Mary Lynn Tate is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2008–2014), the most respected referral list of current attorneys, for medical malpractice and personal injury. She is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), an honor bestowed on selected trial lawyers numbering no more than 500 within the United States, and carries the highest AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, a national peer review rating system.
Ms. Tate is co-director of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, former president of Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Federal Judicial Conference, and a recipient of the Brennan Award from the University of Virginia honoring lawyers for excellence in advocacy and professional achievement.
She has served on Virginia's Professionalism Faculty and the National College of Advocacy (NCA), spoken on numerous national and state programs, including the NCA's Medical Skills College, and appeared as a guest speaker in more than 20 states. Ms. Tate also served on arbitration and grievance panels for labor and business, as well as the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) and four terms on its Executive Committee.