Top Rankings Received from Chambers USA

Chambers USA are based on reputation and areas of strength discerned from exhaustive interviews with lawyers and clients. Law firms and individuals are ranked 1-6, 1 being the most prestigious ranking. The honor of Senior Statesman is given to an established individual who is pivotal to his or her firm's success and has exceptional recommendations in their field, an honor William E. Carr was given this year.

Chambers USA has awarded rankings to the following attorneys:

  • William E. Carr – Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Senior Statesman
  • Barry A. Short – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Missouri) and Litigation: General Commercial (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 1
  • Peter M. DiGiovanni – Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Ranked 1
  • Charles F. Miller – Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Ranked 1
  • Thomas C. Erb – Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 2
  • Andrew Rothschild – Litigation: General Commercial (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 2
  • Richard A. Ahrens – Environment (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 3
  • John E. Cruz – Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Ranked 3

The following practice areas are ranked as well:

  • Litigation: General Commercial (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 2
  • Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds) – Ranked 2
  • Corporate/M&A (St. Louis & Surrounds) – Ranked 3

For more than 20 years, Chambers has published leading directories of the legal profession. The reputation of Chambers is based on the independence and objectivity of its research.


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