Jason S. Shade



Primary Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Credit and Debtor’s Rights
  • Family Law

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

  • Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars for Business Litigation, 2013-2014
  • Named to the Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA’s Top 40 under 40, 2012
  • Pro Bono Outstanding Service Award- 2015
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz’s 2010 Johnson City Office Pro Bono Award
  • Member – Tennessee, North Carolina and American Bar Associations

  • Member- Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Panel Attorney
  • Board Member- Skycrafter’s, Inc.
  • Board Member- Keystone Dental Care
  • FAA Licensed Private Pilot, Instrument Rated


  • North Carolina, 2002
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2009
  • United State Tax Court, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017


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