75 Lathrop Gage Attorneys Named Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 15, 2012) – Super Lawyers magazine announced today that 58 attorneys from Lathrop Gage LLP have been recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2012, and an additional 17 were named “Rising Stars.”

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters organization, performs the annual polling, research and selection in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars.

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Lathrop Gage’s Missouri & Kansas 2012 Super Lawyers:

Kurt Schaefer, Environmental Litigation
David Shorr, Environmental

Mike Abrams, Business Litigation 
David Barnard, Intellectual Property Litigation
Bill Beck, Environmental Litigation
Rick Bien, Business Litigation
Mark Bluhm, Mergers & Acquisitions
Sherman Botts, Construction/Surety
Jean Paul Bradshaw, Health Care
Wallace Brockhoff, Mergers & Acquisitions
Don Dagenais, Real Estate
Doug Dalgleish, Business Litigation
Brian Fenimore, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Bill Ford, Environmental
Shelly Freeman, Employment & Labor
Brian Fries, Business Litigation
David Frye, Civil Litigation Defense
Bob Grossman, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Kathleen Hauser, Government/Cities/Municipalities
Russ Jones, Tax
Tom McMahon, Tax
Rosalee McNamara, Employment & Labor
Tim McNamara, Business Litigation
Joe Medved, Mergers & Acquisitions
Jim Moeller, Business Litigation
James Moloney, Business Litigation
Maurice O’Sullivan, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Dick Rhyne, Construction/Surety
Jerry Riffel, Real Estate
Nancy Roush, Closely Held Business
Jack Rowe, Employment & Labor
Tom Stahl, Business/Corporate
Carl Struby, Business/Corporate
Joel Voran, Estate Planning & Probate
Dale Werts, Business/Corporate

James Betterman, Estate Planning & Probate
Peter Brown, Estate Planning & Probate
Pete Heaven, Real Estate
Gerry Kraai, Intellectual Property
Al Martin, Business/Corporate
Lyle Pishny, Tax
Andy Ramirez, Health Care
Curt Tideman, Business Litigation
Bill Waugh, Estate Planning & Probate
Ken Weltz, Personal Injury Defense: General
Harry Wigner, Business/Corporate

Gary Cunningham, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Frank Evans, Business Litigation
James McLeod, Estate Planning & Probate
Dan Nelson, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Lee Poppen, Construction Litigation
Joseph Reid, Personal Injury Defense
Randell Wallace, Real Estate

Wendi Alper-Pressman, Business Litigation
Dan Doyle, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Ben Keller, Estate Planning & Probate
Scott Malin, Estate Planning & Probate

Lathrop Gage’s Missouri & Kansas 2012 Rising Stars:

Aimee Davenport, Environmental  

Chad Blomberg, Personal Injury Defense: General
Dan Cranshaw, Business Litigation
Cameron Garrison, Intellectual Property Litigation
Travis McCallon, Intellectual Property Litigation
Jessie Merrigan, Environmental
Bridget Romero, Employment & Labor
Jamison Shipman, Tax
Charlene Wright, Energy & Natural Resources

Jennifer Hannah, Business Litigation
Jason Peters, Real Estate  
Justin Poplin, Intellectual Property
David Waters, Real Estate

Michael Adrian, Business/Corporate
Scott Dickenson, Business Litigation
Jaimie Thompson, Business Litigation
Laura Toledo, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

About Lathrop Gage LLP:

A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 315 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2012, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit