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Ivan J. Bates
10 N. Calvert St. Suite 214 Baltimore MD 21202


  +1 410 814 4600


  +1 410 814 4604

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Ivan J. Bates believes that his clients come first and will do what it takes to aggressively advocate his client's position. Ivan J. Bates and his legal team are committed to providing the legal expertise necessary to meet all of your needs.




Ivan J. Bates is one of Maryland's top midsize law firms. The firm includes a highly select team of experienced Maryland lawyers who regularly handle civil and criminal litigation in State and Federal court, personal injury and worker's compensation claims, corporate matters, business transactions, real estate development, family law, appeals and a variety of other complex legal matters.

Over the past quarter-century, Ivan J. Bates has grown into one of the region's most well-respected midsize law firms, having earned a reputation for smart and aggressive advocacy of its clients’ best interests. We believe our law firm is just the right size to meet the needs of our clients. While it is small enough that cases are not lost in the shuffle, it is large enough so that our clients' representation is supported by a team of Maryland attorneys highly knowledgeable about our clients' different types of cases.

Conveniently across from Baltimore Courthouse, on the 2nd Floor of 10 North Calvert Street, Suite 214. Ivan J. Bates represents individuals and businesses across Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and in Federal courts across the nation. If you need a Maryland criminal defense lawyer or Maryland car accident lawyer or Maryland personal injury lawyer or Maryland business lawyer or Maryland corporate attorney or Maryland workers compensation lawyer or any other kind of Maryland attorney, you will not regret contacting us to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.


Ivan J. Bates, Attorney at Law, is dedicated to his commitment to service, justice and the preservation of rights for all people. Ivan graduated French Commando School and served his country in foreign and domestic assignments in the United States Army, 32nd Air Defense Artillery. Following his tour of duty, he became an honor graduate of Howard University, School of Communications, Ivan received many prestigious awards and honors including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Internship and the General Motors Volunteer Award. He continued his education earning his Juris Doctorate at College of William and Mary, School of Law. There he was a recipient of the Public Service Fellowship, a member of the Black Law Student Association and a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. While in law school, Ivan launched into his law career gathering experience and exposure as a law clerk for offices such as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Global Sports Management, Inc., and several law firms in the DC/Baltimore region. Following graduation from law school, Ivan was selected to serve as Law Clerk for the Honorable David B. Mitchell in Baltimore, MD. Those in the legal profession know that it takes a certain type of individual to be selected by a Judge to serve as Law Clerk and Judge Mitchell knew that Ivan possessed the qualities needed. To this day, Ivan looks to Judge Mitchell as a mentor. It was while clerking for Judge Mitchell that Ivan fine tuned his legal research skills and assisted in drafting an opinion that was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. As his term with Judge Mitchell drew to a close, Ivan was offered a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Baltimore City State’s Atrtorney’s Office. There, he honed his trial and advocacy skills, making such an impression that he quickly became an ASA in the Homicide Division.

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