Two Lathrop Gage Litigators Named BTI Client Service All-Stars


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 16, 2011) – Lathrop Gage litigators Gary Cunningham (Tort – Springfield) and James Moeller (Business Litigation – Kansas City) have been named Client Service All-Stars for their excellence in client service by BTI Consulting Group in Wellesley, Mass.

The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms 2011 is created from candid feedback from corporate counsel at the world’s largest organizations. Between June 1 and September 17, 2010, BTI interviewed nearly 300 corporate counsel from large and Fortune 1000 companies.

These in-depth interviews determined which attorneys top the charts in client service excellence. This year, those interviewed nominated 318 individual attorneys from 201 law firms for the All-Star award.

In December, Lathrop Gage was ranked No. 26 on the 2011 “BTI Client Service 30,” which ranks the country’s top corporate law firms on client service and satisfaction. This marks the firm’s first year on the Client Service 30, which BTI describes as “the 30 law firms clients say deliver the absolute best service.” Lathrop Gage has been listed on BTI’s larger “Client Service A-Team” six times since 2005. Click here for more details on the firm's "BTI Client Service 30" ranking.

Mr. Cunningham is a trial attorney based in the firm’s Springfield, Missouri, office. His practice focuses primarily on personal injury and product liability litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America and composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. He was selected as 2010 Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for Springfield, Missouri by The Best Lawyers in America®.

Mr. Moeller is a trial attorney in the Kansas City office. He has over 30 years of experience handling complex litigation, including environmental litigation, technology litigation, employment litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Moeller has been recognized by his peers repeatedly over the years in The Best Lawyers in America, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, and The Best of the Bar.

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