About Me

CURRICULUM VITAE

 BRYAN W. SHOOK, ESQUIRE 

Contact Information
Bryan W. Shook, Esquire
Shook Legal, Ltd.
P.O. Box 432
Summerdale, Pennsylvania  17093
(717) 884-9010
BShook@shooklegal.com

 

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation – Vintage Car Law, Probate Litigation, General Litigation, Commercial Litigation, General Automotive Litigation, Breach of Contract, Business Torts, Real Estate Litigation, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Personal Injury, Fraud, and Landlord Tenant.

Education
2003 – 2006                 Juris Doctorate
Widener University School of Law
1999 – 2003                 Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Major: Criminology
Minor: Political Science
Concentration:            Law
Professional Licensure

Notary Public (Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania Law License
Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
Admissions Pro Hac Vice (State Courts): New York, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Louisiana, Indiana
Admissions Pro Hac Vice (Federal Courts): United States District Court for the District of Montana, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dauphin County Bar Association
Awards

2013-2016 Super Lawyers – Selected as a Rising Star
2014-2015 The Legal Network – Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania
2015 Susquehanna Style – Named as one of Susquehanna Valley’s Select Lawyers™

Professional Experience

September 2015 – Present      Shook Legal, Ltd.
Address:                      P.O. Box 432, Summerdale, Pa 17093
Position:                     Principal
Responsibilities:             General Trial Litigation

International Presence – For nearly a decade, I worked diligently to carve out and create the market that is Vintage Car Law®.  It is through Vintage Car Law® that I acts for and represent leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses and private individuals internationally.

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July 2006 – September 2015  Dethlefs Pykosh Shook & Murphy
Address:                    2132 Market Street, Camp Hill, Pa. 17011
Position:                   Partner & Lead Civil Litigator

Responsibilities:               Invited to join the firm as lead civil litigation attorney and established the antique and collector car litigation division of the firm.  Personally established, maintained and supervised a network of over a dozen attorneys in more than 12 states handling antique and collector car litigation matters.  Additional areas of practice included corporate and commercial law, UCC – Article 2, contract negotiations and disputes, general litigation, personal injury, probate litigation and real estate.

Publications
AACA Museum – The Rumble Seat Newsletter: “Giving Wisely.” – (Winter 2007)
Chevy Punch Magazine “State of the Hobby.” – Monthly contributing author (2007-2008)
Shook, B. W. (2008). In-Depth Title Insurance Principles – Recognizing Defects & Examining
Difficulties.
Shook, B. W. (2008). Title Insurance Law in Pennsylvania – Transfer of Title.
Shook, B. W. (2008). Title Insurance Law in Pennsylvania – Ethical Considerations.
Shook, B.W. (2009). Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Compliant Contract.
Pennsylvania Contractor “Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act” (Summer 2009)

Seminars
Ocean City Collector Car Auction, Ocean City, Maryland (February 2009): Car Collecting 101 – How to Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls & What You Need to Know

Cruisin’ Ocean City Muscle Car and Street Rod Auction, Ocean City, Maryland (May 2009): Car Collecting 101 – How to Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls & What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, Marietta, Pennsylvania (May 2009): Compliance with the PAHICPA and the Necessity of a Compliant Contract.

Pennsylvania Septage Management Association Annual Meeting, Grantville Pennsylvania (June 2009): Compliance with the PAHICPA and the Necessity of a Compliant Contract.

Jack Pannas Insurance – Client Seminar Series, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (June 2009): Compliance with the PAHICPA and the Necessity of a Compliant Contract.

Jack Pannas Insurance – Client Seminar Series, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (July 2009): Compliance with the PAHICPA and the Necessity of a Compliant Contract.

Pennsylvania Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PA-PHCC), Chester Springs, Pennsylvania (November 2009): Your Company, Your Contract… The Consumer & the Law.

Pennsylvania Decentralized Wastewater Conference and Trade Show, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (January 2010): PA Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) – Update 2010.

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Annual Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (October 2010): Fundraising Today – More than a Point n’ Click – Cultivating Volunteers.

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2011): Estate Planning.

International Automotive Appraisers Association, Annual Conference, Scottsdale Arizona (January 2012): Continuing Education Seminar to Association member Appraisers.

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2012): Practical Estate Planning

International Automotive Appraisers Association, Annual Conference, Scottsdale Arizona (January 2013): Continuing Education Seminar to Association member Appraisers. (Topic: How to become a court qualified expert witness)

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2013): Estate and Titling Issues with antique vehicles

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2014): Your Cars and the Law

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2015): Your Cars and the Law

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2015): Practical Estate Planning

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Investigations Academy – Specialized Tract, St. Louis, Missouri (May 2015): Forensic Investigation and Identification of Antique, Classic and Collectible Automobiles

International Automotive Appraisers Association, Annual Conference, Scottsdale Arizona (January 2013): Continuing Education Seminar to Association member Appraisers. (Topic: Automotive Titling Issues)

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2016): Your Cars and the Law – Automotive Identity Issues

Antique Automobile Club of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 2016): Car Estate

Pennsylvania Land Title Association – South Central Chapter

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (April 2016): Curative Title Work

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Investigations Academy – Specialized Tract, St. Louis, Missouri (May 2016): Forensic Investigation and Identification of Antique, Classic and Collectible Automobiles

 

Upcoming Seminars

 

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Investigations Academy – Specialized Tract, St. Louis, Missouri (May 2017): Forensic Investigation and Identification of Antique, Classic and Collectible Automobiles

The Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore – Annual Spring Seminar Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (May 2017): Curative Title Work

 

Websites

 

Pennsylvania Contractors’ Registration Information – http://www.pacontractorslicense.com                      (2009 – PRESENT)

Vintage Car Law – http://www.vintagecarlaw.com
(2014 – PRESENT)

 

Community Service

 

2012 – 2015                   Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Position:                      Board Member – Secretary of AACA Museum Board of Directors

Responsibilities:          Interact closely with the core members of the Museum, assist with development, historical research and curatorial planning.

2006 – 2012                    Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Position:                      Silent Auction Committee – Chairman

Responsibilities:          Provide professional consulting relative to the annual Night at the Museum Fundraising Gala.  Interact closely with the core members of the Museum as well as the executive staff and Board of Directors.