has practiced law for over 36 years. During that time his practice has primarily consisted of representing parties in all types of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, professional liability and business litigation. He has tried over 200 civil cases to a jury verdict. As a practicing attorney he has participated in many mediations as the attorney representing a party in the litigation. This has given him a unique opportunity to observe and learn the things important to everyone participating in the mediation process.
Mr. Howard is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed civil mediator. As a mediator he has mediated personal injury, medical malpractice, professional liability, construction disputes, insurance coverage, employment, civil rights and commercial disputes. The scope of these mediations includes catastrophic injury cases, multi-million dollar commercial transactions, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice cases and numerous less severe personal injury cases.
Mr. Howard was recently inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Mr. Howard is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, Nashville Bar Foundation, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and Defense Research Institute (DRI). He has lectured and taught continuing education courses on a variety of topics, including mediation for the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA); Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA); National Business Institute (NBI); Lorman Education Services; Samford University, Cumberland School of Law; Insurors of Tennessee; NALS, Association of Legal Professionals; and various insurers.
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William H. Tate
is a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator. His mediation practice focuses on construction litigation, insurance coverage of construction disputes, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Tate has practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee for the last twenty-nine years, working on construction and insurance coverage under the Commercial General Liability Policy and the Builders Risk Policy. Mr. Tate has spent much of his career litigating and negotiating bankruptcy matters, including construction cases involving Surety issues, construction issues and financial issues.
Mr. Tate has served as a mediator in construction cases, bankruptcy and insurance matters and has participated in mediations involving wrongful death claims, copyright and trademark issues.
Mr. Tate has lectured on insurance coverage of construction disputes and has advised clients regarding insurance coverage of entertainment matters, including copyright infringement. Recently, Mr. Tate has been a featured speaker for the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and the Tennessee Bar Association Law Section on the topic of Insurance Coverage of Construction Disputes in Tennessee.
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