150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Edward E. Bates, Jr.

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Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy

Contact Information

Riverwood 100 Bldg., Ste. 2300
3350 Riverwood Pkwy.
Atlanta GA 30339-5948
Work (770) 951-2700
Fax (770) 951-2200

Practice State



Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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Washington & Lee University, B.A.,1967; University of Georgia, J.D., 1972

Legal Organizations

State Bar of Georgia (Chairman, Family Law Section, 1987-88); Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1980-1981; Chairperson, Family Law Section, 1980-1981); American Bar Association (Co-Chairperson, International Enforcement of Support Committee, Family Law Section, 1981-1982); Charles L. Weltner Family Law Inn of Court (Master); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow; President, Georgia Chapter, 1991-1993); Lawyers Club of Atlanta


Listed, "Best Lawyers in America" 1990 – Present; Listed,“Super Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine, 2004-Present; Named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law” by Martindale-Hubbell, 2014


CLE Presentations

"Obtaining Useful Discovery From Valuation Experts", ICLE Trial Practice Workshop, 1997; "Tax Aspects of Divorce", ICLE Practical Family Law, 1997; "Divorce and Its Threat to Closely Held Corporations, Service Businesses and Other Professionals", NBI Seminar 1987; "Third Party Issues in Divorce"; "Atlanta Bar Annual Winter Seminar, 1996.


"Georgia Domestic Relations - Forms, Practice", Lexis Publishing, Inc., 1986-current; "The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act: Progress and Pitfalls", Georgia State Bar Journal, 1980.

AAML Chapter

President, Georgia Chapter, 1991-1993.

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