10 Lathrop Gage Attorneys Named National Finalists for Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America


Ten attorneys from Lathrop Gage LLP have been included among the rank of national finalists from which Lawdragon magazine will publish their annual list of “500 Leading Lawyers in America.”

Beth Atkins (Intellectual Property - New York), Bill Beck (Environmental - Kansas City), Doug Dalgleish (Tort Litigation - Kansas City), Jay Felton (Tort Litigation - Kansas City), Bill Ford (Environmental - Kansas City), Bob Grossman (Corporate & General Business - Kansas City), Bill Hansen (Intellectual Property - New York), Rosalee McNamara (Labor & Employment - Kansas City), Bernard Rhodes (Business Litigation - Kansas City), and Kenneth Weltz (Tort Litigation - Overland Park), all are among the publication's roster of top practitioners nationwide. The fifth annual guide to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America will be released at the end of February.

“As in all previous years, we received a record number of prospective nominations and votes from law firms, individual lawyers and other legal professionals from around the nation,” the editors of the magazine stated. “We selected the approximately 3000 finalists through a combination of written submissions, online votes and comments through our online ballot, and editorial research by Lawdragon staff.”

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