801C Station St.
Waynesboro, MS 39367
Phone: 601 735-7006
Fax: 601 7350730
    Law Office of Curtis L. Bates, PLLC
801C Station Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

                Law Office of Curtis L. Bates, P.L.L.C.
                             -     June 2004 - present date
                                    -     Handle a variety of cases and matters involving personal injury, criminal law, insurance
                                          disputes, family law, divorce, child custody and support, contracts, real estate, wills, and
                                    -     City attorney for Shubuta, MS
                                    -     Public defender for Wayne County, MS from January 2005 - January 2007
                                    -     County Attorney for Wayne County, MS from January 2007 - present
                                    -     City prosecuting attorney for Waynesboro, MS

Currie, Johnson, Griffin, Gaines & Myers, P.A.
                                    -     2000 - June 2004
                                    -     Handled a variety of insurance defense cases throughout the state and federal courts
                                          involving personal injury, premises liability, construction, minor and estate settlements,
                                          workers compensation, contracts and matters involving insurance coverage and bad
                                          faith claims
                                   -     Personally handled all aspects of civil litigation including: discovery, depositions, various
                                          hearings, mediation, arbitration, legal writing and jury trials.

Associations:           The Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Defense
(current & past)          Research Institute, Mississippi Prosecutors Association, Mississippi Association for
                                  Justice, American Bar Association, Hinds County Bar Association, Rankin County Bar

Admitted to
Practice Before
:        All Mississippi Courts; U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi;
                                   U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education:                  Mississippi College School of Law
                                    -     Graduated in 2000
                                    -     Magna Cum Laude, awarded the Wright Family Law Scholarship, class rank of 10 out
                                          of 151 students
                                   -     Member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Mississippi College
                                    -     Graduated in 1998
                                    -     Summa Cum Laude, B.A. in Paralegal Studies, graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A., President
                                          of Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society and a member of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
                                   -      Awards: Outstanding Senior in Paralegal Studies, Leadership Scholarship, West
                                          Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and received a  scholarship
                                          from the Department of Social Studies     

                                   Jones County Junior College
                                    -     Associate of Arts in 1996
                                    -     Graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A., member of JCJC Hall of Fame, elected Mr. Jones
                                          County Junior College, Who’s Who Among Junior College Students, active member of
                                          the Student Government and a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society