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Brian Steed Tatum

Founding Partner
(704) 307-4350 Ext: 1101

(704) 754-4140

6135 Park South Drive, Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28210

Professional Profile:

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Brian Steed Tatum, the founding partner of Tatum Law Firm, PLLC, worked for the Atlanta, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, offices of Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC from 1998 through 2006 primarily in the area of commercial litigation. In 2006, after managing Morris, Schneider & Prior’s Raleigh, North Carolina, branch office and after obtaining a M.B.A. in General Management and Finance from Duke University, Mr. Tatum moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to start the Tatum Law Firm, PLLC. After observing that when law firms get big, customer service becomes a second priority, Mr. Tatum started the Tatum Law Firm to serve the needs of clients who still desire and deserve excellent customer service.


J.D., University of Georgia, 1997

Editorial Board, Research & Special Projects Editor, Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law Publication: Exclusivity of the Warsaw Convention’s Cause of Action, 26 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 537 (1997) Study Abroad, Notre Dame University’s Summer London Law Program, 1995

M.B.A.,Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, 2006

Emphasis in General Management & Finance

Study Abroad: Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) in China and South Korea

A.B., University of North Georgia, 1993

Majors: English Literature and Political Science Minor: Military Science President’s List; Dean’s List; Georgia Military Scholarship, Army ROTC, Student Government Association Study Abroad, Proyecto Linguístico Francisco Marroquín, Antigua, Guatemala, Winter 1991

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Georgia, 1997
Alabama, 1999
North Carolina, 2003
South Carolina, 2005

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

North Carolina Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
American Land Title Association
North Carolina Land Title Association


11th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court of South Carolina
U.S District Court, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Northern & Middle Districts of Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle & Southern Districts of Alabama

Reported Decisions

McCarter v. Bankers Trust Co., 538 S.E. 2d 816 (Ga. App. 2000)
Harper v. GMAC Mortgage Corp., 543 S.E. 2d 755 (Ga. App. 2000)
In the Matter Of the Foreclosure: Adams, 693 S.E.2d 705 (N.C. App. 2010)
SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Ostendorff; Appeal No. 2010150386 in the South Carolina Court of Appeals

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Have attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition Skills Clinic (2000), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s Trial Skills Clinic (2000), and the Gary Christy Memorial Georgia Trial Skills Clinic three times (2003, 2009, 2013).

Featured Cases and Matters

McCarter v. Bankers Trust Co., 538 S.E. 2d 816 (Ga. App. 2000)
Harper v. GMAC Mortgage Corp., 543 S.E. 2d 755 (Ga. App. 2000)
In the Matter Of the Foreclosure: Adams, 693 S.E.2d 705 (N.C. App. 2010)
SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. vs. Ostendorff, Appellate Case No. 2010-150386, 2012-UP-608 (S.C. App. 2012)

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Past volunteer for Atlanta Legal Aid and DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers.

Non-Legal Activities

Rose through the ranks from Private E-1 to Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve & Georgia Army National Guard from 1988–2006. Served with the Georgia Army National Guard’s Long Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU) when it was first created as a 31C Radio Operator. Awarded the Parachutist Badge, Army Physical Fitness Excellence Badge twice, and Army Achievement Medal. Graduated with honors, Commandant’s List, from the Military Police Officer’s Basic Course (top 5% of class and top 20% ranking on all leadership traits on the AER). Brian lives in Charlotte with his wife, Macarena, two daughters, cat and three dogs (all rescued Pit Bull mixes).

Brian enjoys spending time with his family, running (currently training for the Thunder Road Marathon), watching college sports and traveling (especially to visit his wife’s family and friends in Argentina).

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Practice Areas

Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Eminent Domain

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