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W. Matthew Wilson Joins Akin & Tate, P.C.

Attorney Matthew Wilson

 

Akin & Tate is very excited to announce a new addition to our firm: Matthew Wilson, one of Atlanta's top young trial lawyers, will be opening up our Atlanta office. Welcome Matthew! 

 

To learn more about Matthew, click here. 

Flashback Friday: March 13, 2015

Flashback Friday: March 13, 2015

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This plaque honoring Warren Akin I is near the railroad depot in Downtown Cartersville, and he certainly made headlines in his day. Here, he’s called a “lawyer-minister-politician.” The elder Akin began practicing law in 1836, and argued the first case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1848. He was an ordained Methodist minister and a Trustee of Emory College. From 1861 to 1863, he served as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and as Confederate Congressman from 1864 to the end of the Civil War.

Lester Tate on Mega Firm Television Advertising

Lester Tate on Mega Firm Television Advertising

"I think one of the biggest things is that you're talking about lawyers who generate a high, high volume of cases, because you're selling your legal services the same way you sell Ginsu knives."

"We're Not the Suing Kind"

"We're Not the Suing Kind"

If the walls of our law office could talk, what would they say? They would probably tell you that almost everyone who walks through our doors want's you to know that "they aren't the suing kind."  It's uttered as an apology; a way of explaining--as if an explanation were needed--what brings them to a lawyer's office. 

Lester Tate to Serve as Judicial Qualifications Commission's Chairman

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Akin & Tate partner and 48th President of the State Bar of Georgia, Lester Tate, will serve as JQC's chairman after Robert Ingram's second term, ending November 1, 2014. Formerly vice chairman of the seven-member JQC, Lester looks forward to leading the commission while continuing to represent Georgia residents in all of their legal needs. 

 

Read more about the Judicial Qualifications Commission's new leadership here.  

2014 WELTNER AWARD WINNERS

Lester Tate, Jeff Davis, Robert Ingram, Judge Brenda Weaver, Richard Hyde, Judge John Allen at the 2014 Weltner Dinner. Lester is part of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission won the Weltner Award from the First Amendment Foundation for its opinion on open courts. Congratulations!

Read more here: http://www.gfaf.org/weltner-award/

FAMILY OF HELEN SHOOTING VICTIM WONDER IF HIJAB TRIGGERED INCIDENT

LESTER INTERVIEWS WITH CARTERSVILLE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS

“I think that deep down being a small town lawyer with a statewide or national reputation is now and has always been my dream.”

Check out Lester’s full interview with the The Daily Tribune News:

http://daily-tribune.com/bookmark/23929186-In-varied-career-Tate-strives-for-improvement

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT’S MAGISTRATE JUDGE MERIT SELECTION PANEL

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT’S MAGISTRATE JUDGE MERIT SELECTION PANEL

We’re very excited to announce that Lester Tate has been asked to serve on the United States District Court’s Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of Georgia!