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4031 Aspen Grove Drive
Suite 290
Franklin, TN 37067


J.D., Nashville School of Law, 2014 (Honor Council – 2010-2012)

B.A., Political Science, Tennessee State University, 2007 (Magna Cum Laude)


Marcus W. Shute, Jr. is Of Counsel in the Nashville office of GRSM and is a member of the Business Transactions, Cannabis, Hemp, & CBD, Entertainment & Recreation Law, Government Regulatory & Administrative Law, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Retail & Hospitality, and Wealth Management, Probate & Asset Protection practice groups. His experience spans complex business litigation and matters involving employment and professional liability claims. 

Marcus advises clients on a wide range of matters and assists in branding, planning, prosecuting, and defending against intellectual property infringements, arbitrations, and appeals. He also has experience representing businesses and individuals in matters involving consumer protection, cyber security and privacy risks, breach of contract, fraud, negligence, wealth management and asset protection. Marcus also focuses on representing long-term care providers, assisted living facilities, and health care providers in arbitration and litigation. His practice also includes the defense of construction defect, premises liability, automotive liability, and general liability claims.

With the recent legalization of Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD in many jurisdictions, Marcus has advised many clients in the cannabis industry including growers and distributors for compliance, licensing, while continuing to educate the client of the many changes to local regulations, state and federal law.

Prior to joining GRSM, Marcus was the founder and Managing Partner of Shute Law PLLC working with creatives and entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property, expand their brands and commercial reach. In his spare time; he is a private pilot, teaches at Tennessee State University, and is a center referee for the United States Soccer Federation.


  • Tennessee
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Executive Board Member)

Community Involvement

  • TruCare Transformation Board of Directors
  • Nashville Bar Leadership Forum, 2023 Fellow
  • Adjunct Professor, Tennessee State University (2022 - Present)
Publications & Presentations