Bradshaw Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a 2018 Law Firm Leader


Kansas City, MO. (January 31, 2018) – Jean Paul Bradshaw II was recognized as a Law Firm Leader at the 2018 Missouri Lawyer Awards, sponsored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Bradshaw is a partner in Lathrop Gage’s Kansas City office and leads Lathrop Gage Consulting, the firm’s government relations subsidiary.

The law firm leader award honors law firm partners or executives who demonstrate extraordinary vision, innovation and leadership during the year.

Bradshaw was honored for his vision and foresight in the creation of Lathrop Gage Consulting LLC. Bradshaw saw Lathrop Gage Consulting as a way to increase the range of strategic options available to clients through government affairs, lobbying and consulting capabilities. The subsidiary is staffed by Lathrop Gage attorneys with significant experience working in state and federal government, as well as with experienced lobbyists.

While working with clients, Bradshaw found there were times existing law couldn’t assist in providing a resolution to a client’s problems, and to provide a solution, laws would need to change. “There was no way from just doing what lawyers do to solve the client’s problem,” Bradshaw told Missouri Lawyers Weekly. After working on a case with attorneys from a Virginia firm that had created a subsidiary lobbying and consulting group, Bradshaw began to draw the blueprint for a consulting business under the Lathrop Gage umbrella.

Lathrop Gage Consulting does not provide legal services, but clients have access to the resources of Lathrop Gage attorneys in offices throughout Missouri and the United States.

Bradshaw is the former United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. As a Lathrop Gage partner, he has experience in white-collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, class actions, internal corporate investigations and the establishment of corporate preventive law programs that comply with federal requirements. He is the third-generation of his family to hold public office in Missouri and has been a key player in Missouri's political landscape for decades.

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