Patent Law Moves up in U.S. News–Best Lawyers 2019 Recognition

Shook has received three National Tier 1 rankings, including in Patent Law, in U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America® 2019. The "Best Law Firm" Tier 1 rankings are for Commercial LitigationMass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants; and new in 2019, Patent Law. Shook also earned a Tier 2 in Litigation – Patent. Shook also garnered 12 total national rankings in the yearly “Best Law Firms” ranking.

In addition, seven of Shook’s offices achieved 21 Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings and 42 total Metropolitan rankings in the three-tiered list.

Shook's Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings include the following:


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law


  • Commercial Litigation


Kansas City


  • Arbitration*
  • Litigation Environmental
  • Mediation
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

San Francisco

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

*New in 2019

Best Lawyers inclusion is based entirely on peer review, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about their colleagues in the same practice areas and geographic location. The complete rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms report.