Bates & Baum

Bates & Baum

Georgia Federal Employee Civil Service Attorneys Protecting Your Rights

Firm Overview

Providing effective representation to federal employees in civil and criminal cases
Bates & Baum was established in 1974, and ever since has been practicing in Atlanta. Partners Beverly B. Bates and Stanley M. Baum have 50 years of combined legal experience representing federal employees and have served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Northern District of Georgia, one primarily defending the United States and its agencies and officers in civil cases and the other primarily prosecuting criminal cases. Each partner served a term as President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association as well as other positions. We offer effective representation informed by extensive knowledge. All matters are handled by one of the partners, not by associate attorneys or paralegals. Call us today to find out what we can do for you. There is no charge for an initial telephone discussion.

Facing challenges and actively developing new ways to help people
Our practice includes the representation of federal employees before federal agencies, EEOC, Merit Systems Protection Board, Office of Special Counsel and federal courts, including the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. In both civil and criminal matters our attorneys enjoy the challenge of our work and we actively seek new ways to help our clients. One partner, Stan Baum, has provided federal criminal representation for 35 years, most recently concentrating in mortgage fraud and other white collar defense. Another partner, Bev Bates, represented the United States for eight years in the U.S. District Court defending Federal Tort Claims Act cases brought against federal officials and agencies and now represents clients in state and federal court, seeking compensation for personal injury due to negligence of the opposing party. He represents the federal employee or former federal employee who seeks relief from federal agency personnel actions. He has appeared as counsel in more than 100 reported cases before the U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia and as an Appellate Defense Counsel, Army JAGC, before courts now designated as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

Skilled attorneys dedicated to federal practice
Our practice provides representation throughout several states in the South in a variety of state and federal legal matters, including:
-Federal employee civil service attorney - As experienced federal employee civil service attorneys, we represent federal employees who seek relief from federal agency personnel actions.
-Personal injury - Our personal injury practice represents clients in state and federal courts when they have been injured due to the negligence of others in areas such as auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls, and unsafe work conditions.
-Construction - We represent clients in matters of construction law and help build solutions for problems affecting construction projects in areas such as architectural and engineering errors, contract disputes, collections and payment disputes, insurance coverage, material suppliers' rights and mechanic's liens.
Main Office
Main Office
3151 Maple Drive N.E.
Atlanta  GA  30305
Phone
  • 404-262-6272
Websites
Personal Injury
Personal Injury
Atlanta firm helping victims recover for their losses
The personal injury attorneys at Bates & Baum have more than 50 years combined experience in state and federal courts, successfully helping injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls and unsafe work conditions. We also represent people with workers compensation and Social Security disability claims.

Seeking just compensation for injuries
Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person's negligence. At Bates & Baum, our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive litigation experience, our knowledge about insurance company tactics and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

Personalized legal guidance
At Bates & Baum in Atlanta, our clients' interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available.

Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the help of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.

Protecting your claim
State and federal law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses' memories remain fresh.

Beverly Bates

Practice Areas
Civil Service Law; Personal Injury Law; Construction Law

Admitted: 1961, Georgia; 1963, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1965, U.S. Supreme Court; 1966, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Law School: Mercer University, LL.B.

College: Mercer University, A.B., 1959

Member: Atlanta (Chairman, Membership Committee, 1973-1974), Federal (President, Atlanta Chapter, 1971-1972) and American Bar Associations; Lawyers Club of Atlanta.


Biography: Special Master, State of Georgia, 1987-1995. Recipient, Younger Federal Lawyer Award, Atlanta Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1972. President, Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Association, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1976-1977. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1966-1974.

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Military Service: Private to Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1961-1966. Represented before the United States Court of MIlitary Appeals Army members who had been convicted of offenses in courts-martial convened throughout the world

Agencies: Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1966-1974.

Cases: Over 100 reported state, federal, and military cases.

Position: Member. Born Atlanta, Georgia, January 23, 1938; admitted to bar, 1961, Georgia; 1963, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1965, U.S. Supreme Court; 1966, District of Columbia and U.S. District Both Bev Bates and Stan Baum are members of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Each attorney is rated AV* by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer rating given attorneys who have earned an exemplary reputation in the legal community.
Education
  • Mercer University
    LL.B.

Stanley M. Baum

Practice Areas
Criminal Law; Probate Law; Corporate Law

Admitted: 1970, Georgia; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: John Marshall Law School - Atlanta, GA, J.D.

College: Rider College, B.S., 1966

Member: Atlanta (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1985-1986; Director, 1986-1987), DeKalb (President, 1989-1990), Federal (Member, National Council, 1974-1977; President, Atlanta Chapter, 1976-1977) and American (Member: White Collar Crime Committee, 1993) Bar Associations; American Judicature Society; Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Biography: Legal Aide, Georgia House of Representatives, 1970, 1971. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1971-1974. DeKalb County Board of Ethics. Member 1991-2009, MARTA Board of Ethics. Member, Electoral College, 1988; Delegate Republican National Convention, 1992.

Birthplace: The Bronx, New York

Position: Member. Born Bronx, New York, March 6, 1944; admitted to bar, 1970, Georgia; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Rider College (B.S., 1966); John Marshall Law School (J.D.)
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate
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