Stinson Leonard Street Ranks Among Leaders in 2014 Chambers USA

Press Release50 Stinson Leonard Street Attorneys, 16 Practice Areas Ranked in Annual Directory of Leading Lawyers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. / MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 27, 2014) – Stinson Leonard Street LLP is ranked among the leaders in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Fifty Stinson Leonard Street lawyers from 16 of the firm's practice and industry areas are ranked in the latest edition of the leading legal directory, which was issued on May 23, 2014.

Each year, Chambers ranks leading firms and lawyers in the U.S. across an extensive range of practice areas, in nationwide and narrower geographic categories. Inclusion is based on interviews with clients and a selected group of lawyers, law firm submissions, and Chambers' own practitioner database.

“This is the first Chambers' USA directory to be published since our merger, so we are very pleased that 50 of the firm's attorneys are ranked as leading practitioners," said Lowell Stortz, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street.

Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard completed their merger on Jan. 1, 2014, creating Stinson Leonard Street LLP. The firms announced the combination on Sept. 23, 2013.

“Our rankings are ultimately a product of the services we provide our clients," said Mark Hinderks, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street. "We appreciate those clients who shared comments about our work with Chambers' research staff, just as we very appreciate the opportunity to represent them."

Practice and Industry Rankings

Stinson Leonard Street is ranked nationally in the Energy: Electricity (Regulatory and Litigation) category.

Three of the firm's practice areas ranked in Band 1:

  • Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions in Kansas City and Surrounds
  • Environment in Kansas City and Surrounds
  • Real Estate in Kansas City and Surrounds

Twelve of the firm's practice areas are ranked in Band 2:

  • Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions in Kansas
  • Labor and Employment in Kansas
  • Litigation: General Commercial in Kansas
  • Real Estate in Kansas
  • Labor and Employment in Kansas City and Surrounds
  • Litigation: General Commercial in Kansas City and Surrounds
  • Construction in Minnesota
  • Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions in Minnesota
  • Labor and Employment in Minnesota
  • Litigation: General Commercial in Minnesota
  • Real Estate in Minnesota
  • Health Care in Nebraska

The firm is also ranked in the Litigation: General Commercial category in St. Louis and Surrounds.

Attorney Rankings

The complete list of Stinson Leonard Street attorneys selected by Chambers USA as leaders in their practice areas and geographic region includes the following:


Adrienne Clair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory and Litigation)

Harvey Reiter, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory and Litigation)

George Newman, Immigration

Robyn Stowell, Leisure and Hospitality

Charles Redd, Wealth Management: Central Region


Lonnie Williams, Jr., Labor and Employment


Karen Samuels Jones, Real Estate

District of Columbia

Darrell Clark, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Jack Marvin, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate

Robert Overman, Labor and Employment

Stephanie Scheck, Labor and Employment

Kansas City and Surrounds

James Allen, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Craig Evans, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

John Granda, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Robert Monroe, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Victoria Westerhaus, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Parthenia Evans, Environment

Stacy Stotts, Environment

Sarah Toevs Sullivan, Environment

David Tripp, Environment

Richard Connors, Labor and Employment

Paul Donnelly, Labor and Employment

Patricia Konopka, Labor and Employment

Sara Welch, Labor and Employment

John Aisenbrey, Litigation: General Commercial; White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Matthew Verschelden, Litigation: General Commercial

David Frantze, Real Estate

Catherine Hauber, Real Estate

Todd LaSala, Real Estate

Neil Shortlidge, Real Estate


Robert Huber, Construction

Steve Lindemann, Construction

Robert Torgerson, Construction

Stephen Quinlivan, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Jill Radloff, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Thomas Sanders, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Morris Sherman, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Mark Weitz, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

Kevin Conneely, Intellectual Property

Joel Abrahamson, Labor and Employment

Dominic Cecere, Labor and Employment

Ellen Sampson, Labor and Employment

Todd Noteboom, Litigation: General Commercial

David Kelley, Real Estate


Patricia Zieg, Health Care

John Katelman, Real Estate

St. Louis and Surrounds

David Everson, Litigation: General Commercial

John Moticka, Litigation: General Commercial

Charles Misko, Real Estate

Harold Tzinberg , Real Estate

Media Contact

Amanda Bowling
Director of Marketing Communications

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