For more than two decades, Tate Williams has helped people and organizations seek justice in and out of the courtroom in a broad range of complex civil and criminal cases.
He has handled criminal investigations, trials and appeals in state and federal courts across Texas and elsewhere. His career has included white-collar crimes such as Health Care Fraud, Water Pollution, Securities Fraud, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy, and Prescription Drug Diversion, to trials defending people accused of Murder, Assault, Bank Robbery, Drug Trafficking, DWI, various sex and other crimes.
The courtroom skills Tate has honed across dozens of criminal trials have also helped him in his civil litigation practice where he has handled many civil matters through settlement, trial, or appeal including DTPA, TMFPA, False Claims Act, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Defamation, False Imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution, Divorce, Child Custody, and Partition actions. Likewise, Tate has represented ordinary Texans and licensed professionals 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 B.A. with majors in Archaeological Studies and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He received his J.D., from the University of Houston Law Center in 1999.
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. A sixth generation native Houstonian, Tate resides in the area with his family.