August 23, 2018

Douglas A. Bates named to Best Lawyers in America

PENSACOLA (August 20, 2018) Clark Partington, the largest business law firm in the Florida panhandle, is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America © released its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Among the attorneys recognized after a rigorous peer review process, was Clark Partington’s own Commercial Litigator, Douglas A. Bates.

Each year, Best Lawyers highlights the top legal talent in America.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  “We are proud of the accomplishments of each our attorneys,” notes Clark Partington President, Scott Remington. “Doug’s recognition by Best Lawyers is the result of an entire team’s persistent efforts to provide our clients with excellent legal counsel.”

Doug’s practice is focused on commercial and real estate litigation, with an additional component of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights cases.  He has handled 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 several substantive committees. Doug is also a member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Student Education and Bar Admissions, as well as numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations.

About Clark Partington:

Clark Partington is the largest business focused firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Grayton Beach & Tallahassee.  The firm also maintains a presence in South Alabama with an Orange Beach office.  Since 1976 Clark Partington has grown to forty lawyers served the people and businesses of Florida through an innovative and collaborative approach to practicing law.  Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their service to the profession and excellence in the courtroom.  More information about the firm’s practice, its attorneys, and recognitions may be found at



Laura Branch

Business Development Coordinator