Attorneys
Devin  Bates

Devin R. Bates

Associate
Email:dbates@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688-8864
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Devin Bates is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes, III. Mr. Bates has experience in business litigation, education law, and appellate advocacy. While in law school, he served as the Managing Editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review and traveled with the William & Mary Moot Court Team, winning first place in a national moot court competition. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bates taught math at Lakeside High School in Lake Village, Arkansas, where he served as Dean of Students.

Experience

  • Experience drafting motions, briefs, and other pleadings for trial and appellate courts
  • Assists in defense of business disputes, commercial litigation and mass torts
  • Assists in pursuing appeals challenging administrative actions
  • Supports representation of nonprofit organizations and education institutions
  • Conducted legal research as a Graduate Research Fellow at William & Mary Law School

Education

  • William & Mary Law School J.D., cum laude (2016)
  • University of New Hampshire B.S., Economics, summa cum laude (2009)

Professional Recognition

  • The Order of the Barristers (2016)
  • 1st Place, Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition (2015)

Involvement

  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Eighth Circuit Bar Association

News & Articles

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Articles

Publications

Do Teacher Pay for Performance Schemes Advance American Education? What Education and Business Can Learn from Each Other in the Education Reform Movement, 7 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 547 (2016)