Mr. Pate is the senior partner of Pate and Knott, Attorneys at Law, and has been engaged in the practice of law since 1979. His practice is focused in the areas of domestic litigation, including divorces, child custody, child support, paternity actions, and civil litigation, personal injury cases, criminal law, and juvenile law. Mr. Pate also handles a broad scope of appellate cases in civil and criminal.
Mr. Pate is admitted to practice in Tennessee state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Pate received his undergraduate degree in political science and economics, from Middle Tennessee State University in 1974, and received his doctorate of jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law in 1979. Mr. Pate began practicing law in Nashville where he practiced until 1995, when he moved his practice to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and has practiced on the historic square to date.