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Born in Florida, the son of a university professor and a nurse, Guy’s family had stops at schools in Florida, Georgia, and Rhode Island before they set roots in lovely East Tennessee. Guy learned a few things on the Hallam Family Fruit Farm in Loudon County, Tennessee, including the value of hard work, that not all peaches are created equal, and that it’s not a good idea to try to get a pickup truck up on two wheels. Truth be told, Guy would be happy to spend the day back out on the tractor, dragging a “bush hog” around the farm.

Although he likes to refer to his youth as “hard scrabble,” there is little evidence to support the use of that term. Guy’s love of the Tennessee Volunteers also started in his youth, as a boy scout guarding the pennants at the top of Neyland Stadium on Saturdays in the fall, and continued through his graduation from UT with a degree in English literature. An appellate clerkship brought Guy to Idaho from Portland, which allowed him to find a home in the Idaho foothills and the love of his life, Shannon. Most of Guy’s non-work time is now spent in gyms, coaching or cheering their two kids on at various sporting events, with scant free time spent passing the travel bug on to the kids and trying to get outdoors. His favorite work activities include suing on behalf of whistleblowers and fighting non-compete agreements.

Education & Experience

Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
Juris Doctor, 1998

University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts, 1993

Judicial Clerk, Idaho Court of Appeals
Hon. Karen Lansing, 1998-2000

Elam & Burke
Associate Attorney

White Peterson

Kormanik Hallam & Sneed
Founding Member

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