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Best Lawyers Names Seven Lawyers of the Year and 78 Best Lawyers from Lathrop Gage

8/19/2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 19, 2015) – The 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America® announced its rankings Monday which named seven Lawyers of the Year and 78 Best Lawyers from Lathrop Gage.

The list accounts for millions of peer reviews from lawyers to find the Best Lawyer honorees. Lawyer of the Year is an additional designation for those attorneys who scored highest in a practice area combination through peer reviews. The recognized attorneys span across all of the firm’s offices and practice groups.

Lathrop Gage’s Lawyers of the Year:

Bernard J. Rhodes, Litigation – First Amendment (Kansas City, Mo.)

Curtis L. Tideman, Education Law (Overland Park, Kan.)

Dan R. Nelson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Springfield, Mo.)

Harry E. Wigner, Jr., Real Estate Law (Overland Park, Kan.)

Lyle D. Pishny, Tax Law (Overland Park, Kan.)

Robert D. Grossman, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Kansas City, Mo.)

Scott H. Malin, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (St. Louis)

Best Lawyers from Lathrop Gage:

Boston

Giulio A. DeConti

   Biotechnology Law

   Copyright Law

   Patent Law

   Trademark Law

Boulder

Curtis A. Vock

   Patent Law

Chicago

Russell R. Eggert

   Environmental Law

   Litigation - Environmental

Allan J. Sternstein

   Litigation - Intellectual Property

Denver

Angela Ekker

   Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Jefferson City, Mo.

Jennifer S. Griffin

   Administrative / Regulatory Law

   Commercial Litigation

Kurt U. Schaefer

   Environmental Law

David A. Shorr

   Environmental Law

   Natural Resources Law

Kansas City, Mo.

Robyn L. Anderson

   Commercial Litigation

Dave R. Barnard

   Litigation - Intellectual Property

William G. Beck

   Commercial Litigation

   Insurance Law

   Litigation - Environmental

Richard N. Bien

   Insurance Law

   Litigation - Banking and Finance

   Litigation - ERISA

Mark A. Bluhm

   Corporate Law

   Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Sherman A. Botts

   Construction Law

   Litigation - Construction

Jean Paul Bradshaw II

   Criminal Defense: White-Collar

   Health Care Law

John T. Coghlan

   Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and

   Reorganization Law

John C. Craft

   Government Relations Practice

   Real Estate Law

Don F. Dagenais

   Real Estate Law

Peter F. Daniel

   Commercial Litigation

   Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Kendall Paul Day

   Railroad Law

Brian T. Fenimore

   Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and

   Reorganization Law

   Litigation – Bankruptcy

William F. Ford

   Environmental Law

   Litigation - Environmental

Brian C. Fries

   Commercial Litigation

   Litigation - Banking and Finance

Gretchen M. Gold

   Trusts and Estates

H. Steven Graham

   Banking and Finance Law

   Real Estate Law

Robert D. Grossman

   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

S. Russell Headrick

   Commercial Litigation

   Insurance Law

   Litigation - ERISA

   Litigation - First Amendment

   Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Alfred R. Hupp, Jr.

   Immigration Law

Russell D. Jones

   Commercial Litigation

   Non-Profit / Charities Law

   Tax Law

Gregory B. Kuhn

   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas J. McMahon

   Tax Law

Rosalee M. McNamara

   Employment Law - Management

   Labor Law - Management

Timothy K. McNamara

   Commercial Litigation

   Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Joseph W. Medved

   Corporate Law

   Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Jessica E. Merrigan

   Environmental Law

Stephen G. Mitchell

   Real Estate Law

James L. Moeller

   Litigation – Environmental

Charles F. Myers

   Health Care Law

Maurice J. O'Sullivan, Jr.

   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

   Trusts and Estates

Bernard J. Rhodes

   First Amendment Law

   Litigation - First Amendment

Richard D. Rhyne

   Construction Law

   Litigation - Construction

Jerome D. Riffel

   Gaming Law

   Land Use and Zoning Law

   Real Estate Law

Nancy Schmidt Roush

   Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

   Trusts and Estates

Jack D. Rowe

   Employment Law - Management

   Labor Law - Management

   Litigation - Labor and Employment

Thomas A. Ryan

   Litigation - Environmental

R. Kent Sellers

   Appellate Practice

Thomas H. Stahl

   Banking and Finance Law

   Financial Services Regulation Law

Carl W. Struby

   Corporate Compliance Law

   Corporate Law

   Securities / Capital Markets Law

Michel A. Thompson

   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Joel B. Voran

   Trusts and Estates

Los Angeles

Beth A. Schroeder

   Labor Law - Management

Overland Park, Kan.

R. Scott Beeler

   Commercial Litigation

   Litigation - Construction

   Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

   Litigation - Real Estate

James B. Betterman

   Litigation - Trusts and Estates

   Trusts and Estates

Brett C. Bogan

   Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Peter W. Brown

   Trusts and Estates

Jennifer M. Hannah

   Commercial Litigation

   Construction Law

Lewis A. Heaven, Jr.

   Land Use and Zoning Law

   Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

   Real Estate Law

Gerald M. Kraai

   Litigation - Intellectual Property

   Patent Law

   Technology Law

   Trademark Law

Alson R. Martin

   Corporate Law

   Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

   Tax Law

Lyle D. Pishny

   Tax Law

   Trusts and Estates

Andrew R. Ramirez

   Health Care Law

Curtis L. Tideman

   Commercial Litigation

   Education Law

David E. Waters

   Real Estate Law

William K. Waugh III

   Non-Profit / Charities Law

   Tax Law

   Trusts and Estates

Kenneth L. Weltz

   Railroad Law

Harry E. Wigner, Jr.

   Corporate Law

   Real Estate Law

Springfield, Mo.

Gary R. Cunningham

   Mediation

Frank M. Evans III

   Commercial Litigation

Dwayne A. Fulk

   Corporate Law

Neil P. Guion

   Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Dan R. Nelson

   Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Lee E. Poppen

   Family Law

Randell D. Wallace

   Banking and Finance Law

   Land Use and Zoning Law

   Real Estate Law

St. Louis

Donn H. Herring

   Health Care Law

Janice E. Hetland

   Real Estate Law

Bennett S. Keller

   Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

   Corporate Law

   Tax Law

   Trusts and Estates

John P. King

   Construction Law

   Land Use and Zoning Law

Scott H. Malin

   Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

   Trusts and Estates

About Lathrop Gage:

Lathrop Gage has 320 attorneys nationwide serving clients in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, labor and employment, litigation and real estate practices among the best in their regions. For more information, visitwww.lathropgage.com.