New Faces and Stalwarts Ranked Among "Best Lawyers in America"

Best Lawyers® selected 45 Shook attorneys for inclusion in its 2020 edition, including Firm Chair Madeleine McDonough chosen for FDA Law.

Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed directory, selected the following Shook attorneys for their high level of respect and professionalism. They serve clients in a wide variety of industries including health, science and technology.


  • Hugh Abrams (Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law)
  • Gary Elden (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities)
  • John McCambridge (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust)
  • Gary Miller (Commercial Litigation)
  • Lynn Murray (Insurance Law)
  • David Schoenfeld (Insurance Law)


  • Kirk Ingebretsen (Commercial Litigation, Securities/Capital Markets Law)
  • Richard (Chip) Sander (Commercial Litigation)


  • Sharon Israel (Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law)

 Kansas City

  • Robert Adams (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Mark Anstoetter (Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • Walt Cofer (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Christopher Cotton (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • David Erickson (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • Tom Grever (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)
  • Sandra Hawley (Real Estate Law)
  • Justin Johl (Litigation - Labor and Employment)
  • Matthew Keenan (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Patrick Lujin (Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent)
  • Jim Muehlberger (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
  • John Murphy (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Joseph Rebein (Commercial Litigation)
  • Bill Sampson (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Terry Satterlee (Litigation – Environmental)
  • Scott Sayler (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Stan Sexton (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Jamie Thompson (Litigation – Environmental)
  • David Thorne (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Gene Voigts (Commercial Litigation)
  • Trent Webb (Litigation - Intellectual Property)


Irvine (Orange County, California)


  • Sean Wajert (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

San Francisco

  • Alicia Donahue (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Michael Healy (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Tammy Webb (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Wayne Wolff (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)



Washington, D.C. 

*Denotes new Best Lawyers ranking