Shook Maintains High Rankings in Chambers USA; 20 Attorneys Recognized

Chambers & Partners has released its 2015 edition of Chambers USA, recognizing Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s product liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, and labor and employment practices.

“We are honored to be recognized by Chambers and by our clients,” Shook’s Chair John Murphy said. “We are proud of the work we do to support our clients’ business goals and we greatly appreciate their trust and support.”

Chambers recognized the firm with a Band 1 national rating in the area of Products Liability & Mass Torts, noting Shook’s “deep bench of very experienced product liability lawyers”.

Shook’s litigation practice earned a Band 1 ranking in Missouri and Band 3 in Florida, with a client saying this about Shook: “They are a very respected firm; I was most impressed by their out-of-the-box thinking on tactics and strategy.” The firm’s environmental practice received a Band 1 ranking in Missouri, and was categorized as “responsive, and readily accessible and available.” Shook’s insurance practice received a Band 3 ranking in Illinois, with clients describing Shook as “very thorough and concise in analysis and recommendations; they have a very straightforward approach to conflicts and issues that arise in the course of litigation.”

Receiving a Band 2 ranking in Missouri, Shook’s intellectual property team was recommended by Chambers for their trial work, saying, "They've been very proactive in keeping us apprised, with plenty of explanation and patience. They are prompt, quick and thorough." The firm’s labor and employment practice was praised by a client; “They are very customer-centric, very responsive and provide a very high-quality work product” and received a Band 2 ranking in Missouri.

In Chambers’ individual recognitions six Shook attorneys were recognized on a national level, including:
• Harvey Kaplan (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Sean Wajert (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Frank Kelly (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Marie Woodbury (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Patrick Oot (Litigation: E-Discovery)
• Kenneth Reilly (Product Liability & Mass Torts and Product Liability: Tobacco)

In addition, 16 Shook attorneys received regional honors as well:

Litigation: General Commercial
Robert Adams
• Gene Balloun
William Geraghty
• Harvey Kaplan
• Joseph Rebein
• Kenneth Reilly
• Todd Ruskamp
• William Sampson
• Gene Voigts 

• Mark Anstoetter
• John Barkett
• David Erickson
• Thomas Grever 

Intellectual Property
• Mike Gross
• Trent Webb 

Labor & Employment
• William Martucci 

Chambers & Partners establishes its rankings by utilizing a team of more than 140 researchers who conduct thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. The team identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers and legal departments according to the criteria most valued by clients: legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.

The annual guide ranks law firms and lawyers based on in-depth interviews with attorneys and corporate counsel. To view the full report on Shook’s rankings, please click here.