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Honors & Awards

External recognition is one important measure of an organization's accomplishments, and our attorneys are widely recognized for their legal performance. Additionally, Lathrop GPM’s two legacy firms – Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty – have each received numerous professional honors that speak to our historic focus on client service, industry excellence, and business best practices.

Recent firm awards include the following:

In the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index – the national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality – Lathrop GPM received a score of 95 out of a possible 100.


Best Lawyers 2021 Badge

Best Lawyers in America 2021 names 110 Lathrop GPM attorneys; 8 Lawyers of the Year.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® lists Lathrop GPM among the top national and metropolitan firms in its 2021 "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Diversity and Flexibility Alliance

Lathrop GPM Named a 2020 Tipping the Scales Firm in Recognition of Diversity and Gender Parity


In December 2020, Lathrop GPM achieved Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s “gold standard” certification for women’s prominence in the legal industry.


Named world’s Best Franchise Law Firm 2021 by Global Franchise magazine, an annual recognition of the legal team that “has provided consistently excellent service to the franchise industry…and whose name has become synonymous with franchising."


Chambers Global

Trusts, Estates, & Legacy Planning Practice group and nine attorneys ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2021 directory. 

Franchise & Distribution Practice Group ranked as one of the world’s top franchise legal practices in 2021 edition of Chambers Global.

Seven practice areas and 34 attorneys recognized in Chambers USA 2021 ranking.


Gray Plant Mooty recognized in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2019: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance as an elite law firm for excellence in the delivery of client service.

Lathrop Gage recognized by BTI for exceptional client service.

GPM recognized in BTI Brand Elite 2019: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms for innovation, client service, and premium value.


Recognized as a 2020 “Midsize Heavyweight” by BTI Consulting Group, Lathrop GPM was one of only 37 midsize firms named by nationwide clients as uber-responsive, quick to embrace new approaches, and inspiring the same level of confidence and reliability as larger firms. According to BTI, “Clients report these firms bring industry understanding and the most important factor – an unfailing commitment to help.”


Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers recognize 34 Lathrop GPM attorneys.

Minnesota Super Lawyers recognizes 21 Lathrop GPM attorneys.

Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers recognizes 8 Lathrop GPM attorneys. 


Eight attorneys named franchise Legal Eagles for 2021 by Franchise Times.


Lathrop GPM recognized in 2021 as one of the nation's "Top Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother magazine.


Gray Plant Mooty recognized as a "Top Workplace" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, based on survey feedback from over 2,400 Minnesota-based companies with more than 50 employees.