Murphy Named One of Most Powerful People in KC

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Chairman John Murphy has been named to 2015 Power 100 list by the Kansas City Business Journal. The annual list includes the most powerful people in local business circles and is described as “a guide to people you should know in this community, whether the aim is to advance your business, your cause or your career.”

The Business Journal lists a few of Murphy’s civic and community projects, including his stints on the boards of the Civil Council of Greater Kansas City, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Murphy was also named to the inaugural Power 100 List in 2014.


Murphy’s write up also included information about Shook, including that it the area’s largest law firm and ranks No. 27 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s Top Area Private Companies list. The article also praises Shook’s commitment to community service.