I am not only a dad, but a PROUD DAD. I am a God fearing Man, who grew up with dirt under my fingernails and never backing down from a fight. I grew up the son of a cattle farmer. I learned the value of hard work and what it’s like to be the little man. That’s why I fight. I enjoy the fight. I see myself and my family in the good people I represent. I am honored to earn their trust and I do not take it for granted.
I LOVE WHAT I DO.
In 2019, I left a large law office where I practiced for over a decade. I wanted to be closer to my family, and I needed to shift the way I practiced law. I will always be proud and thankful that over 24 clients chose follow me to my new office in Kingsport. I believe the Good Lord helped me in the move, because before I could unpack my boxes, a jury had returned the "550 in 5 minutes" verdict. The Jury decided in 5 minutes that my client deserved $550,000 for a slip and fall injury to his shoulder.
Before I left the bigger office, I won hundreds of cases. Car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle wrecks, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Bad Products, Slip and Falls, etc.
Some of the more notable cases included: $4 million in a truck wreck case, $2.6 million in a slip and fall trial, $3 million in a head on car wreck, $2 million in a mesothelioma case, and one of the 5 largest workers' compensation verdicts in Tennessee history. Since I opened, the Lord has continue to bless me with more success, even in the face of a global pandemic.
I've learned along the way that the victories always take a backseat to the connections I've made with my clients.
I'm not one of those lawyers who beg you to call them, and then hand you off to someone else. I don't ask you to talk to me, only for me not to return your call. I don't practice "happy law." I don't represent lottery winners or big sports stars, and I darn sure don't represent insurance companies. I have never represented a single client who has wanted to be injured or disabled. I discount my fees for police and military and I represent the Police Union.
I played baseball and football in High School and College, and I woke up before sunrise to work on the farm. I worked two jobs in college until I graduated and received a full scholarship to attend law school in Grundy, Virginia. I met my beautiful wife, Ashley, while we were in Grundy while she was attending Pharmacy School. I graduated near the top of my class in law school and served on Moot Court and Law Review.
I studied from one of the best brain doctors in the country and developed a specialty in brain and head injuries, spine injuries, as well as injuries to children. I use cutting edge technology and graphics in ways that few other lawyers can. I have transformed cases that other lawyers didn't want to spend their time on into nearly seven figure settlements.
I teach other lawyers across the country some of the trial techniques I've learned. I've been recognized nationally as National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and most recently appointed as lifetime member in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a select group of lawyers who have achieved some of the highest results for their clients.
But, none of the success really matters if your lawyer doesn't really give a hoot about you. Lawyers all too often forget that we're no better than the folks we represent. I was born and raised on a cattle farm in a small town, and it's that same small town fighting spirit that makes me as good as I am.
Above all, I am a PROUD DAD.
My family is my motivation to fight for every client.
I see myself in every injured client.
I see my wife in every client’s spouse and family member.
I see my sons in every injured child.
It's because of them that I will be proud to fight for you.
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Robert Bates is a personal injury attorney & a highly successful trial Lawyer. He Represents folks injured as a result of car, truck, motorcycle wrecks, slip and falls and malpractice. The information on this website is for the purposes of attorney advertising and for general information only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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