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:

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In the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 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.

Chambers USA Badge

14 Lathrop GPM LLP Practice Groups and 35 Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2023.

Chambers Global

Trusts, Estates, & Legacy Planning Practice group and nine attorneys ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2022 directory. 

Franchise & Distribution Practice Group ranked as one of the world’s top franchise legal practices in 2023 edition of Chambers Global.

Best Lawyers 2022 Badge

Six Lathrop GPM Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year, 95 Ranked as The Best Lawyers in America©

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® lists Lathrop GPM among the top national and metropolitan firms in its 2023 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

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Lathrop GPM Recognized as a 2023 Leading Law Firm for Women and Diversity by Seramount

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers recognize 26 Lathrop GPM attorneys.

Minnesota Super Lawyers recognizes 17 Lathrop GPM attorneys.

Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers recognizes 5 Lathrop GPM attorneys. 

Colorado Super Lawyers recognizes 2 Lathrop GPM attorneys. 

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."

Eight attorneys named franchise Legal Eagles for 2022 by Franchise Times.

Lathrop GPM Achieves Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus. 

Lathrop GPM Recognized as 2022 Top Performer and Compass Award Winner by Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.

Diversity and Flexibility Alliance

Lathrop GPM Named a 2022 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.

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.”