Richard W. Bates

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Orlando, Florida

Morgan & Morgan
Richard W. Bates
Morgan & Morgan

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2010

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

Morgan & Morgan

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


A partner in the Orlando, Florida, office of Morgan & Morgan since 2016, and with the firm for his entire career, Richard W. Bates focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2010, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Bates provides effective advocacy for clients throughout Orange County and other parts of central Florida who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. He currently places a strong emphasis on cases involving surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, medication mistakes and other forms of medical malpractice. However, his experience has encompassed other types of actions as well, including truck and other motor vehicle crashes, defective medical devices and other products and premises liability. During his career, Mr. Bates has been able to obtain millions of dollars of compensation for his plaintiff clients, both through jury awards as well as through favorable settlements, which he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance companies.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Bates attended the University of Richmond, and in 2006, he received a Bachelor of Arts. Having decided to pursue a legal education, he then enrolled at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, and in 2009, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Always seeking to stay abreast of current developments in personal injury law and trial tactics, Mr. Bates participates in several professional organizations. Among his memberships are the Florida Justice Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2010, Florida

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Educational Background:
  • University of Richmond
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • All Circuit Courts in Florida
  • The Florida Bar

Office location for Richard W. Bates

20 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-420-1414


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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