Shook Adds Premier Class Action, Product Liability and Complex Litigation Team

Shook welcomes four new partners to the firm who bring a wealth of trial acumen and strategic litigation experience for years of client success and complex problem-solving in the courtroom and in the boardroom. They are known for achieving defense verdicts and limiting potential liability for Fortune 100 companies in complex trial, appellate and litigation disputes. “On Thursday, Shook announced the hiring of partners Steven B. Weisburd and Jan Dodd in Los Angeles, Ryan Cobbs in West Palm Beach, and Ashley Drumm in Atlanta,” wrote ALM.

“These top-notch litigators are a natural fit for our firm. We are known as the go-to firm for science, health, and technology, and these lawyers expand our presence on both coasts. We are excited to have them with us, and we are already getting requests from clients who know these lawyers and appreciate even greater depth and breadth in service,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough.

Ryan Cobbs represents manufacturers in mass torts and product liability litigation in a wide variety of industries, including consumer, chemical, automotive and pharmaceutical, and first-chairs trials in federal court and Florida. Cobbs chaired his prior firm’s Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice. Cobbs will join Shook’s General Liability Litigation Practice.

Jan Dodd was chosen by The American Lawyer as one of the top lawyers in the country under 45 and her defense verdict in an over-the-counter cold medicine case was picked as one of the Top 10 defense verdicts in the country. Chambers-ranked, Dodd has won verdicts in product liability and mass tort cases in state and federal courts in six states, including California. She joins Shook’s Product Liability Litigation team.

Ashley Drumm is a litigator and strategist experienced in mass tort and product liability. She manages large portfolios of litigation, overseeing mass tort teams for Fortune 100 companies in defense of personal injury and wrongful death actions. The Daily Business Review has named her among Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers. She will be part of Shook’s General Liability Litigation Practice.

Steven B. Weisburd is a well-known trial and appellate lawyer with a winning record of high-profile cases in federal and state courts in California and across the country. He focuses on complex civil litigation, class action, product liability, mass torts and MDLs. He is ranked in Chambers USA, Product Liability & Mass Torts, and Best Lawyers in America for his appellate work.

Law360 also covered the group’s move to Shook.