Located in downtown Houston, Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a go-to, premier litigation firm in the city and throughout the country. Leveraging seasoned multidisciplinary teams, our Houston attorneys are committed to engaging clients as full partners in the development of strategies, work plans and case management.
Having been in operation for more than 20 years, the Houston office is home to more than 30 lawyers with substantial experience litigating in the areas of product liability, commercial, intellectual property, employment and toxic tort/environmental law throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast and across the country. Companies represented by Houston team members include those in the pharmaceutical and medical device, oil and gas, financial services, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, security and railroad industries.
Shook’s Houston office continues to bolster the firm’s presence as a leader in global complex litigation and is devoted to delivering creative and practical solutions for clients at unsurpassed value. Our Houston team has represented dozens of Fortune 500 companies in class actions, MDL proceedings and mass tort actions.
Working shoulder-to-shoulder with the best and brightest in-house and outside co-counsel, our Houston office has achieved major litigation successes for clients including ConocoPhillips Company, ADT Security Services, Stryker Corp., Cerner Corporation, Sprint Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., Bayer Corporation, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Shell Oil Company, Core Laboratories and Superior Energy.
In 2012, our attorneys successfully obtained a landmark Texas Supreme Court decision in our client’s favor, when, for the first time, the Court unanimously adopted the learned intermediary doctrine in the prescription drug context, thereby confirming that manufacturers are only obligated to warn doctors – and not end-users – of the risks of prescription medicines.
Known for their professional successes, Shook Houston attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers, and by Texas Lawyer as “Rising Stars.” Houston attorneys have won accolades including Houston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award, H-Texas Magazine’s “Top Environmental Lawyers” and Houston Bar Association’s “President’s Award.”
Shook Houston highly values serving our community. Our attorneys volunteer their legal services to Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Veterans Pro Bono Clinic, Campaign for the Homeless and Chinese Community Center Pro Bono Clinic, and to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), among other organizations. Our Houston attorneys are active members of the Houston Bar Association, regularly participating in Law Day, the IDEA program and Teach Texas program. Shook Houston also supports Operation Shower, which hosts baby showers for military families across the country, and many other national and local charitable organizations.