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Thomas Wormouth Shumate IV

About Thomas Shumate

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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-competition agreements and 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.


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, 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.


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, social media, 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.

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