As a rare law firm not founded or based in one of the nation’s largest cities and without any international offices, Polsinelli still has risen to an impressive level with 23 offices and more than 950 attorneys. Calling Kansas City home, the firm has embraced its Midwestern roots by excelling in both client service and client relationships. Associates, too, appreciate the firm’s laidback culture and their relationships with partners.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

750 - 1K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

58 total (48 2Ls; 10 1Ls)


Base Salary

New York; San Francisco:

Vault Verdict

With origins in Kansas City and offices ranging domestically from Miami to Seattle and New York to Phoenix, Polsinelli can meet your legal needs almost anywhere in the country. The firm recruits competitive candidates primarily from schools local to the office. Work experience in specific practice areas is also a plus. Office settings are casual yet professional, and people care about and support one another. Social events are common, but they do not infringe on personal and family time. Lateral hires have no problem blending in, as Polsinelli offers concerted integration efforts through its headquarters in KC. Associates have great relationships with partners, who are welcoming and willing to help. The firm’s formal training program seems generic and not tailored to specific mark...

About the Firm

Polsinelli is a full-service firm with a roster of clients nationwide. The firm is especially well known for its strong reputation in practices like health care, labor and employment, real estate, and IP law.  

Small Midwest Start 

Polsinelli was formed in 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri as a small shop servicing business and real estate clients. Since its humble start, the firm has grown to over 900 attorneys in 21 offices across the country. The most recent office to join the Polsinelli fleet was its Miami location, which has a heavy emphasis on real estate and health care. The firm takes special pride in providing quality client services. One way the firm demonstrates a “clients first” approach is by keeping its presence to lower-overhead markets to provide comprehensiv...

Associate Reviews

  • “Everyone is cordial and willing to help. Open-door policy. People also generally value family time and setting down work at reasonable hours.”
  • “Welcoming, collegial, team-driven, and focused not on geography, but on practice area. The day-to-day atmosphere is casual, yet professional, with a pointed focus on associate development and client service.”
  • “Legitimately caring people. I'm continuously impressed with management—I've had supervising attorneys call just to say hello and make sure I'm happy. It's energizing to be working with genuinely wonderful people.”

Diversity at Polsinelli PC

"Polsinelli depends on a diverse and inclusive culture consisting of high-performing teams and individuals. Thoughtfully and intentionally promoting diverse and inclusive perspectives results in the best possible service to our clients and generates a competitive advantage for our firm. To that end, the firm has engaged in the following activities: Diversity and Inclusion Committee — this firm-wide committee includes representation by seven of the firm's 18 Board of Directors and all members of the C-suite to ensure that..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “The firm largely recruits from schools local to the office, but also hires competitive candidates from more distant schools.”
  • “Good participation in OCIs. Mostly upper to middle tier candidates.”
  • “For the healthcare practice, prior experience in healthcare is required. Otherwise, I believe grades, prior experience, and diversity are highly valued. There are certain schools that have reputable health law programs, which are viewed favorably, but these are not necessarily ‘feeder schools.’ The firm often hires from law schools in the cities in which the firm has offices. The firm does not offer training or guidelines for interviewing candidates that I am aware of.”

Perks & Benefits