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Alex Bates

Immigration Attorney at Bridgeport, CT

5.0   11 reviews

also known as John A. Bates, Esq.


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About Alex

Learn Alex’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    I focus on family and employment based immigration. I assist clients with getting green cards, citizenship, visitor visas, work visas and their many permutations.. Immigration can be intense and overwhelming. I can help you navigate its complexities.

    11 years, 250 cases

J. Alexander Bates is the founder of Bates Law Firm and a trusted legal advocate for those in New York seeking immigration solutions. A 20-year veteran of New York's business and legal arena, Mr. Bates has now focused his practice on assisting families, professionals, and businesses navigate the United States' complex and unforgiving immigration arena. With experience in some of New York's most prestigious law firms, Mr. Bates realizes how important it is to provide a personalized, engaged approach that ensures that his counsel is tailored to the specific needs and goals of his clients. Mr. Bates also maintains membership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and stays on the forefront of the issues that continually affect America's immigrant population. To inquire about representation, call Bates Law Firm today.

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Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Alex

Bates Law Firm
1000 Lafayette Blvd.
Suite 1100
Bridgeport, CT, 06604

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Answered all my questions and was very thorough about it
Posted by Asha | September 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very prompt
John replied to my questions very promptly.
Posted by Aimee | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!! The Best Experience!!!
Mr. Bates has done an amazing job representing me. I retained him to represent me in an area outside his of his specialty of immigration law; however, the representation was prompt, professional, and he communicated with me and the opposing organization in an extremely timely manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Bates to anyone that is looking for legal representation for legal representation for immigration issues. Mr. Bates has shown to me, his dedication and appreciation for the law, for justice, and his genuine desire and will to assist those who are attempting to navigate through the very complicated and complex United States immigration system.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration Consultation
I consulted with John on an immigration matter. He was prompt, thorough, courteous, abs presented several options. I was very pleased with his services and wouldn't hesitate to hire him.
Posted by Melanie | August 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Knowledgeable
Alex is very professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. He handled my case quickly and efficiently. He always answered all my questions and made sure I understood what was happening through the entire process.
Posted by Wyatt | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and Friendly Service
I have had dealings with John (Alex) via the internet and email relating to questions my impending Immigration requirements and qualification. During those interactions I have been very impressed by his personable and very friendly attitude toward me and his service in general. No question is too silly or too small for him to deal with, with consummate professionalism. After being referred to Alex by a friend, I too have absolutely no hesitation recommending him and his firm to you the reader of my review. I can confidently say that if you were to retain Alex's services you would be in very very good hands and that I could not think of anyone else with his qualifications and personal service. I will soon be retaining Alex's services for all my immigration needs.
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Posted by moshe | May 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
good
very helpful consultation.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
helpful with answering questions
he was very helpful in answering questions I asked him .he gave me the needed advise I needed to know.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A2 Visa - Employment authorization
Really helpful. Thank you John!
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Green card
Good advise
Posted by Tony | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with Alex
Alex is upfront, pleasant, knowledgeable and communicative (and patient) . Knows the NY system well. A joy to work with.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bates Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Instructor
  • Organization of Legal Professionals
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Instructor
  • Organization of Legal Professionals
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Independent Consultant
  • Multiple Clients
  • 2003 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Seattle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Carlyle Hotel v. Frederico and Jessica NR Garza Bueron
  • Pending

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York law License
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Chinese, Wu
  • Spanish
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Publications

  • New York Post
  • Socialites' '50G stiff' at Carlyle
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (14)
Endorse Alex
Immigration Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bates is experienced and knowledgeable, and he responds to questions with regard to the person's whole situation, not just the letter of the law."
Immigration Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of the level of knowledge and professionalism he displays on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bates is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding veteran attorney who has several years of experience in handling numerous issues and aspects of complex civil litigation matters."
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