Leonard B. Rose

Well-known litigator Leonard B. Rose joined Lathrop Gage on Nov. 1, 2004, from Lewis, Rice & Fingersh of Kansas City. Mr. Rose enjoys a well-earned reputation as an exceptional litigator. He has been selected by his peers as “Dean of the Trial Bar” and “Best of the Bar.” His areas of litigation experience include commercial litigation, banking and financial and personal injury. He has acted as lead counsel in jury cases in 35 states during his career. He has acted as lead counsel in at least two actual trials every year of his career. Mr. Rose served on the board of directors of several mid-size corporations giving business advice.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Selected by peers as Dean of the Trial Bar
  • Selected by peers as Best of the Bar
  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
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Kim Whittelsey


Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1962

Washington University in
St. Louis, B.A., 1960