Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired
A Superior Court Judge with nearly 30 years on the bench, Judge John P. Shook has a reputation as a "gentleman judge" who takes a traditional approach to litigation and allows lawyers to fully and fairly present their cases without being interrupted or sanctioned. He is known for his even temper and willingness to provide feedback about a case. Judge Shook was assigned to the civil courthouse beginning in 1996 and remained there until he retired. He conducted hundreds of voluntary settlement conferences and often received cases from other courts because of his excellent settlement skills.