PENSACOLA (June 21, 2022):
Clark Partington congratulates Douglas A. Bates, Firm Shareholder and Commercial Litigation Department Chair, on his recent recognition and ranking, for the 10th consecutive year, in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA for his legal knowledge, experience, and client service in the area of “Bankruptcy/Restructuring for North and Central Florida.” Throughout the legal industry, this special recognition is generally viewed as a strong mark of approval for an attorney at both the local and national level, and Doug has been recognized by Chambers every year since 2012.
Chambers is an international organization, renowned for its insight and analysis on the legal profession, and is often referred to as the “gold-standard” in the marketplace for its rankings that are determined by client & attorney interviews and in-depth research by a team of analysts.
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.
In addition to being selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers, Doug is a member of the Clark Partington bankruptcy team that has consistently received recognition by Best Law Firms as Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization.
On July 1, 2022, Doug will begin his term as Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. In 2019, he was recognized as the Section’s Member of the Year, and has proudly served for over 15 years on the Section’s Executive Council. Doug is the President-Elect of Pensacola Sports Board of Directors, and the past President of Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors. He also stays active in numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations.
About Clark Partington:
Clark Partington is a preeminent law firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach & Tallahassee. Since 1976 Clark Partington is proud to serve 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.