Shook's Orange County office opened in 2003 to meet our clients’ need for representation in Southern California. Located minutes from John Wayne Airport, its location helps Shook attorneys represent local, national and international clients in courts throughout the region. 

Shook Orange County represents clients in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device, life sciences and biotechnology, design and construction, food and beverage, automotive and intellectual property. Our office focuses on the defense of product liability, business litigation, consumer protection and employment matters. In addition, we guide clients in matters related to Prop. 65, as well as other government and regulatory compliance issues.

Shook attorneys have acted as national, trial and local counsel in class action and complex litigation, including many MDLs and mass tort actions. With a network of offices across the U.S. and the United Kingdom, our clients benefit from experienced representation able to act in multiple jurisdictions and the resources available at a global firm.

The sheer number and range of cases and clients we serve differentiates Shook Orange County from other California law firms—more than any other law firm, we try cases. Whether at trial or on appeal, or resolving cases through aggressive discovery, pretrial motions or arbitration, we get the job done.

Shook Orange County and its attorneys have been recognized by local and national publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Best California Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Southern California Super Lawyers.

Shook’s dedication extends outside of its client list into the local community, through pro bono representation and volunteer work. Orange County attorneys and staff work with community groups including Women Helping Women, Families Forward, Project Self, Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, and the Public Law Center Federal Pro Se Clinic-Southern Division.