Lathrop GPM LLP

Lathrop GPM LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2800 | Kansas City | MO | 64108

Phone: 816-292-2000 |

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Year of establishment 1873 Number of partners 115
Number of offices 10 Partner to associate ratio 2.30
Biggest office Kansas City Percentage of women attorneys 31.70
Number of attorneys 205 Percentage of minority attorneys 6.80
Number of associates 49 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.30
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Lathrop GPM LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This firm really needs to lower their expectations and set realistic goals. For starters they should lower the starting salary to something more appropriate for new attorneys and decrease the amount of available of overtime hours.

Pros: Great fellow coworkers, top notch front desk staff, and excellent pay that is well above average. I also enjoyed the work environment as it always felt laid back and casual.

Cons: Unfortunately they hired too many attorneys and could not afford to pay us all the high salary that we were used to for so long. This led to a large lay off and downsizing of the firm.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on October 24, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Replace managers with competent ones. Care more about your employees. Don't let personal bias get in the way.

Pros: The benefits and culture are great. The office environment and teamwork is excellent.

Cons: Communication is poor. There are few advancement opportunities for female employees. Favoritism is a problem here.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873 on the heartland principles of honor, service, trust and value. We are committed to serving our clients in the same unwavering manner today. We are equally dedicated to building and maintaining a culture that attracts and retains talented attorneys, paralegals and support staff who deliver outstanding results. Lathrop & Gage is not a “one-size-fits-all” firm. We encourage entrepreneurialism, independent thinking and creativity. We believe that varied perspectives strengthen our ability to zealously represent our clients and continue the firm’s growth and success. We offer intellectually challenging work in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere. We strive to provide opportunities for professional growth – through mentorships, training and the like – as well as competitive benefits, including flexible time off, backup care, a wellness program and more. It is the employment policy and practice of Lathrop & Gage to recruit and hire employees without discrimination because of race, color, creed or religion, genetics, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Practice Areas

Lathrop GPM LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust
  • Appeals And Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asset Sales And Acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Planning
  • Claims And Risk Management
  • Class Action
  • Consumer Protection Defense
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Tax And Transactions
  • Counseling Investigations And Policy Development
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtor Representation
  • Development And Incentives
  • Ediscovery: Data Records And Information
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Employment Law Alliance
  • Environmental Insurance Analysis And Recovery
  • Environmental Issues In Real Estate Transactions
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Federal Representation
  • Financial Institutions And Real Estate
  • General Business And Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Government Regulation
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Inter Partes Review
  • Land Use And Zoning
  • Landlord And Tenant Disputes
  • Licensing And Technology Transfer
  • Litigation And Disputes
  • Litigation Arbitration And Mediation
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Local And State Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Occupational Safety
  • Oil And Gas Transactions
  • Partnership Tax Llps And Llcs
  • Patents
  • Political Advocacy And Election Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Receiverships
  • Regulation ' Air
  • Regulation ' Chemical
  • Regulation ' Solid
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Regulation ' Water
  • Sales Exchanges And Leases
  • Secured Creditor Representation
  • Securities
  • Securities Law
  • State And Local
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Superfund
  • Tax Credit Finance
  • Tax Issues In Healthcare
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Toxic Tort
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Traditional Labor
  • Trustee Representation
  • Unsecured Creditors And Committee Representation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense And Government Investigations
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workout And Restructuring
  • Agribusiness Industry Group
  • Banking And Creditors' Rights Litigation
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Business Litigation
  • Charitable And Other Exempt Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate
  • Data Centers Telecommunications And Technology
  • Data Privacy And Security
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchise And Brand Development
  • Freight Transportation
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Industries
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Media Entertainment And Advertising
  • Policyholder And Insurance Coverage
  • Practice Areas
  • Product Liability And Personal Injury
  • Public Finance
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Tax And Employee Benefits
  • Technology
  • Toxic And Mass Tort
  • Wealth Strategies

Hiring Criteria

Lathrop GPM LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We hire individuals who demonstrate an aptitude for the law with exceptional academic performance, written and verbal communication skills, and analytical skills. Qualified candidates possess a proficiency in leadership and the ability to excel in a collaborative environment.

Pro bono

We consider pro bono representation a professional responsibility and a community obligation of the firm. Lathrop & Gage employs a full-time attorney whose sole responsibility is serving clients who cannot pay; at any given time, she manages 75-125 active cases in family court.

In addition, Lathrop & Gage attorneys donate their time through court appointments in criminal, domestic and juvenile law, and we provide counsel to welfare agencies and domestic violence shelters, among others. Because we recognize that this kind of representation provides opportunities for professional growth, the firm allows up to 50 hours of pro bono work to be counted directly toward associates' annual goals.

Lathrop GPM LLP Awards and Recognitions

U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Lathrop & Gage Nationally Among Best Law Firms

Fortune Magazine to Feature Lathrop & Gage as a "Go-To Law Firm"

Lathrop & Gage Recognized for Exceptional Service

Joel Voran Honored with CEO Leadership in Action Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Super Lawyers Recognizes 70 Lathrop & Gage Attorneys in Missouri, Kansas

Four Lathrop & Gage Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers

Lathrop & Gage Recognized for Excellence in Litigation

Chambers USA Recognizes Lathrop & Gage as a Leading Law Firm

Best Lawyers in America Names Four Lawyers of the Year and 79 Best Lawyers from Lathrop & Gage


Diversity is a continuous goal. Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873 on the heartland principles of honor, service, trust and value. We work tirelessly to serve our clients in the same unwavering manner today. While we have a long and proud tradition of success, we're also focused on the future. We are dedicated to being a law firm whose workforce reflects the diversity of the clients we serve and the communities in which we live and practice. We believe our diversity initiatives are not only socially responsible, but contribute substantially to the long-term success of Lathrop & Gage.

Summer associate program

Our summer associate program is our primary source for entry-level associates. Selected law students are offered positions as summer associates with the hope and expectation that each will demonstrate the characteristics to make a successful Lathrop & Gage attorney. Rather than hire a large number of summer associates to compete for a limited number of entry-level positions, we hire only as many summer associates as we expect will satisfy our hiring needs following graduation.

Our program combines challenging legal projects with real-world experience in an effort to provide summer associates an accurate view of life at Lathrop & Gage. We make sure that our summer associates observe the hands-on practice of law through depositions, closings, witness interviews, negotiations and client meetings. Summer associates receive assignments from diverse practice areas and departments, working with a variety of partners and other attorneys. Two partners serve as "work coordinators" for the summer program; they monitor the quantity and variety of projects, and ensure that each summer associate has an opportunity to experience his or her areas of interest.

In addition to the work coordinators, each summer associate is offered guidance by an associate mentor. Each completed assignment is evaluated by the assigning attorney and the Recruiting Committee, a group of partners and associates who provide each summer associate with a formal evaluation in the middle and at the end of the summer.

We also provide summer associates with opportunities to form social bonds throughout the firm. Social and team-building events include dinner parties, sports activities, trips to client facilities, tours of local attractions and evening outings at concerts, plays and sporting events. This is an integral part of the summer program, as lawyers and summer associates get to know one another outside the office atmosphere.

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