Lathrop Gage Adds Three Partners in Springfield


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (January 13, 2015) – Lathrop Gage LLP announced today the addition of three partners to the firm’s Springfield office.

Formerly with Polsinelli, partners Michael Textor, James Meadows and Dwayne Fulk join Lathrop Gage. The group is well-known in the southwest Missouri legal community.

“We are thrilled to have Mike, Jim and Dwayne joining us,” said Randell Wallace, partner in charge of Lathrop Gage’s Springfield office. “They provide a great addition to our existing platform of legal services and we look forward to supporting the growth of their practices.”

About the New Partners:

Michael Textor - Textor has 18 years of experience and focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He has represented multiple parties from architects and engineers to general contractors and construction managers. Textor has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for the past five years. 

Jim Meadows – Meadows represents banks and property owners as well as multimillion dollar commercial developments in real estate disputes. With 13 years of experience, he is well-versed in appellate law and has appeared multiple times in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is a recipient of the David J. Dixon Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation for his appellate practice.

Dwayne Fulk - Fulk brings 20 years of experience to Lathrop Gage. He practices in corporate and transactional law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, finance and development, franchise and distribution, international transactions, entity formation and startup ventures, and software development and licensing. Fulk is currently President of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association and was recently selected as a “Trusted Adviser” by the Springfield Business Journal.

With the addition of the three new partners, Lathrop Gage will have 18 attorneys in its Springfield office, offering its clients a broad range of legal services. 

“We are grateful to Polsinelli for its support, and it has been an honor to work with its distinguished attorneys, innovative leadership, and talented staff,” said Mike Textor, “We are excited to join Lathrop Gage, which has one of the largest law firm offices in Springfield, and will continue to serve the needs of our clients in this region and throughout the United States.” 

“It has been a pleasure to work with Mike, Jim and Dwayne over the years as we have appreciated their valuable service to the firm and its clients, and we at Polsinelli wish them well at their new firm,” stated Russ Welsh, CEO of Polsinelli.

About Lathrop & Gage LLP:

Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide focused in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, media and entertainment, labor and employment, litigation and real estate teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit