Brian has tried cases before judges and juries and is a seasoned litigator with deep knowledge of all aspects of case investigation, preparation and presentation. He has successfully handled cases throughout the country in a wide variety of areas, including products liability, general tort, commercial and business litigation, fraud and conspiracy actions, and civil rights. He has significant experience in single and multi-plaintiff cases and complex litigation.

Brian’s practice generally focuses on national products liability defense on behalf of major corporations in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. He has extensive experience representing product manufacturers in challenging jurisdictions, including several that have been labeled “Judicial Hellholes” by the American Tort Reform Association. He has successfully handled both individual and multi-plaintiff cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Brian is a go-to lawyer in high-end, high-risk products liability litigation in historically plaintiff-oriented venues.

Brian is active in firm administrative matters. He currently oversees the firm’s staff attorney program. He has previously served on the associates committee and is active in Shook management, diversity and search matters.

While at the University of Kansas, Brian was a two-year member of the Kansas Law Review, served as articles editor for the criminal procedure edition of the Kansas Law Review, was elected vice president of the Student Bar Association, was a teaching assistant for Appellate Advocacy, and was invited to join the Order of the Coif.


Brian Jackson, First Amendment Rights and Independent Contractors: The Law of Political Patronage and Protected Speech in the Wake of Umber and O’Hare Truck Service, 45 Kansas Law Review 1299 (1997).