February 24, 2020

Doug Bates Inducted Into Pensacola State College Athletics Hall of Fame

attorney receiving athletics Hall of Fame award

PENSACOLA (February 24, 2020) – Last Saturday evening, Clark Partington Shareholder, Douglas A. Bates, was inducted into the Pensacola State College Athletics Hall of Fame (Class of 2020).  Fellow inductees included: Vicki Carson, Donn Perry, Brenda Peña and Dan Shugart.

Hall of Fame inductees include student-athletes, participants, advisers, coaches, directors, administrators, contest officials, media personnel, sports medicine personnel, athletic trainers or distinguished volunteers who exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, moral character and ethical conduct. – Pensacola State College

We congratulate Doug and his fellow Hall of Fame inductees on receiving this very impressive honor. Whether it’s on the baseball field, in the courtroom or at the office, Doug understands the value of hard work, integrity, and the irreplaceable importance of teamwork.

To learn more about Doug’s athletic achievements in baseball, see articles below:

PNJ Article, 12/04/19 – Pensacola State Inducts Five Former Athletes-Supporters Into Hall of Fame

PSC Article, 12/05/19 – Five Honorees To Be Inducted Into PSC’s 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame

PSC Video, 12/24/20 – PCS Athlete Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on February 22, 2020


Douglas A. Bates is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation department.  His 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.

Doug can be reached at dbates@clarkpartington.com or (850) 436-6465.

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 and has 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 www.clarkpartington.com.