Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Lathrop Gage Attorneys in Missouri, Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 9, 2014) – Super Lawyers announced today that 56 Lathrop Gage attorneys have been recognized as 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and 13 attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars. 

In addition to their Super Lawyers recognition, Rosalee McNamara, Mara Cohara and Scott Malin obtained additional accolades. McNamara and Cohara were recognized as two of the “Top 50 Women for Missouri & Kansas.” Malin achieved rankings in the “St. Louis Top 50” as well as the “Missouri & Kansas Top 100.”

Super Lawyers is a rating service that is based on peer nominations that are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. Only five percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars.

Lathrop Gage’s 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers: 

Jefferson City, Mo.: 
Kurt Schaefer - Environmental Litigation
David Shorr - Environmental

Kansas City, Mo.: 
Mike Abrams - Business Litigation
David Barnard - Intellectual Property Litigation
Bill Beck - Environmental Litigation
Rick Bien - Business Litigation
Mark Bluhm - Mergers & Acquisitions
Sherman Botts - Construction Litigation
Jean Paul Bradshaw - Class Action
Mara Cohara - Class Action
Don Dagenais - Real Estate
Brian Fenimore - Bankruptcy
Bill Ford - Environmental
Brian Fries - Business Litigation
David Frye - Civil Litigation Defense
Cameron Garrison - Intellectual Property Litigation
Bob Grossman - Employee Benefits
Tedrick Housh - Employment & Labor
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 - 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
Jill Waldman - Employee Litigation: Defense 

Overland Park, Kan.: 
Shannon Barks - Estate Planning & Probate
Scott Beeler - Business Litigation
James Betterman - Estate Planning & Probate
Peter Brown - Estate Planning & Probate
Jennifer Hannah - Business Litigation
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

Springfield, Mo.: 
Gary Cunningham - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Frank Evans - Business Litigation
Joseph Johnson - Intellectual Property
Dan Nelson - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Lee Poppen - Construction Litigation
Joseph Reid - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Randell Wallace - Real Estate 

St. Louis:
Wendi Alper-Pressman - Business Litigation
Ben Keller - Estate Planning & Probate
Scott Malin - Estate Planning & Probate

Lathrop Gage’s 2014 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars:  

Kansas City, Mo.: 
Robyn Anderson - Insurance Coverage
Chad Blomberg - Personal Injury Defense: General
Kevin Kuhlman - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Travis McCallon - Intellectual Property Litigation
Jessie Merrigan - Environmental
Justin Nichols - Banking
Bridget Romero - Employment & Labor
Angela Tsevis - Employee Litigation: Defense

Overland Park, Kan.: 
Melissa Hoag Sherman - Business Litigation
Jason Peters - Real Estate
Justin Poplin - Intellectual Property
David Waters - Real Estate 

St. Louis:
Emily Cantwell – Business Litigation

About Lathrop Gage LLP:
A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, media and entertainment, labor and employment, litigation and real estate teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit