Richard W. Bates

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Orlando, FL

Morgan & Morgan
 | 20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-420-1414
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    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
    • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Wrongful Death


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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Richard Bates

    Admitted: 2010, Florida

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    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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Richmond
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    Office Location for Richard W. Bates

    20 North Orange Avenue
    Suite 1600
    Orlando, FL 32801

    Phone: 407-420-1414

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    Last Updated: 1/7/2021

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