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David Paul Coates

Immigration Attorney at Chattanooga, TN

4.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 8 years
    Georgia - GA 8 years
    Tennessee - TN 9 years
    Florida - FL 17 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2015
    Authorized to practice law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2015
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About David

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I am committed to providing high-quality, affordable legal services to the Chattanooga and Huntsville areas.  I look forward to assisting you with your immigration, estate planning or business law needs.  I served our nation as a JAG officer in the US Army and I had the privilege to serve in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Law Offices of David Coates, PC
511 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN, 37403
Law Offices of David Coates
4040 Balmoral Drive SW
Huntsville, AL, 35801
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Posted by Christiane | June 8, 2015
I became a client of Mr. Coates because I needed help with my divorce case, which was quite complicated and difficult, because I am from an foreign country and was married to an US citizen. Even though there was a time difference of 7 hours, Mr. Coates always stayed in contact with me via Email or phone to keep me updated on the process. If I had questions or concerns he always took the time to listen to them and came up pretty fast with solutions. I am very happy that he handled my case. He is professional, caring, takes his job very seriously and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Amanda | June 1, 2015
Renewed Faith
I couldn't think of a better way to pass on my gratitude for the amazing job Mr. Coates did for me with my divorce and custody hearings. If you are a customer looking for an attorney that is going to see you through every single step and process of any legal situation you really don't need to look any further. I have hired attorneys before from Tennessee and Georgia and all at great cost and none of them had done, even remotely close, to as well of a job as Mr. Coates did for myself and my family. Those previous attorney's weren't cheap either and pretty sought after in the area. One of the things that I liked about this firm is that he and his staff treated me like I was as important to them as if I were one of their own family members. I ask a lot of questions and dont hesitate to call and I got either immediate answers or responses back from mainly Mr. Coates personally or his assistant. This was reassuring that he is always taking time out of his schedule to not only keep no stone unturned in my case but also to keep my mind at ease. Going through a divorce can be very scary and heartbreaking, especially with children involved, yet this was drastically different in so many ways possible from previous experiences I have had with other attorneys, that I still can't thank Mr. Coates enough. If you are looking for an attorney, please, hire this man. He is not like many of the others who give attorney's such a bad rap. He is straightforward but kind and very trustworthy. Everything he told me he would get done or accomplish for me he did. I will never use another attorney again. I did not know what to expect going in and had a lot on my mind as it was, but instead of just feeling like I was "guided" through the process with, "the best hopes", I actually came to soon realize that if it were at all possible for a person to care as closely as I did about me and my child's future, and provide us with the service as someone could if it were their own family member, it was Mr.Coates. Thank you Law Offices of David Coates!!
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Posted by Joules | October 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Military Divorce
David was very helpful in my divorce. Although he could not represent me in a civil court while he was still active duty, he was very instrumental in providing direction and materials to assist in an amicable resolution.


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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of David Coates, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Army
  • 2010 - 2015


  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2017
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Calgary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Dinner
  • Tenneesee Rules of Evidence
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Estate planning Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for several years and have found him to be both knowledgable and hardworking in defending his clients. He truly fights for their best interests and gives his all for each and every client. David is hard working, approachable and dedicated to the legal field."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very good attorney, but he's a better man. His passion is for the law and for serving the least among us. I admire his commitment to the community, and his desire to do right by his clients. As a practitioner, David is professional, detailed, and a pleasure to deal with. He will fiercely advocate his position without being discourteous or demeaning toward the other side. I wholly endorse David."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Coates is the consummate legal professional who takes the time, attention and care to truly serve his clients. David brings a wealth of experience to the table and has a tremendous knowledge and appreciation for both simple and complex estate planning whether it encompasses the "traditional" family, blended families, or planning for the non-citizen spouse. As a veteran of the United States Army, David truly understands "service before self" and seeks to embody that principle in his civilian legal practice."