Harry S. Bates

Harry S. Bates

San Antonio, Texas
877-716-3777 (Toll free)

Harry Bates’ 33 years of personal injury litigation experience has given him an edge in dealing with any case where you or a loved one’s safety is on the line. As a personal injury trial lawyer certified as a specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than a decade, Mr. Bates has extensive experience in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, which he has used to help clients in Bexar County and throughout South Texas obtain substantial verdicts and settlements.

From 2006 to the present, Harry Bates has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2009-2017 by Thomson Reuters, an honor granted to only five percent of lawyers in the state. In addition, he is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, a reflection of his high ethical standards and legal ability. His adherence to the ethical practice of personal injury law is but one of the reasons he has earned such distinctions. His dedication to those victimized by large insurance companies, those injured by negligence and those truly in need of legal assistance has allowed him to receive some of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Texas attorney.

For more information on the types of personal injury cases and wrongful death claims handled personally by Mr. Bates, please call The Bates Law Firm at 210-226-3777 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve my clients’ interests. I always try to do my best. Being included in Super Lawyers makes me proud of the work I do and tells my clients that my efforts are recognized statewide.” – Harry S. Bates

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Oil Field Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Products Liability Law
  • Wrongful Death
  • Serious Car Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member


  • Delta Theta Phi