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Ronald James Shook II

Criminal defense Attorney at Gastonia, NC

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Ron Shook

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Criminal Defense Felony, Misdemeanor, and Traffic related matters. Gaston and Mecklenburg region Felony, Misdemeanor Death, Vehicular Homicide, Domestic Violence, Driving While License Revoked.

    13 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    DWI/DUI, Impaired Driving Defense. Alcohol related Vehicular Homicide, Manslaughter, and Death by Motor Vehicle.

    13 years

  3. Gun Law
    25%
    Restoration of Gun Rights

    13 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%
    High Speeds, Stop Sign Violations, Driving While License Revoked.

    13 years

Ron was raised in Gaston County. He is a graduate of North Gaston High School and UNC Charlotte. He earned his law degree from The Charlotte School of Law. Ron currently lives in Belmont, NC with his wife and two children.

After graduating from law school, Ron founded The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook where he advises clients on all aspects of criminal defense including DWI/DUI and traffic law. Additionally, Ron is recognized as an authority in the area of Second Amendment law and gun rights.

Over the course of his career, Ron has represented thousands of clients and tried hundreds of cases. Ron is a frequent guest on local and state media outlets where he provides insight into current legal events.

Ron was named a SuperLawyers "Rising Star" from 2021-2024 and has been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a "Legal Elite" in 2023-2024.

Additionally, Ron regularly teaches continuing education classes to other attorneys in the areas of DWI defense and Second Amendment law.

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Location

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook
121 E. Main Ave.
Gastonia, NC, 28052

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Billy | June 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome guy
I never had to hire him, but he worked with Nick Street, and I had the opportunity to talk with him. He's funny, down to Earth, and a nice person
Posted by Todd | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service and Great Staff!
I used the Law Offices of Ronald Shook for a legal matter that required services that no other attorney could guarantee me success. Mr. Shook along his wonderful staff (kudos to Allison) did exactly what they promised and then some. Not only did I win my case, I also was given undivided attention, anytime I had questions. If you want an attorney that does what they say, then The Law Offices of Ronald Shook should be your next call if you need an attorney.
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Posted by Chris | August 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Amendment (2A) Case (Victory)
I have worked with Ronald Shook and his team of superstars for the last few months on a case in both Mecklenburg & Stanley county. He went above and beyond what I expected him to do. What I like most is he explained all scenarios we could take in our legal action and gave me the options of what I wanted to get as a final resolution and then the costs. His prices are on par/average of what you would expect for someone defending you going up against the government who is looking just to get a "win" under the prosecutor's title. Ron helped me with a case and did such a good I job I have enlisted his help on 2 other case after with him. As expected from my conversations with him and Alisson one of his Rockstar's we won victoriously with each case due to his help and knowledge of the law. He is also a person who I feel REALLY STRONGLY knows his second amendment (2A) laws! He would be my definite go to for this area of expertise.
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Posted by Shelia | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
I would rehire Ron in a minute. Great customer service. He gave me a great piece of mind. Cares about his clients..he enjoys doing what he does and loves a challenge.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron Shook
Mr. Shook is very professional and handles things quickly. Very pleased with every aspect of the situation.
Posted by Shay | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Job
Ron Shook was highly recommended to me by another attorney. I was charged with DWI after an accident evidently because I volunteered that I take prescription medications when I was asked by an officer. The police brought in a so called drug recognition expert to build a case against me and I was charged with DWI. I was devastated knowing that I was not impaired, but I did not know how to defend myself against this charge. Ron advised me of his expertise in defense against drug recognition experts and he met with me several times to walk me through my options. Ron explained to me the strengths in my case and the advantages the State has going into the proceedings. I had a favorable outcome that would not have been possible without the expertise and experience of Ron Shook, and I am very grateful that I could rely on Ron's representation of me.
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Posted by Carmen | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI charge
Ronald Shook took on my DUI case. He was professional, friendly and funny..( I was very scared) Mr. Shook fought for me and won my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I’m amazed by his vast knowledge on multiple laws. He will treat you fairly and not make promises he can’t fulfill. Go with the best!
Response from Ronald Shook February 18, 2020
Thanks Carmen!
Posted by Josue A Mendoza | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
As soon as we walked into his office, him and his staff made us feel very comfortable. He explained to us the possibilities of different results of our case clearly, and in a way we could easily comprehend. He was always available to answer our questions and our concerns via phone or in person and it was great to have a relationship with our attorney and we never felt like just a number. On the the last day of the case, he briefed us on the events that would take place leading up to the judges final decision. We really enjoyed working with him and always felt like a priority and we are very satisfied with the way thing played out. We highly recommend him and hope you have the same experience we did.
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Response from Ronald Shook February 18, 2020
Thanks Josue!
Posted by juan | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Status-Great Service!
Mr. Shook and his assistant Juliana handled my wife's immigration case with great care, they kept us updated along the process and gave us a clear understanding on how it all worked from A-Z. I would definitely recommend Ron to anybody looking for the best representation on Immigration and criminal cases! Attorney Shook has great knowledge and quality service! Definitivamente recomiendo al abogado Ron. El y su asistente se encargaron del caso de imigracion de mi esposa con gran responsabilidad, nos mantubieron informados en todo momento durante el proceso y nos dieron un mejor conocimiento de como es el proceso de estos casos. Nos brindaron un servico de alta calidad y con mucha experiencia!
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Response from Ronald Shook February 18, 2020
Thanks Juan!
Posted by Kelly Lott | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job Done!!
Mr. Shook took our sons case and done everything possible to get him the very best outcome. He made sure that his future was taken care of. With everything our son had against him he could have served jail time. Mr. Shook made sure that didn't happen. He is a very customer service oriented person and can be reached by phone, text or in person. He goes to battle for you and want stop until he gets the results you are looking for. Also, after all was done we had some hickups that kept showing up and again, Ron came through for our son. All was handled in such a way that it makes you proud to call this man your attorney. He is very friendly and gets long with everyone and don't mind explaining everything even if its more than once so you understand everything happening or that is going to happen. Hire Shook, you can't go wrong by any means. He gets the job done and you want have to loose your house persay in the process by the cost. He is very affordable and gets great results.
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Response from Ronald Shook February 18, 2020
Thanks Kelly!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
drug paraphenallia
mr. shook took my case which was in charlotte nc for a fair fee and had my charge dismissed . ive got to attend a drug education class but i feel mr. shook got me a damn good deal .
Response from Ronald Shook February 18, 2020
Thanks so much!
Posted by Heather | June 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look elsewhere!!!
I hired him because I knew him in high school. Little did I know, he's just an immigration attorney. Hiring him did not help me, at all! Honestly, I think hiring him hurt me. Most local lawyers would have known the judges and would have gotten my case continued instead of having me face one of the harshest judges in Gaston County! After speaking with 20+ individuals in the same situation, I realized I got screwed! Others who had cases much, much worse than mine got less probation, community service, etc. After being sentenced, his office didn't want to help! I guess after I've paid them, there's nothing left for them to do. I've asked twice for my paperwork and I've been told they emailed it but I've never received it. SUCH A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!! If you are charged with anything other than immigration, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!
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Response from Ronald Shook June 16, 2021
Heather, I am sorry to hear that you feel this way. As you can see from our other reviews, we are known for providing exceptional service to our clients. If you wish to discuss this issue further, please call the office at 704.671.2390.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Street and Shook, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Ronald J. Shook PLLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • The Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams et al v. Sheriff Garry McFadden – 3:22-cv-630
  • Pending Litigation
  • State v. DSW
  • Negotiated a plea to Discharging a Firearm within an Enclosure to Incite Fear and Possession of Firearm by Felon with a sentence of 30 to 42 months.
  • Gun Owners of America v. Sheriff Garry McFadden – 21CVS12654
  • A consent judgement was entered ordering Sheriff McFadden to follow North Carolina Law and the North Carolina State Constitution when processing gun permits.
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Associations

