Best Lawyers Awards Shook Three National Tier 1 Rankings

Shook earned three National Tier 1 rankings, including Patent Law, in U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America® 2020. The “Best Law Firm” Tier 1 rankings also include Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants. Shook also earned a Tier 2 in Litigation – Patent and Litigation – Environmental.

The premier trial firm garnered 13 total national rankings in the yearly “Best Law Firms” ranking. In addition, seven of Shook’s offices achieved 19 Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings and 44 total Metropolitan rankings in the three-tiered list. Kansas City earned the Bet-the-Company Litigation Tier 1 honor in 2020.

Shook's Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings include the following practice areas:



  • Commercial Litigation


  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law

Kansas City


  • Mediation
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

San Francisco

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

*New in 2020

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.