gavin, Ryan

20

Henry, Susan

26

Kingston, Jennifer

Gebisa, Ebba

27

Herbers, Paul

40

Kingston, Kristi

39

Herrmann, Douglas

27

Kistler, Bonnie

26

Gilman, W. Thomas

19, 22

37, 40

Gilmore, Webb

28

Hertel, Richard

27

Klein, Michael

26

Girard, Daniel

37

Herzog, Peter

29

Klein, Neil

27

Gleason, Karen

21

Heyen, Shari

26

Klimek, Marsha

27

Glover, Jim

40

Hiersteiner, Joseph

28

Kohut, Ronald

27

Godbolt, Reid

26

Hinderks, Mark

28

Kolin, David

27

Goldstein,Scott

22

Hobart, Daniel

21, 39

Kolontyrsky, Anna

27

37, 40

Hockett, Brian

19, 23

Kopmeyer, Luke

21

Gore, Gabriel Goss, Brad

21

Hoffman, Robert

40

Kraushaar, Corey

38

Goss, Harold

30

Hoffmann, John

37

Krauss, David

28

Graves, Adam

37

Hoffmann, Paul

22

Kriegel, Matthew

27

19, 23

Horn, Bob

30

Krigel, Sanford

20

Green, Chris

26

Houser, C.

20

Krigel, Erlene

20

Greenbaum, Sheila

39

Hughes, Laura

19, 22

Kroesche, Jane

27

Greene, Laura

38

Hulett, Kirk

37, 40

Kruger, Gary

27

Gregory, Lyle

39

Indyke, Jay

26

Kuckelman, Karl

28

Grewal, Andy

27

Ingram, Janet

21

Kumar, Jessica

27

Griggs, Karen

28

Ivester, J. Eric

26

Kutschka, Amy

20

Jackson, Art

22

LaBoda, Adam

22

Graves, Allison Elvert

Grillot, Nicholas

19, 22

Gross, Elizabeth

21

Jacobson, David

29

LaManna, Wendy

27

Gulotta, Valerie

27

Jamrok, Gail

26

Lamb, Keith

37

Hagan, Deborah

21

Johnson, Eric

22

Lamprey, Wayne

Hall, Jeremy

27

Johnson, Mark

22

Lane, Paul

37

Hansmann, Bradley

39

Jones, Kirra

22

Langdon, Robert

37

Hardy, R.

22

Juhnke, Deborah

20

Larson, Thomas

39

Hardy, Allison

23

Kanter, Evan

27

Lawall, Francis

26

Harken, Robert

21

Kaplan, Helen

27

LeDuc, Andre

26

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■■ Index Leininger, John

26

Meyr, D.

23

Oliver, Kevin

27

Lents, Don

28

Middleton, Richard

37

Olson, Nancy

26

Levitch, Jay

28

Milmoe, J. Gregory

26

O'Rorke, James Jr.

26

Lewis, Katy

27

Minogue, Thomas

28

Ory, Samuel

27

Lewis, Meghan

38

Mirabila, Christina

21

Ozias, Pamela

22

Lombardo, Neil

27

Mirkovic, Mirjana

27

Paperner, Howard

37

Long, G. Stephen

26

Mitten, Nelson

29

Paul, Richard III

21

Loring, Martin

38

Moedritzer, Mark

22

Paul, Gary

30

Lucchesi, Lionel

30

Monafo, James

38

Payne, Nancy

20

Luce, David

28

Moore, Timothy

27

Pelofsky, Joel

20

Lucibello, Vincenzo

27

Morehead, Roberta

22

Pennington, Francis III

21

Luebbering, Thomas

29

Morris, Heather

22

Perez-Gonzalez, Ricardo

27

Lunceford, David

39

Morris, S.

20

Perlmutter, Jaclyn

27

Maddox, Joy

27

Mullen, John

29

Pfleeger, Jonathan

27

Magee, Thomas

28

Mulligan, John Jr.

