Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms

Best Lawyers ranked Shook the “2024 Practice Group of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, with additional rankings of five National Tier 1 and 39 Metropolitan Tier 1 recognitions for national and regional excellence in multiple practice areas. (2024)

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BTI Consulting - Litigation Powerhouse

BTI named Shook a “Product Liability Powerhouse,” for the fifth consecutive year. (2024)

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Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners recognized Shook’s premier trial lawyers and practices including top rankings for Product Liability and Mass Torts, Privacy and Data Security, and Automotive Product Liability in Chambers USA. (2023)

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Chambers UK

Chambers UK once again recognized Shook’s global proficiency in the Product Liability Defense category, marking the 13th year for Shook’s London office to be Chambers-ranked. (2024)

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The Legal 500 US

The Legal 500 United States has again recognized Shook as a top-tier litigation firm, with accolades for the firm’s E-Discovery, Product Liability, Cyber Law, and Labor Law practices and attorneys. (2023)

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Legal 500 UK

The Legal 500 UK 2024 has ranked Shook’s London office in Tier 2 of the Product Liability – Defense category for a second consecutive year. (2024)

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U.S. News and World Report - Best Companies to Work For 

Shook was listed as one of the 2024 Best Companies To Work For: Law Firms, by U.S. News and World Report. Shook was among companies that scored highest on “a variety of metrics that contribute to a positive work environment and day-to-day employee experience.” (2024) 

Human Rights Campaign 

For the 15th consecutive year, Shook earned a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index, the highest rating for LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. (2024)

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Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers® selected 101 Shook attorneys for inclusion in its 2024 edition. This included six “Lawyers of the Year” and 47 “Ones to Watch” honoring early career attorneys. (2024)

BTI Consulting - Top 30 Firm Client Service 

For the third consecutive year, BTI Consulting Group recognized Shook as one of the Top 30 law firms in the country in its annual client service survey. (2023)

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ALM - Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 

ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media) honored Shook among four firms as a finalist for “Litigation Department of the Year: Product Liability.” (2023)

GlaxoSmithKline - Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Litigation attorneys at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, selected Shook for two honors—Litigation Law Firm of the Year and the Inclusion and Diversity Award. (2023)

Mansfield Rule Certification 

Shook has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus, one year after earning the original certification. The “Plus” designation indicates Shook has taken steps to increase inclusivity in leadership and tracked and measured progress. Only half of the certified firms achieved this honor. (2023)

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Law360 - Best Law Firms for Women Attorneys

The Law360 Pulse Women in Law Report has ranked Shook among the best places to work for women lawyers. (2023)

Managing IP – Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year

Managing IP recognized Shook with the U.S. Patent Prosecution Midwest Firm of the Year for remarkable achievement in patent prosecution. (2023)

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Who’s Who Legal - Leader in Product Liability Defense Listings

Shook leads all law firms for the most listings in Who’s Who Legal Product Liability Defense (2023).

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards

Shook partners were recognized for a fifth year for most-read food and beverage content in the 2023 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards for the firm’s Food and Beverage Litigation and Regulatory Update newsletter. (2023)

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Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters recognizes Shook’s established attorneys and “Rising Stars” each year in various state and regional editions of Super Lawyers. (2023)

WILEF Gold Standard Certification

For the 13th consecutive year, The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) granted Shook Gold Standard Certification in recognition of the number of women equity partners, the number of women in firm leadership positions, and the number of women among the ranks of the most highly compensated partners. (2023)

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Seramount Best Law Firms For Women

Seramount has selected Shook in the Hall of Fame among the company’s list of “Best Law Firms for Women” in 2023. This is the 13th year for Shook to be named as a leader in supporting, developing, retaining and promoting female attorneys. (2023)

Benchmark Litigation - Top Tier Product Liability

Shook’s Product Liability practice is ranked in Tier 1 of firms nationwide. (2023)

BTI Consulting - Client Service All-Stars

Clients ranked 11 Shook attorneys in the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2022 report, making Shook one of only six law firms in the U.S. with 10 or more attorneys recognized as top performers in client service. (2022)

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Patexia - Top 50 Firms for Patent Prosecution

Shook ranked in the Top 50 Firms for Best Performance in High-Tech Patent Prosecution according to research by Patexia, an intellectual property platform. (2022)

