Shook, Hardy & Bacon Recognized as World’s Top Product Liability Firm for Second Straight Year

Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been named the global "Product Liability Law Firm of the Year" for the second year in a row by Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

SHB won the inaugural global Product Liability Law Firm of the Year award from Who’s Who in 2005.

"We are proud to be recognized for a second straight year as the leading product liability firm in the world," said SHB Chairman John Murphy. "Providing our clients with creative and practical solutions to their most challenging legal issues across the board is the hallmark of Shook, Hardy and Bacon, and our unrivaled success in complex product liability litigation is the foundation for that."

In addition to the firm award, seven SHB partners - more than any other firm worldwide - were recognized by Who’s Who as outstanding Product Liability practitioners. Those individual partners are: Harvey Kaplan (Kansas City); Gary Long (Kansas City); Ed Moss (Miami); Tim Pratt (Kansas City); Frank Rothrock (Orange County, CA); Bill Sampson (Kansas City); and Victor Schwartz (Washington, D.C.). John Barkett, a partner in the firm’s Miami office, was selected as an outstanding practitioner in the area of Environmental law.

"Once again, we are delighted to recognize Shook, Hardy & Bacon," said Who’s Who Managing Editor Callum Campbell via a press release. "The firm can boast outstanding individual talent and can truly be said to be the world’s leading firm for product liability expertise."

According to Who’s Who, the award is based on a number of factors, including feedback received through ongoing research, past performance, and the overall number of votes received by the firm and individuals.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is an international law firm with a legal legacy spanning more than a century. Established in Kansas City in 1889, today the firm has grown to more than 1,507 employees worldwide, with 502 attorneys and 262 research analysts and paraprofessionals. Many of the research analysts hold advanced degrees in biochemistry, neuroscience, engineering, genetics and physiology. The firm has 10 offices strategically located in Geneva; Houston; Kansas City, Missouri; London; Miami; Orange County, California; Overland Park, Kansas; San Francisco; Tampa, Florida; and Washington, D.C.