Who’s Who Legal 100 Names 32 Shook Attorneys to 2015 List

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named 32 Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys to its 2015 Who’s Who Legal 100 list. In its 2015 publication, Shook is “specialized in product liability for over 50 years and is renowned for its ‘sector-leading experience on the defense side.’”

Who’s Who Legal also recognizes the experience of Shook’s trial lawyers, saying “Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s trial lawyers have developed industry-specific expertise ‘to a high degree of specialization’, and the firm also places particular emphasis on the importance of scientific knowledge across a range of sectors; the firm is home to more than 125 researchers and analysts with advanced technical degrees.”

In addition to praise for Shook, individual attorneys received accolades as well: 

"In London, Simon Castley has a ‘hugely respected practice’ focusing on product liability litigation for clients in the UK, US and throughout Europe. He has further experience in the Middle East and Asia and is praised for his ‘comprehensive knowledge’ of the product liability law affecting those regions.

In Washington, DC, Madeleine McDonough chairs the pharmaceutical and medical device litigation division and is co-chair of the firm's agribusiness and food safety practice, and life sciences and biotechnology practice. She regularly represents corporations and individuals in complex product liability litigation and is also a great strategist when it comes to dispute avoidance’.

In Kansas City, Walter Cofer chairs the firm's global product liability group and receives widespread praise for his ‘impressive technical knowledge’ and ‘expert handling of complex product liability cases’. He is also experienced in the development of litigation strategy for major clients across a diverse range of industries. Robert Adams is a ‘product liability specialist of the very highest standards’ who has appeared in over 40 jury trials before various federal and state courts, while Miami-based William Geraghty has defended many Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes product liability defence cases in which plaintiffs were seeking millions of dollars in damages; he is a ‘top-notch trial lawyer’.”

The complete 2015 list:

The complete listing will be published in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers, as well as the 2015 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, which covers 32 practice areas in more than 100 countries.

Earlier this year, Who’s Who Legal named Shook the International Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year for the 11th consecutive year.

You can view Shook’s complete profile on Who’s Who Legal.