National Firm, Midwest Value. Lathrop & Gage’s 315 attorneys practice in 11 offices nationwide, from Los Angeles to New York, allowing us to respond to clients’ needs at the local, state and national levels. (In the last three years, our litigators appeared in courts in 44 of the country’s 50 states.) However, with a headquarters in Kansas City and a substantial presence in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, our Midwest operations provide an inherent value over our peer firms on the coasts.
Full-Service Firm. Lathrop & Gage provides a full spectrum of corporate legal services: business transactions, employment and employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property and litigation. In addition, we offer a large and sophisticated wealth strategies team, which advises businesses, families and individuals.
Nationally Recognized Client Service. BTI Consulting, a leading legal research firm, ranks Lathrop & Gage among the top 30 firms in the country for client service and satisfaction. In BTI’s 2012 survey of hundreds of corporate counsel nationwide, Lathrop & Gage earned high marks for anticipation of client needs, breadth of services, commitment to help, meeting scope and budget, and understanding clients’ businesses, among others. We consistently seek and act upon client feedback. We’re proud that our client roster includes relationships that span more than 25, 50, 75 and 100 years.
Exceptional Talent and Results. Lathrop & Gage attorneys are consistently honored among the country’s top legal practitioners. Dozens of our attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America; many have been inducted into the American Colleges in their respective areas. Chambers USA ranks the firm’s corporate/M&A, employment, environmental, intellectual property, litigation and real estate practices among the best in their regions, and recognizes the firm nationwide for its work in the transportation industry.
Commitment to Diversity. Lathrop & Gage is dedicated to being a law firm whose workforce reflects the diversity of the clients we serve and the communities in which we live and practice. We have ongoing initiatives, both internal and external, that proactively strive toward diversity and inclusiveness. We actively encourage and foster a culture that is respectful of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.
Legacy of Leadership. Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873 and is considered the oldest continuously operating law firm west of the Mississippi River. We have a proud tradition of community and civic leadership that dates back to our firm’s founders: Gardiner Lathrop was among Kansas City’s first school board members and bar presidents, and John Gage was the “Reform Mayor” who drove out the notorious Pendergast Machine. We invest in our communities by giving of our time and talents.