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Lathrop Gage LLP

18 National Rankings & 74 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Commercial Litigation

I am the senior counsel for a business unit of a global manufacturing company. In my role I function as the general counsel of this business unit. My colleagues and I have used the services of Jay Felton and his team at Lathrop & Gage for about a decade. Jay and his team represent us in litigation matters, and they provide business counseling to us. I view Jay and his team as an extension of my staff. From the beginning, Jay took the time to learn my company's business model and its risk tolerance. Jay demands that his team members understand the same. Jay represents us aggressively, but with the highest degree of ethics. His representation is skillful and thoughtful. Lathrop & Gage has grown over the years to add branch offices in several cities around the country. Despite the growth of the firm, it has never lost sight of its Midwestern roots in Kansas City, Mo. This is reflected in several ways. Jay and his team have a strong work ethic, they are responsive, appropriately aggressive, and they approach representation of our company with a high degree of integrity. Being based in the heart of the Midwest, this firm provides cost effective legal services. They have been successful in recruiting top legal talent, and we receive service, knowledge, and judgment comparable to coastal law firms at a fraction of the fees. I deal with outside counsel around the globe. Jay Felton and Lathrop & Gage is a firm that know I can rely on to give me timely and knowledgeable legal advice.

Health Care Law

Lathrop & Gage has proven to be a great firm for our company, Emergency Physicians of Saint Louis. We presented a unique challenge in that there were no democratic, physician-owned and managed companies contracting with hospitals locally in Saint Louis. They provided the resources and in particular, our attorney, Donn Herring, who has guided us excellently along our path to a successful startup requiring many delicate negotiations along the way.

Media Law

Lathrop & Gage has outstanding media lawyers who are extremely responsive and do their work in a highly cost-effective manner.

Railroad Law

Lathrop & Gage is one of the few firms I know that has a solid practice group when it comes to the variety of issues railroads face.

Tax Law

Lathrop & Gage has a strong tax law practice, particularly in the area of nonprofit tax law. They have a depth of talent and knowledge that I would rank amongst the top 2-3 firms in the Kansas City market that specialize in nonprofit tax law.