Jonathan E. Shook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Tulsa, OK

Shook & Johnson, PLLC
 | 7420 South Yale Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: 314-782-4230
Fax: 918-293-1133
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (30%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jonathan E. Shook is an attorney at Shook & Johnson Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Shook focuses his practice on employment law, handling matters involving disability, ERISA and other employment-related matters. He represents employees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri.

    Mr. Shook has more than 20 years of experience. Over the course of his legal career, he has litigated many significant cases, successfully defending the rights of employees. In addition to disability and ERISA, he has experience with cases involving discrimination, retaliatory discharge, sexual harassment, and short- and long-term disability.

    Mr. Shook earned a bachelor’s degree, dual majoring in economics and political science, from The University of Oklahoma. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech and obtained his law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law, graduating with honors.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Shook is an active member of his legal community. He belongs to the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the American Inns of Court. In recognition of his contributions to the legal profession, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Shook an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available rating reflecting high ethical standards and professional excellence.

    Mr. Shook holds an active law license in Oklahoma and Missouri. In addition, he is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Oklahoma, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employee Benefits
    • 20%Civil Rights
    • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Sexual Harassment


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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    About Jonathan Shook

    Admitted: 1997, Oklahoma

    Professional Webpage:


    • Oklahoma Super Lawyer, 2008-2017, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
    • AV Preeminent rated lawyer, Martindale‑Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Inns of Court
    • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Missouri Bar
    • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • Oklahoma Bar Association
    • U.S. District for the Northern District of Oklahoma
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
    • U.S. District for the Western District of Oklahoma
    • Missouri, 2016
    • Oklahoma, 1997

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Authored Chapter 12, “Responding to Summary Judgment: Plaintiff’s Perspective, Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case


    • McMillan v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 1, 2018 WL 3854023 (10th Cir. Aug. 13, 2018)
    • Saldivar v. Aberdeen Dynamics, LLC, 284 F.Supp.3d 1241 (N.D. Okla. 2018)
    • EEOC v. Horizontal Well Drillers, LLC, 2018 WL 3029108 (W.D. Okla. June 18, 2018)
    • Byrd v. Wellpoint Flexible Benefit Plan, 2017 WL 1633204 (E.D. Mo. May 2, 2017)
    • McMillan v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 1, 2017 WL 3478482 (N.D. Okla. Aug. 14, 2017)
    • Henson v. Amerigas Propane, Inc., 681 Fed. Appx. 697 (10th Cir. 2017)
    • Terry v. 7700 Enterprises, LLC, 2010 WL 5420151 (N.D. Okla., December 27, 2010)
    • McMillan v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 1, 161 F.Supp.3d 1069 (N.D. Okla. 2016)
    • Simmons v. DNC Hospitality Mgmt. of Okla., LLC, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 94199 (E.D. Okla. 2015)
    • Miller v. Nordam Group, Inc., 2013 WL 6080268 (N.D. Okla., November 19, 2013)
    • Grand Lake Marina, LTD v. Grand River Dam Authority, 177 P.3d 1104 (Okla. Ct. App. 2008)
    • Duvall v. Georgia Pacific Consumer Products, LP, 607 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir. 2010)
    • Galutza v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., 2010 WL 1329985 (N.D. Okla., March 30, 2010)
    • Tinkler v. Level 3 Communications, LLC, 2008 WL 199901 (N.D. Okla. Jan. 22, 2008)
    • Transwestern Publishing, L.L.C. v. Langdon, 84 P.3d 804 (Okla. Ct. App. 2004)
    • Schwob v. Standard Ins. Co., 248 Fed. Appx. 22 (10th Cir. 2007)
    • Boyles v. AG Equipment Co., 506 F.Supp.2d 809 (N.D. Okla. 2007)
    • Turgeau v. Administrative Review Bd., 446 F.3d 1052 (10th Cir. 2006)
    • Holt v. Grand Lake Mental Health Ctr., 443 F.3d 762 (10th Cir. 2006)
    • Silver v. CPC‑Sherwood Manor, Inc., 151 P.3d 127 (Okla. 2006)
    • Saffa v. Oklahoma Oncology, Inc., 405 F.Supp.2d 1280 (N.D. Okla. 2005)
    • Horn v. Cendant Operations, Inc., 2003 WL 21513210 (10th Cir. 2003)
    • Schwob v. Standard Ins. Co., 37 Fed. Appx. 465 (10th Cir. 2002)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, B.A. Majors: Economics and Political Science, 1987
    • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, M.B.A., 1992
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    7420 South Yale Avenue
    Tulsa, OK 74136

    Phone: 314-782-4230

    Fax: 918-293-1133

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