In a BTI Consulting Group Report, Stinson was ranked among the top law firms for value, earning special recognition for its efforts to improve processes and service to add client value in 2017. The firm was one of only 54 firms singled out by corporate counsel for having leading collaboration across the firm and named in the "Law Firms with the Best Associates" report as having "standout associates."
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX
Stinson is proud to be recognized for its commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality with a perfect score on the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). As a result of earning 100 out of 100 possible points the firm received the "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" designation.
WOMEN IN LAW EMPOWERMENT FORUM GOLD STANDARD CERTIFICATION
The firm earned Gold Standard Certification in 2018 from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for integrating women into top leadership positions. Stinson has received this important distinction every year since the award began in 2011.
AM LAW 200 PRO BONO SCORECARD
The American Lawyer recently released its 2018 Pro Bono Scorecard of the nation's 200 highest-grossing firms. The firm moved up twelve spots to #56 in this year's rankings. Last year, on average, Stinson attorneys donated 49.9 hours to pro bono, with 57.6 percent of attorneys donating 20 or more hours to pro bono.
BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARD
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. The firm was one of 13 law firms in the U.S. to receive the recognition.
MIDWEST REAL ESTATE NEWS "BEST OF THE BEST" RECOGNITION
Midwest Real Estate News listed Stinson among the "2017 Best of the Best" in real estate law. The firm ranked 7th on the list and reported 997 completed real estate transactions throughout the Midwest. In addition, the Real Estate practice is repeatedly named a top-tier practice in Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri by Chambers USA, and three members of the real estate team have been inducted into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame: Kate Hauber, David Frantze, and Alan Van Dellen.
SNL FINANCIAL TOP 10 LIST
The firm ended 2017 ranked in the top 10 for total volume of bank deals by SNL Financial and started off the first quarter of 2018 by working on more bank mergers and acquisitions than any other legal advisor in the United States, according to statistics published by S&P Global. In the second quarter of 2018, S&P Global noted that Stinson added three more deals to its yearly total, which gives the firm nine for the year and places it in a tie for the second most deals among all mergers and acquisitions legal advisors in the country. SNL Financial Rankings 2017 ranked the firm fourth in branch deals and eighth in whole bank and thrift transactions. The annual rankings are compiled using transactions involving attorneys in the firm's banking and financial services division.
NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL's NLJ 350
In the 2015 NLJ 350, the National Law Journal's annual survey of the nation’s largest law firms, the publication 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, 23 of the firms' different practices were ranked among the top practice groups in the 2019 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 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the firm was named a "Highly Recommended" firm in Missouri and a "Recommended" firm in Minnesota. In addition, 20 attorneys earned individual recognition as either Local Litigation Stars, Future Stars or Top Litigators Under 40.
BEST LAW FIRMS RANKING BY U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS
In the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" rankings, 11 of the firm's practice areas ranked in National Tier 1, nine in National Tier 2 and 10 in National Tier 3. In addition, dozens of practice areas across the firm's geographic footprint earned recognition for excellence.
THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2018 EDITION
Best Lawyers in America 2018 recognized 121 Stinson attorneys.
Best Lawyers in America also named 11 firm attorneys as Lawyers of the Year in their respective practice and metropolitan areas.
Currently Stinson has a total of 88 attorneys that have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, 28 to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, eight to Southwest Super Lawyers®, two to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 37 to Minnesota Super Lawyers®, three to Great Plains Super Lawyers®, three to Texas Super Lawyers® and seven to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®.