Rachel Bates joined the firmed in 2017. Her practice covers a variety of civil litigation in state and federal courts including civil rights, municipal law, employment law and wrongful death. Prior to joining the firm, Rachel spent seven years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation focusing on asset forfeiture investigations.
Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys running, in addition to cooking and experiencing gourmet cuisine. Rachel is an active volunteer for the Ericka Wade Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children -- St. Louis. Rachel lives in St. Louis with her husband, two sons and daughter.
Primary Practice Areas:
General Civil Litigation; Municipal Law; Civil Rights Defense Law
Supreme Court of Missouri; United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Supreme Court of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Education and Academic Honors:
Juris Doctorate, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2014, Cum Laude; Bachelor of Science in Legal Assistant Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 2005, Summa Cum Laude
The Missouri Bar; Michigan Bar Association