Edward E. Bates, Jr.

Edward E. Bates, Jr.: Attorney with Warner Bates AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Warner Bates (11 Attorneys)
  • Riverwood 100 Building, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30339
    View Edward E. Bates, Jr.'s office location
  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (2)
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #697 in weekly profile views out of 20,639 Attorneys in Atlanta, GA
    • #46,947 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,215 total attorneys Overall
Attorney Awards


Edward “Ned” Bates is one of the most prominent and well-respected lawyers in family law, and a partner at Warner Bates. He represents and counsels clients across a full range of domestic law issues and is regularly called on by other attorneys to serve as a mediator and arbitrator.

In addition to helping clients with domestic law and family litigation matters, Ned has lectured and written extensively over the past 30 years on such issues as equitable distribution, tax aspects of divorce, prenuptial agreements and numerous other topics. In 1988 he authored Georgia Domestic Relations – Forms and Practice, which is recognized by lawyers throughout the state as the definitive domestic relations form book in Georgia. He has also served as co-chairperson of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Committee on International Enforcement of Support.

Ned is a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, as well as past chairperson of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

Among his numerous accolades, Ned has been rated in the Top 100 among Georgia Super Lawyers and has been named in Naifen and Smith’s Best Lawyers in America since 1990. He was the recipient of the Professionalism Award from the State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, in 2009. He is also a 2014 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law and has been included in Atlanta Magazine’s list of Super Lawyers since 2004.

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, Ned graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BA and received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (President, Georgia Chapter, 1991-1993).

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Child Support and Child Custody
  • Modification of Custody and Child Support
  • Contempt and Post Decree Enforcement
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Paternity and Legitimation
  • Restraining and Protective Orders
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
678-460-8788  Phone
770-951-2700  Phone
770-951-2200  Fax
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1972, Georgia
American Bar Association (Co-Chairperson, International Enforcement of Support Committee, Family Law Section, 1981-1982); State Bar of Georgia (Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1987-1988); Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1980-1981; Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1980-1981); Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Atlanta, Georgia

Loading gif
  • map pin 1
    Atlanta, GA
    Riverwood 100 Building , 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 2300
    Atlanta, GA 30339

    678-460-8788 Phone

    Get Directions

Contact Edward E. Bates, Jr.

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.