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.
Free consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2001||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Demonstrated Trial Skills and Legal Writing||Gonzaga University School of Law||1998|
|National Criminal Procedure Competition (Gonzaga)||Gonzaga University School of Law||1998|
|attorney||Law Ofice of Patrick L Bales||2011 - Present|
|DWI/DUI, Criminal, Reckless Driving Defense Attorney||Michael Tillotson, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||City Newport News||2005 - 2008|
|Assistant Public Defender||City of Franklin||2001 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2009 - Present|
|First Degree Murder and related charges||Acquital|
|DUI Felony||offense level reduced|
|See all legal cases|
|West Group publication||Virginia DUI Law: Understanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological and Legal Aspects of a DUi case||2010|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Virginia||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|