|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Lawyer Under 40 Years Old||National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Dean's Scholar||Appalachian School of Law||2011|
|Top Student||Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities||2011|
|Dean's Scholar||Appalachian School of Law||2010|
|Book Award||Appalachian School of Law||2010|
|Dean's Scholar||Appalachian School of Law||2009|
|Dean's Scholar||Appalachian School of Law||2008|
|Top Student||Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities||2008|
|Attorney||Law Office of Tony Seaton||2010 - Present|
|Legal Clerk||Altizer, Walk and White||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Anderson County District Attorney's Office||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington County Bar Association||Treasurer||N/A|
|James Hodge v. Main||Jury Verdict in excess of $500,000|
|Castle v. Sullivan County Sheriff's Dep't||In favor of plaintiff.|
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|Young Advocates, American Bar Association Section of Litigation||Mastering Voir Dire||2013|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||N/A||Trial Skills||2012|
|Appalachian School of Law||N/A||Jurisprudence||2011|
|Maryville College||Political Science||Bachelor's||2008|
Posted by Coral
Mr. Bates was very efficient and helpful throughout the entire process. My case seemed pretty cut and dry. However, by the time he was finished I came out much better than I expected. He and his staff were professional while personable at the same time. They put me at ease and consistently reminded me that I had done nothing wrong. I would not hesitate to return to Bob myself or to recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Gary
I found Robert to be very in tune with what I needed in this process in regards to my personal situation. The follow-up from him and his Assistant, Jennifer, was very consistent. I found them both to be very personable, related well, and were interested in not just a settlement but also that all my needs were being addressed. I can only say that Robert does what he says and kept me in a very knowledgeable position throughout the process. It is my belief that Robert would continue to be very consistent in all of these traits with anyone he represents.
Posted by Dylan
I was very pleased with Mr. Bates as my attorney. He was very knowledgeable and respectful. He kept me informed of my case and asked my opinion on everything. He took care of my needs and got the suit over with much faster than I anticipated. He answered all questions of mine quickly and was very helpful. He also greatly reduced my medical bills in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a personal injury attorney due to an accident.
Kristina Hatcher, Estate planning Attorney
Robert is a very bright attorney who is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of Workers Compensation and Personal Injury. His clients appreciate the care he takes with them and the effectiveness of his representation. I fully endorse this lawyer.