Leading National Trial Attorney Joins Shook Hardy & Bacon

Citing the firm’s excellent trial reputation, well-known D.C. trial attorney Buffy J. Mims joins Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Mims is highly experienced in the courtroom and will serve clients in cutting-edge technologies including healthcare, life sciences and others. Founded more than a century ago, Shook fields the most sophisticated and forward-thinking trial attorneys who represent the world’s leading companies in and out of the courtroom, protecting their business investments and maximizing opportunities for growth.

“I was attracted to Shook’s premiere trial capabilities in a wide variety of industries,” stated Mims who will join Shook’s renowned Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division. “I look forward to collaborating with some of the nation’s most respected trial attorneys.”

“With her complex trial experience, Buffy is a great fit for the firm,” said Shook Chair Madeleine M. McDonough, who led and helped grow the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device trial strengths. “Our clients will benefit from her trusted counsel in and out of the courtroom.”

Mims counsels clients with a particular focus on U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules. In addition, Mims’ vast trial acumen includes cases handled in product liability, environmental and natural resources damage, False Claim Act, and federal claims and project development litigation.  She has extensive experience in the defense of corporate clients in complex and mass tort litigation in both state and federal multidistrict proceedings. Shook’s attorneys are involved in the defense of product liability, commercial, intellectual property and other litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. In addition, Shook represents multinational companies in a variety of industries including animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage.

“Buffy’s keen awareness of regulatory compliance coupled with courtroom prowess will complement our pharmaceutical practice as we navigate emerging trends for clients,” said Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division Chair Alicia J. Donahue, from her San Francisco office. “We’re glad she’s on our team.”

Mims will practice nationally from Shook’s growing D.C. office which is composed of intellectual property, product liability, public policy, and business and employment litigation attorneys.

“Clients turn to Shook for our unparalleled depth of highly skilled trial attorneys and Buffy helps us further that reputation in D.C.,” said Phil S. Goldberg, who leads the Washington, D.C. office of Shook. “In addition, Buffy is entrenched in the community which we recognize and value.”

Part of that commitment to the community includes helping others in the D.C. area by providing pro bono service and working with civil justice organizations including Lawyers for Civil Justice. She served as her prior firm’s diversity chair.

Mims earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Temple University. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.