Best Lawyers Awards Shook Four National Tier 1 Rankings

Shook earned four National Tier 1 rankings, including a new Tier 1 ranking in Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Best Law Firms.” Shook’s “Best Law Firm” Tier 1 rankings also include Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants, and Patent Law

Overall, Shook is nationally ranked in 14 practice areas in the three-tiered yearly “Best Law Firms” mentions including Tier 2 rankings in Appellate Practice, Environmental Law, Insurance Law, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent, and Tier 3 rankings in Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Securities / Capital Markets Law.

In addition, 12 Shook offices were regionally ranked in 45 practice areas and Kansas City earned the Bet-the-Company Litigation Tier 1 honor for the second consecutive year.

Shook’s 24 Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings include the following practice areas: 




Kansas City



San Francisco

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants



Washington, D.C.

*New in 2021

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 in a rigorous evaluation process. The complete rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms report.