A member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Tanya Tate is a seasoned and highly effective mediator, having mediated hundreds of cases in her career, the majority of them disputes involving employment law [See her recent article on The Emerging Overlap Between Covid-19 and Employment Law Litigation] and business-related matters. Prior to beginning her practice as a mediator and arbitrator 13 years ago, Tanya represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a multitude of different cases involving employment law, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, contracts, torts, business litigation, insurance coverage, school law, premises liability, and personal injuries. Her years of experience working as a litigator representing both sides has given Tanya a unique and unbiased insight into each party’s position and provided her with a broad base of knowledge from which to draw during mediation. Tanya’s experience, patience, and ability to quickly spot and evaluate the most contested issues has allowed her to bring of the vast majority of her cases to a successful resolution.
Tanya is also a skilled arbitrator, with significant experience serving as both a solo arbitrator and on three-arbitrator panels. Her trial experience, broad background in employment law and commercial disputes, , attention to detail and thoroughness, and deep desire to reach a correct and well-reasoned decision make her an extremely effective arbitrator.
Tanya is a certified member of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has also served as a mentor to younger employment attorneys in the Atlanta Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Mentorship Academy. She and has also been an invited speaker at ADR and employment law conferences. In addition to her mediation and arbitration practice, Tanya also works as an independent investigator investigating claims of workplace harassment and discrimination, as well as alleged FLSA violations.
- University of Georgia (Honors Program), B.A. Journalism, magna cum laude with honors
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
- NELA Georgia CLE Conference, September 28, 2023
- Emerging Trends in Dispute Resolution in Georgia and the US – A Program of the University of Georgia School of Law and Miles Mediation & Arbitration, April 18, 2023