Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Remains at the forefront of the litigation space in Kansas City. Particularly well regarded for its impressive track record defending clients in high-profile product liability matters. Frequently called upon to assist clients with complex investigations. Maintains its list of prominent clients in the tobacco, pharmaceutical, transport, technology and food and drink industries. Noted capacity to handle consumer class actions, as well as catastrophic injury and fatality cases.

Strengths Sources say the firm has "excellent lawyers."

Another source notes: "The firm is dominant in medical device and cigarette litigation."

Notable practitioners

Joseph Rebein
is a well-regarded trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He has particular experience litigating antitrust matters and securities class actions. Sources describe him as "a very talented lawyer."

The "exceptional"
Robert Adams
is considered to be in "his own category of lawyer" by his peers. He is one of the most respected litigators in Missouri, with expertise defending clients in a range of commercial cases. Sources say he handles "a wide variety of very sophisticated types of litigation across the country."

Todd Ruskamp
is a renowned commercial litigator with substantial expertise in both single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Sources consider him to be a "go-to litigator."

William Sampson
is a commercial litigator with particular capabilities defending data security and product liability matters.