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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:

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.


Gray Plant Mooty’s Franchise & Distribution Practice Group ranked by clients and peers as one of the world's "Top 12 Franchise Law Practices" in 2019 edition of Chambers.

Gray Plant Mooty and 15 of the firm’s attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Lathrop Gage recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA 2019.


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.


Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers recognize 42 Lathrop Gage attorneys.

Minnesota Super Lawyers recognizes 33 Gray Plant Mooty attorneys.

Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers recognizes 11 Gray Plant Mooty attorneys. 


Franchise Times magazine names 17 attorneys from Gray Plant Mooty’s Franchise & Distribution practice as 2019 “Legal Eagles."


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.