John B. Shook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Shook & Stone, Chtd.
 | 710 S. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-570-0000
Fax: 702-384-0394
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Shook & Stone - Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer, John B. Shook focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in the firm's main office in Las Vegas, he provides representation to clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice before all Nevada and Oklahoma state courts, Mr. Shook is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Mr. Shook's cases have involved medical malpractice, premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and workplace accidents, and he has been able to obtain several sizable jury verdicts and negotiated settlements on behalf of his plaintiff clients, leading to his membership in the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In one notable case, the jury awarded his client who had been severely injured in a construction site accident approximately $19 million for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Shook represents policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Majoring in marketing and management, Mr. Shook obtained his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1991. He then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. A past member of the board of governors of the Nevada Justice Association, Mr. Shook's professional affiliations also include the Nevada Bar Foundation. Active in his community as well, he supports HELP of Southern Nevada and other charitable organizations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About John Shook

Admitted: 1994, Nevada

Professional Webpage: https://www.shookandstone.com/Our-Team/John-B-Shook.aspx

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a Personal Injury Specialist., 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Past Member of the Board of Governors
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, Annexed Arbitration Program, Arbitrator
  • Certified as a Personal Injury Specialist, Nevada Justice Association (NJA)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada, Elected Chair of the Clients' Security Fund, 2009 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • SpectrumConnects, Founder
  • Nevada's Citizens for Justice, Member
  • Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive, KLUC
  • New Horizons Center for Learning
  • Nevada Medical-Legal Screening Panel, Member
  • Families for Effective Autism Treatment
  • Children's Advocacy Project (Legal Aid of Southern Nevada)
  • HELP, Southern Nevada
  • Nevada Law Foundation, Colleague

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Case Summary In this construction negligence litigation proceeding, plaintiffs Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Thomas Novick alleged Panelized structures Inc of negligence because of which Mr. Novick an employee of the company was run over by a 14,000+ pound Sky-Trak 5028 rough-terrain forklift that was being parked by his supervisor, Floyd Nielsen, who was 74 years old at the time (September 1, 2004) and had retired ten years earlier.The plaintiffs in this case comprised of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Thomas Novick. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group was represented by attorney Elizabeth Foley. Thomas Novick was represented by attorneys John Shook and David Romaow. The defendant in this case, Floyd Neilsen and other defendants were represented by attorney Sean Brohawn.The jury allocated 20% of the fault to the plaintiff, and awarded damages of $19,854,217.For more information, visit the CVN News Blog.Outcome Fault: 80% Defense, 20% PlaintiffMedical Expenses: 1,571,202-Past, 7,077,415-FutureEarnings: 171,600-Past, 914,800-FutureNon-Economic: 2,629,800-Past, 7,889,400-Future, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1991
Office Location for John B. Shook

710 S. Fourth Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone: 702-570-0000

Fax: 702-384-0394

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Last Updated: 1/9/2019

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