Jack K. Shelton

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Attorney Jack K. Shelton

Of Counsel
Nashville Office
Phone: 615-425-7367
Fax: 615-259-1522
Email: [email protected]


Jack K. Shelton is Of Counsel in the Nashville office of Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC.  His major practice areas include Corporate and Transactional Law, Commercial and Government Contracts, International Trade, U.S. Export Controls, and Industrial Security.

Jack works with businesses in myriad industries, adding value to companies engaged in international trade.  He focuses on educating his clients and putting strategies in place that they are likely to follow to manage their risks.  Such specific areas include U.S. Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Antiboycott Laws, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Foreign Direct Investment, National Industrial Security Program, International Sales / Agency / Distribution, Transportation of Goods and Cargo Damage, and International Payment Systems.

He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the West Tennessee District Export Council and also speaks at events hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service on international trade law.  Each semester, Jack lectures at the Memphis College of Art teaching students about how they can protect their work.

Jack and his wife recently relocated to Nashville, originally from Memphis.  Both animal lovers, they have a dog named Kenji and a cat, Charlie Rich.  Jack also serves on the Woof River Animal Rescue board in his spare time.

Practice Areas
Corporate and Business Law and Litigation
Corporate and Transactional Law
Commercial and Government Contracts
International Trade
U.S. Export Controls
Industrial Security

Tulane University Law School, LL.M. in Admiralty Law (cum laude, 2011)
Unversity of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, 2010)
Colorado College, B.A., major in English Lit. and minor in French (2004)

Bar Admissions
Louisiana (currently on voluntary leave)

Practice Privileges
Courts of Louisiana, Tennessee, D.C.
U.S. Court of International Trade

West Tennessee District Export Counsel
Tennessee Bar Association – International Law Section
Customs and International Trade Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
D.C. Bar Association
Memphis World Trade Club
National Customs Brokers and Freight
Forwarders Association