D. Gil Schuette

(615) 209-9888

gschuette@simsfunk.com

EDUCATION

  •  J.D., University of Tennessee
  •  B.A., Wake Forest University

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Rising Star 2015-18)

MILITARY AWARDS

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (twice awarded)
  • National Defense Medal

Gil is a trial lawyer whose practice includes a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in varied claims such as: breach of non-competition agreements, business torts, trade secrets, breach of contract, professional liability, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and personal injury claims. Prior to joining SIMS|FUNK, Gil worked at a well-regarded litigation boutique firm in Nashville.

Gil graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and cum laude from the University of Tennessee School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Before law school, Gil served in the United States Marine Corps as a Reconnaissance Platoon Commander and a Military Transition Advisor to the Iraqi Army.

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

  • Represented several businesses and employees concerning non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and other business torts
  • Represented several large law firms and individual lawyers in professional malpractice disputes
  • Represented former dealer in breach of contract claim against major automaker.
  • Represented Executor/Estate in will contest jury trial where potential beneficiary challenged validity of will
  • Represented individuals injured in motor vehicle and other accidents
  • Represented commercial real estate owners in eminent domain proceedings
  • Represented largest private corrections company in the United States in multiple civil rights actions in both state and federal court
  • Appointed Special Prosecutor by Tennessee Supreme Court in a criminal contempt case in 2012
  • Successfully challenged the constitutionally of a Tennessee criminal statute (Doe v. State, 2012)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Treasurer, 2012-Present)
  • Young Leaders Council (Class 66)

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee Board Member (Social Enterprise Co-Chair)
  • Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee
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