Jason Peterson and Doug Bates Earn Legal Elite Distinction

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 20 years of legal experience, Jason has tried numerous cases to verdict, including personal injury, wrongful death and catastrophic property damage cases.  He has resolved hundreds of personal injury claims on behalf of injury victims with combined settlement values exceeding millions of dollars. His experience having represented both plaintiffs and defendants provides his clients the best perspective to evaluate claims and implement a winning strategy.  Jason has also  guided owners of residential and commercial properties through the complex web of property insurance.  He has resolved claims resulting from Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis,and Michael 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 is a problem solver who focuses his commercial, bankruptcy, and real estate litigation practice on finding solutions.   Doug handles insolvency matters, distressed business situations and special asset cases across the state of Florida and the United States.  Doug is an officer in the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, serving on the Section’s Executive Council, 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, in 2018 he was named emerging business leader of the year by the Pensacola Chamber, and in 2019, he was named Member of the Year by the Business Law Section.