Walter Edward Schuler

Walter Edward Schuler

Associate General Counsel for The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
  • Business Law, Health Care Law
  • Tennessee
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Walter E. Schuler graduated magna cum laude from The University of Memphis in 1993 with a B.B.A. in International Business. He received his law degree, cum laude, with a Certificate in Health Law with Honors from Saint Louis University in 1996, where he served on the Law Journal Editorial Board, receiving the award for best student article and other honors. Walt has represented individuals and entities in matters related to health law, business law, corporate law, contracts, civil litigation, and state and federal regulation. He has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Walt has been admitted to the following courts: Tennessee Supreme Court and trial courts in Western Tennessee, 1996; Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2006; U.S. District Court Western District Tennessee,1996; U.S. District Court Middle District Tennessee, 2021; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1998; U.S. Supreme Court, 2003.

Walt is an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association, including its House of Delegates (2013-present), its Access to Justice Committee's Medical-Legal Partnership Subcommittee (2014-16) and its Health Law Section (Chair, 2012-13; Vice Chair, 2011-12; Executive Council, 2008-present). Walt is also an active member of the Memphis Bar Association's Health Law Section (Chair, 2013-14; member of founding Board, 2012). He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Walt also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Institute of Health Law and Policy at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2015-present), and on the Health Care Fraud Working Group Committee of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee since 2008.

NOTE: Walt works exclusively as in-house counsel for The University of Tennessee and does not accept any other client engagements.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Health Care Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • State and Federal Regulation
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I work exclusively as in-house counsel for The University of Tennessee and I do not accept any other client engagements.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Associate General Counsel
The University of Tennessee
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Shareholder
Evans Petree Bogatin, P.C.
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Member/Partner
The Bogatin Law Firm, PLC
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Associate
The Bogatin Law Firm, PLC
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Senior Instructor
United States Army Reserve (Active)
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Sergeant
United States Army (Active)
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Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D., cum laude, with Certificate in Health Law with Honors (1996)
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Honors: Best Student Article Award, Volume 40, Saint Louis University Law Journal, 1996; John J. Lawless Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1993-96
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University of Memphis
B.B. A., magna cum laude (1993) | International Business
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Honors: Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key International Honour Society; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Epsilon
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Awards
Client's Choice Award
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Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Superb Rating 10/10
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Biography Published in Who's Who in America
Marquis Who's Who in America
Biography Published in Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who In American Law
Highest Grade (A+) Law Journal Course
Saint Louis University School of Law
Best Student Article Award, Volume 40
Saint Louis University School of Law, Law Journal
Biography Published in Who's Who: American Law Students
Marquis Who's Who: American Law Students
Research Assistant to Professor Thomas L. Greaney
Saint Louis University School of Law
Recognized by Professor Greaney in Preface section of West Publishing's first edition of Health Law Practitioner Treatise Series and Hornbook Series, which was cited by the United States Supreme Court fourth months after publication. See, 1 B. Furrow, T. Greaney, S. Johnson, T. Jost, & R. Schwartz, Health Law, Preface, vi (1995).
Member, Saint Louis University Law Journal Editorial Board, 1994-96
Saint Louis University School of Law
Member, Honor Society
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Member, Honor Society
Golden Key National International Honour Society
Member, Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma
Member, Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi
John J. Lawless Academic Scholarship, 1993-1996
Saint Louis University School of Law
National Defense Service Medal
United States Army Reserve (Active)
Army Commendation Medals (2)
United States Army (Active)
Army Achievement Medals (3)
United States Army (Active)
Good Conduct Medal
United States Army (Active)
Air Assault Badge
United States Army (Active)
Professional Associations
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Member
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member, House of Delegates
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Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member of Founding Board
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Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
Executive Council Member
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Tennessee State Bar  # 018213
Member
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American Health Lawyers Association
Member
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Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
Chair
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Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
Chair
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Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
Vice Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Physician Noncompetes Validated by New Law
Memphis Medical News
Knock Out? Supreme Court Deals a Knock Out Blow to Non-Competes for Docs, But This Fight is Not Over
Tennessee Bar Journal (Lead Article)
How Will Tennessee’s Health Care Provider Anti-Discrimination Laws Be Impacted By Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller?
Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section
The ERISA Pre-Emption Narrows: Analysis of New York State Conference of Blue Cross & (and) Blue Shield Plans v. Travelers Insurance Company and Its Impact on State Regulation of Health Care
Saint Louis University Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Health Law 101: An Introduction to Health Law, CLE Program, Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section, Memphis, TN
Memphis Bar Association, Health Law Section
Selected Topics in Tennessee Health Care Law: Tips for Surviving a Health Law Practice, Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Health Law Primer, Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
Certifications
Certificate in Health Law with Honors
Saint Louis University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
The University of Tennessee Office of General Counsel
Contact & Map
The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
66 N. Pauline Street
Room 428
Memphis, TN 38105
Telephone: (901) 448-3510
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