James A. Tate served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Cincinnati Law Review for 2008–2009, and as an Articles Editor on the Human Rights Quarterly, 2007–2008. While in school, James also founded the U.C. Law student chapter of the ACLU, and worked as an extern for United States Senior District Judge Herman J. Weber of the Southern District of Ohio.
Mr. Tate is a 2009 recipient of the James B. Helmer, Jr. University of Cincinnati Law Review Prize as the most valuable member of the Cincinnati Law Review. In 2008 he authored “Eliminating the Nexus Obstacle to the Prosecution of International Drug Traffickers on the High Seas” which was published in the Cincinnati Law Review, 77 U. Cin. L. Rev. 267 (2008). He is a barrister member of the Potter Stewart Inn of Court.
Mr. Tate has second chaired a False Claims Act case which recovered $25 million for the taxpayers and a major products liability case against a foreign manufacturer.