Savannah, Georgia's nationally acclaimed trial lawyer, Mark Tate, has over 21 years' experience in the field of civil litigation. Mark began his career in law as a defense attorney, but his true passion quickly compelled him to represent individuals, not corporations. Mark's record of multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts won for his clients distinguishes him as a master trial attorney.
Areas Of Practice
Admitted To Practice
-State Bar of Georgia Admission, 1992
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1992
-Georgia Supreme Court of Appeals, 1994
-U. S. Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
-U. S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1997
-U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia 1997
-U. S. District Court, East and West Districts of Arkansas, 1998
-U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2009
-U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Harris County Texas, 333 rd District, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
-U. S. District Court Southern District of Illinois , 2012
-U. S. District Court, New Jersey, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Nevada District, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 2012
-U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011
-Georgia Court of Appeals
-Supreme Court of Georgia
-Accepted into the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Which screens attorneys committed to the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, quality of work and experience, 2010
-AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell The highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards, 2010
-Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, In the state of Georgia, by The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-2010
-Elected to Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
-Outstanding Lawyers of America, Fellow by Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2004
-Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer of the Year by American Association for Justice, 2002
-Wiedemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence by American Association for Justice, 1997-1999
-Four time recipient of Weidemann Wysocki Citation of Excellence
-Recipient of the F. Scott Baldwin Award for Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer
-University of Georgia, School of Law, JD 1992
---Phi Alpha Delta, Editorial Board, 1990-1991
---Managing Board, 1991-1992
---International Law Research Assistant to Professor Thomas Schoenbaum
-Mercer University, BA Economics, 1988
-State Bar of Georgia, member 1992-present
-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Regional Vice-President)
---Chair, New Lawyers Division (1996-1997)
---Chair, Membership Committee (1998-1999)
---Co-Chair, Fall Workshop Committee (1998-2002)
-Savannah Trial Lawyers Association
---President-Elect , 1999-2000
---Vice President, 1998-1999
-Southern Trial Lawyers Association, president, 2000-2001
-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
-The American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, Leaders Forum Member
---New Lawyers Division Chair, 1999-2000
---Board of Governors, 2000-2002)
-Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Top 100 Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
-National College of Advocacy Board of Governors, 2000-2003
-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
-Melvin M. Belli Society (Outstanding Supporting Member)
-Supporting Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Foundation
-International Society of Primerus Law Firms, 2010 Present
Presentations: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association:
-"Presenting and Preparing Your Expert Witness: Depositions and Trial"
-"Case Resolution Through Mediation"
-"Media Relations and Lawyers"
-"Lawyer Advertising and Marketing"
Presentations: Southern Trial Lawyers Association:
-"Avoiding the Workers Compensation Bar"
Presentations: Lorman Education Services
-"Fundamentals of Brain Trauma In Georgia"
-"Expert Witnesses in Birth Trauma Cases"