Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been recognized among 24 elite law firms nationwide for superior client relationships, ranking No. 10 on BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 Industry Power Rankings.

This recognition places Polsinelli among only 24 firms that clients consider both as their leading provider and as the first firm they recommend to peers. As part of the ranking on BTI’s Industry Power Rankings report, Polsinelli ranked on BTI’s Most Recommended Law Firms list as a Powerhouse firm in Health Care and Real Estate, in addition to recognition in Financial Services, High Tech, Professional Services, Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade and Manufacturing .

“It’s humbling to know that these results are based on feedback from leading major corporate decision makers and, most importantly, from our clients,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Russ Welsh. “We’re proud to be recognized by BTI for our differentiated approach to client service, as this is a core value of our firm’s attorneys and staff.”

BTI’s Clientopia® 24 focuses on two critical elements: the client spending the bulk of their legal dollars with a firm as their leading provider, and the client’s recommendation first to peers in an unprompted manner. The 2017 Industry Power Rankings are based on 950 in-depth telephone interviews with leading legal decision makers, as well as trending data from more than 4,000 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over the last 17 years. Each year, BTI reaches out to a sample of legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue.

As the No. 10 law firm in the nation with the strongest client relationships, Polsinelli vastly improved its position on BTI’s Industry Power Rankings, having previously earned a single Standout ranking in High Tech in 2016.

Polsinelli continues its significant momentum in 2017, having recently elected Real Estate Practice Chair F. Chase Simmons as the firm’s next Chairman, beginning in 2019. Demonstrating recognition for client service excellence, Polsinelli was also ranked No. 17 in BTI’s Client Service A-Team report published earlier this year, and was named No. 20 on BTI’s 2017 Brand Elite list, jumping 54 spots from No. 74 in 2016.