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Gary M. Coates, PC

Gary M. Coates has been providing comprehensive legal advice in the Central Virginia area since 1987. He was born in Lynchburg in 1956 and was raised in Campbell County graduating from Rustburg High School. He is active in the Lynchburg Community having served on the Boards of a number of local organizations. Gary M. Coates and his staff feel a profound obligation to serve their clients through professional and committed legal representation. Our friendly and professional staff is here to answer questions concerning personal injury insurance claims, divorce or employment issues. He is committed to meeting the needs of his clients in a cost effective manner

Practice Areas

Family Law

  • Uncontested/Contested Divorces
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child Custody, Visitation & Support
  • Adoption
  • Protective Orders

Personal Injury

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall

Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Debt Collection
Traffic and Criminal Law
Estate Planning
Consumer Law
Lemon Law

Education
  • William and Mary - B.A. in Geology (1978)
  • Temple University - M.S. in Environmental Science (1981)
  • University of Richmond - J.D. (1987)
  • McNeil Honor Society, University of Richmond Law Review

Professional Activities 

  • Virginia State Bar Elected Representative of 24th Judicial Circuit to State Bar Council
    (Governing Body of VA State Bar) (2001 - Present), Member of Family Law Section
  • Lynchburg Bar Association President (2000 - 2001), Member of Board of Directors (1996 - 2001)
    and Family Law Section
  • Lecturer for Virginia CLE Programs and VTLA Conference
  • Phillips Business College - Instructor in Paralegal Program (1992 - 1994)
  • Recipient of 2005 Lynchburg Legal Aid Pro-Bono Award

Call Gary M. Coates today at 434-846-5900, or browse our website for more information regarding our legal services.  If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us.

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