Gary Mitchell Coates

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Biography

Member: McNeil Honor Society; University of Richmond Law Review, 1986-1987. Recipient of 2005 Lynchburg Legal Aid Pro-Bono Award. Lecturer for Virginia CLE Programs and VTLA Conference. Instructor in Paralegal Program, Phillips Business College, 1992-1994.

Areas of Practice (38)

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Marital Property
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Visitation
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Family Mediation Law
  • Protective Orders
  • Uncontested Divorces
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Claims
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drunk Driving
  • Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Probate
  • Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Workers Compensation
  • Disability Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Consumer Law
  • Lemon Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-814-8102  Phone
434-528-3400  Phone
434-385-0365  Fax
www.freemandunn.com
University Attended:
William and Mary, B.A., Geology, 1978; Temple University, M.S., Environmental Science, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, J.D., McNeil Honor Society, University of Richmond Law Review, Legal Writing Student Assistant, Academic Scholarship, Honor Court Judge, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987
Admission:
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 1987, Virginia; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Lynchburg Bar Association (President, 2000-2001; Member: Board of Directors, 1996-2001; Family Law Section); Virginia State Bar (Elected Representative of 24th Judicial Circuit to State Bar Council; Governing Body of VA State Bar, 2001—; Member, Family Law Section).
ISLN:
908328466
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

Client Reviews

  • 3.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • (1 recommendation)
  • Communication

    3.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/30/14 in Family Law.

    Mr. Coates is a very good lawyer that knows his job. He helped me obtain custody of my children after my wife ran off with them to another state. He not only got the job done but seemed to genuinely care about the welfare of my children throughout... Read more

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    Mr. Coates is a very good lawyer that knows his job. He helped me obtain custody of my children after my wife ran off with them to another state. He not only got the job done but seemed to genuinely care about the welfare of my children throughout the entire ordeal. If you need a good lawyer on a custody issue please give him a call. He also did a great job on my separation agreement even though I was on a time constraint and needed it done in a hurry. Read less

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  • No Recommendations   1.0/5.0 Rated on 07/15/12 in Litigation.

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