R. Bates Lovett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

FisherBroyles, LLP
 | 1200 Abernathy Road, Building 600, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 678-318-3441
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney with FisherBroyles, LLP, R. Bates Lovett is a knowledgeable civil defense attorney for his clients in Atlanta, Georgia, Chatham and Bryan counties, throughout the Savannah, Georgia, metropolitan area and across the state. Mr. Lovett represents clients in both litigation and appellate matters, including civil pretrial and trial services, risk management and litigation, mediation, political law and real estate.

Mr. Lovett graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Georgia in 1997. He then attended the University of Georgia School of Law. While he was there, he served on the school's moot court team before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2000. Before entering private practice, Mr. Lovett was an assistant district attorney in Cobb County where he tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict.

Mr. Lovett is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lovett has gained the respect of his fellow professionals, as witnessed by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell for his superb legal abilities and ethics. He has also helped his many clients save millions of dollars. In one case, he won a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against his client in a multimillion-dollar real estate transaction. Mr. Lovett is the author of several articles on a variety of legal and business topics.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (60%)

Business Litigation (30%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas



Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2014

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About Bates Lovett

Admitted: 2000, Georgia

Professional Webpage: www.fisherbroyles.com/r-bates-lovett/


  • Southern District Advisory Council for Federal Judiciary
  • GenerationNEXT, Savannah's Rising Stars of Business, 2011
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007 & 2009-2011
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability Litigation, 2013, 2014, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • All Federal District Courts in Georgia and South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • District of South Carolina
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • South Carolina Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ethical and Professional Concerns with the Use of Social Media
  • Products Liability Caselaw Update for 2012
  • Presented at the 20th Annual Product Liability CLE in Atlanta, Georgia on March 2, 2012
  • The Rise of the 'Patent Troll'
  • Published on November 1, 2012, in E-Commerce Law & Policy
  • Workplace Social Media Rules Are in Transition
  • Published on October 4, 2012, in Business in Savannah
  • Days Numbered for 'Patent Trolls'
  • Published on August 22, 2012, in Business in Savannah
  • E-Commerce Growth, Mobiles Push Consumer Legislation
  • Published on February 22, 2012, in Business in Savannah
  • Retroactive Changes Affect Lobbyist, Ethics Legislation
  • Published on May 11, 2011, in Business in Savannah
  • New Ethics Legislation Broadens Lobbyist Definition
  • Published on February 2, 2011, in Business in Savannah


  • Washington v. McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc., 284 Ga. 262, 664 S.E.2d 201, 2008
  • Darling Int'l, Inc. v. Carter, 294 Ga. 455, 754 S.E.2d 347, 2014
  • Dameron v. State, 267 Ga. App. 671, 601 S.E.2d 137, 2004

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, B.S. in Political Science, Cum Laude, With Honors 1997

Industry Groups

  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for R. Bates Lovett

1200 Abernathy Road
Building 600, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 678-318-3441

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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