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Beverly B. Bates

Government Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 62 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 57 years
  • Licensed for 62 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1961
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 57 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1966
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Beverly

Learn Beverly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Represent federal employees for violation of Civil Rights Act for discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, color, and for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act . during investigation by the federal agency, EEOC, Office of Federal Operations, and "mixed case" before the Merit Systems Protection Board and appeals.

    50 years, 40 cases

  2. Government
    1 - Represent federal employees for which a claim can be made against agency suspensions of over 14 days, removal, reduction in grade or pay and where the filing is made and case decided by Atlanta Regional Office of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) which covers 6 states in SE US. 2 - Represent federal employees who have ground for a complaint to the Office of Special Counsel for a prohibited personnel practice; or whistleblower complaint.

    50 years, 75 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    Represent federal contractor employees injured at work in foreign countries who have claim under Defense Base Act; 2 - Represent federal employees for violation of veterans' preference rights.

    50 years, 40 cases

  4. Other

     A favorite question asked by federal employees on an initial phone call, "Mr. Bates, Have you dealt with CDC [or some other federal agency] before?"  Answer is generally "Yes", based on my experience and Atlanta being nearly always the regional office for federal agencies. Beginning private practice in Atlanta in 1974, I represent federal employees and have had success in many cases.  I was listed in the first and later editions of Marquis' Who's Who in American Law first published in 1977-78.  Since 1981 I've received the "AV" rating by selection of attorneys, which is the highest rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Dictionary. 

     If you have a concern that needs legal attention, whether it is EEO, failure to obtain reasonable accommodation, retaliation for seeking an accommodation, assistance on a formal complaint, mediation, upcoming hearing or appeal, or dealing within hostile working environment, you may call me at for an introductory no charge telephone discussion of your concern.  Responding to calls is not delegated to non-professionals but handled directly by me.  My office is located in Buckhead, within Atlanta city limits, in a 2 story building with convenient no charge front door parking.  


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Bates & Baum
3151 Maple Dr NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305-2503

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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided Sound and Honest Legal Advice
I really appreciate Attorney Bates taking the time to provide a legal consultation regarding my situation with former federal employment. Attorney Bates has very good listening skills, he was very personable, and compassionate, which is truly lacking in today's legal environment. He is very knowledgeable about the federal civil service and it's inner workings. I would highly recommend Attorney Bates if you are experiencing issues with federal employment.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2008
Business owner
I was immediately impressed with Attorney Bates' comprehension of my business concerns. Not only is he professional and efficient, I found him to be extremely cordial and scholarly. He is good at assessing people, pragmatic, and a thorough problem solver.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bates & Baum, Atlanta, GA
  • 1974 - Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Atlanta, GA
  • 1966 - 1974
  • Appellate Defense Counsel
  • Army Judge Advocate Genera's Ofc,. D.C.
  • 1962 - 1966


  • Mercer University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1961
  • Mercer University
  • A.B. - Minors-History, Economics
  • 1959

Sample of Legal Cases

  • C. Brown Trucking, Inc. v. Rushing
  • Upheld Compensation for statutory employee
  • FAIR, Inc. v. Brinegar
  • Judgment for Secretary of Transportation


  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1966 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1966 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 1963 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1962 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Membership Committee)
  • Chairman
  • 1973 - 1974
  • Federal Bar Association
  • President Atlanta Chapter
  • 1971 - 1972
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Younger Federal Lawyer Award
  • Atlanta FederalBar Association
  • 1972
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Judge Advocate General
  • 1966


  • Georgia Journal of Southern Legal History
  • Two Courts for the Price of One: The Superior Courts of Georgia and the Convention of Judges, 1797-1845
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Emory University Senior Study
  • General Oglethorpe, Georgia Trustee
  • 2004

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Atlanta Government Lawyer Beverly B. Bates
Beverly B. Bates
Government Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 62 years
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