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Patrick L. Bales

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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


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



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Contact info

Law Office of Patick L Bales

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


VAAuthorized to practice law200103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Demonstrated Trial Skills and Legal WritingGonzaga University School of Law1998
National Criminal Procedure Competition (Gonzaga)Gonzaga University School of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorneyLaw Ofice of Patrick L Bales2011 - Present
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
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
First Degree Murder and related chargesAcquital
DUI Felonyoffense level reduced
DUI/refusal dismisseddismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993