Chairman and CEO, Polsinelli, PC

Chase Simmons is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Polsinelli. He joined the firm over 21 years ago as a Summer Associate and played an integral part in the firm’s growth during that time. Chase serves on the firm-wide Polsinelli Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a key supporter of the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, he served as the Real Estate Practice Chair, and in that role helped build one of the top real estate groups in the country. 

Polsinelli has been ranked the fastest growing law firm in the U.S. for the last six years by The American Lawyer. The firm’s diversity efforts include its National Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program, law school scholarships for diverse students, and supporting attorneys in leadership positions with diversity organizations. 

Joined LCLD 2014

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Nitin Gambhir; 2019: Peter Corsale; 2018: Melissa S. Ho; 2017: Margaux A. Savee; 2016: Dan Cranshaw; 2015: Rodney L. Lewis

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders Nominated
2020: Jeffrey Kuo

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2016: Joshua Harris, Isuri Lawson

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016)

Member: Chase Simmons 

Diversity Professionals: Andrea Notestine

Communications: Lauren Pearson, Kristin Hunt