24 November, 2016

Lester Tate Joins LMC Advisory Board

Happy to report that Lester Tate has accepted my invitation to join LMC's Advisory Board: Lester Tate is a trial lawyer who served as the 48th President of the State Bar of Georgia. Since 1996, he has practiced as a shareholder in Akin & Tate, P.C., Georgia’s oldest continuing law firm. He has won numerous million dollar plus verdicts and settlements for his clients and has been widely recognized as one of the state's top lawyers by various publications, including Georgia Trend Magazine, which named him to its list of “Georgia’s Legal Elite,” and Atlanta Magazine, which has repeatedly named him as a “Super Lawyer.” He is the current President of the Georgia Chapter of ABOTA, the former Chairman of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Because of his extensive courtroom experience, he was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, one of the nation’s most prestigious groups of trial lawyers, with the rank of “Advocate.” He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than 1% of American lawyers. Lester has also appeared over 30 times in Georgia’s state and federal appellate courts. While devoting most of his time to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, his practice is unusually broad and has included such diverse matters as federal criminal cases, complex commercial disputes, workers compensation cases, and murder trials. Lester received his J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987 and his B.S. in Industrial Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982. When invited to serve on our LMC Advisory Board, he responded: “I’m not sure I would have made it out of Tech without the classes in the then English Department’s Business and Technical Communications Certificate program, given my deficiencies in Math and Science.  More importantly, though, I feel very strongly that the classes I took in that program paved the way for me to be a Congressional Press Secretary and later a trial lawyer.  So, I am indeed very honored and appreciative for the opportunity to give back.” For more information, see: