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)

ACC Value Champion 2015


Chambers USA

Ranked nationally in product liability and mass torts, and regionally in environmental, insurance, intellectual property, litigation and labor and employment. Also 26 Shook attorneys received national and regional rankings. (2017)



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)

Best Law Firms for Women


Vault "Best Law Firms for Diversity"

Based on surveys from past summer associates, Shook has been recognized as one of the top 25 law firms across the nation on Vault's 2018 Best Law Firms for Diversity list. (2018)



Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification Award

For the seventh consecutive year, Shook met all criteria for Gold Standard Certification, only one of two firms to do so. (2017)



The Legal 500 United States

Recognized among the top firms in the United States in the areas of product liability, mass tort and class action litigation, pharmaceutical and medical devices, automotive/transport and toxic tort. (2017)


BTI Consulting Group "Most Recommended Law Firms"

Named as one of the 2016 “BTI Most Recommended Law Firms” by BTI Consulting Group for the second consecutive year. (2016)

BTI Most Recommended - 2 Years In A Row


Who’s Who Legal: "International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year"

For the 13th consecutive year, Shook was named the firm of the year in global product liability. (2017)



Law360 Practice Groups of the Year

Named one of the top firms in the country for “securing tremendous results in complicated litigation” in the product liability category. (2016)


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 15 percent commercial litigation law firms against law firms nationwide. (2017)

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)

Benchmark Litigation 2016


Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

Shook earned the highest rating (100%) on LGBT equality in the workplace. It is Shook’s ninth 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)

Law360 Best Law Firms for Women



LMG Life Sciences

Shook’s Product Liability Practice was rated “highly recommended” again, describing the firm as "without a doubt, the best team of life sciences product liability attorneys in the United States for the last several years." (2016)



Best Lawyers® "Best Lawyers in America"

Across the nation, 46 Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys have been recognized by their peers and featured in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in America®. (2018)


Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters recognized 86 Shook attorneys in various state editions of Super Lawyers. (2016)


BTI Consulting Group "Client Service A-Team"

Shook ranked No. 77, better than 93.5 percent of law firms serving the world's largest clients, in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2017: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. (2017)



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)


Chambers UK

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.