The Tate Young Law Firm
Tate Young has practiced law for 30 years and has tried cases in state and federal courts. He started his career as in-house counsel with a major oil company practicing anti-trust and commercial litigation, then worked in two Houston law firms and became partner in the latter. In 1992, he started his own firm. He is respected for having the ability to accurately evaluate and assess a legal matter prior to a lawsuit being filed, including analysis of both liability and damages issues.
Mr. Young has represented management and employees, which enables him to many times anticipate the opposing party’s next move. Mr. Young’s years of practice have enabled him to ascertain, and focus, on the germane factual and legal issues in a case. He develops pretrial and trial strategies, always being mindful of the client’s goals.
Always maneuvering towards trial, he will, if appropriate, negotiate a settlement. Mr. Young prides himself on solving legal disputes invoking creative strategies. Other attorneys, and even a Texas appellate judge, have entrusted their personal legal disputes to him.
Mr. Young also negotiates all types of contracts, particularly employment agreements containing non-compete and non disclosures provisions, and advises clients on “golden parachute” and severance packages.
Mr. Young’s practice is primarily concentrated in two primary areas. He has vast experience in commercial litigation including business torts, contracts, consumer protection, real estate, construction and trade secret law. He also focuses on employment law including covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements, severance agreements, wrongful termination and discrimination.
His clientele runs the gamut from international, and national, clients to locally-based businesses and individuals with one-of-a-kind needs. Representative clients are in real estate development and management, oil and gas companies, construction, manufacturing, software/website companies, services industry and attorneys, as well as individuals with employment related claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other labor related matters.
Mr. Young has handled some interesting and noteworthy cases over the years, and has been featured in The Houston Chronicle, on television and radio.