Faculty Profile: Thomas Shumate IV

Thomas Shumate IVMeridian Law, PLLC
Previous Courses Taught (30)
  • Law Technology Blast 2019
  • I am SOLO: What’s Next for The Solo Practice?
  • I ♥ My Practice: Practice Management Tips
  • I ♥ My Practice (Live Program)
  • Practice Management in a Nutshell - 3 Ethics Hours
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice: Know Thy Enemy
  • Practice Management in a Nutshell
  • Social Media, Viral Marketing, Low Overhead and Smart Ways to Grow & Maintain Your Practice Ethically & Affordably
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): Practicing Law in the Clouds
  • How NOT to Commit Malpractice with your Computer
  • From Paper to Pixels: Building the Complete (and Green) Electronic Case File
  • From Chaos to Cases: Practice Management Systems and Power Tools for Profitable and Ethical Practice
  • Legal Technology Trends for 2010
  • Using Technology to Level the Playing Field
  • E-Discovery in Smaller Cases
  • Law Tech 2010
  • Law Tech 2009: Using Technology to Communicate with Clients
  • Law Tech 2009: Legal Technology Trends
  • Law Tech 2008: Legal Technology Trends
  • Law Tech 2008: Mac vs. PC
  • Law Tech 2008: More Mac Programming
  • Law Tech 2008: Technology in the Courts
  • Law Tech 2009
  • Law Technology 2008: Marketing, Management and Techology Solutions for Your Firm
  • Law Tech 2008 Part IV COPY COPY
  • Law Tech 2008 Part IV COPY
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice: Engagement, Disengagement and Closing Letters
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice

Tom Shumate is the founder of Meridian Law, PLLC, which represents individuals and businesses across Tennessee in a variety of civil matters including business, contract, and employment litigation; disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets; insurance defense; personal injury and wrongful death actions; and probate cases.
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 Avvo (www.avvo.com) and a top "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbel in the areas of labor and employment, litigation, and torts. He was one of approximately 30 attorneys from across the state selected to participate in the 2016 Leadership Law Program of the Tennessee Bar Association. 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 and current Vice-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 $150,000.00 for the agency through his annual "Lawyers for Littles" Bowl for Kids' Sake event. He is the Past-Chair of the Father Ryan Alumni Board and 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.