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About Us
Lathrop & Gage’s 320 attorneys practice in 10 offices nationwide, from Los Angeles to Boston, allowing us to respond to clients’ needs at the local, state and national levels. Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873 on the heartland principles of honor, service, trust and value. We are committed to serving our clients in the same unwavering manner today.

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 its “Client Service-A Team” for 2016. Additionally, the firm is also recognized in BTI’s 2016 Litigation Outlook as a “Litigation Powerhouse” for being in the top five percent of all law firms for Complex Employment Litigation. As a firm, 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 Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Many have been inducted into the American Colleges in their respective areas. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop & Gage’s corporate, environmental, labor and employment, litigation and real estate practices among the best in their regions.

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.