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 2020 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, a rating increase of five points from 2019.

Best Lawyers in America 2020 names 72 Lathrop Gage attorneys; 13 Lawyers of the Year.

Best Lawyers in America 2020 names 38  Gray Plant Mooty attorneys; one Lawyer of the Year.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® lists Gray Plant Mooty among the top-tier national and metropolitan firms in its 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Franchise & Distribution Practice Group ranked as one of the world’s top franchise legal practices in 2020 edition of Chambers Global.

Seven practice areas and 30 attorneys recognized in Chambers USA 2020 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 42 Lathrop Gage attorneys.

Minnesota Super Lawyers recognizes 21 Lathrop GPM attorneys.

Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers recognizes 8 Gray Plant Mooty attorneys. 

Sixteen attorneys named franchise Legal Eagles for 2020 by Franchise Times.

Gray Plant Mooty recognized in 2019 as one of the nation's "Top 60 Best 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.