Shook Drives Away with High Scores in New Chambers Automotive Rankings

Shook retained top spots and welcomed several new services and faces in the latest Chambers USA rankings based on client feedback.

Shook’s automotive strengths garnered high marks in two new, national Chambers categories for Product Liability: Automobile and Transportation: Road (Automotive). Automotive litigators Michael Mallow and Amir Nassihi were chosen for Product Liability: Automobile. The pair co-lead Shook’s Class Action and Appellate Practice, with Tristan Duncan, and along with the automotive team, represent many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers in addition to acumen in motor vehicle franchise law and class action defense.

Other new nationwide additions this year include Shook Privacy and Data Security Chair Al Saikali who picked up a Privacy: Litigation – Nationwide honor, along with Camila Tobón who earned a national designation for Privacy.

For the first time, Partner Jennifer McLoone earned a ranking in Florida-Product Liability and Shook Miami Managing Partner Dan Rogers was recognized for Florida-Litigation: Appellate.

Chambers and Partners selected Shook Partner Brent Dwerlkotte as an “Up and Coming” in Environment in the Kansas City and Surrounds region.

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

Long-standing esteemed Shook practices which maintained top spots include Environment, E-Discovery & Information Governance, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Product Liability. 

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:

Shook Individual Regional Rankings: 

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: 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)
  • Jennifer McLoone (Florida) *
  • Hildy Sastre (Florida)
  • Kenneth J. Reilly (Florida)


Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment

*Denotes new ranking.