John L. Tate - Stites & Harbison, PLLC

John L. Tate

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 502-681-0460

As co-chair of the firm's Torts & Insurance Practice Group, John's national and regional litigation practice focuses on defending complex product liability lawsuits, but his considerable trial experience also includes admiralty claims, construction and insurance disputes, intellectual property, and a variety of personal injury matters. He has tried cases to jury verdicts in eight states.

John also maintains an active appellate practice, representing both parties and amicus curiae in state and federal courts of appeals.

One of John's special interests is the application of Daubert criteria to expert witness testimony. Reported decisions on this topic include Morehouse v. Louisville Ladder, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21766 (June 28, 2004); Reynolds v. Freightliner, 2006 U.S. Dist. 97244 (June 21, 2006); Hayes v. MTD Products, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66109 (Sept. 6, 2007); and Walker v. Louisville Ladder, 2009 U.S. Dist. 9917 (Feb. 9, 2009).  

Wake Forest UniversityBA 1969University of LouisvilleMA 1971University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of LawJ.D. 1981
American College of Trial LawyersProduct Liability Advisory CouncilFederation of Defense & Corporate CounselInternational Association of Defense CouncilDefense Research Institute (DRI)Lawyers for Civil Justice

Client Comments

"John Tate is one of the best trial lawyers I have worked with."

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 1800
Louisville, KY 40202-3352
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Louisville Metro Area
John L. Tate has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Appellate, Complex Litigation, Tort)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Appellate, Product Liability)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical)

Other Information

Gender: Male