Connor J. Sears

Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Connor J. Sears

Connor J. Sears

Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Biography

Connor is a litigator who defends companies that face complex and individual product liability cases involving technical and scientific issues. He has defended cases across the country in both state and federal courts, with extensive experience in Missouri, California, Illinois and Florida. In managing these cases, Connor has developed experience in all aspects of products liability defense, including strategy development, fact investigation, discovery, taking depositions, motion practice and preparing expert witnesses.

Connor has successfully represented tobacco companies in individual and complex smoking-and-health cases. He has served on the following trial teams that have obtained complete defense verdicts in favor of Philip Morris USA: VanDenBurg (Independence, Missouri, 2006), Willis (Bradenton, Florida, 2010), Szymanski (Fort Myers, Florida, 2011), Gollihue (Jacksonville, Florida, 2012), and Denton (Jacksonville, Florida, 2012).

In addition to his primary practice, Connor has taken an active role in pro bono work. As part of his pro bono efforts, he co-chaired a federal civil rights jury trial and argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

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Managing Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Managing Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Co-Chair, Class Actions & Complex Litigation Practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Co-Chair, Data Security & Data Privacy Practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Chair, Data & Discovery Strategies Practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP provides legal services. The firm's practice areas include agriculture & food safety, antitrust & trade regulation, banking & financial services, corporate governance, business litigation, and environmental & health law. It was founded in 1889 and is located in Kansas City, MO.

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Prior - 2018
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