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 theft of trade secrets.
Mr. Shumate is actively involved in the Nashville community and various Bar organizations. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, is Chairman of the Father Ryan Alumni Board, is a Member of the School Board of Christ the King School, and is Cubmaster of Christ the King Pack 45. He also serves on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee.In order to better and more efficiently serve his clients needs, he 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 as possible, Mr. Shumate enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, running, and supporting Vanderbilt and Notre Dame athletics.
How to Grow Your Practice While Avoiding Malpractice Claims, Online Continuing Legal Education Seminar prepared for Tennessee Bar Association
Ethics of Wills and Estates 101, Online Continuing Legal Education Seminar prepared for Tennessee Bar Association
Preventing Legal Malpractice: Know Thy Enemy, Online Educational Game prepared for Tennessee Bar Association
Computers, Tequila and Handguns: Controlling Technology So It Doesn’t Control You, Law Practice Today
Using Client Communications to Avoid Malpractice Claims, Tennessee Bar Association’s Annual Preventing Legal MalpracticeEmerging Areas of Potential Liability Caused by the Legal Profession’s Increasing Use of Technology, Tennessee Bar Association’s Annual Preventing Legal Malpractice seminar
Udom Undone: Tennessee Enacts New Law Regarding Physician Non-Compete Agreements, Tennessee Medicine
Ethical Quandaries in Litigation, Barristers Educational Services
Workplace Violence and Terrorism: Protecting Your Organization, Council on Education in Management Seminar on Employment Law for HR Professionals
Privacy and Confidentiality in the Workplace: Protecting Your Employees' Rights and Your Organization's Information, Council on Education in Management Seminar on Employment Law for HR Professionals
Legal Recruiting and Hiring: Starting Out Right, Council on Education in Management Seminar on Employment Law for HR Professionals
An Analysis of the Statutory Presumption of Reasonableness and Necessity of Medical Bills - Tenn. Code Ann. § 24-5-113, Litigation Letter, Tennessee Bar Association
American, Tennessee, and Nashville Bar Associations
Former Barrister, Harry Phillips American Inn of CourtNotre Dame Legal Association
Notre Dame Club of Nashville
Catholic Business League
National Eagle Scout Association
Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Nashville Emerging Leaders, and Young Leaders Council
Stalsworth v. Grummons, 36 S.W.3d 832 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000).
Kenyon v. Handal, 122 S.W.3d 743 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2003).
Vanderbilt University, cum laude, B.A., 1995
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