McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. Attorney Douglas J. Tate Sworn in as 2010-2011 President-Elect of the 28th Judicial District Bar

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Asheville attorney Douglas J. Tate was sworn in as President-Elect of the 28th Judicial District Bar for 2010-2011.

Asheville, North Carolina law firm McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. announces that attorney Douglas J. Tate was sworn in as President-Elect of the 625-lawyer 28th Judicial District Bar for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which began on July 1st. The new slate of officers for 2010-2011 was unanimously approved at the Bar’s annual meeting on June 16th and the officers were sworn in by District Court Judge Gary Cash.

The new slate of officers is comprised of President: William Christy of Stone & Christy, P.A.; Immediate Past President: Heidi Stewart of Heidi Stewart Law Office; President-Elect: Douglas J. Tate of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.; Vice President: Ingrid Friesen of Ingrid Friesen, P.A.; Treasurer: Suzannah Plemmons Justus of Van Winkle Law Firm; Secretary: Mae Creadick of Pisgah Legal Services; State Bar Councilor: Howard Gum of Gum, Hillier & McCrosky; and Pro Bono Committee Chair: James Ellis of Stone & Cristy, P.A..

A member of the North Carolina Bar since 1989, Tate specializes in Civil Litigation, Debt Collection, Landlord Tenant and Bankruptcy, and Animal Law. He completed his law degree at Emory University School of Law in 1988 after earning his undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. In the community, Tate is a board member of Pisgah Legal Services and of OnTrack Financial Services, and a member of the Haw Creek Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees. Douglas Tate is a listed equine attorney with the North Carolina Horse Council and serves on the board of Hope for Horses.

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