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Best Lawyers in America Names Seven Lawyers of the Year and 80 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 80 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

James E. Meadows

Appellate Practice
Litigation - Real Estate

Dan R. Nelson

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law

Lee E. Poppen

Family Law

Michael D. Textor

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction
Real Estate 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, visit www.lathropgage.com.

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