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Bates Law Office Kentucky


Established in 2013, Bates Law Office Kentucky is proud to offer experience that not many of our peers share. As a former public defender in Kentucky, attorney Eric Bates prepared hundreds of criminal cases for trial and navigated complex issues at all stages of litigation. Our familiarity with the criminal justice system and the regional district and circuit courts is a distinct advantage to our criminal defense clients. We have experience with a broad range of criminal charges, particularly drug crimes. We will also skillfully evaluate the litigation hazards of your case. We can then help you to make the best decision for your situation – whether that decision is to negotiate the best plea agreement possible or prepare the case for trial.

Our family law and personal injury practice areas benefit from our background in both litigation and mediation. If there is an opportunity to efficiently resolve your issue, we know how to offer collaborative approaches. We understand how to work through negotiations. Even reducing one or more issues to a partial settlement agreement may dramatically save the clients time and money.

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We also earn our clients’ trust through our devotion to providing specific and personalized client interaction and attention. We start by listening to your story. We inquire not only about the events that led up to your legal issue, but also about your preferences and goals. By taking the time to understand you, we can better understand your problem and how we can develop a winning legal strategy.

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Our office is conveniently located in Elizabethtown. Find out for yourself why we have earned the trust of so many in our community. To schedule a consultation, call (270) 936-7770 or complete our online contact form. (Serving Hardin & Surrounding Counties)

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Why Choose Us?

  • A Reputation Built On Experience
  • Aggressively Defending Our Clients
  • Delivering Efficient And Effective Results
  • Personalized Client Attention