August 15, 2019

Doug Bates recognized in “Best Lawyers in America”

PENSACOLA (August 15, 2019): Clark Partington, the largest business law firm in the Florida panhandle, is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America© released its 2020 list of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Among the attorneys recognized after a rigorous peer review process, is Clark Partington’s own Douglas A. Bates, marking the third consecutive year that Doug has received the award.

Best Lawyers annually highlights North America’s top legal talent.  Recognition is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  “We are fortunate to have a number of accomplished attorneys on our team,” notes Clark Partington President, Scott Remington. “Doug’s repeat 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 a large focus on 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, and was recently named the Section’s 2019 Member of the Year.  He also serves on the Section’s Executive Council as Secretary, 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 over forty lawyers serving 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