Scott Shultz attorney

Scott Shults

Lawrence Scott Shults graduated from Appalachian School of Law in 2015, Summa Cum Laude, graduating as class Valedictorian. While attending ASL, Scott was received into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society, selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in 2015, and earned Scholarly Book Awards in Wills & Estates, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bar Studies, and Advanced Torts. Prior to law school, Scott attended East Tennessee State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice.
Scott is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. Since admission to the Tennessee Bar, Scott’s areas of interest include criminal law, family law, and estate administration.

Education

Appalachian School of Law – Juris Master – 2014; Juris Doctorate – 2015

  • Tennessee Bar Association (2016)
  • Valedictorian, 2015, Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 3.83
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Sutin-Blackwell Alumni Prize for Excellence (2015)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (Spring 2015)
  • ASL Thomas Blackwell Scholarship recipient (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Bar Prep Scholarly Book Award (Spring 2015)
  • Wills Trusts & Estates, Scholarly Book Award (Spring 2014)
  • Advanced Torts, Scholarly Book Award (Spring 2015)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Scholarly Book Award (Fall 213)
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society, Blackwell Inn (2013 – 2015)
  • Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal, Senior Editor (2015)
  • Student Bar Association, Senator (2012 – 2013)
  • Student Honor Court: Justice (2013 – 2014); Deputy Chief Justice (2014 – 2015)
  • ASL Cares (Student Humane/ Animal Welfare Society) (2012 – 2015)
  • Community Service
    • Approx. 125+ hours

East Tennessee State University – B.A. – 2012, Psychology; Minor – Criminal Justice

Legal Experience

Steven R. Finney & Associates, Johnson City, TN (August 2015 – Present)

  • Associate (August 2015 – Present)
    • Practice areas: Criminal, Probate, Family Law, Personal Injury

Slagle & Finney, Johnson City, TN, Summer 2014

  • Internship
    • Primarily conducting legal research for Mr. Steven R. Finney, Esq., for issues in criminal and family law

Judicial Clerkship, Washington County, TN, 1st Judicial District Circuit Court, Summer 2013

  • Educational Internship
  • 200+ hours interning with Honorable Judge local Judiciary
  • Legal Research – Divorce, Child Custody, Child Abuse, and Contract Disputes