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56 Lathrop Gage Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

8/3/2009

56 Lathrop Gage attorneys have been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. The firm also received #1 rankings among firms in the state of Missouri for the practice areas of environment, gaming, government relations, mass tort litigation, and railroad law. Lathrop Gage also had more Best Lawyers honorees from its Springfield and Clayton offices than any other firm.

Best Lawyers in America compiles its listing each year based on peer review from leading attorneys in the U.S. Lathrop Gage also enjoyed the highest number of Best Lawyers from Kansas City in the following practice areas: employee benefits, environmental, gaming, government relations, insurance, railroad, and trusts and estates.

Attorneys from Lathrop Gage who were selected are as follows:

Clayton
Bennett S. Keller
Corporate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
John P. King
Construction Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Scott Malin*
Trusts and Estates

Jefferson City
Kurt U. Schaefer*
Environmental Law
David A. Shorr
Environmental Law

Kansas City
Jerome V. Bales
Construction Law
David R. Barnard*
Intellectual Property Law
William G. Beck
Environmental Law
Insurance Law
James Betterman
Trusts and Estates
Richard N. Bien
Banking Law
Insurance Law
Mark A. Bluhm*
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Sherman A. Botts*
Construction Law
Jean Paul Bradshaw II
White-Collar Criminal Defense
Peter W. Brown (20)
Trusts and Estates
John C. Craft
Government Relations Law
Don F. Dagenais
Real Estate Law
Douglas R. Dalgleish
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Railroad Law
Kendall Paul Day*
Railroad Law
Brian T. Fenimore
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
William F. Ford
Environmental Law
Harold L. Fridkin
Gaming Law
H. Steven Graham
Banking Law
Robert D. Grossman
Employee Benefits Law
Russell D. Jones
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Tax Law
Thomas J. McMahon (10)
Tax Law
Rosalee M. McNamara
Labor and Employment Law
Timothy K. McNamara
Commercial Litigation
Professional Malpractice Law
Joseph W. Medved
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Charles F. Myers (10)
Health Care Law
Maurice J. O'Sullivan, Jr. (10)
Employee Benefits Law
Trusts and Estates
Bernard J. Rhodes
First Amendment Law
Jerome D. Riffel
Gaming Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Martie A. Ross
Health Care Law
Nancy Schmidt Roush (20)
Trusts and Estates
Jack D. Rowe (10)
Labor and Employment Law
William A. Rudy
Technology Law
Thomas A. Ryan*
Environmental Law
R. Kent Sellers
Appellate Law
Thomas H. Stahl
Banking Law
Carl W. Struby
Securities Law
Michel A. Thompson (10)
Employee Benefits Law
Joel B. Voran
Trusts and Estates

Overland Park
Jeffrey O. Ellis (10)
Health Care Law
Lewis A. Heaven, Jr. (10)
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law
Gerald M. Kraai
Intellectual Property Law
Alson R. Martin (25)
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits Law
Tax Law
Lyle D. Pishny (10)
Tax Law
Andrew R. Ramirez
Health Care Law
Curtis L. Tideman*
Education Law
William K. Waugh III (10)
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates
Harry E. Wigner, Jr.*
Real Estate Law

Springfield
Gary R. Cunningham
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Frank M. Evans III
Commercial Litigation
Dan R. Nelson
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Lee E. Poppen*
Family Law
Randell D. Wallace
Banking Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
(10) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
(20) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years.
(25) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years.

The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

About Lathrop Gage:
A leading Midwest full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage L.C. has approximately 300 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York, 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.