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Gary Mitchell Coates

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lynchburg, VA

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 35 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Cost effective aggressive representation

    36 years

  2. Other
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Serious injury cases; slip & Falls

    36 years

  4. Employment and labor
    15%
    Represents employees and employers. Employment Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements, Wrongful Termination, Overtime, Unemployment compensantion, EEOC Discrimination.

    36 years

  5. Adoption
    10%
    Step-Parent; Contested

    36 years

WORKING WITH YOU TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS FOR YOUR FAMILY.

I am a general practice attorney with emphasis in personal injury, family law and employment law.  I love working with clients to get them the best results possible. I pride mysel in keeping my clients informed as to the status of their case.

Licensed for 35 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Freeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC

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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2014
Mr. Coates is a very good lawyer that knows his job.
Mr. Coates is a very good lawyer that knows his job. He helped me obtain custody of my children after my wife ran off with them to another state. He not only got the job done but seemed to genuinely care about the welfare of my children throughout the entire ordeal. If you need a good lawyer on a custody issue please give him a call. He also did a great job on my separation agreement even though I was on a time constraint and needed it done in a hurry.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Freeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • President
  • Gary M. Coates, PC
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Professor
  • Phillips Business College
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Fralin, Feinman, Coates & Kinnier, P.C.
  • 1988 - 2006
  • Associate
  • McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Richmond Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Temple University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1980
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Barrett v. ARECO
  • Appeal granted in part
  • Doss V. JAMCO
  • Doss V. JAMCO

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member/ Elected Representative to State Bar Council
  • 1987 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Lynchburg Bar Association
  • President (2001-02) /Board Member
  • 2001 - 2017
  • Miller Home for Girls
  • Secretary/Board Member
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Lynchburtg Meals On Wheels
  • President/Board Member
  • 1990 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • 2005
  • Law Review
  • University of Richmond Law School
  • 1986
  • McNeil Law Society
  • University of Richmond Law School
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment law
  • Virginia State CLE
  • 1997
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Doss v. Jamco
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is well respected in our community and a leader in his field."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gary is an experienced, hard-working family law attorney who I would recommend to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Gary has everything you want for your attorney: brilliant; dedicated; experienced; and hard working - an attorney who has obtained great results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Gary Coates. Gary is a terrific domestic relations and civil litigation attorney and serves his clients quite well. He is extraordinarily talented and a great person."
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Lynchburg Divorce and separation Lawyer Gary Mitchell Coates
Gary Mitchell Coates
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lynchburg, VA
Licensed for 35 years