David A. Bates
The son of a factory worker, David is originally from Centerville, Tennessee. After high school, he worked his way through college, including Columbia State Community College, where he graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors) and the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science. While attending UT Martin, David served as a legislative intern at the Tennessee General Assembly for State Representative Philip Pinion.
David obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law degree) from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2000, graduating cum laude. During law school, David was on the Dean’s List, received Academic Excellence Honors in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Family Law, served as the President of the College of Law’s Criminal Law Society, and he worked as an Acting Assistant District Attorney for the 6th Judicial District.
After graduation, David practiced law at the Clarksville lawfirm of Batson, Nolan, Brice, Williamson & Girsky for three years, before returning to his hometown area to join the Columbia lawfirm of DuBois & DuBois, P.C., where he became a partner in 2006. In April of 2012, he founded the Law Firm of David A. Bates in Williamson Co.
David and his family are active members of their local church. David has also served as a member of the Maury Co. Board of Education, where he was Chair from 2015 to 2017. In addition, David has served as President of the Maury County Chapter of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, President of the Maury County UT Alumni Chapter, and Chair of the Agri-Business Committee of the Maury Co. Chamber and Economic Alliance. He is also a past graduate of Leadership Maury, and has served on the Boards of the United Way of Maury County, Kiwanis Club of Columbia, the Young Lawyer Division of the Tennessee Bar Association, and the UT Alumni Board of Governors.