Shook’s Powerhouse Trial Readiness Reflected in Chambers USA Rankings

Three of Shook’s premier trial lawyers who obtained three defense verdicts during a one-month period in 2021 brought home the top Chambers ranking for product liability litigation in the Florida category. Partners William Geraghty, Kenneth Reilly and Hildy Sastre first-chair complex often contentious trials nationally for Shook clients and were ranked in Chambers top tier this year in Florida.

Also new this year, Chambers and Partners recognized Shook’s food and beverage regulatory and litigation prowess for the first time. Privacy and data security, and e-discovery capabilities both earned national rankings for the second year in a row, which reinforces Shook as one of the leading privacy and data security firms in the country. Law360 selected Shook as a “Practice Group of the Year” in privacy and biometrics earlier this year. The national Chambers rankings are driven by interviews with in-house counsel and other attorneys.

Long-standing esteemed Shook practices which maintained top spots include Product Liability, Litigation, Environmental, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Labor and Employment.

Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough was selected as a “National Products – Eminent Practitioner,” designated for lawyers ranked in Chambers USA with significant management or chair roles.

Chambers recognized Shook Partner Colman McCarthy as an “Up and Coming” in Privacy and Data Security and Associate Adam Shoshtari as an “Associate to Watch” in E-Discovery.

Shook Practice Area Rankings:

USA – Nationwide

USA – By Region


  • Intellectual Property (Band 2) 

Kansas City & Surrounds

  • Environment (Band 1)
  • Labor & Employment (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)


  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Band 3) 
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 5)*


  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite (Band 3)
  • Litigation: Product Liability (Band 1)* 

Shook Individual USA- National Rankings:

  • Robert T. Adams (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
  • Robert T. Adams (Litigation: Trial Lawyers)
  • Carlos F. Concepción (International Arbitration: Counsel)
  • William P. Geraghty (Product Liability & Mass Torts; Spotlight Table: Product Liability - Tobacco)
  • Michael Mallow (Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions)
  • Colman McCarthy (Privacy & Data Security) “Up and Coming.”
  • Colm Moran (Transportation: Road (Automotive)
  • Madeleine McDonough (Product Liability & Mass Torts, Eminent Practitioners)
  • Amir Nassihi (Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions)*
  • Patrick Oot (E-Discovery & Information Governance)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Product Liability & Mass Torts; Spotlight Table: Product Liability - Tobacco)
  • Al Saikali (Privacy & Data Security)
  • Adam M. Shoshtari (E-Discovery & Information Governance) an “Associate to Watch.”
  • Hildy Sastre (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
  • Sean P. Wajert (Product Liability & Mass Torts)

Shook Individual Regional Rankings:  L itigation: General Commercial

  • Robert T. Adams, Star Individuals (Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • William Geraghty (Florida)
  • Michael Mallow (California)
  • Lynn H. Murray (Illinois)*
  • Joseph Rebein (Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Florida)
  • Todd W. Ruskamp (Kansas City & Surrounds)

Litigation: Product Liability

  • William P. Geraghty (Florida)*
  • Hildy Sastre (Florida)*
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Florida)*


Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment


*New ranking or category.