Attorney James C. Bates graduated from the University of Akron School of Law and has focused on the estate planning and elder law field for over a decade. He recently appeared before the Ohio Supreme Court challenging the State’s collections practices with regard to estate recovery and wrote an article on the topic for the OSBA “Law You Can Use” series.
Jim is the author of “The Basics of Trust Planning” published in the 2010 Ohio Bar Association Elder Law Handbook. He often speaks on estate planning and elder law topics to both community and professional groups.
He is an Accredited Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jim is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ohio Chapter of NAELA, the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section and the Elder Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association and the Medina County Bar Association.
Licensed since 1997
Hourly ($180-240/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a good and conscientious lawyer. He and I worked together on a pro bono Ohio Supreme court case and working with him was a pleasure. Jim is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable.
Rachel Kabb-Effron Medicaid & Medicare Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Partner||Bates & Perry Co., LPA||2011 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Medina Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Akron Bar Assocation||Member||2011 - Present|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||Accredited Attorney||2010 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2006 - Present|
|Ohio Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Helping Hands||Medicaid and Trusts||2013|
|Helping Hands||The Pooled Trust||2013|
|The Source||Basics of Financial Powers of Attorney||2012|
|Ohio Bar Association Elder Law Handbook||The Basics of Trust Planning||2010|
|Ohio Bar Association Law You Can Use Series||State Recovers Medicaid Costs from Estates||2010|
|University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Miami University of Ohio||History and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Medicaid Update 2011||Medicaid Update 2011||2011|
|Elder Law: Representing Clients in a New Legal Landscape CLE||Elder Law: Representing Clients in a New Legal Landscape||2011|
|Medicaid: Beyond the Basics CLE||Medicaid: Beyond the Basics||2010|