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Patrick H. Tate
After graduating from law school in 1971, Patrick H. Tate served as a U.S. Army Military Police Officer until 1973. He then served in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1974, after which he served as a Judge Advocate in the Alabama National Guard until 1996. In August of that year, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
In 1973, Patrick H. Tate began his legal career as a sole practitioner and continued in that capacity until his son joined the practice in 2010. He served as the Dekalb County attorney for 17 years and as the Fort Payne City attorney for 16 years. Mr. Tate also served as the municipal judge in Fort Payne for another 16 years and served as the Vice President and President of the Municipal Judges Association for 2-year terms. Since 1996, he has served as general counsel for Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative and all its subsidiaries and has proudly represented a number of small municipalities and various utility boards over the years.
A substantial amount of Patrick H. Tate’s practice has been devoted to Probate Law, and he has served as the general administrator for DeKalb County since 1977. He has also represented clients in Social Security Disability Law since 1974.
Patrick L. Tate
Patrick L. Tate has served as the City Prosecutor for the City of Collinsville Municipal Court for over a decade. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama in 2002 and a J.D. From Birmingham School of Law in 2009. While at the University of Alabama, he was a member of the football team and earned a varsity letter in 2001. For the last several years, he has practiced law with his father, Patrick H. Tate, focusing primarily on probate law, criminal defense, and general litigation. Mr. Tate currently represents the Fort Payne Housing Authority and the DeKalb County Department of Human Resources.