Mara Cohara Recognized for Fourth Consecutive Year as Top Business Defense Attorney


KANSAS CITY, MO (May 8, 2024) — Lathrop GPM Partner Mara Cohara was named to the Missouri Lawyers Media "POWER List" for Business Defense for a fourth consecutive year.

The "Power List – Business Defense" features the most powerful business defense attorneys in Missouri as identified by Missouri Lawyer Media. The list is based on records of verdicts and settlements, interviews with attorneys and other leaders around the state, and the archives of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Cohara is practice group leader for the Tort, Insurance Recovery and Environmental Practice Group and handles cases involving toxic torts, nuisance, product liability, premises liability, contracts, breach of warranty, and consumer protection litigation. She often defends odor nuisance cases arising from auto plants, industrial farms, feed lots, industrial facilities, and mills, and defends claims for some of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors. Cohara also has considerable experience coordinating large-scale, bet-the-company matters, conducting internal investigations, and defending high-profile lawsuits that attract media and community attention.

She also is ranked in Chambers USA, has been selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, was named to the 2021 class of WeKC - Women Executives Kansas City by Ingram’s, and was named a 2020 "Women Who Mean Business" by Kansas City Business Journal, among other accolades.