Missouri Lawyers Media Names Shook Partners to Power List of Business Defense Attorneys

Missouri Lawyers Media have named Shook Partners Rob Adams and Bill Sampson to THE POWER list of Business Defense Attorneys in Missouri. Only 30 lawyers in the state were named for this honor.

Adams was recognized for two of his defense wins that were the first and the second largest defense wins in the state for their respective years. He has also been recognized for a landmark appellate win. Adams serves as co-chair of Shook’s General Liability Litigation Practice group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Supreme Court’s Missouri Approved Instruction Committee and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Sampson was recognized for his reputation defending product liability, commercial class actions and business litigation as well as his leading role in shaping an emerging area of the law — data security. Sampson served as editor-in-chief for the Commentary on a Reasonable Security Test by the Sedona Conference, leading a team of judges, lawyers and IT consultants in a two-year effort to set a legal test for reasonable steps companies and organizations might take to keep their data safe in a cost-effective and efficient manner. He has tried more than 80 jury cases in numerous venues and served as national president of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar and president of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.

Missouri Lawyers Media, publishers of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, created THE POWER list to spotlight the state’s power brokers who lead and influence various parts of the Missouri legal community.