The 2010 edition of Benchmark Litigation ranked Husch Blackwell Sanders as a "highly recommended" firm in both Missouri and Nebraska. In addition, Husch Blackwell Sanders attorneys Joseph P. Conran, James D. Griffin, Jeffrey J. Kalinowski, John R. Phillips, Christine F. Miller and Douglas J. Schmidt are listed as "local litigation stars" and Greg G. Gutzler, Patrick A. McInerney and Stephen J. Torline as "future stars" in Missouri. In Nebraska, Thomas H. Dahlk is listed as a "local litigation star" and Michael S. Degan as a "future star."
Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, conducts research on the U.S. litigation market and administers year-round interviews to determine the nation's top firms and individuals in each market category. Firms achieving the "highly recommended" status received the most commendation by peers and clients. Attorneys ranked as "local litigation stars" received consistent, undisputed recommendations from clients and peers and those ranked as "future stars" are on their way to becoming "local litigation stars."