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 Fairfax lawyers for your life.

Practice Areas include:

  • Bankruptcy – You might have lost your job, endured a divorce, or be facing seemingly insurmountable medical bills. We help you understand how you can legally get back on your financial feet. Learn more about bankruptcy and how our attorneys can help.


  • Business Law – Being an entrepreneur and a business owner are often as different as night and day. We’ll help you navigate common points of confusion that include financing, leasing, and other contracts. We’ll make sure you are well protected down the road.


  • Civil Litigation – We treat each civil litigation case as a unique entity, with the tailored approach of our litigation attorneys paying dividends for our clients. No matter what civil litigation difficulty you are facing, we will advocate for you while offering our honest feedback in order to find the best solution.


  • Criminal & Traffic – Facing a criminal case is daunting enough — doing so alone is simply unnecessary and unwise. Enduring a criminal investigation and prosecution without proper representation from a criminal lawyer can result in the loss of liberty, whereas hiring an experienced criminal attorney from TATE BYWATER will give you an advocate who is relentless in pursuing your best outcome, always putting your needs first.


  • Family Law – Since 1972, TATE BYWATER has provided expert family law services, tailoring our representation to our clients’ needs. For some of our clients, preserving family relationships is just as important as winning their lawsuit, while others have different priorities. We’ll always attempt to resolve disputes as amicably as possible, but we are family attorneys with the experience and skill required in order to achieve a positive outcome for our clients.


  • Healthcare Provider – At TATE BYWATER, we pride ourselves on our reputation. Over the last three decades, we’ve been successfully involved in a few of the most significant cases against healthcare professionals. Our team of litigation attorneys includes lawyers with clinical healthcare backgrounds, which gives us a unique edge in this subset of our field. No matter how high-profile the case, we are equipped and committed to bring our clients the positive results they are looking for.


  • Immigration – There has never been a point in our country’s history when immigrants are faced with a more complicated set of laws. Whether you or someone you know is seeking economic opportunity or they are moving across the world to be with the one they love, we have immigration lawyers who will walk our clients through each intricate detail of the process. Immigration is not a process easily handled by one person, so put our experience to good work!


  • Personal Injury – We have personal injury lawyers who are dedicated to helping you answer questions and get results so that you can get back up on your feet. Personal injury cases don’t have to get any more ugly than the original accident was. Whether you seek justice for an injury from a defective product, you have been a victim of dental or medical malpractice, or you were injured in a car accident, we won’t be able to undo what has been done, but we can help you rebuild your life with the answers and compensation you deserve.


  • Qui Tam: Whistleblower – This practice area concerns fraud against the Federal or State government. We will quickly respond to any information you might have related to fraud, with special consideration for maintaining our relators’ privacy and confidentiality. Each of these cases must be handled on an ad-hoc basis, meaning it’s next to impossible to make predictions regarding outcomes. But rest assured that TATE BYWATER will leave no stone unturned.


  • Real Estate – If you are looking for real estate attorneys in the Fairfax or Vienna regions, Gary B. Fuller of TATE BYWATER has over two decades of experience administering a wide range of real estate transactions — personally handing over 7,000 transactions. Whether you seek real estate legal services for foreclosure defense, a trustee sale, or the resolution of a title issue, we can help.


  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning – Since our founding in 1972, we’ve played an active role in hundreds of estate-related proceedings. If you are seeking a local estate planning attorney to help draft a comprehensive will or trust, we are experienced in assisting our clients with plans designed to avoid excessive taxation, avoid issues in probate between family members, and distribute property and assets according to your specific wishes.