The American Lawyer, Litigation Department of the Year, Product Liability
Named a finalist in The American Lawyer's biennial Product Liability Department of the Year competition. This is the fourth recognition in four contests for Shook. (2016)
Association of Corporate Counsel "Value Champion"
Shook was named a “value champion” together with the Heico Companies for developing a collaborative and systematic business model to improve legal outcomes, reduce costs, decrease case variation and improve efficiency of legal services. (2015)
Ranked nationally in product liability and mass torts, and regionally in environmental, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and labor and employment. Also 20 Shook attorneys received national and regional rankings. (2016)
Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women"
Shook, Hardy & Bacon was named one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers, marking the fifth time it has made the prestigious list. (2016)
Vault "Best Summer Associate Program"
Based on surveys from past summer associates, Shook ranked as the 8th law firm overall and first for fun. (2017)
Vault "Best Law Firms for Diversity"
Shook was recognized as No. 3 law firm nationwide in diversity, including No. 1 for military veterans, No. 5 for individuals with disabilities, No. 5 for minorities, No. 7 for women, and No. 15 for LGBT individuals. (2017)
Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification Award
For the sixth consecutive year, Shook met all criteria for Gold Standard Certification, only one of two firms to do so. (2016)
The Legal 500 United States
Named "top-tier" in two areas of product liability, mass tort and class action litigation: consumer products and pharmaceutical and medical devices defense; 11 partners total named in the guide. (2016)
BTI Consulting Group "Most Recommended Law Firms"
Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers "International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year"
For the 12th consecutive year, Shook was named the firm of the year in global product liability. (2016)
Law360 Practice Groups of the Year
Named one of the top firms in the country for “securing wins in high-stakes litigation” in the product liability category. (2015)
The Coca-Cola Company, 2015 "Living the Values" Award
For the third time, Shook received this award from its client for demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity. (2015)
Law360 "Largest Product Liability Practice"
Once again, Shook’s Product Liability Practice ranked first among law firms with the most product liability partners worldwide. (2015)
BTI Litigation Outlook Report
Listed in the top 10 percent commercial litigation law firms against law firms nationwide. (2016)
U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms"
Awarded 12 national rankings, including Tier 1 rankings for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and Commercial Litigation. Shook also received 18 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings across 12 fields. (2017)
Benchmark Litigation USA Ratings
Shook’s Product Liability Practice ranked in Tier 1 among firms nationwide. Shook is also a "Highly Recommended" Missouri firm and a “Recommended” California firm. Benchmark's analysis highlighted 14 Shook attorneys. (2017)
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
Shook earned the highest rating (100%) on LGBT equality in the workplace. It is Shook’s eighth consecutive perfect score from HRC. (2016)
Law360 "Top 100 Law Firms for Female Attorneys"
Ranked No. 34 on the list based on female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and total number of female attorneys. Shook was ranked No. 7 on the "Top 10 BigLaw Firms for Women" list. (2016)
LMG Life Sciences
Shook’s Product Liability Practice was rated “highly recommended” again, highlighting the firm's "reputation as a litigation powerhouse." (2015)
Best Lawyers® "Best Lawyers in America"
Across the nation, 50 Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys have been recognized by their peers and featured in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America®. (2017)
Thomson Reuters recognized 94 Shook attorneys in various state editions of Super Lawyers. (2015)
BTI Consulting Group "Client Service A-Team"
Shook ranked No. 42 in client service, better than 93.5 percent of law firms serving the world's largest clients, in BTI’s Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. (2016)
The American Lawyer Summer Associate, Mid-Level Associate Ratings
Shook ranked No. 33 among mid-level associates at law firms nationwide and No. 36 among summer associates nationwide as a best place to work. (2015)
Recognized for extensive global product liability practice area coverage with a Band 3 rating. Two London partners were also recognized. (2016)
ISO 27001 Certification
Shook achieved certification of its information security management system in 2014.