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Deborah Bates Riordan

Personal injury Attorney at Quincy, MA

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also known as Debbi Bates

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1990
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About Deborah

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    I focus on criminal appeals, primarily for convictions in the Superior Court. I also handle motions for new trial. I have extensive experience in Massachusetts' appellate courts. See my webpage for actual video of me in action at court.

    24 years

  2. Personal injury
    I handle all kinds of accident and injury claims...such as motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, product liability, slip and fall, and wrongful death. My medical background is very helpful in this area.

    24 years

I am an attorney and a Registered Nurse.  I practiced nursing for twenty years in Boston hospitals before starting my legal career.  My legal practice focuses on accident & injury law, and criminal appeals.  My nursing experience is very helpful in both areas.  Sometimes there are complicated medical issues on my injury cases.  For the criminal cases, sometimes there are drug, alcohol, or mental health issues.  I give free consultations on all cases.

I have been a member of the bar since 1990.  I've been the Managing Partner of Bates & Riordan since 1999.  We have had great results for our clients. If you've been injured, either the insurer is going to make a fair settlement or we'll take the case to trial and the jury will order them to pay. You don't owe us anything up front. We get paid when the insurer pays.

While our office is in Quincy, we have clients in every corner of the state. We will come to you if you cannot come to us. Our office is conveniently located on the Red Line (Braintree), at the Wollaston T stop. Accessible by the 210, 211, and 212 busses.

Let's discuss your case.  I welcome your call..

Photos and videos

Watch an actual Appeals Court hearing that took place on April 7, 2021 using Zoom.  Commonwealth v. Spencer, AC 2020P313
Tour the law office of Bates & Riordan, LLP, 5 Beale St., Quincy, MA 02170
A short video on our personal injury law practice.
Attorney office at Bates & Riordan, LLP, 5 Beale St., Quincy, MA 02170
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Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law
5 Beale St
Quincy, MA, 02170-2056


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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bates & Riordan, LLP Attorneys-at-Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • Registered Nurse
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • 1985 - 1998
  • Registered Nurse
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • 1980 - 1985


  • Northeastern University
  • J.D.
  • 1990
  • Salem State College
  • B.S.
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Tyriek Brown, Supreme Judicial Court docket no. SJC-12348
  • I successfully reversed Mr. Brown's conviction.
  • Commonwealth v. Mark Means, Supreme Judicial Court docket no. SJC-10262
  • I won this case and reversed Mr. Mean's conviction.


  • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
  • Admitted to Practice in all Massachusetts courts
  • 1990 - Present
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • 1977 - Present
  • Quincy Teen Mothers
  • Board Member
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  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
  • Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Admitted to Practice
  • N/A
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