Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon  L.L.P.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

5 Star Rating     2 reviews 
Main Office:

2555 Grand Boulevard, | Kansas City | MO | 64108-2613

Phone: 816-474-6550 | Fax: 816-421-5547

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Year of establishment 1889 Number of partners 215
Number of offices 15 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Kansas City Percentage of women attorneys 39.50
Number of attorneys 463 Percentage of minority attorneys 14.70
Number of associates 146 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.80
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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would like to see us receive a badge for parking in the garage or at the very least additional pay to compensate for parking. I also believe that we deserve better health coverage as well.

Pros: I have found everyone to be very professional and the pay is excellent. It is very family oriented around here as well so the work and work schedule tends to be very flexible.

Cons: The benefits could be better. In particular I believe that we deserve better health insurance and better parking as well (we currently have to pay for parking in the garage).

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: If the leadership team put more focus on improving the work environment everyone would probably be a lot happier. They could do this by making themselves more available so the office doesn't feel so impersonal.

Pros: There is a lot of room for advancement here. This is a big firm and the training program is very good. It's not hard for a new associate to rise upward in the ranks if they are smart and dedicated.

Cons: Working here can seem daunting at times since it's such a large firm. The environment is a bit impersonal, and the workload can be rather high. Long hours are often expected, but it's hard to get away from that no matter what firm you're at.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


For more than a century, the world’s leading companies have turned to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to obtain favorable results under the most contentious circumstances. Our clients expect more than wins. They engage Shook both inside and outside the courtroom to protect their business investments and maximize opportunities for growth. At Shook, we believe that legal excellence begins and ends with relationships founded on creative and practical solutions. Our attorneys approach every challenge with integrity, tenacity and collegiality to achieve the best results for those we represent.

Practice Areas

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Pharmaceutical And Medical Device
  • Food Beverage And Agribusiness
  • Energy
  • Insurance And Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences And Biotechnology
  • Banking And Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Cosmetics And Personal Care Products
  • Design And Construction
  • Fire Protection And Alarms
  • Software And Telecommunications
  • Sports

Hiring Criteria

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We look at an individual's interpersonal skills, academic achievements, leadership abilities, quality of work, and fit within the firm.

Pro bono

As a leader in the delivery of pro bono legal services, Shook, Hardy & Bacon provides approximately 30,000 hours of free legal counsel on an annual basis, donating its expertise and resources to communities across the United States. In recent years, SHB attorneys have assisted unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings, staffed legal clinics and advocated on behalf of disabled individuals. These pro bono efforts reflect the firm's dedication to representing the underserved in matters as diverse in nature and scope as the attorneys who handle them.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Awards and Recognitions

Shook Wins MCCA Award for Diversity Efforts

Missouri Bar Foundation Honors Jon R. Gray with Spurgeon Smithson Award

Brief Authored by Shook Appellate Team Nominated for Green Bag Exemplary Legal Writing Award

Victor Schwartz Honored at Award Ceremony for "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America"


Diversity is an essential component of Shook, Hardy & Bacon's vision statement, which provides, in part that SHB is deeply passionate about sustaining "a diverse environment where everyone is respected, feels appreciated and experiences fulfillment and enjoyment through meaningful contributions." The firm's equal opportunity policy explicitly bars discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, and domestic partner benefits apply to same-sex relationships.

Summer associate program

Fueled by exciting practice areas and advanced legal issues, SHB's summer program provides practical training with an insider's view of an intense and challenging legal culture.

Summer associates receive a mix of assignments, work with a cross-section of attorneys and are included in the life of the firm. Cultural and sporting events, weekend outings and intimate dinner parties at partners' homes help familiarize summer associates with the larger SHB community.


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