37

Phalen, Robert

37

Mann, Benjamin

20

Murdock, Andrea

22

Pickens, Barry

22

Marafioti, Kayalyn

26

Murphy, Michael

21

Piven, Charles

37, 40

Margolies, Jonathon

21

Murphy, John

28

Plaster, Raymond

22

Markel, Bob

26

Murphy, Matthew

27

Plevan, Kenneth

26

Marshall, Hugh

21

Nagel, Johanna

21

Poeppel, Colette

26

Martin,Patricia

20

Nagler, David

26

Pollack, Janine

Mason, Kenneth

27

Nathan, Bruce

26

Portnoy, Elliott

28

McCarthy, Thomas, O.

30

Nazar, Kelsey Patterson

21

Powell, Brian

21

McCarthy, Thomas, W.

29

Nazar, Edward

19, 22

Price, James

22

McCormack,Bradley

22

Neckles, Peter

26

Pruellage, Jack

28

Nelson, John

27

Queen, David

28

McFarlane, John

37, 40

37, 40

McGuire, Michael

27

Neuman, Sanford

28

Rabenberg, Keith

28

McInnes, Jack

21

Neumann, Michelle Dye

39

Ranney-Marinelli, Alesia

26

McMullin, Jana

21

Neuner, Francis Jr.

Rappold, Jerry

20

McVey, Tammee

20

Nielsen, Rhonda

Reavey, Patrick

39

Meehan, Edward

26

Norman, Phyllis

Redlingshafer, Rex

22

Mellon, Joseph

26

Nussbaum, Samantha

27

Redmond, Christopher

20

Meloro, Denis

26

O'Hern, Caitlin

27

Reed, John

21

Meyer, Edward

28

Oliver, David

29

Reitz, Kimberly Collier

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19, 22 22 21, 37

19, 22


â– â–  Index Reschly, Jason

20

Shackelford, Karen

22

Telscher, Rudolph

30

Rhoten, Alison

27

Shah, Purvi

20

Temkin, Mark

29

Rich, Gregory

20

Shea, Laurie

21

Terry, William

27

Riffin, Max

26

Shelden, Seth

27

Thomas, William

28

Rivera, Maira

27

Siegel, Norman

37

Thompson, James

38

Robovsky, Nicolette

21

Simmons, John

28

Thompson, Robert

40

Rockenback, Lisa

21

Smith, R. Pete

19, 21, 28

Thornton, Timothy

28

Rockers, Chris

20

Tipton, A.

20

Tishler, Richard

29

Torline, Stephen

38

Trainor, Kristen

22

Udem, Marianna

26

Rockett, Jeffrey

19, 22

Roper, Joseph

29

Rosenberg, Karen Schneider

20

Rosenthal, Robert

38

Roster, A.

20

Rowe, Susan

28

Rubin, Gary

27

Rucker, Ronald

28

Runion, Shelley

20

Russell, Jennifer

27

Sarachan, Gary

39

Sader, Neil

22

Salazar, Alicia

26

Salmon, Travis

21

Sandberg, John

28

Santoiemma, Nicholas

26

Saunders, Michael

28

Schindelheim, David

27

Schmidt, Douglas

20

Schmitt, Suzanne

22

Schockett, Paul

27

Schroeder, David

20

Schultz, John

29

Seelbach, Kyle

38

Seibold, Christopher

38

Selzer, Sandra

26

Smith, Billie

21

SmithThomas

38

Snoddy, Stacy

22

Snyder, John

28

Sosne, David

19, 23

South, Alan

29

Spataro, Peter

28

Speer, Charles

22, 37

Spies, Greg

21

Sprong, Douglas

37

Stanton, Janice

22

Stark, Dean

38

Starr, Helmut

21

Stein, Elizabeth

27

Sterchi, Thomas

28

Stockman, E.

20

Stoetzer, Catherine

20

Stoll, Thomas

20

Stolte, Sharon

23

Stotts, Stacy

23

Stratton, Laurie

22

Sturrus, Amber

27

Summers, Robert

30

Sun, Julia

37, 40

Sweeney, Patrick

22

Swenson, Christopher

21

Taylor, Renee

26

Ufford, Martin

19, 22

Unger, Lucy

29

Valent, Gina

27

Van Cleve, Peter

28

Vander Weele, Julia

22

Varughese, Nina

26

Venker, Paul

29

Vick, Meredyth

22

Voran, Joel

28

Wagstaff, Thomas W.

