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Our practice is exclusively devoted to representing people injured as a result of their employment as well as those injured due to the negligence of third parties.  I have resolved hundreds of cases, some involving the most complex of issues in both Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury law.  I devote a great deal of personal time to attending continuing legal education classes to stay up to the minute on the law.  These subjects are my passion and I get great satisfaction from applying the nuances of them on a regular basis. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    16 years
  2. Car Accident: 45%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    17 years



Contingent (15-40%)

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  • Daniel Steven Rose

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is an excellent attorney. He is extremely smart and knowledgable lawyer. His results are up there with the best. He cares for every client and seeks the best results for the injured workers.


    Daniel Rose Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Paul W. Bates, PC

591 Camino De La Reina
Suite 515
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2003 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Denied Liability Workers' Comp. Case$2.8 million (expected to grow to 5.8M in annuity)
Workers' Comp. Settlement with Job$2.06 million (expected to grow to $3.1M in annuity)
Quadriplegic Settlement$5.2 million plus additional $785,000 for Home Modification
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
State University of New York at BuffaloLegal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
State University of New York at BuffaloBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Local California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationHow to Obtain Retraining Voucher2013