June 22, 2017

Jason Peterson and Doug Bates Earn Legal Elite Distinction

They’ve done it again! Jason Peterson and Doug Bates are repeat recipients of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite distinction of excellence. They join the ranks of fewer than 2% of active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.  With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Jason has taken numerous cases to verdict, including catastrophic property cases, personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims.  His experience having represented both plaintiffs and defendants provides his clients the best perspective to evaluate claims and implement a winning strategy.  Jason has guided owners of residential and commercial properties through the complex web of property insurance.  He has resolved claims resulting from Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis, as well as catastrophic tornadoes and flooding that have impacted the Northwest Florida region.  Click HERE to watch Jason’s video series on how to tackle complex insurance claims.

Doug’s practice is focused on commercial and real estate litigation, with an additional component of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights cases.  He also handles insolvency matters, distressed business situations and special asset cases across the state of Florida and the United States.  Doug is an active member of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, serving on the Section’s Executive Council, as well as The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Student Education and Bar Admissions, as well as numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations.  In 2017, Doug led the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, by raising over $14,000 to support victims of breast cancer.