Kansas City Firms Merge To Create New Top 100 Firm

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The ranks of America's 100 largest law firms will soon welcome a new member with the planned January merger of two Kansas City, Mo.-based firms, Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC and Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC.

The firms announced the merger Thursday, following a vote by shareholders of each firm, and it will be finalized in January.

The two firms first announced in July that they were considering a merger.

According to Law360 research, Polsinelli has 304 attorneys and Shughart has 180, so the combined firm,...
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