Barry J. Gates

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Barry J. Gates has been a trial attorney for more than 36 years. He has handled legal matters for thousands of clients and has evaluated many thousands of potential cases.





Practice areas

  • Medical malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Legal malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Automobile accidents and injuries

Bar admissions

  • Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1988



  • J.D., Wayne State University, 1975
  • B.G.S., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1972

Professional associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Washtenaw County Trial Lawyers Association
    President, 2005–2007
  • Michigan Association for Justice
    Executive Board Member, 2000–2006
    Treasurer, 2007; Secretary, 2007–2008
    Vice-President, 2008–2009
    President-Elect, 2009–2010
    President 2010–2011
  • The American Association for Justice


  • Born in Coldwater, Michigan
  • Contributor to ICLE’s “Michigan Causes of Action Formbook”