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71 Lathrop Gage Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

8/30/2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 3o, 2011) – Best Lawyers announced the 2012 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” today with 71 attorneys from Lathrop Gage LLP being selected, an increase from 59 attorneys in the 2011 edition.

This year’s listing marks the 18th edition of Best Lawyers in America, which is based on a national survey involving more than 3.9 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Attorneys from Lathrop Gage who were selected are as follows:

Boston

Giulio A. DeConti
                Biotechnology Law 
                Copyright Law
                Patent Law
                Trademark Law

Chicago

Russell R. Eggert
                Environmental Law
                Litigation (Environmental)

Clayton

Donn H. Herring 
                Health Care Law

Bennett S. Keller 
                Corporate Law
                Tax Law
                Trusts and Estates

John P. King 
                Construction Law
                Land Use and Zoning Law

Scott H. Malin 
                Trusts and Estates

Denver

Jay F. Kamlet 
                Real Estate Law

Jefferson City

Aimee D. G. Davenport 
                Environmental Law

Kurt U. Schaefer 
                Environmental Law

David A. Shorr 
                Environmental Law 
                Natural Resources Law

Kansas City

David 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

Peter W. Brown 
                Trusts and Estates

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

Douglas R. Dalgleish 
                Commercial Litigation
                Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions (Defendants)
                Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
                Railroad Law

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)

Shelly L. Freeman 
                Employment Law (Management)

Harold L. Fridkin
                Gaming Law

Brian C. Fries 
                Commercial Litigation

Gretchen M. Gold 
                Trusts and Estates
                Litigation (Banking and Finance)

H. Steven Graham 
                Banking and Finance Law

Robert D. Grossman 
                Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Russell D. Jones 
                Commercial Litigation
                Non-Profit/ Charities Law
                Tax Law

Robert O. Lesley
                Litigation (Intellectual Property)
                Litigation (Patent)

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

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

Richard Rhyne 
                Construction Law 
                Litigation (Construction)

Nancy Schmidt Roush 
                Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
                Trusts and Estates

Jerry D. Riffel 
                Gaming Law
                Land Use and Zoning Law
                Real Estate Law

Jack D. Rowe 
                Employment Law (Management)
                Labor Law (Management)
                Litigation (Labor and Employment)

William A. Rudy 
                Technology Law

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)
                Securities Regulation

Michel A. Thompson 
                Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Joel B. Voran 
                Trusts and Estates

Overland Park

Shannon K. Barks 
                Trusts and Estates

R. Scott Beeler 
                Litigation (Construction)
                Litigation (Land Use and Zoning)
                Litigation (Real Estate)
                Litigation (Trusts and Estates)

James B. Betterman 
                Litigation (Trusts and Estates)
                Trusts and Estates

Lewis “Pete” Heaven, Jr. 
                Land Use and Zoning Law 
                Litigation (Land Use and Zoning)
                Real Estate Law

Gerald M. Kraai 
                Litigation (Intellectual Property)
                Patent 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

Frederick K. Starrett
                Commercial Litigation

Curtis L. Tideman 
                Education Law

William K. Waugh, III 
                Non-Profit/Charities Law
                Tax Law 
                Trusts and Estates

Kenneth Weltz 
                Railroad Law

Harry Wigner, Jr.
                Corporate Law 
                Real Estate Law

Springfield

Gary R. Cunningham 
                Commercial Litigation 
                Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants) 
                Mediation 
                Personal Injury (Defendants)
                Product Liability Litigation (Defendants)

Frank M. Evans, III 
                Commercial Litigation

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

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.

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