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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.





J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1994

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1991



Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 33%
    22 years
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
    22 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    20 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 14%
    21 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer for always showing dedication to clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Eric P. Roy

    John Shook is a very good attorney. We refer our workers compensation cases to his firm because of that fact. They do good work.


    Eric Roy Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Shook & Stone

710 South 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101

Shook & Stone

200 South Virginia Street
Suite 857
Reno, NV, 89501



OKAuthorized to practice law199505/19/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service AwardState Bar of Nevada2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderShook & Stone1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Nevada, Client's Security Fund CommitteeChair2009 - 2011
Nevada Justice AssociationBoard of Governors2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Novick v. Panelized Structures, Inc.$15,883,373.60
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (Nevada Justice Association)Medicare 101: A Primer for the Personal Injury Attorney2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
Oklahoma State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Preparation in NevadaTrial Preparation in Nevada2003