James "Jim" S. Gates

James "Jim" S. Gates: Attorney with Morrow, Gates & Morrow, LLC.
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Biography

James S. (Jim) Gates attended Louisiana State University, graduating with a B.S. degree in 1981. Jim then attended LSU Law Center, graduating in 1985. While in law school, Jim won the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties. He served as vice chairman of the Moot Court Board, and clerked for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office and in the Louisiana legislature.

Jim began his law practice in 1985 and has since devoted his practice to litigation. His practice consists primarily of representing injured people in automobile, trucking, and motorcycle accidents.

Jim is admitted to practice in Louisiana’s state courts, the Eastern, Western and Middle districts of Louisiana in federal court, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, having tried and argued jury trials and appeals in Louisiana, Texas and federal courts.

Jim has served the legal profession in various positions, including chairman of the Duhe American Inn of Court and as delegate to the House of Delegates to the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.

Jim was born in Shreveport and raised in Benton, Louisiana.

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Louisiana State Bar Association

- Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Auto Torts and Maritime sections), Member

- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member since 2018

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Louisiana
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Memberships

- Louisiana State Bar Association

- Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Auto Torts and Maritime sections), Member

- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Member since 2018
Languages:
English
ISLN:
907174545
Payment Information:
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Opelousas, Louisiana

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