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Lathrop Gage Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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2.8
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27%
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44%
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Cameron Garrison
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful & Warm Culture"

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lathrop has the best compensation and benefits I've ever had and experienced. Lathrop really takes care of their employees and makes sure there are positive reinforcement and positive changes. If you want to be apart of a company that hears your voice and appreciates you as an individual - join Lathrop!

    Cons

    I am not sure there is a con.

    Lathrop Gage2018-10-01
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Firm at a crossroads"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Good relationships with other staff members. Hard not to bond with people when you're all going through a terrible experience together.

    Cons

    Influence of good ol' boys club is omnipresent, human resources shrugs off complaints of any kind, desperate for staff so HR will tell you what you want to hear to get you in the door, low pay across the board - way below industry standard, overpriced benefits, perks (work from home, flexible hours, ability to choose which office you work out of, casual work attire) only available to some. Seems like you have to be special...

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    Advice to Management

    As of the writing of this, Lathrop is at a crossroads. There are two factions here duking it out sumo-style and it will be telling to see which wins out. On the one hand, this firm has an opportunity to reinvent itself as a firm looking firmly towards the future. Lathrop remains committed to traditional practice areas (Healthcare, Mass Tort, Bankruptcy, Business Lit, Wealth Management, Corporate, etc.) but there are...

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    Lathrop Gage2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "This place is a mess"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist 

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Pays well and good benefits

    Cons

    Boys club and poor management

    Lathrop Gage2019-05-26
  4. "Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Great supporting Staff and great location

    Cons

    No work life balance. No value for emotions

    Lathrop Gage2019-02-19
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Firm in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lathrop Gage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family-oriented, allow remote work to some timekeepers, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Poor bonus/raise structure, too many managers, employees are overworked and burning out (no raises/bonuses leads to de-motivation). Poor docketing systems and firm workflow procedures/accountability

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people or do your own work - and eventually see it disappear altogether if you refuse to change and join the 21st century.

    Lathrop Gage2019-01-31
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not many positives to report about this once very fine firm. The firm is losing lawyers regularly despite a few bolt-on acquisitions/mergers. Recently, the entire Springfield, Mo partnership left in mass for another firm. Over the last 18 months or so L&G has lost close to 100 lawyers. Once close to 350 strong, the firm is down to less than 250. If you take a job there, whether as an attorney or as support...

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    Cons

    As noted, the firm continues to lose lawyers. Revenues have been declining year over year for the last 3-4 years. The new managing partner, Garrison, would likely try to claim that per partner profitability is up, but they exclude "fixed income" partners when making this reported claim. It is a very misleading calculations. Long term clients have left and continue to leave at an alarming rate.

    Advice to Management

    By the way, Bluhm is no longer the managing partner. The destruction at the firm largely occurred under his watch. The trend seems to be continuing under Garrison.

    Lathrop Gage2018-08-23
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere . . ."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. A fun place to work if you can put up with "management".

    Cons

    Too many "chiefs". Former CEO has done so much damage to a firm that was once of the premier firms in the KC area. Many attorneys have left as well as staff due to cuts.

    Lathrop Gage2018-06-29
  8. "Multiple Locations to choose from"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge at several of the office locations.

    Lathrop Gage2018-02-20
  9. "Great Spot!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage

    Pros

    Great group of attorneys everyone is friendly and really knows their IP!

    Cons

    No cons loved my experience!

    Lathrop Gage2017-09-23
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lathrop Gage full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great culture.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs did not seem fair.

    Lathrop Gage2017-08-24
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