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Patrick L. Bales

Patrick L. Bales

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Patrick L. Bales is a passionate hard-working lawyer who will vigorously pursue your defense.  Mr. Bales is dedicated to the ideals upon which our system of justice is founded and strongly motivated to provide the best service for his clients.

Mr. Bales received his law degree in 2000 from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane Washington.  During his legal studies, Mr. Bales received awards for demonstrated trial skills and legal writing.  In 1998, Mr. Bales won the right to represent Gonzaga in the National Criminal Procedure Competition in San Diego California.  Prior to his legal training, Mr. Bales received his B.A. degree in 1993 from the University of Virginia. A member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD).

Mr. Bales served as a Public Defender from 2001 through 2008.  During this time, Mr. Bales served as a trial skills coach for the Indigent Defense Commission five times; assisting newly hired attorneys hone their courtroom skills.  In Newport News, Mr. Bales successfully argued before the General District Court judges that the city codes for traffic and DUI were not valid.

Attorney Patrick L. Bales is a dedicated and Hard-working lawyer who will vigorously defend your rights in DUI, serious traffic violations and other criminal matters.  Call today for a free consultation with Patrick L. Bales.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Robert Franklin Keefer

    I recently spoke with Pat about a very serious DWI charge. I was very impressed with his understanding of the law, the science and his empathy for his client. Pat is extremely dedicated to providing his clients with the best representation possible. Because of his dedication to his clients, Pat joined the National College for DUI Defense. Pat has my strongest endorsement.


    Robert Keefer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Crystina Marie O'Brien

    Exceptional attorney. There is nothing Pat does not know about DUI - but he is very humble. I think Pat is one of the very best DUI attorneys in the area and maybe the state. He is the "go to" person if you have a question and he is always willing to spend a minute to talk to a fellow attorney looking for some free pointers. I think very highly of Pat and would recommend him to anyone.


    Crystina O'Brien DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Patick L Bales

732 Thimble Shoals Blvd # 905
Newport News, VA, 23606


VAAuthorized to practice law200103/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Demonstrated Trial Skills and Legal WritingGonzaga University School of Law1998
National Criminal Procedure Competition (Gonzaga)Gonzaga University School of Law1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DWI/DUI, Criminal, Reckless Driving Defense AttorneyMichael Tillotson, LLC2009 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderCity Newport News2005 - 2008
Assistant Public DefenderCity of Franklin2001 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993