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Tate Ryan Lounsbery

Child abuse Attorney at El Cajon, CA

4.9   73 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tate

Learn Tate’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child abuse
    90%
    I represent clients accused of child abuse or neglect in court and in Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) Grievance Hearings. I handle CACI hearings up and down the state of California. I also train and consult with child abuse mandated reporters on California child abuse and neglect laws.

  2. Juvenile law
    10%

Mr. Lounsbery's law practice is devoted primarly to child abuse of all kinds--physical, sexual, mental, and neglect. 

As a leading legal expert in child abuse defense, recognition & reporting, he is regularly invited to speak at statewide conferences & assocations (for lawyers and non-lawyers alike) on California's child abuse laws. 

In addition to representing individuals falsely accused of child abuse in criminal court, Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) hearings, and licensing hearings, he provides online & live training and consulting to California child abuse mandated reporters.

 

 

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Child Abuse Expert Tate R. Lounsbery

Location

Lounsbery Law Office, PC
270 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA, 92020

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  73 customer reviews
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Posted by Martin | May 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Friendly people help me in a time of need. Great service, very affordable and gets the job done
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful
Tate and his team were incredible, the case took years to be dismissed but they saw through until the end.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
CACI Success!
Tate and Chantelle saved us in Orange County. They are the subject matter experts in CACI removal. They were diligent and provided clear instructions for each step of the process. Chantelle represented us in the hearing. Chantelle you are amazing! You were confident, knowledgeable, and extremely supportive during the whole experience. Thank you for what you do!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2023
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The Attorney you Need
When I received notification in the mail that my name was being placed on the CACI, I was in complete shock. I've never even heard of the CACI and had no idea what to do next. After taking some time to process the situation, I began researching and found Tate Lounsberry through a Google search. I am pleased I did. To find out your name is on the CACI, can have a extreme effect on your life. It can affect your relationships, job opportunities, and your standing in the community. I knew that I had to do all that I could to get my name removed. When I called him, he took the time to listen to my situation and provided detailed information that would be helpful for my journey to getting my name removed. Once hired, he and Chantelle gave me step-by-step directions on how to proceed. The following months were tough, but in the end, I got the results I needed and deserved. If you are in need of an experienced and professional attorney, don't hesitate to hire Tate.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2023
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CACI Case Success!
Atty Lounsbery and his team are very professional, reliable, knowledgeable and patient. He was not only candid about my case giving me the pros and cons of my situation he also explained my options in detail. I especially appreciated the clear communication at every step providing homework assignments to ensure all paperwork was submitted on time. We achieved success and I would most definitely hire his services again. Pay for peace of mind in knowing that Atty Lounsbery is the BEST!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2023
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Life Saver
Tate Lounsbery represented me in my 2022 case with the County of San Diego. Words cannot express the gratitude I hold for Tate's dedication to his profession. Our lives have been restored in part by the work Tate and his team put into representing me, and reunification with my beloved child. Thank you.
Posted by Rene | July 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job
I would highly recommend Tate if you're in need of a good lawyer! Tate's experience is just what a person needs when they have any issues that require a lawyer's knowledge in child abuse or juvenile law. Tate helped me overcome a false allegation against me for child abuse. Tate's hard work has made is possible for me to peruse my dream of becoming a teacher.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
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Best decision!
I’m very happy and thankful for Tate and Chantelle! Because of them they were able to get my name removed from the CACI list. They truly cared and were very professional. Best part they were able to have my name removed before the hearing! Thank you! I feel like I can move on with my life with my family in peace.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Tate is amazing!
When I received my initial CACI listing paperwork, I looked up Tate and contacted him immediately. His videos, resources, calm and knowledgeable demeanor are top-notch. We consulted for over an hour and he gave me critical information on what to address in dependency court, what to request from the judge on the minute order, and how to prepare with an extensive checklist in dependency court as well as in preparation for my grievance hearing. He was available by phone and email whenever I needed him and he partners with other brilliant attorneys that specialize in CACI matters. I recommend Tate and his colleagues without reservation for all of your CACI needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Amazing Attorney!