  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Grassroots NC
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • NC Business Journal
  • 2024
  • Legal Elite
  • NC Business Journal
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Legalized Marijuana Law in NC
  • 2018
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Lawyers, Guns, and Money
  • 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Use of Force and Self-Defense in North Carolina
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Concealed Carry in North Carolina
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (23)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"When I have a criminal law question (especially firearms), this is the guy I call. He's smart, driven, and goes to the mats in his representation of clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a great attorney, with a solid reputation in Gaston and surrounding counties for getting great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ron and seeing him at work. He is a strong advocate for his clients, a hard worker, and a good guy to be around."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to endorse Ron. He's a hard-working dude who genuinely cares about his clients and does everything he can to make sure they get the best outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a zealous advocate and truly cares about achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He works well with court officials but fights back if needed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shook is an exceptional attorney. His dedication to his clients and to the practice of law are an example to his peers, including myself. I appreciate his professionalism and his knowledge of case law and the art of the criminal trial."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ron. He assisted a family member with a traffic matter and was extremely diligent and professional throughout the process. Do not hesitate to contact him for assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Friend
"Ron knows the law, he is very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ron Shook. He is a wealth of knowledge in several areas of law. I have observed him in court and he is a top notch trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shook has developed an excellent reputation in his community for being the go-to DWI trial lawyer. He is a hardworking attorney, and genuinely cares about all of his clients. When asked who is a good DWI lawyer in the Gaston area, his name always comes to mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Shook is a highly motivated and detail orientated attorney. I would highly recommend his legal services to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron Shook does a great job for his clients. I always feel comfortable referring clients to Mr Shook. I know he really cares and strives to get the best outcome for his clients. He is honest and treats people fairly while understanding their needs. I highly recommend Ron Shook."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a great attorney and well liked by his fellow members of the bar. He has a reputation for offering common sense advice on tough legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He knows his way around the court and goes after his cases with tenacity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron worked for me as an intern for several years and shows ingenuity and drive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ronald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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