Our Attorneys

David R. Shults

David joined the firm in 1981. He is a 1978 graduate of East Tennessee State University (B.S., History and Business). He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1980. He became a founding partner in the firm in 1983. David is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, the Eastern District Federal Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. David serves as the General Sessions Judge for Unicoi County, Tennessee. 

His practice areas include: Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate, and Real Estate.

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Lois B. Shults-Davis

Lois was a founding partner in this firm in 1985. She is a 1977 graduate of East Tennessee State University (B.S., Social Sciences Area Concentration), and a 1980 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She is licensed to practice in all Tennessee state courts, as well as the Eastern District Federal Court. She is a TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General, Civil, and Family Mediator. She serves as the Town Attorney for the Town of Unicoi, Tennessee. 

Her areas of practice include: Personal Injury, Estates, Municipal Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Adoptions, Real Estate, and Mediation Services.

Douglas K. Shults

Doug joined the law firm in 1986. He is a 1981 graduate of East Tennessee State University (B.S., Business Administration). Doug graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with High Honors in 1983. He is licensed in all Tennessee state courts, as well as the Eastern District Federal Court. Doug serves as the County Attorney for Unicoi County, Tennessee. 

His practice areas include: Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate, and Civil Litigation.

Sarah R. Shults

Sarah joined the firm in 2006. She graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985 (B.S., Political Science and English). Sarah graduated with Honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988. She formerly served as an Assistant United States Attorney. She is licensed to practice in all Tennessee state courts,   as well as the Eastern District Federal Court. She serves as the Municipal Judge for the Town of Erwin, Tennesse. 

Her areas of practice include: Domestic Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Juvenile Law, Adoptions, and various Real Estate matters.

Joe Shults

Joe joined the firm in 2017.

Our Staff

Tracie Metcalf (Paralegal)

Tracie Metcalf joined the firm in 2017. She graduated from Unicoi County High School in 1991. Prior to joining the firm, Tracie was a Staffing Manager with AtWork Personnel Services from December 2011 to July 2017. She was appointed, then elected as the Unicoi County Circuit Court Clerk from June 2007 to August 2010. Tracie worked with the Washington County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office as a Deputy Clerk from August 2005 to December 2007 in both General Sessions Court and Criminal Court. She worked with the District Attorney General’s Office –Criminal Division as a Legal Assistant from December 2000 to July 2005 and with the District Attorney General’s Office – Child Support Division as a Specialist II from August 1999 to November 2000. Tracie worked with Roger Day, Attorney, as a Legal Secretary from June 1998 to August 1999. She worked with Sherwood & Pate, Attorneys at Law, as a Legal Secretary from March 1992 to May 1998. Tracie serves the firm by performing paralegal duties and essential office operations, as well as assisting with various real estate matters.


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Ashley Stelick (Real Estate Paralegal)

 

Ashley joined the firm in 2017. She graduated in 2016 from ETSU, with a degree in Marketing. She is responsible for Real Estate tasks including Title Search, Title Insurance preparation, and other various real estate matters. She also serves the firm by assisting with all other general paralegal services and needs, as well as essential office operations.