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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.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    29 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    29 years
  4. Unspecified: 10%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 


Payment types:

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Contact info

Freeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC

1045 Cottontown Road
Lynchburg, VA, 24503


VAAuthorized to practice law198703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono AwardVirginia Legal Aid Society2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFreeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC2013 - Present
FounderGary M. Coates2006 - 2013
LegalPhillips Business College1990 - 1997
PartnerFralin, Feinman, Coates & Kinnier, P.C.1988 - 2006
AssociateMcGuire Woods Battle & Boothe1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Virginia State Bar, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMember2003 - 2007
Lynchburg Bar AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barrett v. ARECOAppeal granted in part
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Temple UniversityEnvironmental SciencesMS - Master of Science1980
College of William and MaryGeologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment lawVirginia State CLE1997
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationDoss v. Jamco1996