Arrival at this website is the beginning of your unraveling of many unknowns as to your present legal circumstance. My firm has the acumen to deliver clear advice and information that can navigate you through the legal world composed of what is likely a “foreign language” to you. With twenty-nine (29) years studying the parameters the law puts upon what is deserving in many given circumstances I have the ability to use the language of the law to the best of your advantage. One absolute is that you face a circumstance you are contemplating will be a competition of opposing “rights” and “defenses”. Bringing some definition to those “rights” and “defenses” which are, or will be competing, is the first bit of information which will center your sights in this new field you either must traverse or are contemplating doing so.
Are you considering you have been denied a right or mistreated, or are you opposing an allegation that you have denied another a right or mistreated them by way of breaking a legal obligation or a promise? Then your next step is to be open to accept the manner in which the Rules of the law may change your beliefs as to your rights.
No matter the area of litigation the attorney must give the client a road map, (while specifying potential cost and risks), using the particular case law which may support or negate the Client’s case in the sense of his claim or defenses. This is the best manner for the client to make intelligent decisions. Keeping a client well informed will avoid results for the client that the client did not consider.
The areas which we can become your advocate are those where we have gained experience:
- Litigation of workplace disputes, from Title VII discrimination claims, overtime and minimum wage, retaliation/whistleblower, and FMLA as to contractual disputes; and litigation as to covenants not to compete;
- Litigation as to breach of contract, both commercial and personal (including simple collection);
- Litigation as to allegations of fraudulent torts;
- Litigation of serious bodily injury claims;
- Drafting agreements as to the rights and obligations of managers/members to an LLC or other personal or corporate venture;
- Real estate litigation and transactional work;
- Enforcement of leases for landlord in lease disputes;
- Litigation as to theft of trade secrets;
- Litigation as to the Unfair Trade Practices Act;
- Litigation as to Civil Rights;
- Criminal Defense;
- Litigation as to defamation;
- Litigation as to First Amendment; and
- Copyright and trademark.
The Law Office of Joseph S. Shook, P.A. has represented the gambit of individuals and Corporations, advocating the positions of the abused and those trying to avoid being affected from accusations of having abused/breached another’s rights. At the Law Office of Joseph S. Shook we will represent your rights with full attention to detail and with the respect you deserve, while always striving to give you an updated version of the scope of your rights as the “facts” unfold in the case.
You will receive from us the upmost loyalty to you; which includes a transparent rendition of which courses of action will permit the most successful outcome. What can be considered the scope of the various “successful outcomes” will be defined together at each step of the process.