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John H. Bates Attorney At Law

495 S. High StreetSuite 400Columbus, OH 43215
Phones: 614-221-3630
Fax: 614-358-6633
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I am John H. Bates, an experienced criminal defense, traffic, automobile accident, CDL, DUI, personal injury, divorce, CPO, child custody, juvenile court, and bankruptcy law attorney representing the legal needs of individuals, families and businesses since 1993.

I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With more than 20 years of trial and litigation experience, I am able to handle your specific legal situation. 

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I am John H. Bates, an experienced criminal defense, traffic, automobile accident, CDL, DUI, personal injury, divorce, CPO, child custody, juvenile court, and bankruptcy law attorney representing the legal needs of individuals, families and businesses since 1993.

I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With more than 20 years of trial and litigation experience, I am able to handle your specific legal situation. 

My criminal defense practice places special focus on the rights of defendants accused of domestic violence, assault, menacing, telecommunications harassment, child endangering, drug possession or trafficking, gun/weapon/firearm offenses, drunk driving, sex crimes and internet crimes. In the bankruptcy law field, I work hard to provide a "fresh start" for those who need urgent relief from consumer and medical debt, as well as persons involved in car accidents with no automobile insurance.

I have successfully advocated for local government and municipal workers in motor vehicle accidents and other injury accidents, such as slip-and falls, construction-site accidents and dog bites. I have also represented the interests of police officers, firefighters, deputy sheriffs, corrections officers, union members, military veterans and legal service plan members.

John H. Bates, Esq.: Affordable, Quality Representation For Clients In Columbus And Surrounding Central Ohio Counties, Such As Delaware, Union, Morrow, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, And Madison Counties.

As your lawyer, I provide quality, affordable legal counsel. Many legal fees are a flat rate. I accept credit card payments and offer payment plans based upon your work history.

Clients work closely and directly with me, receive attentive personal service and are regularly informed about their cases. Call the John H. Bates, Esq., law firm today for a free phone consultation. 

 

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1993; U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1993; U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1993; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998; U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1998; U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993; U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998; U.S. Tax Court, 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2010.

Professional Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association (Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Juvenile Law Committees); Central Ohio Association for Justice; American Bankruptcy Institute; Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers; International Association of Arson Investigators; Ohio Auto Theft Investigators Association.

Legal Service Plans

Union Privilege Legal Services (AFL-CIO affilliated unions), Union Plus, LawPoint, Legal Connect, The ARAG Group, LegalWise, GE Financial Assurance Co., Legal Solutions, Signature Legal Care, Legal Services Plan of America, American Express, Caldwell Legal, USA, and Hyatt Legal Plans.

Classes and Seminars

Adjunct Professor, Legal Environment of Business, Columbus State Community College, Legal Assisting Department, 1998-Present; Adjunct Professor, Central Michigan University, 1999-Present; Substitute Adjunct Professor, Business and Criminal Law, Urbana College (fka Bliss College).

Past Positions

United States Army Reserve, Branched Military Intelligence/Infantry, Special Forces, Airborne Qualified, Commissioned Officer, Lieutenant, 1984-1988.

Education

Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, May, 1992, J.D.; The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March, 1987, M.A., Educational Theory and Practice; Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, May, 1984, B.A., Majors: Political Science and History.

 

Office Information

Address

495 South High Street

Suite 400

Columbus, Ohio 43215-5689

Office Hours

Weekdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and by appointment

Phone

(614) 221-3630 (Main Office)

(614) 207-4661 (Message)

Fax

(614) 358-6633

Email

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Languages
Spanish
Practice Areas
Criminal and TrafficBankruptcy LawCustody & VisitationDivorceFamily LawPersonal Injury - PlaintiffWhite Collar CrimesDUI/CDL/Traffic Violations
Litigation
90%
Classes and Seminars
Adjunct Professor, Legal Environment of Business, Columbus State Community College, Legal Assisting Department, 1998 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Central Michigan University, 1999 - Present
Substitute Adjunct Professor, Business and Criminal Law, Urbana College (fka Bliss College)
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Office Information
Address
495 S. High StreetSuite 400Columbus, OH 43215
Office Hours
Weekdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and by appointment
Phone
614-221-3630
Fax
614-358-6633
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