Mr. Tate Lounsbery is an amazing Attorney and highly recommended! He handled my case very well and kept me informed. He understood my case very well and made his argument so clear to the court. His Brief addressed to the court and other counsel/ county was very convincing, that make it hard not even willing to reply to it. I know i am innocent man and being accused for child abuse, however by his strategy and his brief, he was able to get the job done and Dissmised my case even before court hearing. They dropped my case and decided to take me off the CACI list. I couldn't be happier that his handwork on my case. Thank you again Mr. Lounsbery!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2021
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Wonderful law firm
I don't know where to start. But here goes... I had a family member that was falsely accused . I looked into a few law firms and I came across Tates law firm. I consulted with his firm and hired them . This case went on quite some time and we even postponed our first date so we could come up with more evidence to prove to the court. In hiring Tates office he stated he had other lawyers that worked in his firm that myself and my family member would be directly be dealing with . Tate Gave us her name and number with in the same day. Her name is Chantelle Robinson. We worked with her very closely. Chantelle knows her job very well as does Tate . But I must thank them both greatly for all the hard work they both have done but an extra special THANK U to CHANTELLE ROBINSON. She always explained the process in detail this woman has been a true blessing she knows her stuff! She fought so hard and nailed all facts she did an amazing job in all she did. Chantelle has a true passion to her job and is an amazing lawyer. My family and I can't thank u more Chantelle for the Dedication, passion, hard work. Most people think going into a court case that Tate will be the only lawyer they incounter but he has his team and I can say my family is truly blessed all the way around to have chosen this law firm CHANTELLE YOU ARE AMAZING. I would definitely recommend this firm . Thank you both
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Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2021
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Anonymous
My lawyers, Chantelle and Tate, with the Loundsbery Law Firm, were professional, compassionate and worked diligently on my behalf. Through their legal expertise and client advocacy, they were able to achieve favorable results and successfully had my named removed for the CACI registry!!! My attorney, Chantelle, specially worked carefully to present the evidence needed to demonstrate the unjustifiable decision to have my name listed on the CACI in the first place, worked hard to collect the evidence from the county and collaterals, and kept me organized and prepared through weekly “homework assignments.” She spent time helping me prepare for my hearing and led a strong CACI hearing with her legal understanding and expertise. Not only was Chantelle responsive to any questions or concerns I had, she made herself readily available to speak with me over the phone and prepare for my case over through video chat. Tate was very professional and provided his strong expertise during my CACI hearing which proved to be in my favor. If you have been wrongfully placed on the CACI registry, have had your civil rights violated and are seeking justice, I would highly recommend that your hire Chantelle and Tate to represent you. The results of my name being removed from the CACI listing was life-changing!!
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Posted by Debra | September 16, 2021
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Foster-adopt mom
Hello to all who reads this. I reached out to Attorney Tate Lounsbery for a free consultation as is advertised on their website. Well, before I let you know what my experience was like with Attorney Tate, I want to give you a little background on my experience with previous "free consultations." In the past and very recently I have contacted lawyers for their "free consultations" and they have ALL been vague, insufficient and or filled with fluff that they cannot substantiate when I get in their presence for a "required" paid consultation where they seem to be ill-informed, changes their story as to how they can help and basically bring about in me and my husband a deep feeling of doubt as to their capability. Upon speaking with Attorney Tate, he was immediately warm, friendly and welcoming. What I and my husband was the most pleasantly surprised by was the methodical/detailed manner in which he patiently explained what his firm does, how they do it and some methods they use, etc to successfully win your case and to get your name removed from the CACI database. Attorney Tate answered ALL of our multiple questions without hesitation and never giving the impression of needing to get off the phone or becoming exacerbated with us. Also, my husband contacted Attorney Tate with additional questions the very next day and Attorney Tate quickly responded with a detailed answer. I and my husband were very pleased and impressed with Attorney Tate and the at least, 1 hour of information he provided us during the free consultation. In light of all of the above, I highly recommend Lounsbery Law Office. We will definitely hire this firm. Debra
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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Excellent attorney, extremely knowledgeable
Tate Lounsbery was very quick to respond, explained the CACI grievance process thoroughly, and laid out all expectations so we knew exactly what to expect. Never have I experienced an attorney so knowledgeable, responsive, and committed to the well-being of their client. The resources available on their website are fantastic, and they have an excellent process to ensure all client responsibilities are completed on time. Tate is someone you need in your corner if you are added to CACI.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
