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Jonathan J. Bates

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Kinser & Bates, LLP

Contact Information

Office
17103 Preston Road
Suite 150
Dallas TX 75248
Work (214) 438-1100
Fax (214) 438-1150


Practice State

Texas

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Collin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denton, Texas
  • Tarrant, Texas

Education

BBA (Finance/Economics), Baylor University, 1990 JD, Baylor University School of Law, 1993

Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; State Bar of Texas Family Law Council (2011– present); Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (Secretary 2013 – 2014; Treasurer 2012 – 2013; Board of Directors 2009-2012; Course Director, 2011 Trial Institute); Texas Family Law Foundation (Board of Directors 2010 – present; - Auction Chair 2010-2013; Sustaining Life Member); Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); The College of the State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section (Course Director, 2012 Marriage Dissolution Institute 101; Course Director, 2007 Advanced Family Law Course Boot Camp); Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section (Board of Directors 2003-2005); Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section Collin County Bench-Bar Foundation (Board of Directors 2009-2010; Chair, Collin County Bench Bar Conference 2009); Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association; Sports Financial Advisors Association

Awards

“AV” Preeminent (5.0 of 5.0) - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Law & Politics Magazine/Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer” 2009-2013 D Magazine “Best Lawyers Under 40” 2004-2006

CLE Presentations

“Commercial Transactions and Legal Entities,” Panelist, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2013 “Modern Evidence,” State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 20, 2013 “Social Media – The Value and Danger to Your Practice” (with Brian Cuban), Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Bench Bar Conference, February 8, 2013 “Trial Strategies: Evaluation and Testing,” Panel Moderator, Innovations – Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, January 25, 2013 “Discovery on a Shoestring,” Handling Your First (or Next) Divorce Course, January 18, 2013 “Social Media – The Value and Danger to Your Practice” (with Brian Cuban), Advanced Family Law Course, August 2012 “Presumptions and Predicates,” Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, November 2011 “Presumptions and Predicates,” Advanced Family Law Course, August 2011 “Conservatorship and Presumptions: Where is the Starting Line?” 11th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, June 2011 “Defending the Drug User…P.S. Your Client Is a Liar” (with Jim Turnage), The American Bar Association Section of Family Law and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast, November 2010 “Looking for the Game Changer -- Marketing Your Firm in 2010,” Panel Moderator, Sports Financial Advisors Association 6th Annual Conference, November 2010 “When is a Residence Really a Residence?” Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, September 2010 “When is a Residence Really a Residence?” Advanced Family Law Course, August 2010 “Who’s Your Daddy? - Paternity Fraud,” 10th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, July 2010 “Equitable Relief/Reimbursement,” Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 2010. “Attorney’s Fees,” The Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law, December 2009 “Current Issues in our Economic Times,” Panelist, Sports Financial Advisors Association 5th Annual Conference, November 2009 “Reimbursement Revisited: The Current Status of the Law and How to Effectively Make your Claim; Claims You can Make Against Separate Property Companies, Jenson Claims, Alter Ego, Reverse Piercing and Representing the Spouse Who Does Not Run the Company,” Panelist, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2009 “Discovery,” Advanced Family Law Course Boot Camp, August 2009 “Economic Contribution and Reimbursement: Where We Are and Where We’re Going,” 9th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, June 2009 “Discovery from Third Parties,” Panelist, Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 2009 “International Issues Involving Children,” Advanced Family Law Drafting, December 2008 “Back in the Garage; Concluding the Divorce Action,” National Business Institute, November 2008 “Case Assessment – Does the Emperor Have Clothes?” Advanced Family Law Course Boot Camp, August 2008 “Developing the Attorney/Client Relationship,” 8th Annual Family Law on the Front Lines, June 2008 “Preparation for Temporary Orders Hearings – What To Do in the Last 100 Days/Hours/Minutes - Burdensome Limitations,” Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 2008

Author

“Beware of Unintended Consequences,” Texas Lawyer, September 16, 2013 “Family Law Changes From the 83rd Legislature,” Texas Lawyer, July 8, 2013 “Liability Risks of Email Evidence, Health Information,” Texas Lawyer, March 18, 2013 American Journal of Family Law, Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses: A Guide for the Matrimonial Practitioner, 2005 - 2013 Supplement, “Celebrity Divorce – Representing Big Hitters” (co-authored with Katherine A. Kinser) “Drafting Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements,” Texas Lawyer, November 12, 2012 “Social Media and Family Law,” The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Fall Symposium 2012, Volume 60 “The Best Interest of the Child Standard Explained,” Texas Lawyer, August 13, 2012 “Say No to High Court Endorsement of Pro Se Forms,” Texas Lawyer, August 6, 2012 “Baker's Dozen: 13 Unique Ingredients of Family Law Practice,” Texas Lawyer, March 12, 2012 LexisNexis Texas Annotated Family Code, Annotations for Chapter Four – “Premarital and Marital Property Agreements,” 2006 – 2012 (co-authored with Katherine A. Kinser) “Counseling Clients in a Distressed Economy,” Texas Lawyer, December 5, 2011 “New Laws Address Financial Matters,” Texas Lawyer, June 27, 2011 “Who’s Your Daddy? Family Code Changes Address Mistaken Paternity,” Texas Lawyer, June 6, 2011 “Time-Limited Hearings Require Tight Focus,” Texas Lawyer, April 4, 2011 “When is a Residence Really a Residence?” 2011 Family Law Essentials Handbook, Family Law Section Pro Bono Committee “In Practice: Family Law Considerations for the First Client Interview,” Texas Lawyer, January 10, 2011 “The Rules for Unmarried Couples,” Texas Lawyer, August 9, 2010, “Preparation for Temporary Orders Hearings,” 2009 Family Law Essentials Handbook, Family Law Section Pro Bono Committee

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