Mr. Gates has been a licensed attorney since 2012. Prior to joining Seattle Litigation Group PLLC, he represented self-insured companies and insurance risk pools in Washington State on civil litigation matters including premise liability, employment, products liability and construction defects. Mr. Gates spent several years as an independent insurance adjuster where he gained extensive experience handling maritime claims for vessel owners and insurance companies.
Mr. Gates has extensive experience negotiating settlement agreements and commercial contracts including royalty agreements, publishing contracts, and insurance policies.
During law school, Mr. Gates interned with the Washington State Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division where he assisted consumers harmed by violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. He spent a summer as a Judicial extern with Judge Jerome J. Leveque (Ret.) in Spokane County Superior Court and was a Rule 9 Law Clerk with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.
Mr. Gates has a J.D. from Gonzaga University, a B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington.
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