Practice Emphases

Divorce, Asset Division, LGBT Family Law

Professional Experience

Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Tate worked for a small family law firm in Multnomah County where he gained valuable experience in the practice of family law and clients needs. Tate also gained crucial courtroom experience working as an intern at the Troutdale City Attorney’s office, as well as an established general practice firm in The Dalles, Oregon. Tate also has experience in environmental law issues from his work on federal grazing rights issues for the Western Resources Legal Center.


Sherman County High School
Moro, OR

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR · B.A. Political Science, Business Administration Minor

Lewis and Clark Law School
Portland, OR · J.D.

Professional Activities

Tate belongs to the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah County Bar Association Service to the Public Committee, which focuses on educating the public about the legal profesion. Tate has also volunteered as an attorney with the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides valuable family services to the community. Tate participates in pro bono representation of children through the Multnomah Circuit Court child attorney program, giving children a voice during highly contentious family law cases.

Community Involvement

Originally from rural Central Oregon near the rafting & fishing town of Maupin, Tate has a great appreciation for the outdoors. Tate has found a way to combine his devotion to community service with his love of the outdoors by participating as a volunteer whitewater raft guide during the Splash For Pink breast cancer fundraiser in Maupin, Oregon, held annually in June. He has also participated in the Down the River Clean-up, giving back to the community through trash clean-up on a stretch of the Clackamas River heavily used by the Portland-Metro community.

Tate has participated in the Hood to Coast race and looks forward to continuing his involvement in other community running events, including the Gorgeous Relay. Tate is also a graduate of the Ford Foundation community leadership program and was involved in restoration efforts at the Sherman County, Oregon fairgrounds.

Awards and Achievements


Tate enjoys many activities, including: hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, reading, and watching movies (with a penchant for bad horror). Tate often gets roped into ranch work when he returns home to Central Oregon. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.