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Komnith Moth and Tate Lounsbery helped me to breathe again!
When I opened the mail and read I was listed on the CACI my heart dropped. Not only was I falsely accused and trying to heal from the abuse I experienced, but I read these findings can affect future employment opportunities and be used against you. I knew I had to do something, and couldn't be more grateful to have found Tate Lounsbery and Komnith Moth! Komnith Moth was the most professional, composed, focused, articulate person during my hearing, and I was proud to be represented by him. Komnith sticks to the facts and get's to the point quickly. The assignments given to prepare for trial helped to focus me considering how the false accusations against me had me shaken up. Komnith was patient, really listened, and helped me to understand the process and potential outcomes. I trusted the process with Komnith and Tate as I had learned that this is a very different, specific type of law. CPS apparently have a lot of room to be inaccurate and unaccountable. I literally switched lawyers to join Tate and Komnith because my previous lawyer didn't think that being on the CACI was a big deal and wasn't well versed in this particular law. I'm glad I trusted Tate and Komnith, and was thankfully removed from the CACI list. Thank you and God Bless!
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Posted by Anna | May 11, 2021
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CACI name removal
Komnith Moth was my lawyer in this case. We challenged my name to be removed from the CACI and we’re successful. I cannot thank him and Tate enough for clearing my name. Komnith was professional and always got back to me in a timely manner. He was thorough and made me feel comfortable. Never once did he promise anything, but when it came down to the hearing he was prepared and very professional. I am so happy I had him on my team and so thankful that I found this law firm when I did. Thank you gentlemen again for tour hard work and dedication. I will highly recommend Komnith to anyone I know who may find themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2020
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Highly Recommend Hiring for CACI Hearing
Komnith and Tate both from start to finish explained everything in detail during this stressful time. They took care of everything and anytime we had questions they got back to us right away. Highly recommend to hire them for the CACI hearing! They got me off the CACI index and changed the outcome to Unfounded. We couldn’t have done it without them.
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Posted by Kane | November 7, 2020
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Great Attorney
Mr.Ryan got me the results I needed in a very quick manner. He's so understanding and totally reassuring that it will be ok when a uncalled situation arises in your life. Thank you Mr.Ryan
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2020
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TATE SAVED MY CAREER!
Tate Lounsbery is not only a caring and understanding person, he is a brilliant attorney who got me off the CACI list when odds were definitely not in my favor. I was unjustly said to be guilty of child abuse by Children and Family Services in San Bernardino County even when the justice system (DA’s Office) dropped the entire allegation before any court date. Tate Lounsbery fought hard for me and proved the system wrong. Being off the CACI is a huge relief and has given me a whole different view of the just system and people of unjustified power. I feel such a sense of freedom and improved self esteem. It’s all thanks to Mr Lounsbery who is worth every dollar you spend. I trusted him and am glad I did!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
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wonderful!
Immediately upon calling him he gave us the breakdown of how these cases work. It brought a lot of peace of mind to me and my family knowing what the process was because we didn't really know what it all meant. There was a slight hiccup when the initial letter of grievance was mailed out but I was assured there was no issue and there wasn't one! the letter went through with no issues and I began the homework. The homework was, for the most part, straight forward and easy to follow. It made the process much easier and flow very smoothly. I highly recommend Mr. Lounsbery.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lounsbery Law Office, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wallin & Klarich
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • law
  • 2005
  • Brigham Young Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Jane Doe
  • Case Dismissed
  • Ppl v. J.D.
  • DUI charges dismissed
  • Ppl v. John Doe
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • LDS International Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • International Society for Horticulture Science
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Forensic Soriety Assessment Certification
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Fied Sobriety Testing Qualified
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • 2012
  • Certificate
  • Children's Advocacy Institute
  • 2008
  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2005
  • Editor
  • San Diego International Law Journal
  • 2005
  • Member Certificate
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • 2005
  • First Place
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2004
  • Finalist
  • Thorsnes Closing Argument Competition
  • 2003
  • Member Certificate
  • USD National Mock Trial Team
  • 2003
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Publications

