Attorney Lawrence C. Gates is a founding member of Gates Shields Ferguson Swall Hammond P.A. and has been a shareholder since the firm was founded in 1980. He spends much of his time consulting clients on legal matters involving corporate gaming, public law, lobbying, real estate, and banking. Throughout his career, he has gained experience practicing business and civil litigation in various capacities. He has represented the Kansas Department of Transportation and has served as general counsel for the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Mr. Gates has served as Chair of the Kansas Democratic Party from which he has gained personal and political ties in both Kansas and Washington DC. He is admitted to the Kansas State Bar and the Supreme Court of Kansas, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.