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Pezzulli Barnes, L.L.P. - Attorneys & Counselors
The Law Office of Michael F. Pezzulli, PLLC
173040 Preston Road
Suite 1040
Dallas, Texas 75252
Tel: 972.713.1300
Fax: 972.713.1333

Jonathan J. Bates

Jonathan J. Bates, born Dallas, Texas, March 12, 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court, 2000. Education: Baylor University (B.B.A., Finance & Economics, 1990); Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1993). Member: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; Dallas Bar Association; Family Law Section; Collin County Bar Association; Tarrant County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas. Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Board Certified, Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Jonathan J. Bates began practicing family law in Dallas and surrounding counties in 1993, after receiving degrees from Baylor University in both law and finance. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is experienced in the trial of complex child custody and marital property issues.

Mr. Bates is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and a Barrister in the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court.

Mr. Bates was selected in voting by attorneys for recognition in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers under 40 in Dallas" for 2004 - 2006. He was also selected in voting by attorneys for recognition in Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Texas Rising Star" for 2004 and 2005.

In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Bates has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section and as a visiting Associate Judge in the Dallas family law courts. He lectures in continuing legal education seminars is the co-director of the Boot Camp at the 2007 Advanced Family Law Course. Mr. Bates has been published in Texas Lawyer; American Journal of Family Law, Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses: A Guide for the Matrimonial Practitioner; and Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.