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Tim Bates worked as a claims adjuster for a major insurance company until he accepted an academic scholarship to attend the Southern Methodist University School of Law. After graduating law school near the top of his class, Tim worked for the largest law firm in Dallas, Texas. Tim's first legal duties included defending litigation claims for large clients such as Ford Motor Company, Cigna Health Plan, Kodak, Travelers Insurance Companies, Eastman Chemical Company, and others.

In late 1989, Tim realized that injured people and their families needed better representation so he left the large defense firm and started representing injured people and their families. In 1994, after winning several trials, Tim Bates became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In 2010, Tim obtained a trial verdict for the Plaintiff exceeding Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars against a group of New York, Nevada, and California defendants. Justice was obtained for Tim's client in a Las Vegas, Nevada court room. The wealthy Defendants hired New York, California and Nevada defense lawyers and only offered a pretrial settlement of One Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Plaintiff.

Tim Bates is a Member of the National Trial Lawyers and in 2011 Tim was selected by the National Trial Lawyers into their TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS.

Tim Bates is a Life Member of the MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM and MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM. Membership is limited to trial lawyers throughout the United States who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar cases.

Texas Monthly Magazine named Tim Bates as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005 and 2006 when Tim represented over 2000 mass tort clients against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Tim Bates was born in a Federal Housing project with little chance for a quality education and success in this world. Because of this background, Tim rejected a lawyer's life of representing the rich and dedicated his law career to representing and fighting for real people with real injuries. Most of these fights are against major corporations on a contingency fee with Tim advancing the expenses.

Justice and fairness do not always exist in this unbalanced world, but Tim Bates and the Bates Law Firm continue to fight for those injured by others.


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Attorney Tim Bates is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994.

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