He has also handled many civil matters through settlement, at trial, or on appeal...
He has also handled many civil matters through settlement, at trial, or on appeal...TATE WILLIAMS has handled numerous criminal investigations, trials and appeals in state and federal courts across Texas including Health Care Fraud, Program Fraud, Water Pollution, Murder, Attempted Capital Murder, Assault, Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and white-collar, violent, non-violent, drug, and other crimes.
He has also handled many civil matters through settlement, at trial, or on appeal including breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, breach of contract, professional negligence, divorce, child custody, and partition of property.
Additionally, Tate has represented individuals in administrative matters before the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
For several years he was the co-host of a local cable television talk show featuring interviews and commentary from community leaders and the criminal justice community. Tate has been a speaker at conferences and courses on Ethics, Jury Selection, Mental Health, and DWI.
Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in 1996 and graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1999.
In addition to all Texas state courts, Tate is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice and Family sections, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and other local bar organizations.
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