Nearly three decades of litigation experience has equipped Harry S. Bates to battle insurance companies, large corporations and negligent parties. As founder of The Bates Law Firm, he has successfully represented people who have suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one through a wrongful death incident in South Texas, including San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
Through using in-depth investigative strategies, Mr. Bates has obtained maximum compensation in jury verdicts. As a testament to his achievements, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Bates is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Even outside the courtroom, he is known as a fierce adversary, as he stops at nothing to ensure clients receive the funds necessary to cover their losses.
In 1977, Mr. Bates received a Bachelor of Arts in business from The University of Texas at Austin. He then earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Today, Mr. Bates serves as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the American Association for Justice and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Furthermore, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified him in personal injury trial law.
Mr. Bates is adept at handling all types of personal injury matters, including oil field accidents, motor vehicle crashes and defective products.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017
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Admitted 1984, Texas
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Last Updated: 10/31/2016