Shook Partner Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Shook Partner Hildy Sastre has been admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). Sastre, who co-leads Shook's Product Liability Litigation Practice, is recognized for her success as an accomplished trial lawyer.

The ACTL is a preeminent organization of trial lawyers throughout the United States and North America dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism and ethics. Membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. The invite only fellowship thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality.

Sastre has first-chaired high-stakes cases for product manufacturers throughout the United States. She has obtained numerous defense verdicts and is often called upon to act as trial counsel in bellwether cases and cases of first impression. She has extensive experience defending medical device companies and corporations for commercial and intellectual property cases. 

Sastre has been awarded Band 1 recognition in Nationwide Products Liability by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and of the Litigation Counsel of America and also serves on Shook’s Executive Committee. 

Some of Shook’s other ACTL fellow inductees include Robert Adams, Charles Eblen, Gary Elden, Frank Kelly, Lynn Murray and Kenneth Reilly.