Dedicated Attorneys
Practicing In Tennessee
Since 1871


Fifth-generation lawyers providing consistent quality and service

When you retain the Bates & Bates Law Office, you receive the skill, experience, passion and integrity you would expect from a five-generation family of attorneys.  Attorney Douglas Thompson Bates IV has learned from his father the time-honored traditions of honesty throughout the case with the clients, aggressive pursuit of the client’s objectives, and zealous and ethical advocacy throughout.  Mr. Bates III has earned an AV Pre-eminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell throughout his accomplished career and enjoys now mostly advising and consulting with this son throughout the week.  Mr. Bates IV enjoys a diverse practice in both civil litigation, high conflict domestic disputes and divorcing complex marital estates, as well as a diverse criminal practice. 


Experience counts

Seven Bates attorneys through five generations have been practicing law throughout Middle and Western Tennessee since 1871, interrupted only by a 5 year stretch in the 1920s and during World War II.  The Bates family has had a strong, consistent presence throughout the region for many years, and they strive to do the right thing for both their clients and their community. Regardless of your legal challenge, Douglas Bates IV applies the 150-year tradition of his ancestors and the consultation of his Father to help resolve your problems in courts throughout this State.


The Bates & Bates Law Office routinely handles cases in the following areas of law:

•             General practice

•             Civil Law

•             Domestic relations law

•             Real property law

•             Criminal law       

•             Negligence law

•             Family law

•             Personal injury

•             Real estate

•             Transactional law


Both Douglas T. Bates III and IV hallmark every case with honesty and integrity, aggressive and forceful litigation, and accessibility and punctuality.  They are both available for after-hours and weekend appointments preparing and advising you throughout the difficult litigation process.  



Contact a well-respected Tennessee law firm today.

Call the Bates & Bates Law Office at (931) 729-4085 to schedule a consultation.

The Bates & Bates Law Office, though located in Hickman County and in the 21st Judicial District, serves clients in all Courts throughout Middle and Western Tennessee, including Lewis, Perry, Wayne, Maury, Humphreys, Decatur, Dickson and Williamson Counties.

Contact Us Today!

Bates and Bates Law Office

406 W Public Sq

CentervilleTN 37033

931 729-4085 931 729-4085

Print Print | Sitemap
Bates and Bates Law Offices