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H. Scott Bates - Orlando, FL

20 North Orange AvenueSuite 1600 Orlando, FL 32801

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Updated: 06/28/2023

Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Scott Bates was born January 19, 1956, in Frankfurt, West Germany. He received his B.A. in 1978 and his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Florida where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He is admitted to practice in both the United States District Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, as well as being admitted to practice in Tennessee since 2000.


About H. Scott Bates

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Social Security Disability


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
  • Tennessee

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, Board of Certification
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Named to Florida Super Lawyers List 2007 - 2014, 2017 - 2018
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Other Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Central Florida Chapter, 1988 - Present (Charter Member)
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1984 (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1985 (Member)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1981
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1978

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega

Past Positions

  • Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, Equity Partner, - 1992
  • Mateer, Harbert & Bates, 1981 - 1987
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center, 1987 - 1992


Other Sources of Feedback About H. Scott Bates

Included on the 2021 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list

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20 North Orange AvenueSuite 1600 Orlando, FL 32801

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