Christopher R. Tate

Christopher R. Tate
Morin & Barkley LLP
455 Second Street, S.E., Suite 200
Post Office Box 240
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
P 434.220-0568
F 434.293.2135


Mr. Tate focuses his practice on civil litigation, including medical malpractice defense, insurance coverage and defense, construction litigation, and commercial litigation.  In addition, Mr. Tate maintains an active higher education law practice, providing investigation, consultation, and crisis response services to colleges and universities.  Prior to joining Morin & Barkley, Mr. Tate served as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University of Virginia.  Before moving to Charlottesville, Mr. Tate served as Senior Counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, and worked as a litigation associate for a large international law firm.



  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., Foreign Affairs, 2004


  • Virginia, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia