Thomas W Shumate
Attorney Thomas Shumate is a Managing Member of Meridian Law, PLLC, a law firm in Nashville, TN. As a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee, attorney Shumate serves Davidson County, as well as clients throughout Tennessee.
Areas of Practice
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Personal Injury
- Trade Secret
Admitted to Practice Law
- 1998, Tennessee; 1999, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2012, U.S. Supreme Court; 2012, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; 2012, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee;
|:||Vanderbilt University, BA, cum laude, 1995|
|Law School||:||University of Notre Dame, JD, 1998|
- Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Harry Phillips Chapter of the American Inns of Court, 2005-2009; Chair, Christ the King School Board, 2012-2017; Chair, Father Ryan Alumni Board, 2012-2014; Member, Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, 2007-2014; Co-Chair, Lawyers for Littles Bowk for Kids' Sake Event, which raised over $100,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Cubmaster, Pack 45, 2011-2014; Former Member, Editorial Board, "Law Practice Today" webzine and "Law Practice" magazine; Past-Chair, Law Practice Management Section of Tennessee Bar Association.
Tom Shumate is the Founding Member of Meridian Law, PLLC. He represents individuals and businesses in a variety of civil matters including business and employment litigation, disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets, and personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Mr. Shumate graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He has practiced in Nashville, Tennessee since that time. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. He has a perfect 10 rating from www.avvo.com. He is a past member of 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, legal marketing, and technology.
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 has raised more than $100,000.00 for the agency over the past five years. He is the immediate Past-Chair of the Father Ryan Alumni Board and currently Chairs the School Board of Christ the King School. When not resolving his clients' matters as efficiently as possible, Mr. Shumate enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, running, and supporting Vanderbilt and Notre Dame athletics.
Born: Nashville, Tennessee, January 18, 1973
Meridian Law, PLLC
2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite B-200
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
Meridian Law, PLLC was founded in 2014. Since its founding, Meridian Law, PLLC has grown to a size of 1-10 attorneys. Meridian Law, PLLC is located in Davidson County Tennessee.
Appeals, Business, Contracts, Employment, Insurance Defense,Non-Competition Agreements, Personal Injury, Probate, Trade Secrets, Wills and Trusts