Jeffrey Elkins

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Jeffrey E. Elkins defends clients in product liability and general liability disputes throughout the country. While working closely with clients and routinely operating under an alternative billing arrangement rather than the typical billable hour, Jeff achieves clients’ objectives by employing practical, efficient and strategic litigation tactics.

Jeff frequently represents service providers and product manufacturers in catastrophic loss, significant personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has handled matters involving a wide array of issues, including premises liability, industrial components and devices, personal protective equipment, roadway construction/design and fire suppression/alarm systems. Jeff guides clients responding to potential claims and handles all phases of litigation.

Representative Matters:

  • Jeff provides counsel to his clients throughout the entire litigation process, including:
    • Claim response.
      • Clients regularly contact Jeff after receiving notice of potential claims related to explosions, fires and other catastrophic events. Jeff immediately works to direct the claim and response process for these complex commercial and industrial losses.
      • He helps clients identify possible liabilities and potential defenses, organizes necessary inspections and communicates with experts to get a complete picture of the situation. In many cases, Jeff can resolve the issue in the early stages, avoiding litigation altogether.
      • For example, Jeff’s assessment of the role his client’s product played in a multimillion-dollar paper mill explosion involving a fatality and multiple injuries led to the adverse party abandoning its potential claims after the preliminary site inspection.
      • Similarly, Jeff’s communication with a claimant regarding product installation and maintenance issues causing an extensive fire prompted the claimant to refocus its attention on the appropriate parties.
    • Pretrial work.
      • From the initial complaint to summary judgment, Jeff represents clients’ interests by strategically drafting and responding to written discovery requests, coordinating fact and expert discovery and arguing motions.
      • Jeff has extensive arbitration, mediation, and deposition experience. He has drafted briefs for successful dispositive motions in a wrongful death action and a multimillion-dollar property damage suit.
    • Trial.
      • Jeff represents clients at trial when necessary. In one case, he co-tried a three-week personal injury matter in New York state court, where he argued motions, examined and cross-examined corporate representatives as well as expert and fact witnesses.
      • Jeff was also on the trial team for a successful property damage case in Missouri state court.


  • J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2010
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Kansas State University, 2007 (History and Political Science)

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout


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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Litigation, Construction, Product Liability. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
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