Managing Partner, Lathrop GPM LLP 


Cameron Garrison joined Lathrop Gage in 2002 and became Managing Partner of the firm in 2018. He previously served as Assistant Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division. Cameron also serves on the Board of Directors of Phoenix Family, a Kansas City-based organization that works to empower people living in low-income housing communities, and has been named a “NextGen Leader” by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Lathrop Gage has an active diversity committee, affinity groups for women and minorities, clerkships and scholarships for diverse attorneys, and partners with a variety of community and diversity initiatives. The firm received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in 2015. 

Lathrop GMP was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2016

Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Cynthia Teel; 2020: Justin Sallis; 2019: Gizie Hirsh; 2018: Teofilo Javier; 2017: Jehan Kamil Moore, Maisa Frank

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selected:
2022: Nilofar Karbassi, Kara Gray; 2020: Lanita Morgan; 2019: Patricia Lehtinen Silva, Elizabeth Duff Mendoza

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Kai Qi, Oprah Bennett, Andrea Ramos; 2021: Adunni Gueye, Andrew Biddison, Maya Sanaba, Alexi-Julia Smith; 2019: Dara Alvarado, Sarah Stevens, Nancy Zhao; 2018: Joshua Daniel Powers-Martinez, Shoshanah Mae Shanes; 2017: Brad Zurcher

Success in Law School Mentoring Program 
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020

Annual Meeting (2018, 2016)
Leadership Summit (2021)

Member: Cameron Garrison

Diversity Professionals: Vanessa Vaughn West

Communications: Jasmine Trillos-Decarie