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Chambers USA Names Lathrop Gage a Leading Firm in Ten Practice Areas for 2009

6/11/2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 11, 2009) — National honors were announced for twenty Lathrop Gage attorneys — an increase from 19 in 2008 — by Chambers USA, the producer of an annual guide to the legal profession. The firm also received the listing guide’s top three rankings among ten practice areas in Kansas, Missouri and New York, including Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright (New York).

Chambers USA ranked the top lawyers and departments in various areas of commercial law, using thousands of in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel across the nation. It also researched each firm’s strengths, recent work and clients.

The firm received top rankings in Corporate/M&A for the state of Kansas, as well as Labor & Employment and Environment for the Kansas City metro area.

A summary of the practice areas and attorneys honored:

Lathrop Gage LLP Rankings

Practice Area

State

Rank

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

1

Environmental
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

1

Labor & Employment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

1

Corporate/M&A
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

2

Litigation: General Commercial
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Real Estate

Kansas

2

Real Estate (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

2

Labor & Employment

Kansas

3

Intellectual Property - Trade Mark
& Copyright

New York

4

Individual Rankings

Attorney Rankings

Attorney

Rank

Practice Area

State

David Shorr

1

Environment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

William Ford, Jr.

1

Environment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

William Beck

1

Environment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

David Shorr

1

Environment
(St. Louis & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jack Rowe

1

Labor & Employment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Douglas Dalgleish

1

Litigation: General Commercial
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Lewis "Pete" Heaven, Jr.

1

Real Estate

Kansas

Don Dagenais

1

Real Estate
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jerome Riffel

1

Real Estate
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Lyle Pishny

2

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

Joseph Medved

2

Corporate/M&A
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Thomas Ryan

2

Environment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Rosalee McNamara

2

Labor & Employment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Jean Paul Bradshaw II

2

Litigation: White-Collar
Crime & Government Investigations

Missouri

Harry Wigner, Jr.

2

Real Estate

Kansas

Thomas Stahl

3

Corporate/M&A
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Beth Atkins

3

Intellectual Property:
Trade Mark & Copyright

New York

David Vogel

3

Labor & Employment
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

R. Scott Beeler

3

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

Gary Cunningham

3

Litigation: General Commercial
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

Stephen Mitchell

3

Real Estate
(Kansas City & Surrounds)

Missouri

About Lathrop Gage:
A leading Midwest full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has almost 300 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2009, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and labor and employment teams among the best in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.lathropgage.com.