H. Scott Bates

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Orlando, Florida

Morgan & Morgan
H. Scott Bates
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Appellate

Licensed in Florida since: 1982

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2017 - 2021

Morgan & Morgan

20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801 Visit website


Attorney H. Scott Bates is an accomplished attorney in the areas of medical malpractice and wrongful death law. He has tried to verdict in excess of 100 medical malpractice cases, and has participated as appellate counsel in over 15 reported cases. Mr. Bates was also one of the youngest attorneys in Florida, in 1989, to become a board certified civil trial lawyer and is also board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocates. He is a recognized and frequent lecturer to physicians and attorneys in the area of medical malpractice litigation, peer-review privileges and medical records law.

Mr. Bates is also vice president and general counsel of Legends Sports Management Group, and a certified Players Agent by Major League Baseball. Legends currently represents over 40 professional baseball players, including eight current major leaguers. Mr. Bates is an attorney with the nationwide firm of Morgan & Morgan and practices out of the firm’s office in Orlando, Florida.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Appellate
  • 100% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 0% Appellate

First Admitted: 1982, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/h-scott-bates/

  • 2012 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Inductee
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, Board of Certification
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Charter Member, American Board of Trial Advocates - Central Florida Chapter
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
Educational Background:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1978
Industry Groups:
  • Florida Justice Association

Office location for H. Scott Bates

20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-420-1414


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014, 2017 - 2021

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