The founder of Andersen Tate & Carr‘s litigation group, Tom has a sophisticated litigation practice focused primarily in business litigation, including cases involving eminent domain, intellectual property, employment law, healthcare, contracts, and real estate, as well as high exposure tort cases. Tom’s active and successful litigation practice includes conducting trials and arguing before trial and appellate courts on a regular basis. He has been lead counsel for landowners in numerous condemnation cases resulting in multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements, including a $6 million settlement and a jury verdict for over $9 million. 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.
University of Michigan Law School
The George Washington University
Tom is actively involved in our community, serving as past chairman and board member for several local nonprofits, including the Gwinnett Chapter of the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services. He also currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf, and Johns Creek Advantage. He has been a regular participant in endurance biking events to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Tom also established and continues to strongly support the firm’s annual cookout to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, serving as head grill chef for the event.
“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