S. Lester Tate, III: Lawyer with Akin & Tate, P.C.

S. Lester Tate, III

Cartersville,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Negligence
  • Bodily Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Animal Attacks
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 878, Cartersville, GA, 30120
University Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Georgia; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships Cartersville-Bartow County, Atlanta and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia (President, 2010-2011; President-Elect, 2009-2010; Treasurer, 2007-2009; Executive Committee, 2005—; Member, Board of Governors, 1996—; State Disciplinary Board Investigative Panel, 2003-2006); Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (Chair, 2009; Vice-chair, 2008); Chair, General Practice & Trial Section, 2002; President, Federal Defender Board; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; American Association of Justice; American Board of Trial Advocates.
BornCedartown, Georgia, September 13, 1961

Named as "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine. Named as "Georgia Super Lawyer" by Atlanta Magazine and the Journal of Law & Politics. Listed in Who's Who in American Law. Member, South Carolina Law Review. Author: "Finding the Bottom of a Bottomless Pit: Cross Examining Witnesses," Georgia Bar Journal, October 1999; "How I Got Justice for My Client," Verdict, 2009. Member of Staff, U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, 1983-1984. Press Secretary, U.S. Congressman George (Buddy) Darden, 1984-1985. Volunteer Lawyer, Advocates for Bartow's Children. Campaign Chair, United Way of Bartow County, 1995. Chair, Bartow County Democratic Party, 2003-2007. State Committee Member, Democratic Party of Georgia, 2003-2006. U.S. Presidential Election Voter Protection Operation, Bartow & Paulding County Counsel, 2008.

Bar Fellowship: Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.

Reported CasesHumphrey v. United States, 888 F.2d 1546 (11th Cir. 1989); In Re: A.S.M., 214 Ga. App. 668 (1994); Georgia Electric Membership Corporation v. Hi Ranger, Inc. 273 F.3d 935 (11th Circuit. 2001); Georgia Electric Membership Corporation v. Hi Ranger, Inc. 275 Ga 197 (2002); Trax-Fax v. Hobba, 277 Ga. App. 464 (2006); Mays v. Ellis, 283 Ga. App. 195 (2007); Golden v. Vickery, 285 Ga. App. 216, 645 S.E.2d 695, 07 FCDR 1417, Ga. App. (May 02, 2007); Baldwin v. Georgia DOT, 292 Ga. App. 816, 665 S.E.2d 898, 08 FCDR 2656, Ga. App. (July 18, 2008); Flores v. Keener, 302 Ga. App. 275, 690 S.E.2d 903, 10 FCDR 408, Ga. App. (February 10, 2010); Barrett v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, S.E.2d, 2010 WL 1855764, 10 FCDR 1653, Ga. App. (May 11, 2010); Perkins v. Val D'Aosta Co., ---S.E. 2d---, 2010 WL 2698513, Ga.App., July 9, 2010 (NO. A10A0413).

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S. Lester Tate, III

11 Public Sq.
CartersvilleGA 30120-0707


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