Bernie Rhodes Named to 2023 Missouri Power List for Sports and Entertainment Law


KANSAS CITY (September 26, 2023) — Lathrop GPM attorney Bernie Rhodes has been named to the Missouri Lawyers Media Power List for Sports and Entertainment Law in recognition of his work to defend print, film, television and online media companies that face legal peril. The list examines the state’s most powerful attorneys in sports and entertainment law.

With more than 30 years of experience, Bernie’s trial and appellate practice encompasses First Amendment issues, intellectual property matters and open records laws. His cases range from winning summary judgment for a golfing magazine to defending a Kansas newspaper whose recent raid by a local police department has drawn national attention. Bernie has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 and was named a Political Activism/1st Amendment Rights Trailblazer by The National Law Journal in 2020.