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Ryan N. Shamblin, originally a native of Miami, Florida, moved to Blount County, Tennessee in the mid 1980’s where he attended and graduated with honors from William Blount High School. Following graduation from high school, Mr. Shamblin attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he pursued a double major in Political Science and History. While attending the University of Tennessee, Mr. Shamblin was actively involved in the Student Government Association and was inducted into numerous honor societies including: the Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society; and Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society. In 1997, Mr. Shamblin graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and History. Following graduation from the University of Tennessee, Mr. Shamblin spent two years in pursuit of a Masters degree in Political Science where he maintained a 3.73 G.P.A.
While preparing to complete his post-graduate studies, Mr. Shamblin was admitted to the University of Tennessee, College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Shamblin was selected to serve as a student member of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court; represented indigent defendants in the school’s legal clinic and was accepted into Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. In law school, Mr. Shamblin academic excellence was recognized by his induction into several honor societies including: Who’s Who: American Law Students; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and his receipt of various awards including: Dean’s List: Highest Honors; Highest Section Grades in Evidence, Advocacy Clinic & Pretrial Litigation. In 2002, Mr. Shamblin graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Law with a J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, having graduated 25th in his class (top 17%).
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Shamblin decided to trade the azure ocean and sun-soaked beaches of South Florida for the grassy meadows and stately mountains of East Tennessee and took up the practice of law in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Shamblin was licensed to practice law in courts of the State of Tennessee in November 2002 and was admitted to United States District Court for the Eastern District in May of 2003. Mr. Shamblin is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association; the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and is a licensed Notary in the State of Tennessee.
Mr. Shamblin is an avid Big Orange fan and a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) certified scuba diver. His hobbies include photography, growing scorching hot exotic chili peppers and being a fresh water aquarist (raising tropical Amazonian fish). In 2008, Mr. Shamblin capitalizing on his experience growing and cooking with exotic chili peppers, formed a team of family and friends which won First Prize at the East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off which is held annually in Knoxville, Tennessee to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Whos who; American Law Students||Who's Who In American Law||2002|
|American Inns of Court||American Inns of Court||2002|
|National Honors Society||Phi Kappa Phi||2002|
|Senior Associate Attorney/ Vice President||The Hurley Law Firm, P.C.||2003 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||The Ritchie Law Firm, PC f.k.s Ritchie Hurley, PC||2002 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Stacy Whitt & Cooper||2001 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Edward Hamilton||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2002 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Towe Iron Works, Inc v. Towe, No. E2006-01971-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. App. Ct. 2007)||Trial Court Reversed|
|Harmon v. Trent, et. al.||$1,202,000.00 jury verdict in favor of the Plaintiffs|
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|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Tennessee, Martin||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|University of Tennessee||History||Other - Bachelors||1997|
|University of Tennessee||Jury Selection||2012|