30

Wade, Bryan

38

Walsh, David

20

Ward, Lawrence

21

Ward, T. Michael

28

Ward, Robert

26

Warfield, David

19, 23

Wasinger, David

39

Weber, Robert

27

Weems, Douglas

33

Weidner, Gerald

22

Weilbrenner, Kellie

27

Weintraub, Neil

21

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■■ Index Weiss, Ronald

20

Wilders, Dana

21

Wright, Lisa

22

Welsh, W. Russell

28

Wilkinson

26

Yarnevich, Ernie

30

Wernke, Megan

27

Will, Joan

20

Yates, Alfred Jr.

Wexler, Marian

26

Williams, Kevin

28

Youn, Sooryun

27

Whaley, James

28

Williams, Thomas

27

Youngs, J. Dale

20

Whitby, Kathleen

22

Willman, Susan

22

Zalin, Robert

27

White, Paul

30

Wilson, Matthew

White, Mike

30

Wing, David

22

Zluticky, Nicholas

23

Zolekhian, Raymond

27

19, 22

White, Ronnie

37, 40

Winokur, Samuel

27

Weiss, Joseph

37, 40

Wissel, Scott

39

Zevin, Matthew

37, 40

37, 40

n By company Company

Page

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.

6, 10

Huttig Building Products Inc.

Alton Memorial Hospital

6, 12

Burns & McDonnell

6, 10

Inergy

6, 16

AMC Entertainment Inc.

6, 10

Charter Communications Inc.

Insituform Technologies Inc.

6, 17

Ameren Services Co. Inc.

6, 10

Christian Hospital

6, 13

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.

6, 10

American Italian Pasta Co.

6, 12

Compass Minerals International Inc.

6, 16

JE Dunn Construction

6, 12

American National Property And Casualty Co.

6, 14

CPI Corp.

6, 16

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts

6, 14

Angelica Corp.

6, 12

Dickinson Financial Corp.

6, 12

Kansas City Life Insurance Co.

6, 14

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc.

6, 12

Kansas City Southern

6, 17

Arch Coal Inc.

6, 10

Ash Grove Cement Co.

6, 16

Associated Wholsale Grocers Inc.

6, 12

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

6, 12

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

6, 12

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

6, 12

Bartlett and Co.

Dierbergs Markets Inc.

6, 8

6, 12, 38

6, 8

DST Systems Inc.

6, 17

Katy Industries Inc.

6, 16

Emerson Electric Co.

6, 10

KCP&L

6, 10

Energizer Holdings Inc.

6, 14

Laclede Gas Co.

6, 10

Entertainment Properties Trust

6, 10

Lansing Trade Group

6, 17

Esco Technologies Inc.

6, 14

Layne Christensen Co.

Euronet Worldwide Inc.

6, 8

Lockton Cos.

6, 8 6, 14

Express Scripts Inc.

6, 13

Maritz

6, 18

Ferrellgas Partners

6, 16

Memorial Hospital

6, 13

Bass Pro Shops Inc.

6, 16

Fike Corp.

6, 16

Midway Ford Truck Center Inc.

6, 17

Belden Inc.

6, 17

Furniture Brands International Inc.

6, 16

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

6, 13

Black & Veatch

6, 10

Graybar Electric

6, 16

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

6, 13

Boone Hospital Center

6, 12

Hallmark Cards Inc.

6, 16

MMC Corp.

Brown Shoe Co.

6, 14

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6, 8


■■ Index 6, 17, 37, 40

Monsanto Co.

6, 8

Populous

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center

6, 14

New Prime Inc.

6, 17

Quality Technology Services

6, 17

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

6, 14

Olin Corp.

6, 16

Reinsurance Group of America Inc.

6, 14

Stifel Financial Corp.

6, 12

Savvis Inc.

6, 17

Terracon Consultants Inc.

6, 10

O’Reilly Automotive Inc.

6, 8

Parkland Health Center

6, 13

Shelter Mutual Insurance Cos.

