Four Lathrop GPM Attorneys Promoted to Partnership


KANSAS CITY (January 8, 2024)Lathrop GPM LLP is proud to announce that Wade Hauser, Jessie Rosell, Jim Thomson, and Matt Walker have become partners at the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

"Our new partners consistently demonstrated dedication and an unwavering commitment to excellence on behalf of Lathrop GPM and our clients," said Cameron Garrison, Managing Partner of Lathrop GPM. "We congratulate this outstanding group of attorneys and welcome them to the partnership."

Wade Hauser (Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations – Minneapolis, Minn.): Hauser's practice focuses on helping tax-exempt organizations, such as healthcare and long-term care providers, colleges, foundations, and advocacy organizations, meet their objectives. Working with mature and startup organizations, Hauser assists with nonprofit M&A, establishing practical governance and corporate structures, securing and maintaining tax-exempt status at the state and federal levels, and campaign finance matters. Joining the firm in 2015, he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with the highest distinction.

Jessie Rosell (Environmental Law & Appellate Practice – Kansas City, Mo.): Rosell's practice focuses on environmental, litigation, and appellate matters, representing clients with administrative claims before federal and state environmental agencies, advising clients initiating and maintaining environmental regulatory compliance programs, and representing clients with complex environmental and toxic tort litigation in federal and state courts. Rosell's extensive experience handling highly technical issues before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts uniquely positions her to advise on due diligence, regulatory compliance, remediation, litigation avoidance, as well as emerging contaminants, such as PFAS. Joining the firm in 2008, she graduated from the Washington University School of Law, cum laude.

Jim Thomson (Trust & Estate Litigation – Minneapolis, Minn.): Thomson works closely with families, fiduciaries, individuals, and family businesses in matters pertaining to estate planning, trust and estate administration and litigation, business succession planning, and charitable giving. He assists clients with wills and trusts, advises on tax minimization strategies, and guides families through the estate administration process. Joining the firm in 2017, Thomson graduated from Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif.

Matt Walker (Environmental Law – Chicago, Il.): Walker's environmental practice includes representing clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation, regulatory compliance counseling, and advising on environmental due diligence in transactions. He guides clients through regulatory enforcement actions and citizens suits, and advises on challenging environmental permitting and response projects, including those involving emerging contaminants such as PFAS. Walker joined the firm in 2020, earning his J.D. and M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Illinois, cum laude.