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Nashville, Tennessee Non-Compete and Business Interference Law Attorney


Thomas W. Shumate IV is a Nashville non-compete attorney. He is the founding member of Meridian Law, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Shumate can be reached at (615) 229-7499 or [email protected].

Mr. Shumate represents management and employees in a wide variety of employment and business disputes in Nashville and across Tennessee. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Notre Dame Law School and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Shumate has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition 2011 and 2013. He also has a perfect rating from Avvo and an "AV" rating from He frequently lectures and writes about employment matters and business torts, litigation techniques, and legal ethics and technology.

Mr. Shumate is very active in the community. He is a former member of the Harry Phillips Inn of Court and the Editorial Boards of Law Practice and Law Practice Today, national publications of the American Bar Association. He is past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Law Office Technology and Management Section and the Father Ryan Alumni Board. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and is Co-Chair of the "Lawyers for Littles" fundraiser that has raised more than $150,000 for the agency over the past seven years.


Helping clients in Nashville and around Tennessee resolve non-compete and business tort disputes