Chambers USA Names SHB to Elite Tier

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. has received top honors from the prestigious legal publication Chambers USA, including recognition in the publication's elite "Band One" of National Products Liability firms. In addition, several partners and the firm have been honored with state and national distinctions. The legal directory's ratings were released at the publication's annual awards event in New York City this past week.

Five SHB partners received national rankings in the Products Liability category. Those honored include Kansas City Partners Harvey Kaplan, Bill Allinder, Dave Erickson, Tim Pratt, and Scott Sayler. The firm was also recognized for excellence in Environment, Litigation: General Commercial and Labor & Employment in Missouri and Environment and Litigation: General Commercial in Florida.

In addition, 15 partners were ranked as top lawyers in their respective states and practice groups. In Missouri, those singled out for distinction include Kansas City Partners Bill Martucci (Labor & Employment); Rob Adams (Litigation: General Commercial); Dave Erickson (Environment); Bill Sampson (Litigation: General Commercial); Terry Satterlee (Environment); Gene Balloun (Litigation: General Commercial); Tim Pratt (Litigation: General Commercial); Joe Rebein (Litigation: General Commercial); Gene Voigts (Litigation: General Commercial); and Paul Williams (Litigation: General Commercial). In Florida, the prestigious legal guide recognized Miami Partners John Barkett (Environment); Ed Moss (Litigation: General Commercial); Ken Reilly (Litigation: General Commercial); and Bill Geraghty (Litigation: General Commercial).

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, 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 nine offices strategically located in Geneva; Houston; Kansas City, Missouri; London; Miami; Orange County, California; San Francisco; Tampa, Florida; and Washington, D.C.