Biography Overview

William D. Bates was born and raised in Orlando, FL. Mr. Bates grew up in a legal family: his grandfather, Dick Bates, was general counsel at Orlando Regional Medical Center and his father, H. Scott Bates, and brother, Rick Bates, are medical malpractice lawyers at Morgan & Morgan.

Mr. Bates graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science and continued his education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctorate and was a member of the Dean’s list.

Mr. Bates began his career with Morgan & Morgan in the runner’s room at the age of 16. He then spent summers throughout college and law school as a legal intern for the firm.

Today, he handles Personal Injury and Premises Liability cases and is proud to practice alongside his father and brother.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar


  • University of Florida, BA in Political Science
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
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