6, 14

The Scoular Co.

Patriot Coal Corp.

6, 10

Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

6, 17

Thermadyne Holdings Corp.

6, 16

Peabody Holding Co. Inc.

6, 10

St. Anthony’s Medical Center

6, 14

UMB Financial Corp.

6, 12

St. John’s Mercy Hospital

6, 14

Viasystems Group Inc.

6, 17

Walton Construction Co.

6, 12

30, 31

Performance Contracting Group Inc.

6, 8

6, 8

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David Shroeder Law Offices

20

Harness Dickey & Pierce

Deacy & Deacy

38

Herzog Crebs

Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich

20, 39

Dowd Bennett

37, 40

Dowd & Dowd

37

Horn Aylward & Bandy

Dunn & Davison

20

Hovey Williams

29, 31

Dysart Taylor Lay Cotter & McMonigle

30

Hulett Harper Steward

37, 40

Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix

39

Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt

29

Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan & Chapman

20

Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch,

37, 40

Evans & Dixon

Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs

20, 29

Evans Partnership

20

Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer

29

Franke Schultz & Mullen

Bratcher Gockel & Kingston

39

Brinker & Doyen

30

Brower Piven Brown & Crouppen

37, 40 30

Brown & James

24, 28, 29, 33, 36, 38, 39

Bryan Cave

20, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40

Burgess & Lamb

37

Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan

39

Husch Blackwell

20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38

Karfeld Law Firm

20

29

Korein Tillery

37

Franklin D. Azar & Associates

26

Krigel & Krigel

20

Fox Galvin

38

Kutak Rock

29

Langdon & Emison

37

24, 28, 30

Gallop Johnson & Neuman

24, 28

Gilmore & Bell

37

Girard Gibbs Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day, & Lamprey

26

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

Lathrop & Gage

Law Office of Alfred G. Yates Jr. 39

18, 26

Lashly & Baer

37, 40

Gray, Ritter & Graham

Cooley, Godward and Kronish

19, 20, 29

30

26

Greenberg Traurig

Danna McKitrick

37, 40

Jones & Keller

24, 28

40

Holloran White Schwartz & Gaertner

24, 28, 33

Carmody MacDonald

Cooling & Herbers

29

20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34

Gregory & Associates

39

Haden, Cowherd & Bullock

38

24, 28, 32 19, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 37 37, 40

Law Office of Brad Goss

21

Law Office of Jonathan A. Backman

26

Law Offices of George A. Barton

21

Lewis Rice & Fingersh

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â– â–  Index Looper, Reed & McGraw

39

Riezman Berger

29

Stanley, Mandel & Iola

Lowenstein Sandler

26

30

Stanton & Redlingshafer

22

McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer

29

Rosenblum, Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion

38

Stinson Morrison Hecker

22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan

21, 28

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

24, 28, 29

McMahon Berger

30

Moser & Marsalek

28

Nash & Franciskato

39

Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee

28, 32

Neale & Newman

30

Senniger Powers

28, 31

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

39

Neil Weintraub Attorney at Law

21

Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado

Paule Camazine & Blumenthal

29

Pennington Shea

21

Pepper Hamilton

18, 26 23

Pletz and Reed Polsinelli Shughart Polsinelli Shughart

19, 21, 24, 26, 28 19, 21, 24, 26, 28

Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi

30

Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass

28

Raymond I. Plaster

22

Redmond & Nazar

19, 22

Sandra K. Hartley LLC

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Slagle, Bernard & Gorman

26

38 22, 24, 28, 29, 33 19 26, 27 30

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

24, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

South & Associates

29

Speer Law Firm Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

22, 36, 37 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 28, 33, 34

37, 40

Stolar Partnership

28

Stueve Siegel Hanson

37

Stull, Stull & Brody Summers Compton Wells

37, 40 19, 23, 30 23

The Sader Law Firm Thompson Coburn

19, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40

Thompson Law Office

38

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt

38

Wagstaff & Cartmell

30

Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs

28

The Wasinger Law Group

39

Weiss & Lurie

37, 40

White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels

30

Williams Venker & Sanders

29

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