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Lathrop Gage Receives First-Tier Rankings from U.S. News’ “Best Law Firms”

11/1/2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 1, 2011) – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the 2011-2012 Best Law Firms rankings today with Lathrop Gage receiving 52 first-tier rankings for practice areas within their respected metropolitan areas, and one national first-tier ranking for railroad law, an increase from 38 practice areas in 2010.

The firm received top rankings in the following practice areas and regions:

Columbia, Mo.

·        Environmental Law

Kansas City, Kan.

·        Corporate Law
·        Education Law
·        Health Care Law
·        Land Use and Zoning Law
·        Litigation – Construction
·        Litigation – Intellectual Property
·        Litigation – Trusts and Estates
·        Non-Profit/Charities Law
·        Real Estate Law
·        Tax Law
·        Trademark Law
·        Trusts and Estates Law  

Kansas City, Mo.

·        Appellate Practice
·        Banking and Financing Law
·        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
·        Commercial Litigation
·        Construction Law
·        Corporate Law
·        Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
·        Employment Law – Management
·        Environmental Law
·        Gaming Law
·        Government Relations Practice
·        Health Care Law
·        Insurance Law
·        Litigation – Banking and Finance
·        Litigation – Construction
·        Litigation – Environmental
·        Litigation – Intellectual Property
·        Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants
·        Media and First Amendment Law
·        Mergers and Acquisitions Law
·        Non-Profit/Charities Law
·        Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
·        Railroad Law
·        Real Estate Law
·        Tax Law
·        Technology Law
·        Trademark Law
·        Trusts and Estates Law

Springfield, Mo.

·        Banking and Finance Law
·        Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
·        Commercial Litigation
·        Land Use and Zoning Law
·        Litigation – Eminent Domain and Condemnation
·        Mass Tort Litigation/  Class Actions – Defendants
·        Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
·        Real Estate Law  

St. Louis

·        Land Use and Zoning Law
·        Tax 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.