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Lathrop & Gage's National Chambers USA Roster Grows in 2008

6/13/2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 13, 2008) — National honors were announced for nineteen Lathrop & Gage attorneys — an increase from 16 in 2007 — 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 Colorado, representing an increase from six practice areas the year before.

Chambers USA ranked the top lawyers and departments in various areas of commercial law, using more than 10,000 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 L.C. Rankings

Practice Area

State

Rank

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

1

Environmental

Missouri

1

Labor & Employment

Missouri

1

Corporate/M&A

Missouri

2

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

2

Real Estate

Kansas/Missouri

2

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

3

Labor & Employment

Kansas

3

Intellectual Property

Colorado

3

Individual Rankings

Attorney Rankings

Attorney

Rank

Practice Area

State

Beth Atkins

3

Intellectual Property

New York

William G. Beck

1

Environment

Missouri

R. Scott Beeler

3

Litigation: General Commercial

Kansas

Jean Paul Bradshaw

2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Missouri

Gary R. Cunningham

3

Litigation: General Commercial

Missouri

Don Dagenais

2

Real Estate

Missouri

Douglas Dalgleish

1

Litigation: General Commercial

Missouri

Mark A. Ferguson

3

Labor & Employment

Kansas

William Ford

1

Environment

Missouri

Lewis “Pete” Heaven

1

Real Estate

Kansas

Rosalee McNamara

2

Labor & Employment

Missouri

Joseph Medved

2

Corporate/M&A

Missouri

Lyle Pishny

2

Corporate/M&A

Kansas

Jerry Riffel

1

Real Estate

Missouri

Jack Rowe

1

Labor & Employment

Missouri

David A. Shorr

1

Environment

Missouri

Thomas Stahl

2

Corporate/M&A

Missouri

Dale Werts

3

Corporate/M&A

Missouri

Harry E. Wigner, Jr.

2

Real Estate

Kansas

About Lathrop & Gage:
A leading Midwest full-service law firm, Lathrop & Gage L.C. has 300 attorneys in 10 offices nationwide – from Denver, Colo. to New York, New York. In 2008, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop & Gage’s commercial litigation, 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.