The team of Akin & Tate has extensive experience providing confidential consultation to lawyers and judges throughout Georgia facing disciplinary action involving ethics and disciplinary matters.

In this case, experience does matter! 

Lester Tate is an experienced trial lawyer who served as the 48th President of the State Bar of Georgia. Over his 30-plus-year career, he has provided counsel to numerous lawyers and judges faced with ethics and disciplinary issues. He understands the sensitive nature of each case and how the outcome can impact livelihoods and careers. 

“S. Lester Tate III of Akin & Tate in Cartersville has developed a reputation over the past six years for representing high-profile judicial defense cases.”

Lester Tate currently serves as National Treasurer of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a member of the Executive Committee. He is the past President of the Southeastern  Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA), a member of the  American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, and, most recently, was elected to the ABA Board of Governors.

Focused on discretion and a timely resolution.

The Georgia Judicial Qualification Commission (JQC) is a state agency established in 1972 to promote public confidence in the judiciary. The JQC is responsible for investigating complaints alleging misconduct regarding alleging judicial misconduct, including unethical behavior, conflicts of interest, and violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. If evidence of misconduct is found, the 15 members of the JQC can recommend disciplinary action ranging from a reprimand to removal from office.

“For the past 36 years, trial attorney S. Lester Tate III has made a name for himself in the practice areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and criminal defense. But his legal acumen doesn’t stop there. He’s also earned a reputation in the Georgia legal community as being a go-to attorney for jurists facing ethics disputes.”

The State Bar of Georgia was created in 1964 to maintain the rules of professional conduct for lawyers and enforce them by bringing disciplinary proceedings against those who violate them.

The Akin & Tate Team has worked extensively with both the JQC and the State Bar of Georgia, assisting attorneys, law firms, and judges in navigating complex misconduct or ethics violation allegations. They understand the Rules of Professional Conduct and the unique disciplinary processes for attorneys and judges in Georgia that are critical to a fair and expedient resolution while upholding the high ethical standards of both governing bodies.

Call our office and speak with Lester directly. 

Contact Lester Tate today to schedule a confidential discussion regarding any matter you may be facing involving an attorney or judicial discipline. Lester Tate and his team of professionals have extensive experience providing confidential counsel to judges, lawyers, and law firms on sensitive matters involving ethical and professional matters. Their focus is on discretion and a timely resolution while providing an aggressive defense on behalf of their client.