Eric Bates, Esq.

What Makes Attorney Eric Bates Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

I graduated from The University of Louisville in 1996 with a Degree in History and a minor in Spanish. I graduated from Louisville again in 2004 with a juris doctor and a Masters in Business Administration. I am also a State Approved Mediator and a Former Administrative Law Judge.

I spent six years working closely with the Parole Board and the Department of Corrections, so I am very familiar with Parole, Probation, Conditional Discharge, Interstate Compact. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, I have handled just about every kind of case imaginable.

I also have experience in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Family Law, Post-Conviction Criminal Work, Collections, and Appeals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (270) 982-4713.


Licensed for 15 years


Louisville Bar Association (2018 - Present)
American Bar Association (2019 - Present)
Southern Poverty Law Center (2016 - Present)
Hardin County Bar Association (2013 - Present)
Kentucky Bar Association (2004 - Present)
Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (1998 - Present)
NAACP (Lifetime Member)
The National Trial Lawyers (2019 - Present)


Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville - Juris Doctor (2004)
University of Louisville - Masters (2004)
University of Louisville - Bachelor of Arts (1996)


Trademark Who's Who Honors Edition 2015
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best (2017-2108)
The American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers (2018)
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - 10 Best (2018 - 2019)
Best of the Best - Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney (2019)
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Criminal Defense

5 Star Reviews



"Eric Bates sees you as a person and not just a dollar sign. He speaks to you in breaks things down from legal mumbo jumbo to where the common person can understand. Has always gotten back with me on the same day when I've called, and goes the extra mile for me. I'd recommend Mr. Bates for everyone and will be using him for all of my legal needs."


"This guy is amazing and knowledgeable about what he does."

Randall M.


"I endorse Eric as a gifted lawyer in this community."

Larry A., Workers Compensation Attorney

"I have seen Eric Bates go to bat time and again for his clients. He is well respected by both his peers and clients. Any client would be well served by retaining Mr. Bates."

Joseph C., Criminal Defense Attorney