Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Orange County office opened in 2003 to meet our clients’ need for representation in Southern California and has continued to grow as the area’s business climate booms. The Orange County office, located near John Wayne Airport, now has more than 15 attorneys.  This location allows Shook attorneys to represent its regional, national and international clients in courts throughout the region. 

Shook Orange County focuses on a variety of practice areas and industries, including product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device defense, consumer protection statutes, premises liability, design and construction disputes, food-borne illness, unfair competition, compliance matters, and intellectual property. Orange County attorneys also cover a wide variety of litigation matters, including commercial, employment, food and beverage, and automotive.

Our attorneys have broad experience acting as national, trial or local counsel in all forms of lawsuits including class actions; complex, consolidated and coordinated proceedings; mass tort; toxic tort; and personal injury. With offices located across the U.S. and in London, clients of Shook Orange County benefit from experienced representation in a variety of geographical locations and a Kansas City home office that maximizes efficiency.  

The sheer number and range of cases and clients served helps differentiate Shook Orange County from other trial litigators in the region. Orange County attorneys have successfully defended Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in a class action alleging transmission defects in the RAV4 sport utility vehicle. Shook attorneys also secured a 2015 defense verdict for L.A. Truck Centers LLC in a two-week trial stemming from a tour bus crash where eight were injured and two died. (The verdict was later deemed by Courtroom View Network to be among the top 10 defense verdicts of 2015.) Shook Orange County has also helped clients avoid losses stemming from food labeling claims, including obtaining dismissal of a case against Hostess Brands alleging that label claims about trans-fat were misleading.

Shook Orange County has been recognized by local and national publications including The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers have recognized Shook Orange County attorneys as leading product liability practitioners. Orange County attorneys are consistently ranked among Southern California’s best practitioners in numerous practice areas..  

Shook’s dedication extends outside of its client list and into the local community. Orange County attorneys and staff work with community groups including Women Helping Women, Families Forward, Project Self, Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, and the Public Law Center Federal Pro Se Clinic-Southern Division.