Jilliann L. Tate (née Sexton) is a proud “Double Deac,” having received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University.  Jilliann interned with Davis & Hamrick as a law clerk during her 2L summer.  She joined the firm as an associate upon graduating and passing the Bar and now practices in the areas of insurance defense and general civil litigation.

Jilliann particularly enjoys representing licensed mental health professionals and has done so in various courts as well as before their respective licensing boards.  She also gives presentations to mental health practice groups about their rights and responsibilities in responding to subpoenas.

Jilliann is licensed to practice in North Carolina state courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina.

Jilliann lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, John ("Beau") Tate, and their three dogs.

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Bar Association

Forsyth County Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Association - Vice President, 2023-2024

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

  • Young Lawyers Committee - Leadership Steering Committee, 2022-2024

Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association

  • Treasurer, 2023-2024

Legal Aid of North Carolina - Volunteer