Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • CHICAGO

William B. Bates, Jr.

Sorling Northrup Law Offices
Springfield

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173

Chicago

22 West Washington Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone 312.854.7963
Fax 312.854.8001

William B. Bates, Jr.
Education

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, 2005
Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa
- Juris Doctor, with honors, 2007

Bar
Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Practice
Areas

Estate Planning
Probate & Trust Administration
Real Estate
Trusts

Biography

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blinn@woodsandbates.com

William B. Bates, Jr. is a partner at Woods & Bates, Attorneys at Law, in Lincoln, Illinois. He commenced his practice of law in Lincoln upon graduation in 2007 from law school. Sorling Northrup and Woods & Bates entered into a formal affiliation in May of 1995 and have continued the affiliation since that time.

Mr. Bates' practice in Lincoln is concentrated in estate planning, including drafting of trusts and wills, administration of decedents' estates, real estate, and collection matters. His practice includes representation of the local hospital in Lincoln, Illinois, as well as a Lincoln-based privately-owned oil company operating throughout Illinois. Mr. Bates also serves as Municipal Attorney for the City of Lincoln, City of Atlanta, and Village of New Holland.

Mr. Bates received his Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School with honors in 2007. Mr. Bates is a member of the Illinois and Logan County Bar Associations and is a past President of the Logan County Bar Association. He is active in local civic, charity, and educational affairs, and currently serves on the District #27 School Board.

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