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AV-Rated Lawyer Serving California Banks, Real Estate Professionals, Businesses and Individuals

Generating solid results since 1989 

For the last 28 years, I have handled real estate, construction, commercial and business litigation and transactions. I represent banks, businesses, owners, home builders, investors, contractors and subcontractors. I James W. Bates am AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for professionalism and ethics.Lawsuits can quickly diminish your profits. My strategies include minimizing expenses, mediation of disputes, and pretrial procedures. During the last 28 years, I have brought hundreds of cases to resolution in mediation and trials in state and federal courts and arbitration.I regularly handle litigation and transaction maters involving:

  • Creditors rights
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law

Emphasizing skill and client service 

Banks, real estate professionals, and businesses throughout California look to the Law Offices of James W. Bates when a lawsuit has been filed against them, when they need to collect money or when a debtor files for bankruptcy. Our clients know that when they have a tough case that will take a lot of resources, they can count on us to represent them. The majority of our business comes from client and attorney referrals, a testament to both our successful results and our client’s’ satisfaction with our level of service.

Contact an experienced California attorney today 

Call the Law Offices of James W. Bates at 818-482-2308 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. The Law Offices of James W. Bates serves clients in Montrose, Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles; the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura; and throughout California.

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  • Pasadena Office
    1055 E. Colorado Blvd.
    5th Floor
    Pasadena, California 91106-2327
    Phone: 818-248-1911
    Fax: 818-279-0513