Patrick C. Bates earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2006 and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010. In addition to his academic coursework, during law school Patrick was active on the Mock Trial Team and clerked at a successful plaintiffs’ firm in downtown Houston.
Patrick represents companies and individuals in commercial and employment disputes across the State of Texas. Patrick has handled contract, fraud, defamation, commercial collections, trade secret misappropriation, and non-subscriber/personal injury claims. Patrick also litigates concerning restrictive covenants (e.g. non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements), wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims under state and federal civil rights laws, and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Patrick has experience defending against and obtaining injunctive relief.
Patrick C. Bates - HoustonPatrick is an active member of the Houston Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. Patrick was named a Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2017.
Patrick lives in Houston with his wife, toddler, and two dogs (Jack and Hurley Bates). Patrick is an unimpressive runner and weightlifter, but he enjoys both nonetheless. He also relishes grilling and spending time with friends and family.More...