Brian Steed Tatum, the founding partner of Tatum Law Firm, worked for the Atlanta, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, offices of Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC in the litigation department. After managing a branch office and after obtaining a M.B.A. from Duke University, Mr. Tatum moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to start the Tatum Law Firm. Observing that when a law firm gets big, customer service starts to become a second priority, Mr. Tatum started the Tatum Law Firm to serve the needs of clients who still desire and deserve excellent customer service.
Duke University (M.B.A.) University of Georgia (J.D.) University of North Georgia (B.A.)
Admitted to Practice:
1997, State Bar of Georgia 1999, State Bar of Alabama 2003, State Bar of North Carolina 2005, State Bar of South Carolina
American Association for Justice North Carolina Association for Justice
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
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 (2012)
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 of 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).