LAWYERS OF THE SOUTH LAWYERS OF THE SOUTH
Primary areas of practice:
Personal injury, products liability,
premises security, medical
malpractice, legal malpractice, birth
trauma litigation, asbestos litigation.
Mark Tate, the founder of Tate Law
Group, LLC, is a personal injury
attorney dedicated to securing
justice for each of his clients.
Drawn to practicing law in
Savannah by the city’s beauty and
people, Tate has established a
prominent practice through
obtaining success and results for
How long have you been
practicing law? 16 years.
Why did you become a lawyer? I
became a lawyer to help ordinary
people be treated fairly and
properly by insurance companies
In your opinion, what is the
public’s biggest misconception
about lawyers? People do not fully
grasp that personal injury litigation
is funded by Plaintiffs’ counsel and
if the case is lost, not only does the
lawyer not get paid, but he or she
loses all the case expenses, which
frequently exceed six figures.
What is your favorite law-related
movie, and why? The Verdict with
Paul Newman, because it quite
accurately depicts the shenanigans
some lawyers defending the
medical industry engage in, as well
as demonstrates that a jury is the
best method to defeat deceit.
“In order to be a good lawyer,
one must…” Know when to act
quickly, know when to move slowly
and know how angry to be at
whom and when.
TATE LAW GROUP, LLC—CIVIL LITIGATION
Undergraduate degree: Mercer Primary areas of practice: Personal injury, products liability, premises security, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, birth trauma litigation, asbestos litigation.
Law degree: University of Georgia
School of Law The mission of each attorney providing peace of mind to each Oklahoma and Houston, Texas. Sitting (L to R) Jarrod Dyar, James E.
Awards/recognitions: practicing at Tate Law Group, LLC of the firm’s clients. Taking an Tate Law Group, LLC and Mark Shipley, Jessica Hurtt, Paul Painter III
Recipient of the F. Scott Baldwin is to help injured people get the aggressive-yet-personal and Tate hosts a television talk show Standing (L to R) Tasha Chernyak,
Award; for Most Outstanding Young money they need to rebuild their compassionate approach to each on Saturday nights called Tate: Katie Kindred, Erica Biezenbos,
Trial Lawyer; Elected to lives. Mark Tate and his firm have case, the attorneys and staff at Tate Saturday Night Law on WTOC at Melinda McNally, Suzie Koncul,
Outstanding Lawyers of helped thousands of seriously- Law Group, LLC devote 11:35 p.m. The show is a forum Kristina Popovich, Zach Powers,
America, 2003; Three-time injured people who have been the themselves to providing high for local politicians, attorneys, Tammy Wells, Jere Ellis and
Recipient of Weidemann Wysocki victims of medical malpractice, quality legal services from the educators and community Mark Tate
Citation of Excellence; car accidents, 18-wheeler crashes, Coastal Empire to clients across activists to share with the viewing
Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe unsafe products, unsafe drugs and the country. audience their knowledge and Contact:
Pound Foundation; AAJ Leaders toxic elements. The firm’s Tate Law Group, LLC serves its vision for the future of our 2 East Bryan Street, Suite 600,
Forum Member; The American courteous and professional staff is clients outside of the Savannah community. Savannah, Georgia 31401
Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 experienced in assisting clients area with offices in Atlanta, 912.234.3030
Trial Lawyers, 2008 with legal needs, proudly Georgia, Oklahoma City, www.tatelawgroupllc.com
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