Super Lawyers Recognizes 71 Lathrop Gage Attorneys


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 14, 2013) – Super Lawyers magazine announced today that 59 attorneys from Lathrop Gage LLP have been recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for 2013, and an additional 12 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 2013 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, Class Action
Mara Cohara, Class Action
Don Dagenais, Real Estate
Doug Dalgleish, Business Litigation
Brian Fenimore, Bankruptcy
Bill Ford, Environmental
Brian Fries, Business Litigation
David Frye, Civil Litigation Defense
Cameron Garrison, Intellectual Property Litigation
Bob Grossman, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Kathleen Hauser, Government
Tedrick Housh, Employment & Labor
Russ Jones, Non-Profit
Tom McMahon, Tax
Rosalee McNamara, Employment & Labor
Tim McNamara, Business Litigation
Joe Medved, Mergers & Acquisitions
Jim Moeller, Business Litigation
James Moloney, Business Litigation
Charles Myers, Health Care
Dick Rhyne, Construction/Surety
Jerry Riffel, Real Estate
Nancy Roush, Business/Corporate
Jack Rowe, Employment & Labor
Tom Ryan, Environmental Litigation
David Vogel, Employment & Labor
Joel Voran, Estate Planning & Probate

Shannon Barks, Estate Planning & Probate
Scott Beeler, Business Litigation
James Betterman, Estate Planning & Probate
Peter Brown, Estate Planning & Probate
Pete Heaven, Real Estate
Gerry Kraai, Intellectual Property
Al Martin, Business/Corporate
Tom Murray, Business Litigation
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
Joseph Johnson, Intellectual Property
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, Bankruptcy
Ben Keller, Estate Planning & Probate
Scott Malin, Estate Planning & Probate

Lathrop Gage’s Missouri & Kansas 2013 Rising Stars:

Robyn Anderson, Insurance Coverage
Chad Blomberg, Personal Injury Defense: General
Travis McCallon, Intellectual Property Litigation
Jessie Merrigan, Environmental
Bridget Romero, Employment & Labor

Jennifer Hannah, Business Litigation
Melissa Hoag Sherman, Business Litigation
Carrie Josserand, Business Litigation
Jason Peters, Real Estate  
Justin Poplin, Intellectual Property
David Waters, Real Estate

Laura Toledo, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

About Lathrop Gage LLP:
A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 310 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, media and entertainment litigation, labor and employment, commercial litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit