Jason S. Shade


Jason Shade concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights law, real estate law, construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Shade has worked extensively with special servicers in wide-ranging commercial mortgage-backed security matters including foreclosure, receiverships, defense of borrower litigation and guarantor recovery. Mr. Shade has also represented creditors and other parties in preference suits, lien avoidance actions and other various bankruptcy claims and has handled several multi-family housing loan workouts.

In addition to his bankruptcy/creditors’ rights practice, Mr. Shade has represented general contractors, subcontractors and owners in all aspects of construction disputes before courts and arbitration panels. He has also represented various clients in a vast array of real estate, corporate and commercial disputes. Finally, Mr. Shade has represented many different employers in all aspects of employment litigation including, but not limited to, the defense of workers’ compensation claims in both Tennessee and North Carolina.

Formerly associated with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz in its Tri-Cities office, Mr. Shade is a founding member of Ensley, Baker & Shade, PLLC.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz’s 2010 Johnson City Office Pro Bono Award
  • Member – Tennessee, North Carolina and American Bar Associations
  • Member-Mountain Empire Tennis Association
  • Member-Skycrafter’s Inc. (Maintenance Officer)
  • FAA Licensed Private Pilot


  • Tennessee, 2003
  • North Carolina, 2002


  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1997