Two Lathrop GPM Partners Named to 2023 POWER List for Environmental & Energy Law


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 21, 2023) – Lathrop GPM Partners Ally Cunningham and Kurt Schaefer were once again named to the Missouri Lawyers Media "POWER List" for Environmental & Energy Law.

Cunningham was named for her work representing companies in PFAS matters, Price-Anderson Act lawsuits and claims related to residual nuclear waste leftover from the Manhattan Project. Cunningham focuses her practice on the areas of environmental, toxic tort and other crisis-related litigation. She advises clients on compliance and permitting under federal and state environmental laws and regulations.

Schaefer, a former Missouri state senator and general counsel for the Department of Natural Resources, was named for his work with toxic tort defense and other appellate litigation. Schaefer’s practice focuses on litigation, environmental, health care, administrative, agricultural, business and public utilities. He has briefed and argued over 100 appellate actions before all three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Supreme Court and handled more than 90 administrative proceedings before various state permitting and licensing agencies.

The "Power List – Environmental & Energy Law" features the top attorneys in Missouri who handle class actions and other toxic tort defense matters as identified by Missouri Lawyer Media. The list is based on published appellate cases, interviews with attorneys and other leaders around the state, and the archives of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.