S. Lester Tate III

S. Lester Tate III

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Summary

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 client 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 currently the Vice Chairman of the Judicial Qualifications Commission and a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Lester has spent his entire professional career as a court room lawyer, having tried over 100 civil and criminal cases to verdict. 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, murder trials.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. | University of South Carolina Law Review
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University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. | Industrial Management
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Awards
Friends of the Frontiers Award
New Frontiers of Bartow County
Named a "Georgia Super Lawyer"
Atlanta Magazine and the Journal of Law & Politics
Named one of "Georgia's Legal Elite"
Georgia Trend Magazine
AV-Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Advocates for Bartow's Children
Volunteer Lawyer
Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Federal Defender Board, Member
Current
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Atlanta Bar Association
Current
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Current
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Cartersville-Bartow County Bar Association
Current
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American Association of Justice
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Executive Committee
- Current
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Bartow County United Way of Bartow County
Campaign Chairman
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Board of Governors, member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
President
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State Bar of Georgia
President-Elect
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State Bar of Georgia
Treasurer
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U.S. Presidential Election Voter Protection Operation
Bartow & Paulding County Counsel
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Bartow County Democratic Party
Chairman
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State Democratic Committee
Member
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State Bar of Georgia
State Disciplinary Board Investigative Panel; Chairman
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How I Got Justice for My Client
Verdict (a Georgia Trial Lawyers Association publication)
Finding the Bottom of a Bottomless Pit: Cross Examining Witnesses
Georgia Bar Journal
Websites & Blogs
Website
Akin & Tate, P.C.
Contact & Map
Akin & Tate, P.C.
11 Public Sq.
P.O. Box 878
Cartersville, GA 30120
USA