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Steven Teate


Steven TeateJudge Teate has served as an administrative law judge at the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) for the State of Georgia since OSAH's creation on April 1, 1995. He conducts and decides contested administrative cases referred by various state agencies. Immediately prior to the formation of OSAH, Judge Teate worked as a hearing officer for the former Office of State Administrative Appeals (Georgia Department of Human Resources), from October 1, 1993 to April 1, 1995. He primarily conducted administrative hearings of cases referred by Child Support Enforcement. Prior to his work in State government, he worked for a law firm and was in private practice with work including various legal matters such as bankruptcy, domestic matters, personal injury, probate and workers compensation.


Judge Teate attended the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1968 to 1970, followed by the University of Georgia from 1970 to 1972, and was awarded a B.A. in history in 1972. He received a J.D. from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in 1977 and attended Emory University School of Law from 1976 to 1977 to complete his J.D. requirements. Professional Associations include the State Bar of Georgia, the Administrative Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Administrative Judiciary (GAAJ), the National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ), and Stonewall Bar Association. He served as president of GAAJ in 2003 and as an Executive committee member of GAAJ in 2004.