Shook Opens Hartford Office, Expanding Firm to 18 Locations

Shook has augmented the firm’s depth of talent and experience with the opening of a new office in Hartford, Connecticut. The office fits into Shook’s goal to expand capabilities to meet increasing demand from clients in the Northeast and throughout the country. 

Joining Shook to lead the Hartford office is Managing Partner Robert R. Simpson, a seasoned trial attorney with extensive experience in product liability litigation defense with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, as well as toxic tort cases. Simpson has served as first- and second-chair trial counsel in more than 30 cases that have gone to verdict and has served as lead counsel for many global pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries.

“I have collaborated with Shook’s top-notch trial teams for many years,” said Simpson. “It feels like I am coming home and teaming up with family. Shook has built a unique culture that values innovation, collaboration and inclusivity.”

The expansion into Hartford follows the opening of Shook offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis since 2019, allowing the firm to serve health, science and technology clients from 18 distinct markets.