Shook San Francisco reflects the vibrant diversity of its home city, with all the benefits of the integrated resources and capacity of a global firm. 

Since 1998, our attorneys have represented companies in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and medical device, life sciences and biotechnology, food and beverage, fire protection and alarms, automotive, FDA and regulatory guidance, design and construction, retail and energy. Our team often handles matters in product liability, business litigation, class action and complex litigation, intellectual property, antitrust and trade litigation, employment litigation and policy, and Proposition 65. 

The San Francisco office has handled more than 800 product liability cases in California courts alone. Our team is locally and nationally recognized for its success in defending companies in product liability lawsuits, including class action and multijurisdictional litigation. Shook San Francisco verdicts have been featured multiple times in the National Law Journal, on their “Top 10 Defense Verdicts in California,” and “Top 20 Defense Verdicts in the Nation” lists. 

Our attorneys’ commitment to excellence has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, Benchmark Litigation, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, LMG Life Sciences, Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers, Northern California Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, Lawdragon and inclusion on the Lawyers of Color Hot List. Members of our team also have been awarded the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, included among the Top 250 Women in Litigation and named to the “Top 500 Attorneys in the World” by Intercontinental Finance & Law. They also have been honored by the California Daily Journal and the San Francisco Business Times

Shook San Francisco attorneys strive to make a real difference in the Bay Area by providing hundreds of hours of pro bono representation. Our attorneys actively participate in the Bar Association of San Francisco's Housing Negotiation Project, providing settlement negotiation and representation assistance to individuals facing homelessness through eviction proceedings. In addition, they serve with San Francisco Eviction Defense, the Pro Bono Panel of the Eastern District of California, the Pro Bono Program of the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, the Asian Legal Clinic, and the Asian Pacific Islander Outreach Program. 

Beyond pro bono work, our attorneys devote volunteer hours to an extraordinary array of community organizations, including De Marillac Academy, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, The O’Shea Foundation, Commonwealth Club, National Peace Corps Association, San Francisco Symphony – Symphonix League, ICA Cristo Rey Academy, American Youth Soccer Organization, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Surfrider Foundation, RAD (Rising Above Disabilities) Camp and Our Lady of Angels Sports Club.