Super Lawyers Recognizes 66 Attorneys from Lathrop & Gage in Missouri and Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2015) – Super Lawyers recently announced that 50 Lathrop & Gage attorneys have been recognized as 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and 16 attorneys have been recognized as Rising Stars.

Additionally, Partners Wendi Alper-Pressman, Mara Cohara and Rosalee  McNamara obtained recognition among Super Lawyers’ “Top 50 Women in Missouri & Kansas” while Scott Malin obtained recognition among the “St. Louis Top 50.”

A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service that is based on peer nominations that are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars. 

Lathrop & Gage’s 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers:

Jefferson City, Mo.:
David Shorr – Environmental

Kansas City, Mo.:
Michael Abrams – Business Litigation
Robyn Anderson – Insurance Coverage
David Barnard – Intellectual Property Litigation
Bill Beck – Environmental Litigation
Richard Bien – Business Litigation
Mark Bluhm – Mergers & Acquisitions
Sherman Botts – Construction Litigation
Jean Paul Bradshaw II – Class Action
Mara Cohara – Class Action
Jay Felton – Business Litigation
Brian Fenimore – Bankruptcy: Business
William Ford – Environmental
Brian Fries – Business Litigation
David Frye – Civil Litigation: Defense
Cameron Garrison – Intellectual Property Litigation
Robert Grossman – Employee Benefits
Tedrick Housh – Employment & Labor
Rosalee McNamara – Employment & Labor
James Moeller – Business Litigation
Charles Myers – Health Care
Richard Rhyne - Surety
Jerry Riffel – Real Estate
Nancy Schmidt Roush – Business/Corporate
Jack Rowe – Employment & Labor
Tom Ryan – Environmental Litigation
Joel Voran – Estate & Probate

Overland Park, Kan.:
James Betterman – Estate & Probate
Peter Brown – Estate & Probate
Jennifer Hannah – Business Litigation
Pete Heaven – Real Estate
Carrie Josserand – Business Litigation
Alson Martin – Business/Corporate
Thomas Murray – Business Litigation
Andrew Ramirez – Health Care
Curtis Tideman – Business Litigation
William Waugh – Estate & Probate
Kenneth Weltz – Personal Injury - General: Defense
Harry Wigner - Business/Corporate 

Springfield, Mo.:
Gary Cunningham – Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Frank Evans – Business Litigation
Dan Nelson – Creditor Debtor Rights
Lee Poppen – Construction Litigation
Randell Wallace – Real Estate 

St. Louis:
Wendi Alper-Pressman – Business Litigation
Janice Hetland – Real Estate
Bennett Keller – Estate & Probate
Scott Malin – Estate & Probate 

Lathrop & Gage’s 2015 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars: 

Kansas City, Mo.:
Chad Blomberg – Personal Injury - General: Defense
Kevin Kuhlman – Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Travis McCallon – Intellectual Property Litigation
Jessica Merrigan – Environmental
Justin Nichols - Banking
Bridget Romero – Employment & Labor
Rachel Stephens – Business Litigation

Overland Park, Kan.:
Melissa Hoag Sherman – Business Litigation
Justin Poplin – Intellectual Property
Mark Samsel – Business Litigation
David Waters – Real Estate 

Springfield, Mo.:
Joshua Christensen – Business Litigation
James Meadows - Appellate

St. Louis:
Michael Adrian – Business/Corporate
Alicia Kerr – Business Litigation
Emily Cantwell – Business Litigation 

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

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