Shook Partner Selected to Ingram’s Class of 40 Under 40

Partner Mike Cappo has been selected by Ingram’s to join the 25th class of “40 Under Forty” honorees. Ingram’s 40 Under Forty program was established in 1998 and is one of the more respected leadership programs in the bi-state region.

Cappo serves as national counsel for large companies to help them mitigate risk and achieve better legal outcomes. His nationwide practice includes defending clients sued for product liability, tort, negligence, consumer protection, fraud, business litigation and more. 

In 2022, Cappo was the recipient of the John F. Murphy Compass Award for Leadership to recognize his active participation to integrate associates into the firm, both professionally and socially.

“We’re elated that others recognize what we see every day at Shook in Mike’s performance helping clients and our attorneys,” said Shook General Liability Litigation Co-Chairs Rob Adams and Paul Williams. “He’s an inspiration not only as a member of the next generation of leaders in Kansas City but for those up and coming individuals who will follow his path.” 

Diversity and inclusion has been a cornerstone of Cappo’s work at Shook and in the community. He serves as the diversity advocate for Shook Kansas City, and has been a faculty member for the Shook Scholars Institute diversity and inclusion-focused development program since it began in 2018. Cappo also serves on the Board of Directors for Visit KC, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting tourism and conventions in Kansas City.

“It’s an honor to be included in this prestigious cohort,” said Cappo. “I look forward to meeting my fellow honorees and hope to develop lifelong relationships that better Kansas City.”

Cappo and the other honorees will be recognized at an event May 11 in Kansas City.