Eblen Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Shook Partner Charles Eblen has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The induction ceremony took place during the ACTL Spring Meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Eblen was recognized for his stellar career as an accomplished trial lawyer.

Eblen, who is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation, is a versatile trial and appellate lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes cases in jurisdictions across the United States. His accolades include being named in America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators; Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers; and as a Law360 Rising Star, Trials; and a Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer. 

Eblen has defended a range of clients in matters involving a wide variety of subjects. He has argued more than 30 appeals in more than 15 different state and federal appellate courts, and he is the national trial and appellate counsel for several multinational corporations. Eblen manages entire case dockets under alternative fee arrangements, and has served as in-house counsel overseeing hundreds of cases across the United States. His effectiveness in representing clients in multimillion-dollar trial victories and his ability to reverse adverse jury verdicts in appellate courts are just part of his impressive trial record. 

A graduate of Tulane University Law School, Eblen also studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to his successful trial practice, Eblen serves as the chair of Shook’s Pro Bono Committee. 

The ACTL is composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Consideration for Fellowship requires lawyers must be actively engaged in trial work as their principal activity for a minimum of 15 years. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.

Previously inducted Shook partners achieving ACTL Fellow status are Rob Adams, Lynn Murray, Ken Reilly, Frank Kelly and Gary Elden.