Thomas Shumate
Meridian Law, PLLC
4404 Prescott Road
Nashville, TN 37204
Work Phone: (615)229-7499
Fax Phone: (615)229-7499
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Tom Shumate is a native Nashvillian and has practiced here since graduating from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. Before that, he graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and Father Ryan High School in 1991. Mr. Shumate represents individuals and businesses in a variety of civil matters including business and employment litigation and disputes involving non-compete agreements and the theft of trade secrets. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of Tennessee attorneys. Mr. Shumate is actively involved in the Nashville community and various Bar organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and is Chair of the School Board of Christ the King School. He is the immediate past Chair of the Alumni Board of Father Ryan High School and served as Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 45 from 2011-2014. He is also the co-founder of an annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee called “Lawyers for Littles,” which has raised more than $100,000.00 since 2010. In order to better and more efficiently serve his clients needs, Mr. Shumate formerly served on the Editorial Boards of Law Practice Today webzine and Law Practice magazine, monthly publications of the Law Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a past Chair of the Law Office Technology and Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Shumate has lectured to attorneys across the state and written on issues related to covenants not to compete, legal ethics, and technology. When not resolving his clients' problems as efficiently and inexpensively as possible, Mr. Shumate enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, running, and supporting Vanderbilt and Notre Dame athletics.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: NOTRE DAME
Year Licensed: 1998
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1998
Section Membership(s): TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Appellate Practice, Business Law, Health & Hospital Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation - General Civil Practice, Litigation - Commercial, Probate & Trust Law, Tort & Personal Injury, Trust, Estate Planning & Probate