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D. Bruce Shine, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Employment Law, Administrative Law, Employee Stock Ownership Plans. Member of Shine & Mason Law Office.


Shine, David Bruce was born on August 11, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas Foss and Alice Matilda (Hudgins) Shine.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Tusculum College, 1960. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1964. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1965.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tusculum College, 1984. Master of Laws, University Leicester, England, 1999.


Worked at Shine & Mason Law Office (Kingsport, Tennessee) specializing in General Practice, Labor Relations, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Employment Law, Mediation (ADR), Administrative, Trademark/Copyright, Corporate, Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Mediation.

Admitted to the bar, 1964. (Honorary), 1984) Vanderbilt University (Juris Doctor, 1964).

Columbia University Graduate School of Law (1965). Mediation: Certified Mediator, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1996.

Commissioner, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1996—. Certified Mediator, State of Tennessee, 1997. Author: "Can the National Labor Relations Board Help Cinderella and Little Orphan Annie?" Volume 47 Labor Law Journal, No.

11 November 1996. "A Primer on Unemployment Insurance Law for The General Practitioner," Volume 23 No. 2, Tennessee Bar Journal, 1987. "The Employment-at-Will Doctrine - Time to Terminate? But How," Volume 18 Tennessee Bar Journal No.

4, 1982; "A Survey of Tennessee Labor Cases Since 1954," Volume 47, Tennessee Law Review, No. 2, Winter, 1980; "Finally, A Federal Remedy for Discharged Workmen's Compensation Claimants in Tennessee," Volume 16, Tennessee Bar Journal, No. l, February, 1980. "The Psychology of Faculty Unions in the Seventies," Volume 16 International Journal Instructional Media No.

1, 1979-1980; "The October '76 Term Revolution-End of an Era? New Trends in Race and Religious Employment Discrimination," Volume 13 Tennessee Bar Journal No. 4, 1977. Co-Author, "ESOP: The American Workers' Leveraged Buyout," Volume 95, Case & Comment, No. 1, 1990. Practice before Interstate Commerce Commission, 1965—.

Member: Kingsport, Tennessee (Chairman, Labor Law Section, 1983-1984) and American (Member, Committee on Development of Law of Union Administration and Procedure, 1973—) Bar Associations. District of Columbia Bar. Shine & Mason maintains a national practice from Kingsport serving a diverse clientele.

The firm has intentionally limited its size to assure a personalized client relationship with direct attorney access. Shine & Mason harnesses Fifty (50) years of experience, in a myriad of complex legal areas, before state, federal and administrative tribunals throughout the country. Principal D. Bruce Shine has lectured nationally and internationally on labor/employment law, education law and employee stock ownership.


Chairman board trustees Tusculum College, 1977-1988. Chairman and commissioner, Tennessee Arts Commission 1967-1972. Commissioner, Tennessee Commission Aging, 1976- 1979.

Trustee Hiwassee College, 1994-1998. Member Democratic National Committee, 1972-1976. Commissioner ADR, Supreme Court of Tennessee, since 1996.

Honorary consul Republic of Malta for Tennessee and North Carolina, since 2004. Member Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission, since 2005. Fellow American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Foundation.

Member National Lawyers Club.


  • Other Interests

    Canoeing, collecting toy soldiers.


Married Elizabeth Magoffin, May 31, 1969. Children: James Vincent, Edward Magoffin, David Bruce Junior.