Doug Bates is an experienced trial lawyer who has been with the firm since 1992. He appears in state and federal courts throughout Indiana and Kentucky and has argued both before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Bates regularly defends aviation clients, including airlines, major municipal airports, product manufacturers, aircraft mechanics and fixed base operators, and is often asked to speak at national aviation-related seminars. Mr. Bates also represents clients in product liability litigation, nursing home litigation, lender liability litigation and complex business litigation matters. He also represents several insurance clients with respect to coverage disputes.
by Marilyn Odendahl, The Indiana Lawyer, January 20, 2021
Louisville Business First, August 14, 2020
Federal Rule 26(A)(2) Expert Witness Disclosures: Strategies for Composing and Attacking Expert Disclosures
Article, 83 J. Air. L. & Com. 67 (2018)
Federal Rule 26(a)(2) Expert Witness Disclosures: Strategies for Composing and Attacking Expert Disclosures
Recent Developments in Aviation Case Law
Food Law Update
Stites & Harbison Thirsty Thursday, Food Safety Modernization Act, March 26, 2011
The Basics of Electronic Discovery
Yer Out! Getting Rid of Your Trial Judge in Indiana and Kentucky
Office Executive Member, Jeffersonville, IN Office
Retirement Plan Committee, Member
Jeffersonville Office Recruiting Committee, Member (ex officio)
Lateral Recruiting Committee, Member
Boy Scouts (Troop Leader)
Leadership Southern Indiana
Southern Indiana Legal Volunteers
Mr. Bates enjoys playing guitar with his sons and spending time at the family farm in Indiana. He is Past President of the Indiana University Southeast Alumni Association and was presented the Indiana University Alumni Association's President's Award (2010). Mr. Bates is active with the Boy Scouts of America and Leadership Southern Indiana. Doug was an intern for Magistrate-Judge Kenneth Foster, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Best Lawyers in America®, Aviation Law; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2024)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.