Founded in 1972 by James R. Tate and Douglas E. Bywater, Tate, Bywater, Fuller, Mickelsen & Tull, PLC (“TATE BYWATER”) has grown from one office in Vienna, Virginia to a multi-office full service law firm serving the entire Washington metropolitan area.  Our attorneys stand willing to assist you in courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

TATE BYWATER exists to help you tackle the tough legal issues in your life.  Whether you’re starting a business, purchasing real estate, have suffered a major accident, or have been accused of a crime, TATE BYWATER’s experienced attorneys are ready to advise and help you.  We’re real people, and we solve real problems.  We are lawyers for your life.

AV® Preeminent™ Rating


Tate, Bywater, Fuller, Mickelsen & Tull, PLC is Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell® and all five partners are recognized as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, a significant rating accomplishment – and a testament that the firm’s attorneys are highly respected among their peers.  

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Lawyers at the firm have also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

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Tate, Bywater, Fuller,
Mickelsen, & Tull, PLC

2740 Chain Bridge Road
Vienna, VA 22181

Phone: (703) 938-5100
Fax: (703) 255-1097

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Areas and jurisdictions of practice include: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Calvert County, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, District of Columbia, Dulles, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Montgomery County, Oakton, Prince George’s County, Prince William County, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Vienna, and Woodbridge. Contact our law firm attorneys when you need the right advice.