Testimonials

What People Are Saying

“My firm has enlisted Tanya to mediate numerous cases and she has done an excellent job in assisting the parties reach resolutions. She’s well prepared and has a very congenial personality that is well suited for mediating. I highly recommend Tanya as a mediator.”

Severin Roberts
Partner
Barrett & Farahany, LLP

“Tanya is great at building rapport and trust. She helped my client settle a case with a very fragile plaintiff and handled the emotions involved very successfully. I highly recommend her for employment mediations.”

Janell Ahnert
Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney
Representing Employers; Shareholder, Littler

“I highly recommend Tanya as a Mediator. Her expertise and experience in both the Law and the art of Mediation is matched by her unique intuition and ability to work with people in the most difficult of circumstances. Tanya recently helped our client resolve an extremely difficult and emotional case; one I’m certain most mediators would have given up on. Tanya’s reputation in the Atlanta Legal Community as an outstanding, professional and dedicated Mediator is well earned and deserved.”

Dan Kniffen
Partner
Drew Eckl & Farnham

“A successful mediator must have a firm grasp of the law, must understand the parties’ positions, and must have the patience to work beyond the parties’ resistance. Tanya Tate has all of these skills in spades and gets results.”

Ian Smith
Counsel
Barrett & Faraha

“Tanya Tate connects with the participants in a mediation effectively. She allows for the mediation process to develop in a constructive method so that each side recognizes that her communicating proposals, conditions and messages is being done in useful fashion.”

Richard Gerakitis
Trial Attorney
for Specialized Litigation

“Tanya and her firm handled a mediation case for our firm several years ago involving a terminated employee. They demonstrated knowledge in dealing with the issues at hand and helped turn a very negative matter that could have interrupted business for a couple years into something that was able to be resolved and settled in one day. I would definitely recommend Tanya and her team to help mediate matters.”

Doug Langley
Financial Advisor
GFS Advisory

“I used Tanya for a series of Mediations involving a client and a government agency suing that client. I found Tanya to be incredibly diligent, professional and astute, and a great asset in getting the matters resolved. She is a well-skilled mediator, as well as a delightful person, and I’d absolutely use her again for future mediations.”

Evan Pontz
Partner
Troutman Sanders LLP

“Tanya impressed my client and me at our recent mediation. Not only did the case resolve for good value, Tanya continued to work until it was resolved even though she received news of a death in the family during the mediation. I would definitely use her again.”

Eleanor Attwood
Partner
Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC

“Tanya did a great job for us mediating a very contentious business dispute. She had knowledge of the law that gave her credibility with the parties and worked hard to get all sides to thoughtfully consider our respective positions and the benefits of a agreed upon outcome. I will definitely use her again for mediation and recommend her to others for business cases.”

Jeffrey DeLoach
Partner
Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC

“I recently used Tanya in a mediation and was very satisfied with her services. Not only was she adequately prepared, she handled my client well and assured him that he his voice was being heard. Not only do I highly recommend Tanya, I will be using her services again.”

Adeash (Aj) Lakraj, Esq.
Attorney
Law at Barrett & Farahany, LLP

“Tanya does an outstanding job as a mediator and I recommend her without hesitation. She is evaluative and takes the time to really learn your case. She is well versed in employment law, which adds to her effectiveness.”

Carole Miller
Member of Bressler
Amery & Ross, P.C.

“Tanya was very helpful, especially after the formal mediation. She stayed involved, and provided suggestions and advice to both sides until an agreement was reached.”

Harvey R. Linder
Adjunct Professor
Emory University School of Law/Attorney

“Tanya recently mediated an employment dispute for us. She is professional, personable, knowledgeable, and made our client very comfortable with the process. She was able to effectively help bring the issue to a resolution.”

Josh Joel
Employment Defense Litigation Associate Attorney
Goodman McGuffey LLP

“Tanya mediated a series of employment claims between the EEOC and a defendant that were both complex and contentious. Her knowledge of the law and her experience, having represented individuals as well as employers, was instrumental in the parties reaching a resolution that I am not sure could have been reached without her assistance.”

Steven A. Wagner
Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

“Tanya Tate has served as mediator in a few of my cases, and each time, I was very impressed by her ability to quickly discern the fundamental issues in the case. She is able to focus the parties on a realistic understanding of their respective positions, while also addressing the risks and costs inherent in litigation. Ms. Tate’s informal but direct style and her skilled guidance of the parties’ discussions foster resolution in even the seemingly “hopeless” cases. She is smart, accommodating, patient, creative, and extremely helpful during the mediation process. Ms. Tate’s fees are very reasonable, and the parties definitely receive significant value for the money. I highly recommend Ms. Tate as a mediator.”

Jaime Theriot, Esq.
Partner, Business Litigation, Troutman Sanders, LLP

“Tanya, thanks for all the energy and effort you put into getting my case resolved. You were absolutely the greatest.”

Max Richardson, Esq.

“Tanya has mediated several Title VII and FLSA cases for me and has done a great job.”

Mary A. Prebula, Esq.
Prebula & Associates

“Tanya is a highly skilled third party investigator who is professional, courteous, responsive and helpful. She knows her subject matter inside and out. Tanya has investigated several challenging employment matters for us and we have always been happy with the results. I highly recommend Tanya, especially for any complicated or multi-party employment matter.”

Michael Christman, SPHR
Strategic Human Resources Leader

“Tanya did a fantastic job mediating a case for me. Both parties were far apart when the mediation began, and entrenched in their positions. Despite significant challenges, she worked creatively to reach a resolution — and got us there well before the mediation was scheduled to end. I highly recommend her.”

Ben Pope
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

“I worked with Tanya as a mediator for the first time recently. She knew the law, she was completely prepared, she treated my client with total respect, she gave candid and straightforward input, and she moved the mediation efficiently to a good conclusion for both parties despite some unusual challenges. On top of being effective, Tanya was a pleasure to work with. I recommend Tanya without qualification, and I plan to find chances to hire her again in my own practice soon.”

Steven Wolfe, BAY Mediation and Arbitration Services

“Tanya is an outstanding mediator who is both highly skilled in the art of mediation and in persuading opposing parties to get to “yes.” Tanya has a deft touching when interacting with people, and in working with particularly challenging parties in mediation. She is able to reassure a party as to how the mediation process works, how to get where they want to go and to persuade a party of the benefits of settlement now. Tanya has my highest recommendation.”

Gary R. Kessler, Principal and Founder of Gary R. Kessler, P.C.

“Tanya is an excellent option for mediation or arbitration. I have used Tanya to mediate a number of difficult cases through the years, and she has always been able to work with the parties to find common ground. Tanya has a knack for getting to the heart of the case and finding the points that help bring cases to resolution.”

J. Daniel Cole, Partner at Parks, Chesin & Walbert, P.C.

“Tanya Tate is a knowledgeable former litigator turned effective, time saving neutral mediator. She isn’t afraid to think outside the bench and jury box for resolutions to assist all parties. In our real estate litigation dispute, she contacted both attorneys the day before mediation to become educated of the issues amongst our clients. She successfully managed our parties’ time during mediation by “cutting to the chase” weeding through the legal and factual issues and offering practical solutions. Her many years as a successful litigator provide her with the knowledge of what happens in and out of the courtroom and skill set to assist all parties to come together to find a common ground solution keeping them away from trial and expending more financial resources. She isn’t afraid to think “outside the box” for a resolution that cannot result from a bench or jury trial. I look forward to working with her again and would recommend her services for any pre-lawsuit or post-lawsuit mediation. Tate truly raises the bar! I recall leaving our successful mediation thinking that is how it’s done.”

Andrea Martin, Partner at Andrea E. Martin Law

“I have mediated several employment cases with Tanya. Tanya is professional, knowledgeable, and fair. Tanya works tirelessly throughout the mediation to facilitate a resolution. I highly recommend Tanya to mediate your employment dispute.”

Louise Smith, Co-Owner at SMITH LAW

“Tanya stands out as one of the most gifted and best mediators I have encountered in my 25 plus career in law and public policy. In the plaintiff’s employment realm, the most important quality in a mediator is the capacity to engage our clients with compassion and dignity. Tanya understands that this capacity is the gateway to being heard by a plaintiff. She also has the tactical savvy to see a pathway to results before the parties actually see it. The litigation bar in the Atlanta market is lucky to have her talents as a resource.”

