I am very excited to announce to our faithful readers that your humble blogger has joined a new law firm.  As of today, I am a partner in the national litigation practice of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (The transition process is why you may have noticed fewer posts recently.)  Many of our readers know Shook is an international law firm with a legacy spanning more than a century. The firm has nearly 500 attorneys supported by more than 230 analysts and para-professionals, serving a diverse client base from nine offices in Geneva, Houston, Kansas City, London, Miami, Orange County, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon was recently listed on The American Lawyer’s Litigation Power Rankings as one of the top 25 litigation practices in the nation, and The American Lawyer also named the firm its 2012 Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year. Additionally, Shook, Hardy & Bacon was selected by the International Law Office as its 2012 Client Choice Award recipient for the United States, and BTI Consulting Group recognized the firm as one of the top four firms in the country for providing value to clients. BTI based its findings on the results of a corporate counsel survey that measured law firm performance “through the eyes of the client.”  In 2011 Chambers USA ranked Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s product liability practice in the top tier (Band One) of all firms nationwide.

Shook, Hardy’s reputation in litigation stands on its own, but my long-standing relationship with Shook was part of what attracted me to the firm. I have been working as co-counsel with many of SHB’s attorneys for more than 15 years, and we share a passion for both litigation and client service that simply cannot be found anywhere else, in my experience.