• J.D., University of Tennessee
  • B.A., Wake Forest University

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Selected Experience

  • Representation of several businesses and employees concerning non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and other business torts
  • Representation of multiple physicians, accountants, restaurant owners and other professionals in business disputes and breakups
  • Representation several large law firms and individual lawyers in professional malpractice disputes
  • Representation of a former dealer in breach of contract claim against major automaker.
  • Representation of the Executor/Estate in a will contest jury trial where the potential beneficiary challenged validity of will
  • Representation of individuals injured in motor vehicle and other accidents
  • Representation of commercial real estate owners in eminent domain proceedings
  • Representation of the largest private corrections company in the United States in multiple civil rights actions in both state and federal court
  • Appointed Special Prosecutor by Tennessee Supreme Court in a criminal contempt case in 2012
  • Successfully challenged the constitutionally of a Tennessee criminal statute (Doe v. State, 2012)

Honors & Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2015-20)
  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch (2020)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (twice awarded)
  • National Defense Medal

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (President, 2020)
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program (Class of 2019)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (Class of 2017)
  • Young Leaders Council (Class 66)

Civic Activities

  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee Board Member (Social Enterprise Co-Chair)

Gil is a trial lawyer whose practice includes a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He represents individuals and businesses of all sizes in varied claims, including breach of non-competition agreements, business torts, trade secrets, breach of contract, professional liability, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and personal injury claims. Prior to joining Sims|Funk, Gil worked at a well-regarded litigation boutique firm in Nashville.

Gil graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and cum laude from the University of Tennessee School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Before law school, Gil served in the United States Marine Corps as a Reconnaissance Platoon Commander and a Military Transition Advisor to the Iraqi Army.

Recent News

Fox Selected for NBA Leadership Forum

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Nashville Bar Association’s Leadership Forum, which “provides a select group . . . of attorneys . . . with a unique setting to develop leadership skills through monthly workshops and activities focusing on local legal and community issues.”

Fox Selected for Young Leaders Council

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Spring 2020 class for the Young Leaders Council. YLC trains professionals between the ages of 25-40 to serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations. The training is followed by a one-year internship with a community agency, serving as a non-voting member of a working board. Sam […]

Funk, Sims & Peal recognized as Best Lawyers

Sam Funk, Scott Sims and Rob Peal have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Funk was recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities and Trade Secrets Law.  Sims and Peal were recognized for their work in Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation.

Super Lawyers recognizes Sims|Funk attorneys as top-rated in Nashville

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized Scott Sims, Sam Funk and Rob Peal in its list of top lawyers for 2020. Additionally, Gil Schuette, Mark Donnell, Mark Lenihan and Grace Fox have been named “Rising Stars.” Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys who are selected after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria, including peer […]

Nashville Business Journal Recognizes Funk and Sims as 2020 Best of the Bar

Sam Funk and Scott Sims have been selected for inclusion in the Nashville Business Journal’s 2020 Best of the Bar in the areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Once nominated to Best of the Bar, lawyers are voted on by their peers with weight given to votes received from outside their firm.