Shook Opens Boston Office; Expands Philadelphia Team

Renowned for its well-established client roster in the Northeast, Shook, Hardy & Bacon announces the addition of a new Boston location and expands its current Philadelphia presence. The new team focuses primarily on high-stakes environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as complex business disputes, class action, product liability and other areas.

Five partners, including Thomas M. Goutman, known nationally for environmental and toxic tort litigation, and Richard L. Campbell, who will lead the Boston office of Shook, join the firm in August. The Northeast addition follows the opening of new Shook offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles, allowing the firm to serve its health, science and technology clients from 15 distinct markets.

“Part of our strategic plan has always been to grow in the Northeast, where many of our clients are headquartered,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough, who divides her time between Washington, D.C. and Kansas City. “With offices in Philadelphia and D.C., Boston was a natural next step. We searched for the right attorneys to better serve clients and align with our firm culture. We are confident Tom, Rich and the rest of the group will perfectly complement our environmental, toxic tort and complex litigators.”

“We are very excited to be joining a science-driven firm like Shook, capable of finding solutions to some of the country’s most contentious and complex cases,” said Goutman, who has represented a global chemical manufacturer in complex litigation.

The new Boston attorneys include Managing Partner Richard Campbell, and Brandon Arber, Melissa Nott Davis and Stephen Hansen, Of Counsel, and Associate Alan Y. Wong.

The Philadelphia expansion includes Partners Tom Goutman, David Haase, Kim Kocher and Rosemary Schnall.*

“We are really pleased to bring this highly skilled environmental and toxic tort litigation team to Shook and the growing Philadelphia office,” said Shook’s Philadelphia Managing Partner Sean Wajert. “We have known of Tom and his team’s reputations for years. They are respected nationally and will provide great value for our clients.”

“It’s exciting to be launching a Boston office for Shook,” stated Campbell. “I look forward to working with this team of renowned litigators from across the country.”

*Kocher and Schnall start later, in mid-August.