Tate K. Sterrett is an experienced Family Law attorney who focuses his practice on complex financial matters for divorcing couples, including alimony and equitable distribution of property. He also negotiates and prepares Premarital Agreements.

Tate regularly represents business owners, business executives, professionals, or their spouses.

In addition, Tate sometimes is requested to serve as an Arbitrator who makes the decisions in financial disputes for divorcing couples who want to resolve their claims and issues outside of the court system.

Prior to joining Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, Tate practiced with the Horack Talley law firm, and later with Offit Kurman.

Practice Areas


• BA, Davidson College
• JD, University of Virginia

Honors + Activities

  • Martindale-Hubble®AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Admitted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Certified as Specialist in Family Law by North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years
  • Selected as Family Law Lawyer of the Year in the Charlotte area three times by Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected as “Super Lawyer” in the North Carolina Super Lawyers Publication for over 10 years
  • Certified as Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers