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 and experience you desire and expect from fifth-generation attorneys. Attorney Douglas Thompson Bates III has more than 38 years of experience in practice, allowing him to comprehensively analyze your case so as to obtain the best possible results for you in court or at the negotiating table. As a result of his skill and proven record of results, Mr. Bates has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.


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, the attorneys at Bates & Bates bring the firm's more than 140 years of tradition and talent to your case.


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.

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Bates and Bates Law Office

406 W Public Sq

CentervilleTN 37033

931 729-4085 931 729-4085

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