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Managing Intellectual Property "IP Stars"

Managing Intellectual Property Magazine recognized five Shook attorneys as 2022 “IP Stars” for excellence in patent litigation, patent prosecution, patent office proceedings and patent strategy and counseling. (2022) 

Law360 Practice Group of the Year 

Law360 chose Shook’s Privacy and Data Security and Biometric Privacy teams as a Practice Group of the Year for 2021. Shook was recognized for landmark wins that have influenced cybersecurity and privacy legislation and litigation. (2021)

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The National Law Journal Verdicts Hall of Fame 

Shook was inducted into The National Law Journal’s Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the largest-ever patent verdict in Kansas. (2021)

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Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recognized Shook for the fifth time in nine years for exemplary collaboration with a client. ACC named Compass Group and Shook as the 2021 “Value Champions.” Shook also won the award for its work with client TC Energy in 2020, The Heico Companies in 2015, for 13 defendants in multidistrict fuel litigation in 2013, and for its work with client Tyco International in 2012. (2021)


Juristat - Top Patent Firm

Juristat recognized Shook as one of the “Top Patent Firms” at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. (2021)

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Shook was named to the IAM Patent 1000 for individual and firm excellence in patent prosecution and transactions; two partners also received individual rankings on the list. (2021)

Law360 Diversity Snapshot Diversity Champion

Law360 released its 2020 Diversity Snapshot which examines the current state of minority representation in the legal industry, which is often underrepresented. Shook ranked in the Top 30 for the number of minority attorneys and seventh in minority partner promotions among law firms with 251-600 lawyers. The firm scored 16th overall for its minority equity partners in that same grouping. (2020)



National Law Journal “500 Women In Law” Scorecard - Top 25 Firm

In the article “The NLJ 500: Where Are Women Winning?” The National Law Journal reported that Shook ranked 23rd on the publication’s scorecard for women partners, up from 34th in 2019, an 11 point positive change within one year that placed Shook in the Top 25 Law Firms of the Women’s Scorecard 2020. In the U.S. Female Minority Partners Among the Top 25, Shook had a total of 12 female minority partners, with 5.20% of the firm’s U.S. partners being minority women. (2020)



2020 Diversity & Inclusion Honoree (Missouri Lawyers Media)


Missouri Lawyers Media recognized Shook and Shook Associate Mary Olson in its 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards for their work supporting and advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Shook is the only law firm being honored on its own for its overall firm diversity and inclusion efforts. (2020)

Vault “Best Law Firms”

Vault has again recognized Shook as one of the top 25 law firms in the nation for Diversity + Inclusion; the rankings are based on surveys from past summer associates. (2020)


Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity honored Shook with its 2019 Compass Award, given to law firms that demonstrate commitment to building diverse organizations. (2019)

LMG Life Sciences

LMG rated Shook's Product Liability Practice "highly recommended," 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." Four partners earned individual recognition for Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement. (2019)


Dozens of Shook attorneys hold peer review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, including 61 who are rated as AV Preeminent®. (2019)


Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Corporate Counsel In-House Innovator Award

ACC honored the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action’s Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI) with the award; Shook is one of the six law firm members of MCI, with Sidley Austin, Littler Mendelson, Squire Patton Boggs, Wiley Rein and Crowell & Moring. (2018) 

Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award, Public Policy Liability Law Firm of the Year

The firm’s Public Policy group, in Shook Washington, D.C., was the Editors’ Choice Winner of the award. (2018)

Association of Fundraising Professionals “Business Philanthropist of the Year”

The AFP’s Mid-America Chapter selected Shook after Legal Aid of Western Missouri nominated the firm for its mission of providing legal counsel in need. (2017)


The American Lawyer Summer Associate, Mid-Level Associate Ratings

Nationwide, Shook was ranked in the top 40 best places to work nationwide by summer and mid-level associates. (2015)

Law360 Largest Product Liability Practice

Shook’s Product Liability practice was ranked first among law firms with the most product liability partners worldwide. (2015)

 ISO 27001 Certification

Shook received certification of its information security management system, providing clients with third-party validation that the firm’s data security guidelines, policies and procedures meet international standards for best practices. (2014)

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The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)

The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)

The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)

WILEF 2019 Gold Standard Certification