Fifty-One Shook Attorneys Recognized as Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters has recognized 51 Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013 following an extensive rating process identifying the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region. Four of them were singled out with distinction in the Top 50 Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, and Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. Sixteen Shook attorneys were named “Rising Stars.”

Shook Kansas City partners named to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013 include Rob Adams (General Litigation); Mark Anstoetter (Environmental Litigation); Gene Balloun (Business Litigation); Brad Bodamer (Business Litigation); Ed Bullard (Real Estate); Mike Cargnel (Business Litigation); Zach Chaffee-McClure (Business Litigation); Stan Davis (Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products); Charlie Eblen (Civil Litigation Defense); Dave Erickson (Environmental Litigation); Greg Fowler (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Roger Geary (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Mark Hegarty (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Brian Jackson (Civil Litigation Defense); Harvey Kaplan (Civil Litigation Defense); Matt Keenan (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Bill Martucci (Employment Litigation: Defense); Kirk Marty (Environmental Litigation); Scott McCandless (Real Estate); Madeleine McDonough (Civil Litigation Defense); Mark Moedritzer (Bankruptcy); Jim Muehlberger (Class Action); John Murphy (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Joe Rebein (Antitrust Litigation); Todd Ruskamp (Business Litigation); Bill Sampson (Business Litigation); Terry Satterlee (Environmental); Scott Sayler (Civil Litigation Defense); Andy See (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Stan Sexton (Personal Injury Defense: General); Jay Simpson (Tax); Gene Voigts (Civil Litigation Defense); Trent Webb (Intellectual Property Litigation); George Wolf (Construction Litigation); and Marie Woodbury (Civil Litigation Defense).

Those singled out for special distinction include Rob Adams (Top 50 Kansas City Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013); Gene Balloun (Top 50 Kansas City Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013); Harvey Kaplan (Top 50 Kansas City Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013); and Marie Woodbury (Top 50 Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013).

Shook Kansas City “Rising Stars” for 2013 include Scott Aripoli (Business/Corporate); Chad Beashore (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Kelly Bieri (Civil Litigation Defense); Kristi Burmeister (Personal Injury Defense: Products); Kelli Curry (Civil Litigation Defense); Patrick Fanning (Business Litigation); Carrie McAtee (Employment Litigation: Defense); Kristen Page (Employment Litigation: Defense); Harley Ratliff (Civil Litigation Defense); Devin Ross (Civil Litigation Defense); Megan Roth (Criminal Defense); Rick Shearer (Business Litigation); Bethany Shelton (Civil Litigation Defense); Charlene Wright (Energy & Resources); Jason Zager (Personal Injury Defense: Products); and Jonathan Zerger (Intellectual Property).

Candidates for Super Lawyer recognition are identified through peer ballots and independent research. Nominees are graded on a point scale that considers 12 indicators of professional achievement, including experience, representative clients, verdicts and settlements, honors and awards, and pro bono and community service.