Two Lathrop GPM Attorneys Named to Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

February 2023

CHICAGO — Illinois Super Lawyers named Lathrop GPM attorneys Richard Beem and Matthew Walker to its 2023 list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Beem was named to the list of Super Lawyers. He has more than 30 years of experience in patent law across a range of technologies and industries in the U.S. and abroad. From preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications to litigation, trials and appeals, Beem assists clients in securing their intellectual property rights — and, more importantly, contributes to the success of their innovations and ultimately to the growth of their business.

Walker was named to the list of Rising Stars. His practice includes all areas of environmental law, including litigation, regulatory compliance, and assistance with corporate transactions. Walker utilizes his background working for environmental regulatory agencies to advise a wide range of clients on environmental matters under federal and state law, and in judicial and administrative forums.

A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service that is based on peer nominations that are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. Only five percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars.