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Marlon L Bates

Foreclosure Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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About Marlon

Learn Marlon’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    I have handled thousands of foreclosures for lender clients.

    37 years, 17,000 cases

  2. Real estate
    I have represented a wide variety of clients in real estate transactions, including commercial and residential.

    37 years, 500 cases

  3. Debt collection
    I represent lenders in bankruptcy and debt collection litigation.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Litigation
    I have represented a wide variety of clients in many types of disputes. I have appeared before the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    I have many business clients who have hired me to help them with a wide variety of contracts.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

Contact Marlon

Scalley Reading Bates Hansen & Rasmussen, P.C.
15 W South Temple Ste 600
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101-1536


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Posted by Myla | June 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing! So helpful and knowledgeable!
I called for a consultation with Marlon Bates, ot expecting much. I was having troubles trying to figure out my options and routes needed for adverse possesion/heirship/ect. He gave me 3+ more ideas options than ANY other real estate attorney in Utah! He was extremely thorough during our call, explaining everything and answered ALL of my questions (even though many sounded dumb coming from a young woman in her 20s). I guarantee this: If I EVER need a real estate attorney, he is the FIRST on my lost. Honestly, I feel like I owe him $400 just for his free consultation!
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Posted by Jun | May 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easement Issue Solved!
Attorney Marlon Bates went above and beyond in advising me and drafting an agreement to modify and modification to easement for my house purchase and I'm 100% sure I would not have been able to go through buying my first house without his help. This was my first every need for an attorney, so I found Marlon through just the regular online search. After sending inquiry to over half dozen attorneys I found, Marlon was the very first to respond with immediate availability. He spent more than an hour on our consultation call, providing more than I was hoping to learn and get advice on the my easement situation. He left on a family vacation the week after but he was still very responsive to my questions and when I decided to move forward with the house with only left few days till diligence deadline, he was able to provide me with the perfect agreement and easement modification draft that I needed to close on my house with a peace of mind. In addition, he was able to clearly outline the risks and the steps that I needed to know and take to fully implement the contract and the modification. Buying my first house with easement issues was a very scary decision and I would have never gone through buying this house if it wasn't for the reassuring consultation and the contracts and modification drafts that Marlon provided. I would go through this all over again with his help. Ultimately, I ended up with a better term on the house and more favorable modifications to the easement than I would have initially accepted on the house.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Partner
  • Scalley Reading Bates Hansen & Rasmussen, P.C.
  • 1986 - Present


  • The George Washington University Law School
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1986
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),
  • 1983


  • Legal League 100
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • "A-V" Rated. The highest rating given.
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012

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Salt Lake City Foreclosure Lawyer Marlon L Bates
Marlon L Bates
Foreclosure Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 37 years