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Gary Mitchell Coates - Lynchburg, VA

1045 Cottontown Road Lynchburg, VA 24503

Updated: 10/23/2020

Lynchburg Employment Law Lawyer


Gary M. Coates has been providing comprehensive legal services in the Central Virginia area since 1987. He was born in Lynchburg, VA in 1956 and was raised in Campbell County graduating from Rustburg High School. His family owned and operated a restaurant, motel, and cattle farm. Gary has been married since 1980 to artist and legal assistant Ayn F. Coates. Together, they have two daughters. He is active in the Lynchburg Community having served on the Boards of a number of local organizations...

About Gary Mitchell Coates

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Collections
  • Traffic Violations


  • 75%


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar Council, 2001 - 2007
  • Lynchburg Bar Association, 2001 - Present (President)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar Association (Representative)

Classes and Seminars

  • Employment Law, VA CLE, 1997
  • Doss v. Jamco, VA Trial Lawyer Association, 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Virginia Legal Aid Society, 1988 - Present

Past Positions

  • McGuino Woods, Associate, 1987 - 1988
  • Fralin, Feinman, Coates & Kinnier, P.C., Partner, 1988 - 2006
  • Gary M. Coates, 2006 - 2013
  • Freeman Dunn Alexander Gay Lucy & Coates, PC, 2013 - Present


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    Honors: McNeil Honor Society
    Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, , 1985 - 1987
  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg
    Major: Geology
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987
    Major: Environmental Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1045 Cottontown Road Lynchburg, VA 24503


  • 434-385-0365

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: Closed



  • Lynchburg Pro-Bono Award, 2005

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