  • El Latino
  • Miranda Rights
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • ACSA 2016 Every Child Counts Symposium
  • Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting
  • 2016
  • MCLE Event
  • Analyzing CA's CACI Laws
  • 2015
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • U.S. Constitutional Rights
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial Event
  • The Trial Process
  • 2011
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • 2010
  • MCLE Seminar
  • DUI Statute and Case Law Updates
  • 2010
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • 2009
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Bill of Rights
  • 2008
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Detection and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • 2008
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Discrimination and Bias in the Legal Profession
  • 2007
  • MCLE Seminar
  • Legal Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (35)
Endorse Tate
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tate is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked as opposing counsel with Attorney Lounsberry on a dissolution case. His knowledge of the law and professional demeanor throughout the case not only impressed me, but also made the case a delight throughout. I have also witnessed Attorney Lounsberry in the criminal courts, and would not hesitate to recommend him to any person needing criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is an exceptional lawyer and revered in the field of Criminal Law. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tate. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lounsbery is a top-notch, honest, and highly competent attorney. I whole-heartedly vouch for his ability to get cases dismissed and win trials when a trial is needed. You can trust him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lounsbery is a very professional and solid attorney. I have known him during my time as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He is always on point with an answer and can assist in a pinch. i endorse highly."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Lounsbery for a few years and I have always found him to be very knowledgeable on the law. He works very hard for his clients and always puts their interests first. I would recommend Mr. Lounsbery for any criminal defense or DUI cases you may have."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tate for a number of years and have referred many cases his way. When it comes to felony cases in San Diego County, Tate is an excellent choice as a defense lawyer! I can honestly say that I confidently endorse this lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Tate Lounsbery at the October 2012 NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner course I co-taught with Robert La Pier in Irvine, CA. Tate was an outstanding student and was one of the top scoring student attorneys in the course. Tate is a very knowledgeable attorney and I highly recomend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had an opportunity to work closely with Tate Lounsbery during a recent DUI training and I was very impressed. His dedication to his clients is obvious, and his eagerness to improve and hone his DUI trial skills was unmatched. Mr. Lounsbery is now equipped with the best tools possible to fight the cops on your DUI - he has completed the same DUI course they are required to complete and can now run circles around them during trial and DMV hearings. I gladly endorse and recommend Tate Lounsbery."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tate is a talented, knowledgeable and hard working attorney. It is obvious he takes great pleasure in represents his clients and does so aggressively and zealously. Further, he has the outmost courtesy and professionalism to all those that he comes in contact. I certainly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tate for over six years and worked closely with him on numerous matters. Tate is an excellent attorney who truly cares for his clients and it shows. Excellent results and excellent communication make Tate a wonderful attorney that I am proud to know and proud to endorse."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tate Lounsbery is a personable, knowledgeable and well respected member of the San Diego legal community. He is extremely professional and zealously advocates on behalf of his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lounsbery is a very talented and dedicated attorney. In the opportunities I have had to see him work in court, he has been professional and well versed in the law. In the conversations I have had with him, he has demonstrated a keen legal mid. Most importantly, he obviously cares for his clients and thei concerns."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Attorney Lounsbery to anyone who is looking for a qualified and reliable attorney to represent them in their matter. He is extremely knowledgeable in the law and his experience speaks for itself."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tate was my attorney but we also work together. I can't say enough about how highly I think of him. I have asked him to represent me on other issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tate Lounsbery is an excellent criminal lawyer. Tate is someone I would recommend to anybody in need of stellar legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tate Lounsbery is a dedicated aggressive criminal defense attorney. If I found myself in trouble I would want Attorney Tate Lounsbery representing me."
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