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John B. Shook

Personal injury Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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DEDICATED TO HELPING PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH OF A LOVED ONE. VIDEO CONFERENCE AVAILABLE. 702-570-0000

 

John B. Shook  is a co-founder of Shook & Stone, Chtd. and is active as lead trial counsel on many of the firm’s largest cases. With over 18 years of experience in complex personal injury trial work, John represents adults and children injured or killed as a result of defectively designed and manufactured products, as well as victims of medical  malpractice, defective premises, motor vehicle negligence, industrial accidents and insurance bad faith.

John is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Nevada (Elected Chair of the Clients’ Security Fund 2009-2011) and the Oklahoma Bar Association. He currently serves as a Mentor with the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning Into Practice program for newly licensed attorneys.

John is a past member of the Board of Governors for the Nevada Justice Association where he has been honored for his help in enacting legislation aiding Nevada's injured and disabled. John is also a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation and a graduate of both the National Criminal Defense College and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  In addition, John has served as a member of the Nevada Medical Legal Screening Panel which reviewed for merit all medical malpractice claims filed in the state of Nevada and as an arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District court-annexed arbitration program.  

 

John’s dedication to protecting clients is evidenced by his work enacting legislation requiring insurance companies to notify injured victims when settlement drafts are issued in an effort to curtail theft by unscrupulous attorneys of their client's personal injury settlement proceeds.

 

John is married to Julie Shook, a deputy district attorney with the Clark County District Attorney’s office.  Together, John and Julie actively support a variety of charities including HELP of Southern Nevada, the Children’s Advocacy Project (Legal Aid of Southern Nevada), the American Kidney Fund, Our Lady of Las Vegas Parish School and the KLUC annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Additionally, as a member of Nevada’s Citizens for Justice, John has made significant charitable contributions to help ensure that the law protects individuals who would otherwise not have a voice in our government.

 

 

 

Education

J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1994

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1991

 

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Licensed for 28 years
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/23/2023
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Kevin | August 15, 2009
Very good. Did everything he said he would.
We used Mr. Shook and his firm after my wife got in an accident. She was pregnant at the time and we were very concerned. The baby came out just fine and It was a big help not to have to worry about the car, medical bills and talking to the insurance company. Everyone was very helpful and knowledgable.
Posted by L. Bradley | October 17, 2012
Extraordinary representation
Mr. Shook and his staff were very responsive and knowledgeable about my requests and questions. Everyone was very professional and understood and responded to all of my concerns.
Posted by Gianna | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team of professionals
They have the best team of professionals. Melinda Cruz has been phenomenal! She is on point with her work and always responds to calls and emails in a timely manner. Thank you for all your hard work.
Posted by Jim | April 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent, Determined & Dedicated
John did an amazing job handling my motor vehicle claim. He was incredibly diligent in his efforts and fully dedicated to my claim. John was incredible in his explaining confusing legal topics to me. Thank you John and the entire Shook & Stone staff.
Posted by Gerard Sessa | May 6, 2019
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The Best
I recently had my work injury case settled with the Shook and Stone firm. I just want to say. The team they assembled to represent me was absolutely great. They were always one step ahead of the insurance company. Not letting them get away with any attempts to hold up my case. I received the medical treatment immediately and never once had to come up with a penny for any medical costs. They are the best law firm in the city. Just to say. I had extensive operations. So my case was not a easy one. I recommend ANYONE with a work injury or car accident to contact them. You won't be sorry and always know you are in very good hands.
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Posted by Frank | December 18, 2018
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Great attorney
Real happy with Mr. Shook and his firm. They take time to explain what was going on. Very happy with my settlement. I do very recommend Mr. Shook and his firm.
Posted by Mitch | March 30, 2013
TOTALLY SATISFIED CLIENT
I would recommend John Shook and his firm to the fullest. Not only did they do for me in 2 months which took another lawyer (who shall be nameless) did nothing for me in 8 months, I am very satisfied with the results. They are very professional in all of their actions, form the time you walk into their office up to the lawyers. When they tell you they are going to do something, they do it and better. I look forward in continuing to deal with Shook and Stone. I started to feel defeated until I took on Shook and Stone as my Lawyer. This was the wisest decision that I have made in a long time. It feels great when you call their law firm and you can talk to someone who knows about your case instead of being told "we have 48 hours before someone will get back to you", this is what was told to me by the NAMELESS LAWYER. Shook and Stone make me feel special in all sorts of ways. I trust them in the fullest. It is great how they keep you in the loop of what is going on with your case. Once again THANK YOU.
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Posted by Dave | December 10, 2012
THE MAN!!!
The best firm, hands down! EXPENSIVE... But, you get what you pay for! I we had no case, and walked away with seriously life changing amount for our accident! 7 figures! Extremely professional. Thanks Jon and Dave!!! Merry Christmas!! You have REALLY made our lives a little easier! Thanks Guys!!!
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Posted by Jody | July 9, 2010
Professional & Caring
Not knowing a whole lot about legal terminology Leo was able to explain everything in a very straight forward manner. All in all I had a wonderful experience. The staff really seem to care, and everyone was very professional and Caring! I would highly recommend Shook & Stone for all your legal needs!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Shook & Stone
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Novick v. Panelized Structures, Inc.
  • $15,883,373.60

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2002 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2011
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Publications

  • The Advocate (Nevada Justice Association)
  • Medicare 101: A Primer for the Personal Injury Attorney
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Preparation in Nevada
  • Trial Preparation in Nevada
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (35)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John for many years. He is an extremely talented, smart, and aggressive trial lawyer who fights hard on behalf of his clients. John is a fierce negotiator and a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. I strongly endorse John Shook."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I have worked together are many cases. He is extremely knowledgeable, well prepared, and advocates strenuously for his clients. I would highly recommend John Shook."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always showing dedication to clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Shook is a very good attorney. We refer our workers compensation cases to his firm because of that fact. They do good work."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shook is a very knowledgeable attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a talented trial lawyer who looks at a matter from all angles to find the best approach for his client. I'd highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Shook is a great advocate and I would always want him on my side in any litigation. He is able to take complex legal matters and present them in such a way that you can't help but agree with him. That is the talent of a true litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides quality answers and knowledge to Avvo community"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for his clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Mr. Shook."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Shook is a talented trial lawyer and all around excellent litigator. He will not back down from insurance companies and demands, in every case, that his clients get the maximum compensation possible."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Shook. He is an excellent litigator who works hard for his clients and strives to obtain the best possible results for them."
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