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Lathrop Gage Receives Top Rankings from Chambers USA

6/10/2011

KANSAS CITY (June 10, 2011) – It was announced today that 25 Lathrop Gage attorneys received national honors from Chambers USA, the producer of an annual client guide to America’s leading lawyers. The firm also received top rankings in 11 practice areas in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New York and one nationwide ranking for railroad transportation.

The 12 departments and 25 attorneys – an increase from 21 in 2010 – were ranked based on in-depth research of the firm’s strengths and most significant recent work and clients. This research included thousands interviews with lawyers and clients conducted by Chambers’ staff.   

Lathrop Gage LLP Rankings

Practice Area

State

Rank

Transportation: Rail (for Railroads)

Nationwide

3

Corporate/M&A

Colorado

4

Corporate /M&A & Private Equity

Illinois

5

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

2

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

2

Real Estate

Kansas

2

Corporate/M&A (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Environment (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

1

Labor & Employment (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

1

Litigation: General Commercial (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright

New York

4

Individual Rankings

Attorney

Rank

Practice Area

State

William Beck

1

Environment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

William Ford, Jr.

1

Environment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

David Shorr

1

Environment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jack Rowe

1

Labor & Employment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Douglas Dalgleish

1

Litigation: General Commercial

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Lewis “Pete” Heaven, Jr.

1

Real Estate

Kansas

Don Dagenais

1

Real Estate

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jerry Riffel

1

Real Estate

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Lee Reichert

2

Corporate/M&A

Colorado

Lyle Pishny

2

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

Mark Bluhm

2

Corporate/M&A

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Joseph Medved

2

Corporate/M&A

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Thomas Ryan

2

Environment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Rosalee McNamara

2

Labor & Employment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

David Vogel

2

Labor & Employment

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jean Paul Bradshaw II

2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Missouri

Harry Wigner, Jr.

2

Real Estate

Kansas

Thomas Stahl

3

Corporate/M&A

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

R. Scott Beeler

3

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

Gary Cunningham

3

Litigation: General Commercial

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Stephen Mitchell

3

Real Estate

(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

John P. King

3

Real Estate

(St. Louis & Surrounds)

Missouri

Eric M. Fogel

4

Corporate/M&A

Illinois

Lincoln Bandlow

4

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

California

Blaine Kimrey

Up-and-Coming

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Illinois

About Lathrop Gage LLP:
A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 12 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2011, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit www.lathropgage.com.