Alex Shook

- Originally from Moundsville, West Virginia
- Admitted to bar, 1997
- West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

- West Virginia University (B.A. 1991; M.S. Industrial and Labor Relations 1993; J.D. 1997)
- Three year letterman (89-91) WVU Football Team; College Football Association Academic All-American, 1991

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Insurance Bad Faith

- Monongalia County Bar Association
- West Virginia Association for Justice

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Recent Posts

Welcome to Our Hometown: A Year's Outlook on the Thriving City of Morgantown, WV

Posted by Alex Shook on Feb 8, 2017 5:04:31 PM


That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of Morgantown and greater Monongalia County. Last year we saw construction of the new I-79 Exit 153 interchange come to a close with the grand opening of the Coach Bill Stewart Exit. We saw stores and restaurants like A.C. Moore, Chipotle, and Kirkland’s add new life to University Town Center. A Buffalo Wild Wings opened its doors for the first time only a few weeks ago, and in early December, Dana Holgorsen signed on to continue coaching the Mountaineer football program into the 2021 season.

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Topics: Morgantown, Mon County

When Innocent Distractions Threaten Your Life

Posted by Alex Shook on Sep 30, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Smartphones are made to make our work and social lives more efficient. We can send quick messages, make phone calls, and check emails from virtually anywhere and get a response almost instantly. They’re also a growing source of entertainment with millions of games and social apps like Facebook and Instagram to make connecting with friends and family fun and easy.

Our smartphones do so many things to keep us connected, but when an individual chooses to use their phone while driving, they put the lives of those around them at risk.

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Topics: Distracted Driving, Smartphones

What Happens To The Families Of Medical Malpractice Victims?

Posted by Alex Shook on Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We can’t bring a loved one back who has been a victim of medical malpractice, but we can make sure that his or her family members are taken care of by getting them the compensation they deserve.

At Hamstead, Williams & Shook, we have teams of medical experts whom we consult with to review every medical malpractice case. These are serious and difficult cases and not every claim, not every bad result, is medical malpractice. So, when we get a case, we investigate it thoroughly by gathering and reviewing all of the relevant medical records. If a case has merit, we’ll consult with one of our experts in the medical field with an eye toward preparing a lawsuit to move forward in court.

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Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, personal injury lawyer in morgantown, morgantown law firm

How Do You Know If You Have A Personal Injury Claim?

Posted by Alex Shook on Jun 25, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Basically, anytime you’ve been hurt by another person’s wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. There are many kinds of cases. Defective products, car crashes, medical malpractice, insurance claims and insurance bad faith are all examples of personal injury cases we handle at  Hamstead, Williams & Shook.

Let say someone else has harmed you. It’s not your fault, but you aren’t sure you have a case. Your first step should be to get the medical attention you need. Nothing is more important than your health. Next, preserve any evidence by taking pictures, gathering insurance statements, police reports, etc. Afterward, call us and we’ll help you sort through the details.

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Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, personal injury lawyer in morgantown, morgantown law firm

A Passion for Helping People: Alex's Journey to Becoming an Attorney

Posted by Alex Shook on Jun 11, 2015 8:56:00 AM

Greetings from downtown Morgantown!

My name is Alex Shook and I’m an attorney at the law firm of Hamstead, Williams & Shook. Originally from Moundsville, W.Va., I came to Morgantown in 1987 to go to college at WVU and fell in love with the city. I’ve watched it grow from a small, sleepy college town to a burgeoning small metropolis that’s ranked as one of the nation’s number one small cities to do business, raise a family, and start a career.

In my opinion, Morgantown has become the heartbeat of West Virginia.

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Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, personal injury lawyer in morgantown, morgantown law firm, Philanthropy