Douglas (“Doug”) Alan Bates, is proud to practice in the same town where he was born and raised. Living and working in Pensacola allows Doug to interact with lifelong friends on a daily basis, and allows him to serve local businesses that share his values of hard work, dedication, and personal service. Doug remains mindful that the opportunity to serve clients in his hometown is a great privilege, one that he never takes for granted. An active member of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Doug serves on the Section’s Executive Council, as well as several substantive committees. Doug is also a member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Student Education and Bar Admissions, as well as numerous other local, statewide, and national organizations. Doug supports and is actively involved with Pensacola Catholic High School, Pensacola State College, University of West Florida, Pensacola Sports, the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church, Bill Bond Baseball League and is the President of the Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors. He also enjoys playing golf, coaching youth sports, and spending time with his wife and four children.