Shook Earns High Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

Chambers and Partners recognized Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Product Liability, Litigation, Environmental, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Labor and Employment Practices in its 2018 edition of Chambers USA, awarding the firm top marks nationally and regionally. Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough leads the AmLaw 100 firm which serves clients in health, science and technology. 

Shook earned a USA – Nationwide, Band 1 ranking for Product Liability & Mass Torts, the highest ranking. Chambers described Shook’s work in product liability litigation as a “standout practice, much admired for its roster of product liability experts based across the USA.” Chambers noted that the firm “handles a high volume of cases across all major product areas, acting in lead and national coordinating counsel roles, and maintains a particularly strong reputation in life sciences and tobacco litigation.”

Chambers ranks law firms and lawyers based on in-depth interviews with attorneys and corporate counsel.

Shook Practice Area Rankings:

USA - Nationwide

  • Product Liability & Mass Torts (Band 1)


  • Intellectual Property (Band 2)

Kansas City & Surrounds

  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 2)


  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 2)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)


  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

Shook Individual USA - Nationwide Rankings:

Shook Individual Regional Rankings:

Litigation: General Commercial


Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

Chambers and Partners establishes its rankings by using 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.