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Freight Transportation

From the very beginning Lathrop Gage was built upon the cornerstone of freight transportation law. Lathrop Gage’s reputation within the transportation industry, particularly with railroad companies, is unparalleled in this region of the country. 

The Lathrop firm was founded in 1873 by Gardiner Lathrop, and quickly established a reputation as a “railroad defense firm” in 1876 when its attorneys began to represent the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. In the years since, the firm has kept pace with the technological and logistical advancements in the industry as it has expanded to represent one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States. We now serve as lead counsel in the development of the largest intermodal rail facility in the country. Our position as a leader in transportation law was confirmed by Chambers USA who ranked the firm among the top firms in the country for rail transportation.

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