James Tate: Jim has over 40 years of experience practicing law as an attorney. He has focused his practice on white collar crime, civil litigation, and personal injury. Jim has been a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam with the 101 Airborne Division. He has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
Douglas Bywater: Having more than 40 years of experience as an attorney at law, Doug has focused on civil litigation, including personal injury, medical and legal malpractice, business litigation and domestic relations. He is also a successful appellate attorney, having received favorable opinions in both federal and state courts of appeals. He has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
Gary Fuller: Gary has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He focuses on litigation and transactional law including: commercial and residential real estate, real estate financing, real estate and business litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, corporate law and estate planning. Recently we was managing attorney of EquiTitle, LLC, a real estate settlement group. Gary has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
Paul Mickelsen: Paul has been practicing law since 2005. His areas of focus are in criminal and traffic defense and civil litigation (domestic relations, personal injury). In his criminal practice, he has experience handling serious felony charges (involving the potential of life imprisonment) and also has ample experience as a traffic lawyer in traffic and criminal misdemeanors, having litigated over 2,500 cases. He has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
Travis Tull: Travis has more than 18 years of experience practicing law. His primary area of focus is as a criminal defense lawyer. Travis routinely represents individuals charged with the most serious of felony offenses (i.e., rape, murder, burglary, distribution of narcotics). Travis also litigates cases dealing with most areas of civil litigation, and also instructs other attorneys in Continuing Legal Education courses. He has a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating an attorney can obtain.
Nader Hasan: Nader has more than 18 years of experience practicing law and joined the firm as a partner in 2019. His areas of focus are in domestic relations, criminal and traffic defense, and hospitality law. He has vast experience handling complex family law matters and has tried hundreds of criminal cases. He has taught Hospitality Law at Northern Virginia Community College for twelve years. He has also served as a Guardian ad Litem in Arlington and Fairfax Counties.
Robert Fredericks: Robert has been practicing law for over 42 years and joined the firm as a partner in 2019. He has been engaged as a litigator in Virginia in almost all levels. He has extensive experience in family law and real estate transactions (where he owned and ran a title and settlement company for over ten years). He has conducted well over a thousand real estate settlements and written hundreds of real estate contracts. He has also served as in instructor in continuing legal education courses.
Caitlin Higgins: Caitlin joined the firm as an associate in 2017 after practicing law for several years in Northern Virginia. She focuses her practice on family law, personal injury, estate planning, and civil litigation. Caitlin was selected as one of the “10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Virginia for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Women Attorneys Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.
Megan Taylor: Megan joined TATE BYWATER as an associate in February 2014 and became “Of Counsel” in January 2018. Her practice is centered on family law, including divorce, property division, custody, support / visitation, and adoption. She rounds out her experience with criminal representation and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and Fairfax Bar Association. At the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Megan was a Dean’s Fellow.
Kathryn Bigus: Kathryn (Kate) has been practicing law since 2003 and is currently “Of Counsel” with the firm. She has focused her practice on domestic relations, estate planning and estate administration. In 2005, she completed training in collaborative law practice and prior to becoming Of Counsel in 2008 she served as a partner at Tate, Bywater & Fuller PLC. She has also handled appeals before the Virginia Court of Appeals. Kate is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.
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.
If you are in need of an attorney at law in Prince William County, or any of the areas and jurisdictions of practice listed above, do not hesitate to reach out to us.