Super Lawyers Recognizes 65 Attorneys from Lathrop Gage in Missouri and Kansas


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2015) – Super Lawyers recently announced that 50 Lathrop Gage attorneys have been recognized as 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and 15 attorneys have been recognized as Rising Stars.

Additionally, Partners Wendi Alper-Pressman, Mara Cohara and Rosalee  McNamara obtained recognition among Super Lawyers’ “Top 50 Women in Missouri & Kansas” while Scott Malin obtained recognition among the “St. Louis Top 50.”

A Thomson Reuters business, 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 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars. 

Lathrop Gage’s 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers:

Jefferson City, Mo.:
David Shorr – Environmental

Kansas City, Mo.:
Michael Abrams – Business Litigation
Robyn Anderson – Insurance Coverage
David Barnard – Intellectual Property Litigation
Bill Beck – Environmental Litigation
Richard Bien – Business Litigation
Mark Bluhm – Mergers & Acquisitions
Sherman Botts – Construction Litigation
Jean Paul Bradshaw II – Class Action
Mara Cohara – Class Action
Jay Felton – Business Litigation
Brian Fenimore – Bankruptcy: Business
William Ford – Environmental
Brian Fries – Business Litigation
David Frye – Civil Litigation: Defense
Cameron Garrison – Intellectual Property Litigation
Robert Grossman – Employee Benefits
Tedrick Housh – Employment & Labor
Rosalee McNamara – Employment & Labor
James Moeller – Business Litigation
Charles Myers – Health Care
Richard Rhyne - Surety
Jerry Riffel – Real Estate
Nancy Schmidt Roush – Business/Corporate
Jack Rowe – Employment & Labor
Tom Ryan – Environmental Litigation
Joel Voran – Estate & Probate

Overland Park, Kan.:
James Betterman – Estate & Probate
Peter Brown – Estate & Probate
Jennifer Hannah – Business Litigation
Pete Heaven – Real Estate
Carrie Josserand – Business Litigation
Alson Martin – Business/Corporate
Thomas Murray – Business Litigation
Andrew Ramirez – Health Care
Curtis Tideman – Business Litigation
William Waugh – Estate & Probate
Kenneth Weltz – Personal Injury - General: Defense
Harry Wigner - Business/Corporate 

Springfield, Mo.:
Gary Cunningham – Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Frank Evans – Business Litigation
Dan Nelson – Creditor Debtor Rights
Lee Poppen – Construction Litigation
Randell Wallace – Real Estate 

St. Louis:
Wendi Alper-Pressman – Business Litigation
Janice Hetland – Real Estate
Bennett Keller – Estate & Probate
Scott Malin – Estate & Probate 

Lathrop Gage’s 2015 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars: 

Kansas City, Mo.:
Chad Blomberg – Personal Injury - General: Defense
Kevin Kuhlman – Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Travis McCallon – Intellectual Property Litigation
Jessica Merrigan – Environmental
Justin Nichols - Banking
Bridget Romero – Employment & Labor
Rachel Stephens – Business Litigation

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

Springfield, Mo.:
Joshua Christensen – Business Litigation
James Meadows - Appellate

St. Louis:
Michael Adrian – Business/Corporate
Alicia Kerr – Business Litigation
Emily Cantwell – Business Litigation 

About Lathrop Gage:
Lathrop Gage has 320 attorneys nationwide serving clients in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. Chambers USA ranks Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, labor and employment, litigation and real estate practices among the best in their regions. For more information, visit

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