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USA 2022
Missouri Litigation
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Band 3

6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Lathrop GPM

The work of our Missouri Litigation team (Tort & Environmental, led by Mara Cohara; and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, led by Matthew Jacober) reaches courts at all levels for clients of all sizes. The team has experience representing clients at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and has been instrumental in developing legislation affecting several industries. We have vast experience at efficiently managing large complex cases, assessing and developing strategies, reaching efficient resolutions and persuasively arguing cases.

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team comprises attorneys with diverse offerings, including Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate; Complex Financial Litigation; Class Action; Creditors’ Rights; ERISA; Complex Commercial Litigation; Investigations & White-Collar Defense; Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Trade Secrets and Other Restrictive Covenants; Professional Liability; and Shareholder Disputes.

Our Tort & Environmental team holistically addresses tort claims, including investigation and defense, insurance recovery and claim prevention advice. Key areas of our tort practice include Contaminants and Toxic Tort, Agricultural Nuisance, Personal / Premises Liability; Transportation Liability; Product Liability; and Organizational Misconduct. The group is known for its deep Toxic and Mass Tort portfolio and has defended hundreds of claims against agricultural and industrial clients.

Chambers Review

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Litigation: General Commercial - Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Well-established firm offering a full suite of litigation services. Represents clients on a broad array of matters, from personal injury and wrongful death claims to investigations and class actions relating to product liability and environmental tort. Also has a strong record representing clients in the healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and financial services industries.

Strengths

"Lathrop GPM's work in getting to know the important things about our business and our company objectives gives them a leg up on other firms, and that knowledge comes through in their case strategy, especially on larger, high-profile matters."

"Everyone we have worked with has been knowledgeable and given us clear direction on how to handle various cases."

Work highlights

Lathrop GPM successfully defended Apex Physical Therapy from a class action suit relating to personal injury.

Notable practitioners

Jean Paul Bradshaw's practice includes advising clients on environmental and regulatory matters, as well as False Claims Act investigations.

Jay Felton is especially known for his work on product liability disputes. His practice also covers a wide range of investigations and regulatory matters.
"Jay makes sure that we’re getting consistent high-quality work; Jay truly takes a client-first approach to his work with us and is available day or night."

Charles Ron Hobbs is based in Clayton and focuses on assisting clients in toxic torts and environmental claims, with expert knowledge of related insurance laws.
"Charles Ron Hobbs has excellent lawyering skills."

Matthew Jacober is head of the Lathrop GPM litigation and dispute resolution team and advises clients on the full range of commercial disputes across a variety of industries.
"Matthew Jacober is a steady adviser with a deep knowledge of his jurisdiction and practices." "We enjoy working with Matt. He is responsive and an excellent communicator."

Mara Cohara leads the Lathrop GPM environmental and tort practice. She focuses on litigation matters including product liability, nuisance and toxic torts. She is well experienced in advising on large-scale matters and high-profile lawsuits.
"Mara is top-notch and a pleasure to work with." "Mara takes pride in providing top-notch results."

David Frye practices in tort and commercial litigation matters. He is well experienced in defending lawsuits involving personal injury, toxic tort exposure and commercial litigation.
"David Frye handled the nuts and bolts of the case and was very good."

Ranked Lawyers at
Lathrop GPM

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Missouri

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jean Paul Bradshaw II
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Jean Paul Bradshaw II
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Band 2

Missouri: Kansas City & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

J A (Jay) Felton
3
J A (Jay) Felton
3
Band 3
David R Frye
4
David R Frye
4
Band 4
Mara Cohara
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Mara Cohara
4
Band 4

Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

Charles Ron Hobbs
3
Charles Ron Hobbs
3
Band 3
Matthew Jacober
3
Matthew Jacober
3
Band 3

Members

Provided by Lathrop GPM

Allyson Cunningham

Andrew Ricke

Bernard Rhodes

Bradley Leitch

Brian Fields

Brian Fries

Chad Blomberg

Emily Cantwell

James Moeller

James Moloney

Jehan Moore

Jennifer Griffin

Jonathan Haden

Kate Gasper

Kent Sellers

Kevin Kuhlman

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Mara Cohara

Head of Department

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Matthew Jacober

Head of Department

Richard Bien

Richard Rhyne

Sarah Millin

Tedrick Housh III

Clients

Provided by Lathrop GPM

American International Industries (AII)

Bank of America

Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (BNSF)

Deere & Co.

The HANOR Company

Industries

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Agribusiness & Food

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Health Care

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

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