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Mary Katherine Bates


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B.S., Paralegal Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 1986


Kathy Bates is a paralegal and court clerk whose experience includes the areas of commercial litigation, franchising, products liability, personal injury, environmental law, insurance coverage, labor and employment, and subrogation law.

Kathy has assisted with franchise regulatory work for Greensfelder clients helping with state filings and updating FDDs and other franchise documentation. She has an array of trial and mediation preparation throughout her career, including drafting, research, witness preparation and scheduling. She is experienced in numerous legal databases and electronic filings in multiple courts and is knowledgeable in Rules of Civil Procedure and Appellate Procedure in various jurisdictions.

Before joining Greensfelder, she held senior paralegal positions at regional law firms in Chicago and Mississippi.