Artur Davis, Former US Congressman, Partner, HKM Employment Attorneys

“Had a wonderful experience mediating with Tanya. Really appreciated her willingness to listen and push both sides when she felt necessary. Highly recommend her as a mediator. She has great attention to detail and can read the room well.”

Bianca Svensson, Partner at Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon LLP

“I strongly recommend Tanya for complex employment law disputes! She mediated a case for me and my client and did a very good job. I will definitely use her again. Money well spent!”

Casey Crumbley, Partner at Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC

“Tanya was a mediator recommended by opposing counsel for a delicate case. She was able to listen to my client, heard her concerns, felt her angst, understood her concerns and settled that which was surely heading to 12 in a box. I have already put her on the top of our mediator picks and have recommended her for upcoming cases. Hopefully she continues to bring that magic wand with her. Thank you Tanya. Look forward to working with you again. Soon.”

Arcangela Mazzariello, Litigation Counsel at SeiferFlatow, PLLC

“Tanya has all the qualities one wants in a mediator. She cares about the process. She creates rapport quickly. She expertly navigates through the log jams. And she will spend as much time as it takes for the parties to resolve their dispute. Tanya is consistent and effective.”

Alan H. Garber, The Garber Law Firm, P.C.

“Tanya does an excellent job in all phases of mediation – pre, during and post. She talks with counsel prior to the mediation to understand any nuances of the particular case. Then, she takes that knowledge and applies it during the mediation to focus the parties on the opportunity to resolve the matter that day. In the process, Tanya does a good job of exploring disputed issues and their impact on the case, but all the while keeping the focus on how settlement could look. She is diligent and patient and creates an environment where the parties stay engaged. Once settlement is reached, she does a good job of following up to ensure that a final agreement was reached. I would recommend using Tanya for mediation.”

Brad Adler, Partner at Freeman, Mathis & Gary LLP

“I recently participated in a video mediation with Bay Mediation and Tanya Tate as our mediator. It was a new experience for most of us, but I would say it went very well and as efficient as possible. Tanya did a fantastic job, as always. For anyone who is unable to do in-person mediations, the video option was great and easy to figure out. I would highly recommend it!”

Sheri Bagheri, Sheri Bagheri Law

“Tanya is a badass mediator!!! In the words of Lin-Manuel Miranda, she “pulled a stalemate from the jaws of defeat” and ultimately got a case settled in a place that made both sides happy (as happy as they can be after a mediation). She truly went above and beyond in the face of tough circumstances and I can’t say enough about how awesome Tanya is as a mediator and a person. You won’t regret hiring her!!”

Allison Averbuch, Employment Attorney at Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

“I have used Tanya as a mediator on several cases and always had a great experience. She is well prepared, builds good relationships with the parties, and can effectively talk with them about their cases. She works hard to get the parties to a resolution and is fair and balanced in her approach. I would definitely recommend Tanya and will use her again.”

David Cole, Partner at Freeman, Mathis & Gary

“I have worked with Tanya as a mediator on several high exposure, complicated employment cases. Her attention to detail and dedication to mediation process is second to none. She worked hard to understand the parties’ positions in light of the facts of the case and applicable law, but most importantly, her unique ability to be candid and straightforward, while building trust and a rapport with the parties, is exactly what you want in a mediator—and something that is all too often missing. I would highly recommend Tanya and will definitely use her again.

Sean Keenan, Partner at Cruser & Mitchell, LLP

“I recently mediated a very challenging employment matter with Tanya Tate acting as the mediator. She was knowledgeable, professional, and persistent. She gained the trust of the client and counsel for all parties. I would not hesitate to retain Ms. Tate’s mediation services in the future.

Rachel Barlotta, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

“Tanya is an outstanding mediator. She develops a strong rapport with participants and works tirelessly to see matters through. I highly recommend Tanya.

Thomas Mew, Partner at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP

“Tanya is an amazing mediator. She was very professional, knowledgeable and understanding of both sides during the mediation and made sure the client understands the process. What I was most impressed with is Tanya’s dedication to follow up with both parties and her efforts to help us settle the case after the mediation. I would highly recommend her!

Liliya Makhlaychuk-Sharma, Partner at Bair Wilson Sharma, LLC