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John Harold Bates Esq

John Harold Bates Esq

TRIAL ATTORNEY FOR CRIMINAL, AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT, DIVORCE & CHILD CUSTODY CA
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law...
  • Ohio
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Summary

John Bates is a Columbus, Ohio based attorney who handles criminal defense, traffic, motor vehicle accident, child custody, divorce, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I practice in central Ohio, which includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties. I have been representing families and their legal needs since 1993. I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With over 20+ years of legal and litigation experience, I am strongly qualified to handle your specific legal situation. As your attorney, I provide quality and affordable legal representation or advice. I personally represent the client who hires me. I provide free telephone consultations and offer payment plans based upon your work history.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Tax Court
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner and Trial Attorney
JOHN H. BATES, ESQ.
- Current
Represent clients in trial and appellate phases of litigation involving criminal, divorce, child custody, personal injury, premises liability, intentional torts, wrongful death, defamation, and contract disputes.
Attorney at Law
DEAN G. REINHARD CO., LPA
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Provided legal services to law enforcement, union members and members of legal service plans in the areas of traffic, workers compensation, and personal injury law. Performed trial and appellate litigation in the areas of criminal and civil litigation, personal injury, premises liability, intentional torts, wrongful death, defamation, bankruptcy, and domestic relations.
Adjunct Professor
COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Taught Legal Environment of Business and other courses in the Legal Assisting Department.
Associate Attorney
MAGUIRE & SCHNEIDER, LLP
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Provided legal consultation and representation to 25,000+ member legal service plan (Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.). Provided trial and appellate litigation in the areas of commercial and consumer bankruptcy, criminal law (state & federal), white-collar crime, contract disputes, civil litigation and personal injury.
Law Clerk/Legal Intern
OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION
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Performed legal research and writing on death penalty cases.
Law Clerk
FRY & WALLER CO., LPA
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Provided legal research and writing on contract disputes and business litigation cases.
Commissioned Officer
United States Army Reserve
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Supervised the administration of security clearances and intelligence documents for 500+ military personnel. Utilized organizational, planning and leadership skills as executive officer, assistant battalion intelligence officer, and infantry platoon leader. Participated in education and training of soldiers in basic combat skills. Branched military intelligence/Infantry, Special Forces, airborne qualified. Honorable discharge.
Education
Capital University Law School
J.D. (1992) | Juris Doctor (Law Degree)
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Ohio State University - Columbus
M.A. (1987) | Educational Theory & Practice - Humanities
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Capital University
B.A. (1984) | Political Science & History
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Professional Associations
Special Forces Association
Member
- Current
Ohio State Bar
Member
- Current
Columbus Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
- Current
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
International Association of Arson Investigators
Member
- Current
AMVETS
Member
- Current
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
Member
- Current
Central Ohio Association For Justice
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Batesjustice4all.com
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Contact & Map
495 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
USA
Telephone: (614) 221-3630
Fax: (614) 358-6633