In a BTI Consulting Group Report, Stinson Leonard Street was ranked among the top law firms for value. The firm earned special recognition for its efforts to improve processes and service to add client value in 2016.
FIRM LISTED IN NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
In the 2015 NLJ 350, its annual survey of the nation’s largest law firms, the National Law Journal profiled the 2014 merger of Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard that created Stinson Leonard Street. The article analyzes the planning and execution of the merger and concludes that it is a “standout” among recent law firm combinations.
CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS
Collectively, 20 of the firms' different practices were ranked among the top practice groups in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In total, 45 attorneys were recognized in this annual listing of the top law firms and attorneys.
BENCHMARK LITIGATION TOP LOCAL LITIGATION FIRM
In the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Stinson Leonard Street was named a "Highly Recommended" firm in Missouri and a "Recommended" firm in Minnesota. In addition, 14 attorneys earned individual recognition as Local Litigation Stars and 7 attorneys were identified as either Future Stars or Top Litigators Under 40.
THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2017 EDITION
Best Lawyers in America 2017 recognized 127 Stinson Leonard Street attorneys.
Best Lawyers in America also named 15 firm attorneys as Lawyers of the Year in their respective practice and metropolitan areas.
BEST LAW FIRMS RANKING BY U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS
In the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" rankings, 12 of the firm's practice areas ranked in National Tier 1, nine in National Tier 2 of 13 in National Tier 3. In addition, dozens of practice areas across the firm's geographic footprint earned recognition for excellence.
A total of 74 Stinson Leonard Street attorneys were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®; 28 to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, four to Southwest Super Lawyers®, four to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 29 to Minnesota Super Lawyers®, two to Great Plains Super Lawyers® and seven to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®.
WOMEN IN LAW EMPOWERMENT FORUM GOLD STANDARD CERTIFICATION
We are proud to once again have been awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a designation for law firms that have successfully integrated women in top leadership positions. Stinson Leonard Street is one of only 31 law firms nationwide to have received this honor in 2016.
NAMED 2015 BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARD WINNER FOR PRO BONO WORK
The firm received a 2015 Beacon of Justice Award from The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA.) The award honors law firms whose pro bono work has expanded opportunities for low income and vulnerable Americans. Stinson Leonard Street was one of 13 law firms in the U.S. to receive the recognition. .
SNL FINANCIAL RECOGNIZES BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
SNL Financial's 2015 U.S. M&A Legal Adviser Rankings placed Stinson Leonard Street #2 among bank & thrift legal advisers in the number of bank branch deals completed. The firm advised banks and bank holding companies in the negotiation of 12 purchases or sales of whole bank or bank branches in 2015.
MIDWEST REAL ESTATE NEWS "BEST OF THE BEST" RECOGNITION
Midwest Real Estate News listed Stinson Leonard Street among the “2016 Best of the Best” in real estate law. The firm ranked 12th on the list and reported 404 completed real estate transactions over $1 million located throughout the Midwest.
BENCHMARK LITIGATION TOP 250 WOMEN IN LITIGATION
Deputy Managing Partner Allison Murdock was again named to Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 Women in Litigation. Benchmark has issued its Top 250 Women in Litigation since 2012 and Murdock has made the list all four years it's been published. Benchmark’s Top 250 identifies women litigators based on U.S. market analysis and an exhaustive, months-long research cycle.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX
Stinson Leonard Street was recognized once again for its commitment to LGBT workplace equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI evaluates corporate LGBT-related policies, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. The firm scored 90 out of a possible 100 points.