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Thomas T. Tate



The founder of Andersen Tate & Carr‘s litigation group, Tom has a sophisticated litigation practice focused primarily in the areas of eminent domain, intellectual property, healthcare, contracts, real estate and other business litigation, as well as high exposure personal injury cases. Tom’s active and successful litigation practice includes conducting trials and arguing before appellate courts on a regular basis. He has been lead counsel for landowners in some of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in Gwinnett County history, including a $6 million settlement and a verdict for over $9 million in damages. Tom is well known by clients and colleagues alike for his advocacy skills, professionalism and integrity. While in college at The George Washington University, Tom was captain of the men’s basketball team, an Academic All-American, and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. After graduating from Michigan Law School and starting his career with a large Atlanta law firm, Tom moved his practice to Gwinnett County in 1988 to help establish the firm with Tom Andersen.


  • Master of the Inn, Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
  • Selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine annually from 2009 - present
  • Awarded Highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and professional ethics annually from 1989 - Present
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in field of commercial litigation


University of Michigan Law School

  • Juris Doctor - 1982

The George Washington University

  • B.A. - 1979


  • Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia


Civic Activities

Community & Professional

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Leadership Gwinnett Graduate - 1992
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta – Chairman of the Gwinnett Advisory Board - 2011-2013
  • Johns Creek Advantage - Board of Directors – Chair Elect
  • South Gwinnett Rotary Club - Member and Past President
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Member, Team in Training
  • Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services – Executive Committee Member and Past Chairman of the Board


  • Professionalism Seminars, Georgia Bar Association

Client Testimonials


"I have known Mr Tate for more than twenty years both as a friend and as legal counsel for my small business.  He has helped me successfully navigate through many difficult legal obstacles and challenges as i have grown my company into a leader in its industry. He has consistently provided me with sound, sage and unbiased advice while always being extremely reasonable with fees and filings. Most importantly, he is an honest, moral and compassionate adviser/counselor who is unwaveringly zealous in his defense of his client’s best interests. I trust and recommend him without reservation in all legal business matters."

- Todd M. Antin, CEO , PACT ATLANTA LLC 

"Tom did a great job for our church but more importantly is a wonderful person and his compassion and desire to have empathy with our situation was obvious to everyone who worked with Tom."
-Pastor Kevin Creasman, Yellow River Baptist Church

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