In a BTI Consulting Group Report, Stinson Leonard Street was ranked among the top 25 percent of premium value firms. The firm was recognized in the categories of premium value, bet-the-company work and movers and shakers.
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.
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 top law firms and attorneys.
BENCHMARK LITIGATION TOP LOCAL LITIGATION FIRM
In the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Stinson Leonard Street was named a "Highly Recommended" firm in Missouri and a "Recommended" firm in Minnesota. In addition, 18 attorneys earned individual recognition as Local Litigation Stars and four attorneys were identified as Future Stars.
THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2016 EDITION
Best Lawyers in America 2016 recognized 141 Stinson Leonard Street attorneys.
Best Lawyers in America also named 16 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 92 Stinson Leonard Street attorneys were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®; 35 to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, five to Southwest Super Lawyers®, five to Colorado Super Lawyers®, 31 to Minnesota Super Lawyers® , four to Great Plains Super Lawyers® and 11 to Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®.
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 44 law firms nationwide to have received this honor in 2015.
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. .
The firm again landed among the top bank and thrift legal advisors in recent rankings issued by SNL Financial. The firm is ranked #3 in SNL's mid-year league tables based on the number of bank deals announced as of June 30, 2014.
Stinson Leonard Street ranked ninth among the top 37 law firms listed in the 2015 "Best of the Best "rankings issued by Midwest Real Estate News. The rankings are based on the number of real estate transactions completed in the past year and the transaction dollar amount.
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.Prior to the merger of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and Leonard, Street and Deinard, both firms were consistently recognized by outside sources for their legal services and commitment to their respective communities. Recent recognition includes the following:
Both predecessor firms have received favorable recognition from BTI in recent years. Leonard, Street and Deinard was identified as a leading law firm in four categories in BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2013. Leonard, Street and Deinard was also recognized as a "standout firm" in securities and finance litigation in the 2013 BTI Litigation Outlook. Meanwhile, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP was named to the BTI Client Service A-Team for 2013, placing the firm among those whose clients, unprompted, delineate the firm as absolutely best at client service.
Stinson Morrison Hecker was rated a "2013 Top Ranked Law Firm" by LexisNexis® Martindale Hubbell® in Fortune Magazine. The list of Top Ranked Law Firms features U.S. law firms with 21 or more attorneys in which at least a third of their lawyers earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating.
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP was selected as a 2013 Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies by American Lawyer Media, joining an exclusive group of firms that deliver exceptional work for the Fortune 500. Stinson was selected for its work with Textron, Inc. as their Go-To Firm for Labor & Employment Law.Leonard, Street and Deinard was named one of the "2014 Go-To Law Firms at the Top 500 Companies" by legal news outlet ALM, placing the firm in an elite group that delivers exceptional work for the in-house departments at Fortune 500 companies.